Mercedes-AMG Adds Sporty GLE 43 To Range, Complete With A Biturbo 362HP V6

This is the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 43, a performance-oriented variant of the German SUV set to replace the GLE 400 by early 2017.

The new GLE model is the ninth AMG 43 model in the Mercedes range, as the company unfolds its plan to expand the AMG portfolio. Powered by a biturbo 3.0-litre V6 unit, the new GLE 43 offers 362hp and 384 lb ft of peak torque, sent to all four wheels via a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.

“The expansion of the AMG lineup underscores the ongoing demand for performance-oriented vehicles, especially for SUVs,” said Branden Coté, AMG Manager. “AMG is well-positioned in the US marketplace due to our nine new AMG 43 vehicles, four of which are performance-oriented SUV models. We will continue to build the AMG brand and portfolio in 2017 with more variants such as the model year 2018 AMG GT R and the GT/GT C Roadsters.”

AMG, which is going to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, created the 43 model lineup for customers that want a sportier driving experience but don’t necessarily need the high-end performance figures of the 63-series models.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 also comes with a host of AMG-tuned features specifically for the occasion, including the steering, braking system, the sports suspension and the throttle mapping.

Along with comfortable seating for five and plenty of space in the cabin, the new GLE 43 now features the AMG Dynamic Select System with five different driving modes – Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, and Slippery. Each one of them alter parameters like suspension stiffness, transmission shift points, throttle mapping and idle speed to fit any condition.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • U8INIT

    If anyone buys this then they are really buying an antique interior….and when I see them on the road that’s what I’ll be thinking…so

    • Day_Trader

      Yup

Aston Martin Gets Outside Help For The Valkyrie’s Composite Parts

TenCate joins the long list of partners helping make the Aston Martin Valkyrie project a reality.

Consumer Reports Issues Safety Warning For Four Child Car Seats

Those child car seats performed poorly in Consumer Reports’ recent safety tests that are more rigorous than the federal ones.

Jaguar F-Type SVR Vs. Mercedes-AMG E63 S Drag Race Is Incredibly Close

The two cars might be as different as they come, but their 0-100 km/h acceleration times are similar.

Man Returns From Hospital, Finds Local Council Had Crushed His BMW By Mistake

The worst part is that the 3-Series was actually destroyed two weeks after he informed the police of its disappearance .

Audi A8 Challenges BMW 7-Series To A Driving Dynamics Face-Off

Both flagships feature six-cylinder twin-turbo engines and all-wheel drive, but only one can be the winner.

Fire Consumes Lamborghini Huracan Performante, Bystanders Seem Amused

The exact cause is unknown, but the fire did erupt at the Huracan’s engine bay.

2019MY VW Atlas 2.0T Will Be Available In A Single Trim Level Priced At $31,890

Strangely, the AWD 2019 Atlas V6 is more affordable than the FWD version.

Peugeot Announces Electrified Sports Vehicles, Will Launch Them After 2020

Company CEO said electrified models will be exciting as “boredom will never be part of our DNA”.

Vauxhall’s New Corsa GSi Is Too Expensive For Its Own Good

With the same price as the much more powerful Ford Fiesta ST, the new Corsa GSi appears doomed from the start.

Volkswagen Starts Building The Seat Tarraco At Its Main Plant In Wolfsburg

The last non-Volkswagen model built in Wolfsburg was another Seat, the Arosa mini (1996-1998).