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.


  • U8INIT

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    • Day_Trader


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