Next Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Wants To Kidnap BMW Buyers

A new prototype of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 has been snapped undergoing testing in the north of Sweden. As with previous prototypes, this example teases a selection of styling modifications which will adorn the finished model.

The most obvious point of difference between the next GLE 63 and the current model will be the inclusion of the firm’s now customary Panamericana front grille, visible beneath the camouflage in these spy shots.

Elsewhere, the updated model will wear an aggressive front fascia, tweaked headlights, taillights, and a revised front fascia.

Power for the ‘regular’ GLE 63 should be provided by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 delivering 563 hp. Those looking to show off at the pub will have the option of purchasing the GLE 63 S, complete with a 603 hp version of the same engine. For those AMG fanatics out there, you’ll know that these horsepower figures are identical to the E63 and E63 S.

To ensure that the hefty SUV can slow down as fast as it accelerates, AMG engineers will fit a set of huge brake calipers and discs. More-than-adequate tires will help to ensure blistering accelerating and deceleration performance too.

When it launches, the GLE 63 will act as an alternative to models like the next X5 M, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and Range Rover Velar SVR.

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  • Elmediterraneo

    Predicted line up for the Mercedes GLE
    GLE 250d : 4 cylinder diesel 218 hp
    GLE 300 : 4 cylinder 245 hp
    GLE 350d : 6 cylinder diesel 286 hp
    GLE 350 : 4 cylinder 300 hp
    GLE 400d : 6 cylinder diesel 340 hp
    GLE 450 : 6 cylinder 367 hp
    AMG GLE 53 : 6 cylinder 435 hp
    AMG GLE 63 : V8 585 hp
    AMG GLE 63 S : V8 640 hp

  • PK

    mercedes benz and the amg has been kidnapping bmw and m buyers ever since bangle left! as a bimmer fan. i’m not ashamed. just got beat by a better rivalry.

  • Honestly beside G class, I find it hard if people turn away from BMW M SUV model (not that the range was great). But I always find AMG SUV to be bland and dynamically so-so.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    Looks like a winner to me. The shape is really good and the front lights look like the AMG GT4

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