The New Mercedes-AMG® GLE 63 S Coupe

February 24th, 2020 by

AMG GLE 63 S Coupe

An elegant and electrified coupe with superb agility and driving dynamics, offering exceptional everyday comfort: the new Mercedes-AMG® GLE 63 S Coupe.

“Our new GLE 63 Coupe rounds off our attractive portfolio in this segment. It meets the highest expectations in terms of design and exclusivity as well as excellent driving dynamics and agility. Thus, our latest SUC is an outstanding example of Performance Luxury made by AMG®. In addition to that, even our GLE Coupe utilizes of a 48 volt on-board electrical system connected with the EQ Boost starter-generator which makes us drive the electrification of our model series in a consistent way”, says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG® GmbH.

Exterior Design

The GLE 63 features a powerful yet elegant design that embodies the hallmarks of AMG® Driving Performance. The high gloss chrome AMG®-specific radiator grille is an obvious indicator that this vehicle is part of the Mercedes-AMG® model family. The front bumper is equipped with a jet-wing design and black air intakes. Its stylish coupe silhouette features design lines that convey passion and performance.

The side skirts, exterior mirror housings and flared wheel arches are painted in the vehicle color and seamlessly blend into the overall look.The GLE 63 S comes standard with 22-inch AMG® wheels with other AMG® wheel variants available.

The AMG®-specific details can be seen on the newly designed rear bumper such as a black diffuser with a silver chrome that accents the vehicles width.

Interior Design

The typical look and feel of the AMG® continues inside of the Coupe. The seats are made of exclusive nappa leather with an AMG®-specific seat pattern and “AMG®” badging on the front backrests.

Individually adjustable ambient lighting comes standard. The three-spoke AMG® Performance steering wheel features aluminum shift paddles and nappa leather lined rim.

AMG GLE 63 S Coupe interior

Driving Dynamics

The seven DYNAMIC SELECT drive programs Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, RACE, Trail and Sand allow a very varied driving experience with a wide spread between maximum comfort and agile sportiness. The modes modify key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering.

  • “Comfort”: comfortable and fuel-efficient driving, e.g. thanks to early upshifts. Suspension and steering are set up for an emphasis on comfort.
  • “Sport”: sporty characteristics thanks to more agile response to accelerator pedal commands, shorter shift times, earlier and more precise downshifts owing to double-declutching. More dynamic suspension setup.
  • “Sport+”: extremely sporty characteristics thanks to an even more agile throttle response, double-declutching on downshifts and targeted torque interventions on upshifts with cylinder deactivation for optimized shift times. Increased idle speed for faster pulling away. An even more dynamic setup for suspension, steering and powertrain.
  • “Individual”: individual adjustment of the drive system, transmission, AMG® DYNAMICS, suspension and exhaust system. In addition, the gliding function is available in the “Reduced” and “Moderate” drive settings.
  • “RACE”: the “RACE” drive program is designed for highly dynamic driving on closed race circuits. In this program, all of the parameters are configured for maximum performance.
  • “Trail”: safe driving at maximum performance on soft, muddy or slippery ground. The suspension is raised to a higher level. From 43 mph the suspension is automatically lowered again.
  • “Sand”: the adjustments to the suspension and the 4MATIC®+ all-wheel drive are made for sporty driving on loose, sandy surfaces. The suspension is raised to a higher level. From 43 mph the suspension is automatically lowered again.

Highlights of the AMG® Speedshift TCT 9-Speed Automatic Transmission:

  • Adaptation of the shift characteristics to the selected AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT drive program
  • In manual mode “M” the transmission responds directly to manual shift commands by the driver – the powertrain responds precisely and executes the commands almost instantly
  • The temporary M mode allows an immediate change to manual mode “M” – merely by using the shift paddles
  • Automatic double-declutching function when downshifting: this effect is automatically active in the drive programs “Sport”, “Sport+” and “RACE”
  • The ECO start/stop function is automatically active in the “Comfort” drive program
  • The “gliding” function can be individually activated in “Individual” mode

MBUX Infotainment System

The innovative MBUX control and display concept is a standard feature of the GLE 63 S Coupe, creating an even closer bond between the vehicle, its driver and passengers. At the same time, the latest version of the infotainment system contributes to its great day-to-day practicality. Innovative displays such as the particularly striking Supersport mode with a central rev counter and 3D-look scales lend visual depth to the instrument display and accentuate its exclusivity.

The “Supersport” view also provides extensive additional information specific to AMG®, such as a prompt borrowed from motorsport to shift up in manual transmission mode, a feature known as “Shiftlight”. Via the AMG® menu, the driver can call up various special displays:

  • Adaptation of the shift characteristics to the selected AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT drive program
  • In manual mode “M” the transmission responds directly to manual shift commands by the driver – the powertrain responds precisely and executes the commands almost instantly
  • The temporary M mode allows an immediate change to manual mode “M” – merely by using the shift paddles
  • Automatic double-declutching function when downshifting: this effect is automatically active in the drive programs “Sport”, “Sport+” and “RACE”
  • The ECO start/stop function is automatically active in the “Comfort” drive program
  • The “gliding” function can be individually activated in “Individual” mode
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