Police authorities in Australia have recently taken delivery of a Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe.

Codenamed “Guardian”, the high-performance crossover coupe will be used as an operational highway patrol car by the Victoria Police over the next 12 months. The GLE 63 S Coupe is a loaner from Mercedes-Benz’s local division which means tax payers can rest assure their hard-earned money is being used elsewhere. This certainly comes as good news since the vehicle is not exactly affordable, carrying a starting price in the Land Down Under of $198,900 in this range-topping S version.

Dressed in a striking blue & yellow livery, the GLE 63 S Coupe is part of Victoria Police’s campaign to boost road safety, according to Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer. He mentions it’s important for people to consider buying the safest car they can afford as it is estimated death and serious injuries could drop by a third if all people would drive the safest cars available.

As a refresher, the flagship GLE Coupe is motivated by a biturbo 5.5-liter V8 engine pushing out 585 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 561 pound-feet (760 newton meters) of torque sent to a 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system through a seven-speed automatic transmission. It rockets to 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in just 4.2 seconds and has an electronically-governed top speed of 155 mph (250 kph.)

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Guardian is going to be showcased at the Industry and Innovation Precinct during the F1 Australian Grand Prix season opener set for this weekend.

Source: Mercedes-Benz Australia

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