Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe

With the new GLE63 S Coupe, Mercedes-AMG is introducing another highly dynamic model as it enters the 2015 automotive year. An exciting interpretation of a four-door coupe, this commanding SUV meets the highest standards in terms of performance, design and comfort. The highly sporty Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe is powered by an AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that is rated at 577 horsepower. The perfect prerequisites for a highly dynamic on-road driving experience come courtesy of the suspension, which has been systematically designed for sporty performance. The high-performance SUV coupe comes with the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with active roll stabilization ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM and the Sports Direct- Steer system. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive with rear-biased power distribution and the DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes promise to deliver what distinguishes every AMG vehicle: driving performance.

Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "We see great potential in this vehicle segment, which is new to Mercedes-AMG. The GLE63 Coupe is the logical progression of our ambitious growth strategy – after all, in 1999 with the first high-performance SUV ML55 AMG, we established a completely new segment. The new GLE63 Coupe will inspire SUV fans focused on dynamics while at the same time representing a new interpretation of driving performance."

The new GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC combines the sportiness of a coupe with the strengths of an SUV. High agility, a distinctive engine sound and typical sports car acceleration are united with poise and assurance, tremendous pulling power and perfect traction.

The raised seating position and effortlessly unhurried superiority on the road, paired with typical AMG longitudinal and transverse dynamics and direct response to driver commands, result in an intense driving feel. The wide choice of different worlds of experience is based, among other things, on the DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, which for the first time permit such a wide spread of driving dynamics.

The five transmission modes of Slippery, Individual, Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus, which the driver is able to select using a rotary control on the center console, deliver fundamentally different driving dynamics. Be it the response of the engine, the shift strategy of the transmission, ESP® thresholds, power assistance for the steering or characteristics of the dampers: The system networks all the control systems, generating different sets of parameters for distinct driving experiences.

The GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC offers customers a powerful AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that develops a maximum power of 577 horsepower and 561 lb/ft of torque. The 8-cylinder powerplant, which is assembled according to the "one man, one engine" philosophy, delivers the familiar powerful performance. The GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. Exemplary fuel consumption values demonstrate that maximum power, efficiency and environmental compatibility are by no means mutually exclusive for Mercedes-AMG.

The power transmission is also made to measure. Depending on the mode selected for the variable dynamic handling control system DYNAMIC SELECT, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC impresses with its great agility and superior responsiveness. The transmission has a wide-ranging potential. It offers an impressively high shift speed and perfect transitions for a sportier driving style as well as smooth, barely perceptible gear changes for enjoyable cruising.

The M button allows the driver to emphasize the sporty character and to shift gears exclusively using the steering-wheel shift paddles. In M mode, the transmission will allow the driver to remain in control of the shift points and will not upshift or downshift automatically. Further specialties for the dynamically focused driver: the automatic double-declutching function when shifting down and the short-term M mode, which combines the performance of manual gear changes with automatic up- and downshifts. This allows the driver to enjoy the vehicle's impressive performance to its full potential. If the driver has shifted up or down manually using the shift paddle, the transmission independently switches back to the automatic shift mode after a set period of time.

The seven-speed automatic transmission features a dual-turbine torsional damper with speed-sensitive centrifugal pendulum, which minimizes vibrations while enhancing the passengers' comfort.

Source: Mercedes-Benz Press

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