Mercedes-AMG Introduces the GLE 53 Coupe

The new crossover Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe combines a sporty design with impressive performance and strong off-road capabilities.

Dynamics are enhanced by the 429-hp, 3.0- liter six-cylinder in-line engine with 48-volt technology, fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed automatic transmission and a 2.4-inch shorter wheelbase than its SUV sibling, according to the company.

Driving dynamics are further enhanced by AMG drive programs and the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension based on AIRMATIC. The AMG-specific grille visually reinforces its membership in the AMG family.

In addition, the new GLE 53 Coupe offers all the advantages of a Mercedes SUV: ample space for passengers and luggage, extensive safety features and superior traction on a variety of surfaces and road conditions, the company noted.

“The new GLE 53 Coupe adds even more style and elegance to our SUV family, together with hallmark AMG features such as the brand-specific radiator grille. The attractive coupe lines envelop sophisticated suspension technology and our powerful, efficient six-cylinder in-line engine with 48-volt technology. Both guarantee a thrilling driving experience in terms of longitudinal and lateral dynamics,” said Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.


The stylish coupe silhouette lends a confident appearance, with lines that convey passion and performance. This is also evident in the hood’s prominent power domes.

Elegant details such as the Mercedes star in a double ring, slim headlamps and a striking A-wing in the front bumper accentuate the sharper design.

The front bumper has AMG-specific features such as sporty outer air inlets, each with two side louvers in silver chrome with black accents. Like the air inlet louvers, the front splitter is also in silver chrome.

The AMG side skirts and trunk lid spoiler are painted in the vehicle’s body color. The flared wheel arches allow space for large wheels: 21-inch wheels with AMG lettering are fitted as standard. A choice of 21-inch and 22-inch wheel options are available.

The newly designed rear bumper features AMG details such as a diffuser and silver chrome trim strip, highlighting a powerful stance. The special AMG exhaust system with round twin-tailpipe trim elements in high-gloss chrome enhances the sporty look.

Further individualization is available with the AMG Night package that features a number of high-gloss black elements including front splitter, front bumper trim, diffuser and outer air inlets, mirror caps, window frames and exhaust tailpipe trim elements.


The signature AMG look and feel continues in the high-quality interior. Unique color highlights such as red contrast stitching and red seat belts contribute to a sporty ambience with an exclusive touch.

The AMG seats in black MB-Tex/DINAMICA microfiber provide lateral support and have an AMG-specific pattern with AMG badges in the front backrests.

The latest generation, three-spoke AMG Performance steering wheel holds aluminum shift paddles and driver-oriented ergonomics. The AMG stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs and black floor mats with AMG lettering also accentuate the sporty look.

A host of leather upholstery options and a wide range of high-quality interior trim elements are available.


The basis for the GLE 53’s hallmark AMG power is provided by its electrified 3.0-liter engine featuring turbocharging and an electric auxiliary compressor.

The 6-cylinder in-line engine generates 429 hp and delivers a maximum torque output of 384 foot-pounds. Its EQ Boost starter generator delivers an additional 21 hp and 184 foot-pounds of torque for short periods, and also feeds the 48-volt onboard electrical system.

The EQ Boost starter-generator combines the function of a starter and an alternator in a powerful electric motor, and is located between the engine and transmission. This innovation as well as the intelligent charging electric auxiliary compressor and exhaust gas turbocharger all have the same goal: to enhance the hallmark AMG performance and driving dynamics, while also reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

The GLE 53 Coupe accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph.


The electric auxiliary compressor quickly builds up a high level of boost pressure until the large exhaust gas turbocharger kicks in. As a result, the 3.0-liter engine reacts promptly and provides a dynamic response without turbo lag.

An additional bonus is the six-cylinder in-line engine’s high level of refinement.

The EQ Boost starter-generator enhances the GLE 53 Coupe even further. It also provides the 48 V onboard electrical system with power. The conventional 12-volt electrical system is also powered by the new network.

The 48-volt battery increases the overall vehicle battery capacity, enabling the supply of more electrical energy. An additional advantage: the same power requires only a quarter of the current of a conventional system.

The result is that the wiring can be thinner and therefore lighter. The existing 12-volt system supplies power to components such as the lights, cockpit, infotainment displays and control units.

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