•The new GLE 63 AMG will be powered by the same 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.
•Expected to punch out 600+bhp.
Mercedes-Benz was spotted at the Nurburgring lately testing out a plethora of models. The latest one spied doing rounds of the German race track was the GLE Coupe in the souped-up AMG guise. The one seen here is the most powerful 63 AMG which sits above the recently unveiled GLE 43 AMG Coupe.
Under the camo, the Panamericana grille is difficult to hide. Also seen are the massive air vents in the bumpers and the large AMG-spec wheels. At the back, the duct-tail finish on the sloping tailgate reminds us that this isn’t a run-of-the-mill coupe-SUV. The quad exhaust setup is present as well and so are the aggressive diffusers at the back.
Interior will be the same as the one seen on the standard GLE with digital screens across the dashboard, Alcantara upholstery and machined aluminium inserts. Adding to the sportiness will be large seats, paddle shifters, drilled pedals, and contrast stitching across AMG badging. According to reports, the GLE 63 will also get new autonomous aids as a part of driver’s package.
Under the hood, the 63 AMG version continues to be powered by same old 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. But in the new iteration, the power output is reportedly up to 600-650bhp channelled to all-four-wheels through an eight-speed automatic.
The hottest version of the GLE and GLE Coupe is expected to break cover early next year, perhaps at the 2020 Detroit Motor Show. It will lock horns with the likes of Audi’s upcoming RSQ8, Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo and BMW’s upcoming X6 M.