Mercedes has launched the AMG GLE 53 Coupe in India, priced at ₹1.20 crore, ex-showroom. The new GLE 53 Coupe is the replacement for the GLE 43 in India and gets a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine paired to a mild hybrid electric motor. Also, this is the first ‘53’ badged model to come to India.
Let’s begin with the design — the AMG GLE 53 Coupe shares a lot of its design elements from the standard GLE, however, from the B-Pillar onwards, the sloping roof line gives the vehicle a coupe-ish look. Being an AMG model, it gets a sportier design and upgrades such as a new grille, 21-inch wheels, an integrated spoiler, ‘Turbo’ badging, and AMG exhausts.
The updated AMG has a 20 mm longer wheelbase and Mercedes claims that the boot can carry 650-litres of luggage, while folding the rear seats offers as much as 1800-litres of boot space.
Inside, the dash is similar to the standard GLE, featuring the same digital instrument cluster and the infotainment. The difference is that the new AMG GLE 53 Coupe gets a flat-bottom steering wheel, AMG seats, stainless-steel pedals, and more. Also, customers get to customise the vehicle with an array of interior upholstery choices Mercedes has to offer.
The AMG Coupe can be had in a choice of eight exterior colour options — Brilliant Blue, Cavansite Blue, Emerald Green, Hyacinth Red, Mojave Silver, Obsidian Black, Polar White and Selenite Grey.
Speaking of the features and comfort, the AMG GLE 53 Coupe gets a heads-up display, 4-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, memory functions for the seat, a 13-speaker Burmester system, ambient lighting of 64 colours, connected car tech that lets you start the vehicle remotely, powered tailgate, panoramic sunroof, and more.
The Mercedes also gets the company’s magic body control system to reduce roll around corners and offer a stiffer ride when the need arises. Also, beefier suspensions and bigger brakes take care of the xtra power. Speaking of which, the AMG gets a 3.0-litre turbo petrol engine paired to a 48V mild-hybrid system.
The combination delivers 435 bhp to all four wheels, while the hybrid motor alone proved 22 bhp and 250 Nm of torque. The combination allows the 53 Coupe to accelerate from naught to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and can go on to reach an electronically restricted top speed of 250 km/h.
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