Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe to be launched on September 23

The GLE 53 Coupe will be the first AMG 53 series launched in India

Mercedes is gearing up to launch the AMG GLE 53 Coupe in India on September 23, 2020. Bookings for the high-performance SUV will commence from September 8 (11.00 am onwards).

As the name suggests, the GLE 53 Coupe is based on the GLE. It features a coupe-like roofline that gives it a more sporty appearance. Besides this, the wheelbase has been shortened by 60 mm compared to the regular GLE.

On the outside, it gets the sporty AMG treatment with a different grille and larger vents at the front as well as a diffuser with quad exhausts at the back. The SUV rides on 20-inch alloy wheels. On the inside, it gets a 3-spoke AMG steering wheel with aluminium shift paddles and carbon fibre trim on the door pads and dashboard. It has a touchscreen with the MBUX infotainment system.

The AMG GLE 53 Coupe is powered by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder petrol engine that produces 429 BHP @ 6,100 rpm and 520 Nm @ 1,800-5,800 rpm. The engine features a 48-volt mild-hybrid system that delivers an additional boost of 22 BHP and 250 Nm.

Mercedes claims that the SUV can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. The SUV has all-wheel drive and rides on air suspension.

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