Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 vs Porsche Cayenne Coupe vs Audi Q8

For this kind of money, I rather buy a Land Cruiser.

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Mercedes-AMG GLE 53

What you'll like:

  • A sporty car that you can use with family, and also for road-tripping
  • Great-looking coupe SUV that stands out from the crowd. AMG-specific bits like wheels, grille, exhaust, steering wheel, etc. differentiate it from the regular GLE
  • Enjoyable performance (0-100 km/h in just 5 seconds) coupled with sorted handling make it a proper fun-to-drive car
  • Luxurious interiors - quality of materials is top-notch
  • Loaded with features like 13 speakers, 590 watts Burmester sound system, temperature-controlled cupholders, 4-zone climate control, head-up display, transparent bonnet, heated & ventilated front seats and more
  • Safety kit includes 9 airbags, a laundry list of safety aids, and driver assistance features like Active Brake Assist, Active Steering Assistant etc.

What you won't:

  • An on-road price tag of over 2 crore makes it very pricey
  • Rear seats are not as comfortable as the regular GLE; headroom is compromised due to the coupe shape
  • Suspension has a firm edge to it. With the 21-inch wheels, the ride is stiff, though not uncomfortable
  • Missing features like electrically adjustable rear seats, comfort headrests for rear passengers, rear sunshade, and full-size spare tyre (has a space saver tyre)
  • As expected, it guzzles fuel, even if you drive it easy...and especially when you drive it hard

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Here's what BHPian buzzy_boy had to say on the matter:

None of the above. For this kind of money, I'll buy a Land Cruiser. IMHO there's no point looking for sportiness in something as heavy as these vehicles. So, why not buy something indestructible?

Here's what BHPian rb003 had to say on the matter:

Cayenne or RRS for me. Cayenne is dynamically extremely well sorted, definitely a cut above the rest on this list. The GLE53 is a bit crashy on the ride, even if a comfortable car otherwise. RRS is simply more alluring than the other options on brand appeal, and the new interiors are gorgeous and completely befitting the price tag.

Here's what BHPian vattyboy had to say on the matter:

I have decided to go with the Mercedes AMG GLE 53 for several reasons.

  1. This SUV is exceptionally powerful, boasting 430 bhp and 560 Nm of torque. The performance of this vehicle is truly impressive.
  2. Mercedes has an extensive network of showrooms and service centres, which means that I will have access to better after-sales support for my vehicle. This is an important factor for me when choosing a car.
  3. In my opinion, the Mercedes AMG GLE 53 is the most aesthetically pleasing SUV among the options. Its design and overall appearance stand out to me as the best in its class.

Here's what BHPian DonHyd had to say on the matter:

All are great machines. However, if I had 2 crores to spend on a performance SUV, my choice would be the F-Pace SVR. Don't know why it is not on this list but it comes with a potent 8-cylinder engine. From the list, I don't know much about the Maserati. Range Rovers are not very reliable. Benz is too greedy. It will be a draw between the Q8 and the Cayenne.

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