Tested: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S bolts to 60 in 3.4 seconds (2023)

Update 07/31/20:This review has been updated with the results of the trials.

mercedes-benzThe factory-built, high-performance luxury SUV was actually invented in 1999 when he installed a 5.4-liter V-8 in his ML-Class ute and called itML55 AMGThe stats and numbers for that car (342 horsepower, 376 pound-feet of torque, 60 mph) look strange twenty years later. But at the time, the company called it the world's fastest ute. Today, more than half of Mercedes-AMG's sales are utility vehicles, and it makes sense that the performance sub-brand will continue to push the bar even higher for its SUVs. redesigned2021 GLE63 smallIt is one of the latest models that faithfully adheres to the tradition of superhorses.

Pros: Incredible acceleration from the twin-turbo V-8, smoothest stop-start system, awesome ride and handling balance.

Gulping down up to 18.9 psi of boost, the GLE63 S's twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 makes 603 horsepower at 6,500 rpm, 627 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm and the V-8's deep, roaring roar. That's 26 more horsepower and 66 pound-feet more than the previous version's twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8. The GLE63's 4.0-liter engine is also the first AMG V-8 to feature Mercedes' 48-volt EQ Boost hybrid system, which places a motor-generator between the engine and the standard nine-speed automatic transmission.

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In addition to powering the V-8's accessories, including the electric air conditioning compressor and electric water pump, the motor-generator briefly makes up to 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque to reduce engine lag and They will, in theory, boost your fuel economy. This extra power is handled with silky refinement right at idle, during gear changes, and in the few other situations where the V-8 can stall while the turbo ramps up. The added electronics also make it one of the fastest and smoothest engine start-stop systems we've ever experienced. But let's be clear: it does not increase engine power. While the system's torque occasionally overlaps with that of the V-8, the electric motor's boost never exceeds the engine's peak horsepower.

Calibration of the nine-speed gearbox in the GLE63 S is a little slow, which can be frustrating on rough roads. Even in its most aggressive Race drive mode, the transmission tends to upshift entering corners and often becomes numb at too high gears. Engaging the nine-speed manual fixes that by letting you keep gears at the engine's 7,100-rpm rev limiter, but downshifting is still slower than we'd like.

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Despite its bulk, the 5,568-pound GLE63 S never sends more than half of its engine's torque to the front wheels thanks to its standard limited-slip rear differential and rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. The car hits 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds and hits the quarter mile in 11.9 seconds at 117 mph, making it one of the fastest midsize cars around.high performance SUVwe have evaluated. in comparison withThe last GLE63 S we tested, it's 253 pounds lighter, and the new model is 0.3 seconds quicker to 60 mph for the entire quarter, 0.2 seconds quicker and 2 mph quicker. The acceleration figures of the new AMG are also slightly higher than the latest figures.Porsche Cayenne Turbo 541 hp, AlthoughCayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid de 670 CVDrop it by a few tenths at 60 mph and pedal through the quarter mile for almost half a second and 4 mph. We haven't tested the update yet.2020 BMW X5 M, which makes up to 617 horsepower in the Competition trim, but expect it to get an AMG-like performance boost and in keeping with the GLE63 S era. We smell the brewing from a comparison test.

Low: Lazy drivetrain adjustment, moderately expensive, less full grip than leading competitors.

The dynamic engine mounts, for the first time in an AMG SUV, stiffen automatically depending on driving conditions. Its main advantage is to improve the response of the GLE63 S and improve feedback from the chassis. Likewise, the suspension of this AMG is noticeably more rigid in its Sport, Sport+ or Race configurations. The adaptive dampers are tightened by 25 percent in Sport and 40 percent in Sport+ and Race.

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AMG also installed a 48-volt Active Ride Control anti-roll system, which helps keep body roll down in more aggressive environments. Even with our $3,250 test car's optional 22-inch wheels (21s are standard), the GLE63 S deftly soaks up bumps and mid-corner undulations without feeling brittle. In the Comfort setting, however, the ride quality is almost too plush. In general, AMG's suspension setup can lower the GLE63 S by 0.4 inches per hour to reduce drag, or increase it by 2.2 inches for increased ground clearance in Trail and Sand modes.

What the AMG's chassis setup doesn't do is generate the impressive levels of grip we've recorded for other popular SUVs in this segment. Rounding the GLE63 S hard into a corner, a predominantly safety (albeit important) sense of understeer rears its head. Despite being fitted with huge Yokohama Advan Sport V107 summer tires (285/40R-22s front and 325/35R-22s rear), our example ran around the cove on just 0.91g off the bar. That figure is 0.04g less than the previous GLE63 S, and well below the mark set by the two new Cayenne Turbos we've tested, both of which boast more than 1.00g of lateral grip. While our test car's stopping distance of 161 feet at 70 mph is a slight improvement over its predecessor, the norm for the segment is now around 150 feet.

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The 2021 GLE63 S has a base price of $114,945. Its AMG styling should be easy to spot, including vertical louvres in the grille, an aggressive front bumper with large black air intakes, flared wheel arches, and two large rectangular exhaust tips that protrude from the rear diffuser. If you want a livelier, yet modern look with less cargo space,GLE63 S coupe versionIt will be available before the end of the year.

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On both models, you'll find a voluminous three-spoke sports steering wheel with aluminum paddle shifters, along with AMG heated, ventilated front sports seats with thick bolsters covered in standard Nappa leather. A blind-spot assist is also included, but Mercedes still charges you $1,950 for the Driver Assistance Plus package (active lane change and lane-keep assist, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, active steering and parking assist from emergency, etc.) Example was $134,235 as tested, with a host of added extras ranging from the Energizing Comfort Plus package ($1650) to a carbon fiber hood ($1500) and automatic climate control from four zones ($860).

Twenty years after AMG introduced its first high-performance luxury SUV, many enthusiasts (including us at times) still struggle to see the appeal of monster-powered tanks like the GLE63 S. Yet the willing buyer pipeline of such Vehicles continue to grow rapidly as the overall performance of each new generation improves. For proof, just look at the many imitators that have hit the market, from Aston Martin to BMW to Lamborghini. While the new GLE63 S isn't exactly the driver-focused machine of some of its sportier (and grippier) counterparts, it does bring the excess that Mercedes-AMG customers have come to expect from one of its predecessors, power and sophistication. part.



2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S

type of vehicle
Front-engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door station wagon

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test price
$134,235 (base price: $114,945)

type of motor
Twin turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
243 inches3, 3982 cm3
603 horsepower at 6500 rpm
627 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm

9 speed automatic

Suspension (F/R): Control Arms/Multi-Link
Brakes (front/rear): 16.0" ventilated, cross-drilled and slotted disc / 14.6" ventilated, cross-drilled and slotted disc
Neumáticos: Yokohama Advan Sport V107, F: 285/40R-22 110Y MO1 R: 325/35R-22 114Y MO1

Wheelbase: 117.9 inches
Length: 195.0 inches
Width: 79.4 inches
Height: 70.2 inches
Passenger capacity: 111 feet3
Cargo Volume: 33 feet3
Curb Weight: 5,568 lbs.

CDTest results
60 mph: 3.4 seconds
100mph: 8.5 seconds
130 mph: 15.0 seconds
150 mph: 22.1 seconds
Rolling start, 5 to 60 mph: 4.7 seconds
Maximum gear, 30 to 50 mph: 2.9 seconds
Maximum gear, 50–70 mph: 3.0 seconds
1/4 milla: 11.9 seconds at 117 mph
Top speed (manufacturer claimed): 174 mph
Braked, 70–0 mph: 161 ft
Braked, 100–0 mph: 321 ft
Handle, 300' diameter cue: 0.91 g
Skipped Acceleration Time1 foot extension0.2 seconds.

CDfuel economy
Observed: 15 mpg
Highway driving at 75 mph: 22 mpg combined
Highway: 490 miles

EPA fuel economy (CDIt is)
Combined/city/highway: 17/15/20 mpg

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Tested: 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S bolts to 60 in 3.4 seconds (5)

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Mike Sutton is an editor, writer, test driver, and general car enthusiast forcar and driverSince 2008, he has had a devoted and irreverent passion for automobiles. A Michigan native from suburban Detroit, he loves the outdoors, complains about the weather, has a penchant for off-roading, and believes in federal protections for naturally aspirated engines.


What is the 0 to 60 on a 2021 GLE63 AMG? ›

3.5 sec

How fast is the GLE 63S AMG? ›

-ft of combined torque offers the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe enough acceleration to launch from 0-60 mph in just under 3.7 seconds and achieve a top speed of 174 mph (electronically limited).

What is the top speed of the GLE 63 S 2021? ›

Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Drivetrain

Courtesy of this, it can sprint to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and go all the way up to 174 mph before losing breath.

How much does a GLE 63 S AMG cost? ›

AMG is the carmaker's performance arm. The AMG GLE 53 rings the register at $76,950, with the GLE 53 Coupe coming in at $81,200. Rounding out the lineup is the AMG GLE 63 S at $120,000 and the GLE 63 S Coupe at $120,700. Keep in mind the listed prices don't include the $1,150 factory delivery charge.

What is the fastest 0-60 for Mercedes-AMG? ›

The fastest Mercedes-Benz car ever made is the 2021 Mercedes-AMG® GT 63 S 4-door Coupe. Check out what it and the other four fastest Mercedes-Benz cars can do: 2021 Mercedes-AMG® GT 63 S 4-door Coupe: 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds. 021 Mercedes-AMG® GT Black Series Coupe: 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds.

What is the 0 100 time of GLE63? ›

The Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S sprints from a standstill to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds, no matter the body-style. Shown above are speed details for the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 2021.

How much HP does a GLE 63 S have? ›

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S is a posh people hauler with a heaping dose of raunchiness thanks to a twin-turbocharged V-8 making 603 hp and 627 pounds-feet of torque. The engine helps the SUV go from 0-60 mph in a claimed 3.7 seconds, topping out at an electronically limited 174 mph.

Did Mercedes stop making GLE 63? ›

Orders are open again for the G-wagen, GLS580, GLE580, Maybach GLS600, and AMG GLE63, but the AMG E63 is still missing from the U.S. lineup.

How much is the 2021 AMG GLE 63s? ›

More on the AMG GLE63 S

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe will start at $117,050—$2,105 more than the GLE63 S SUV. They'll arrive at dealerships in the U.S. by the end of the year.

How much is a 2023 new Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S? ›

2023 AMG GLE 63 S: $120,000.

What is the difference between GLE 450 and GLE 63? ›

The biggest difference between the GLE 450 and the GLE 63 AMG S Coupe will be under the hood, where a twin-turbo 362-horsepower V-6 in the former defers to the fire-breathing 577-hp V-8 in the latter, a 5.5-litre engine able to power the SUV from rest to 96 km/h in a blistering 4.2 seconds.

What is the average of Mercedes AMG GLE 63? ›

The AMG GLE 63 S mileage is 8.26 kmpl. The Automatic Petrol variant has a mileage of 8.26 kmpl.

Which is faster GLE or GLC? ›

Both offer the same base engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 producing 255 horsepower. The transmission is the same 9-speed automatic, and rear-wheel-drive is standard in base trim, with optional all-wheel-drive. The smaller and lighter GLC will dash to 60mph in 6.3 seconds, compared to 7 seconds in the base GLE.

Where is the GLE 63 AMG made? ›

The history of premium SUVs from Mercedes-Benz is also the history of the plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Since 1995, Daimler has invested more than six billion dollars in this location in the southern USA, and has produced more than three million vehicles since 1997, of which two thirds were exported.

How reliable is the GLE 63 AMG? ›

How reliable is the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S? The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S comes with enhanced high-end safety features, building the trust of its buyers. 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S has already been rated by J.D. Power and it scored a respectable 75/100.

What is the fastest AMG right now? ›

And it's no surprise that some of the Mercedes-Benz fastest cars are AMG® models. Here are the top five fastest Mercedes-Benz cars available: 2021 Mercedes-AMG® GT 63 S 4-door Coupe: 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds. 2021 Mercedes-AMG® GT Black Series Coupe: 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds.

What is Mercedes fastest engine? ›

Mercedes-AMG's New 416-HP Engine Is the World's Most Powerful Four-Cylinder. The turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four will be stuck in cars like the A45, CLA45, and GLA45. Mercedes-AMG has revealed its new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, and it's the most powerful series-production four-cylinder in the world.

What is the 0-60 time of gle53? ›

4.7 sec

What is the top speed of gle? ›

Mercedes-Benz GLE top speed is 245 Kmph.

What is the top speed of Benz gle? ›

The top speed of Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is 256 kmph. For more information, Kindly visit Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

How fast does a Mercedes AMG 63 go? ›

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance is powered by a plug-in hybrid 4.0-litre V8 that now generates 843 hp and 1,470 Nm. It has a top speed of 316 kmph and can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 2.9 seconds. Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance is the most powerful AMG ever.

Is the GLE 63 comfortable? ›

I like the way the GLE63 S Coupe's cabin feels sporty and focused, but is supremely comfortable on a long road trip. Part of that comes from being able to drop the driver's seat down into the cabin, as you would a sportier car, so that works well, especially for the taller drivers among us.

Is the Mercedes GLE fast? ›

According to Mercedes-Benz, it takes around 7 seconds for the base GLE 350 to get up to 60 mph from a standstill, which is fairly quick. The GLE 450's inline-six is just as fuel-efficient as the base engine while also providing more power, boosting its zero-to-60-mph time to 5.5 seconds.

Why is the AMG discontinued? ›

Mercedes likely to stop selling all AMG cars in the US due to supply chain issue. It seems supply chain issues are hurting the German luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz intensely. The automaker is likely to stop selling its high-performance AMG models in the US market for the 2022 model year, as Motor1 reports.

Why did Mercedes stop making the 63? ›

The real reason for the swap is lower emissions, of course. Mercedes is battling hard to reduce its fleet CO2 output before the EU imposes fines for non-compliance with incoming 2021 rules requiring an average of 95g/km.

Is Mercedes going to stop making AMG? ›

Production of the Mercedes-AMG GT has officially ended, AMG boss Philipp Schiemer confirmed during a roundtable interview attended by Road & Track that took place on Friday.

How much horsepower does a 2021 Mercedes Benz GLE 63 AMG S Coupe have? ›

603 @ 5,750

How much horsepower does a 2021 gle 63s coupe have? ›

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 S Coupe is one the most powerful SUVs, and vehicles for that matter, that Mercedes currently offers in the United States. A hand-crafted, biturbo, 4.0L V-8 engine lives under the hood and churns out a whopping 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque.

How many horsepower does the AMG GLE 63 S 2023 have? ›

603 handcrafted horses plus an electric boost make you feel like king of the road.

How much is the monthly payment for AMG GLE 63 S Coupe? ›

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S EMI starts at Rs 4,89,162 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8 for a loan amount of Rs 2.31 Cr.

How much horsepower does a 2023 GLE 63 S have? ›

The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GLE Coupe ranges in power from the GLE 53 with 429 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds to the GLE 63 S with 603 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds.

What is the most expensive GLE 63? ›

The new Brabus limited-edition supercar based on the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 was revealed at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show. It is limited to 24 cars worldwide, and is the fastest street legal SUV that money can buy. Each of the 24 cars will retail at $450k before taxes and shipping.

What's better GLC or GLE? ›

2021 GLC vs.

The GLC features improved individual seating measurements in a standard five-passenger cabin, while the GLE offers an optional third-row seat that expands your seating total to seven passengers. Each has versatile fold-down seats so you can utilize most of your cargo room.

What is the difference between GLE 43 and GLE 63? ›

A 385-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 powers the GLE43 and comes hooked up to a nine-speed automatic, while the GLE63 S gets a mighty 577-hp twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 with a seven-speed automatic.

Is a Mercedes GLE a good buy? ›

The 2023 GLE is a very good luxury midsize SUV. This Benz gets high marks for its seating room, cargo capacity and modern infotainment system. It also has a wide variety of standard and optional features. All of its trims come with a capable — or downright forceful — powertrain that makes the GLE enjoyable to drive.

What year did the GLE 63 AMG come out? ›

2017–19 AMG GLE 63.

What engine is in the GLE 63? ›

The 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine in the new GLE 63 is fitted for the first time in both output variants (420 kW/571 hp and 450 kW/612 hp) with an integrated EQ Boost starter-alternator.

What is the 0-60 time for GLC 63s AMG? ›

GLC 63 AMG® 0–60 Acceleration: 3.8 seconds. GLC 63 S AMG® 0–60 Acceleration: 3.6 seconds.

What is the 0 to 60 of AMG 63s? ›

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S comes equipped with a 4-liter Gas that makes 503 hp @ 5500 rpm and 516 lb. -ft. @ 1750 rpm of torque. The car takes 3.8 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in - seconds.

What is the 0-60 on a 2023 gle 63s? ›

How fast is the 2023 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GLE Coupe? The 2023 Mercedes-AMG GLE Coupe ranges in power from the GLE 53 with 429 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 5.2 seconds to the GLE 63 S with 603 horsepower and a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds.

What is the 0 to 60 on a Mercedes GLE? ›

Powered by this engine, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class takes only 6.6 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in - seconds.

What is the top speed of a 63s AMG? ›

It has a top speed of 316 kmph and can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 2.9 seconds. Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance is the most powerful AMG ever. It will go on sale in the Indian market as well.

What is the difference between GLC 63 and 63s? ›

The easiest way to differentiate between a GLC 63 model and a GLC 63 S is in the wheels, since the GLC 63 has a light alloy of 19" while the GL 63 S has about 20", optionally both can equip 21" wheels.

What is the difference between 63 and 63s? ›

To improve traction and vehicle dynamics the C 63 has a mechanical rear axle locking differential, the C 63 S an electronic rear axle locking differential. Both locking differentials reduce slip at the inner wheel when cornering, without braking intervention.

What is the difference between 63 and 63s AMG? ›

Is the difference that big and why would people opt for the 63 instead of 63s? The 2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 and C63 S have a hand-built, twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine. In the C63, it makes 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The C63 S ups the performance ante with 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft.

How much is a 2023 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S? ›

2023 AMG GLE 63 S: $120,000.

How much horsepower does a 2023 AMG GLE 63 S have? ›

603 hp @ 5,750 rpm

What is the 0 to 60 on GLE 450 AMG? ›

5.3 sec


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