A little ruckus

Affalterbach, October 15, 2015

If you like big, fast SUVs with Stern, the AMG GLE S ( who was known as the ML 63 AMG, until recently ) 585 hp 63 but breaks to big holes in your wallet, your ears, or your modesty, you are likely about the following message probably delighted: Mercedes completed its second largest SUV series namely the GLE 450 AMG. After C 450 AMG and GLE 450 AMG Coupé This is the third " AMG Light - appearance " and for the Affalterbach another important building block in terms of growth and quantities.

Biturbo V6 with 367 hp

Is powered by a new GLE 450 AMG revised version of the house 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. An increase in the boost pressure and more, has not further clarified optimizations raise the power from 333 to 367 hp and torque from 480 to 520 Newton meters. Over a nine-speed automatic transmission, the power gets to all four wheels. And because this is an AMG here, this happens in a fun-solid ratio of 40:60 in favor of the rear axle. Other measures to heave the leaden lumps elfin through curves, comprise a standard air suspension with infinitely variable adaptive damping system, a customized ASR, ESP with a "cornering dynamics Wizard" and a newly configured sports steering. In addition, there are no less than five driving programs that vary anything that has something to do with driving dynamics or tone in epic bandwidth. From gentle glides to the wild roaring performance monster there are only a few clicks. In "Sport" and "Sport Plus" is also lowers the body by 15 millimeters.

As fast as a Porsche Cayman

In the first test drive with the schneidigeren brother GLE 450 AMG Coupé, the " AMG - Light " package worked impressively well. Propulsion and cornering performance were almost scary wide for a car of this momentum forward. During the GLE 450 that should hammer out just as well with the forward thrust ( both accelerate like a Porsche Cayman in 5.7 seconds to 100 km / h, creating 250 km / h peak ), it should be ordered a little more comfortable around the curve dynamics. Finally, the GLE is generally somewhat softer tuned as the GLE Coupé. The consumption is Mercedes with 8.6 liters at an average.

From mid-2016

Optically observable is the Mercedes AMG GLE 450 to more substantial Aprons, special exhaust pipes and black-painted 20 - inchers. As befits an SUV, there are inside a flattened sports steering wheel, aluminum pedals and sporty aufgehübschte instruments. In Europe, the GLE will take 450 AMG from the second quarter 2016 BMW X5 M50d or against a possible Audi SQ7. Prices start at 69,734 euros. Thus, the GLE 450 is almost 6,000 euros cheaper than the GLE 450 AMG Coupé. By comparison, the entry into "real" AMG program presents the 557 hp GLE 63 is for at least 111 384 EUR AMG boss Tobias Moers says. " " With our sports models, we make our sports car technology and the typical AMG driving experience to new target groups reached ". With a price difference of more than 41,000 euros you can leave the well at that. ( sw )