Performance tanks in Detroit 2015

Affalterbach / Detroit (USA), January 13, 2015

Mercedes-AMG heralds the current model year with a new steam hammer at the Detroit Motor Show ( 12 to 25 January 2015). The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe will go against the future available since 2009 BMW X6 M in the performance coupé - SUV segment at the start.

At least 557 hp and 700 Newton meters

So what is it with the Konkurrenzmacherei put their Affalterbacher a 5.5 - liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood GLE. The unit delivers in the first stage of 557 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Presented still not, can order that provides higher boost pressure by a 585 hp and 760 Newton meters of an S version. This is the GLE 63 coupe at least technically efficient, less than ten horsepower and ten newton meters before the Bavarian rivals.

Performance and efficiency?

The force is transmitted from a seven-speed automatic. The permanent all-wheel drive has a transfer case, routing the power in the ratio of 40:60 to the front and rear axle. The standard sprint to 100 is completed in 4.3 respectively 4.2 seconds ( S version). The speed limiter kicks electronically to 250 km / h. According to Mercedes performance and efficiency are not mutually exclusive. Whether 11.9 liters specified average fuel consumption, however, pass as "efficient", is a matter of opinion.

Performance, Performance, Performance

At least in terms of performance a lot has been done to make the steamship for speedboat: For the typical SUV body roll is reduced, anti-roll bars were installed on the front and rear axle. In addition, the air suspension system is speed dependent and decreases for example from the body at higher speeds in order to reduce air resistance. As desired, the driving dynamics components can change. Per turntable can choose between "Comfort", "Sport ", "Sport Plus" and " Individual". Each program varies switching times, gas characteristics, ride comfort and adjustment of Sport Direct-Steer system.

21-or 22 - inch alloy wheels

The design of the AMG SUV is trimmed by the manufacturer to " dominance ". An aggressive designed and provided with a new front bumper grill together with enlarged air intakes draw from the front vehicle section. Wider wheel arches give the 21-inch alloy wheels, a home (22 inches at the S version ) and the AMG rear apron diffuser fins and integrated set and chrome plated twin tailpipes of the sports exhaust system performance statements. Inside there are seats with high side-walls.

Prices and alternatives

Priced for the Mercedes-AMG Coupe 63 GLE nothing yet known. With 110,000 to 130,000 euros but you should expect. If that is too much, which can next to the X6 M fright the new SUV Coupe as Light - AMG version GLE 450 AMG, as GLE 400 4Matic with 333-hp three-liter V6 petrol and as GLE 350 d 4Matic order with three-liter V6 diesel. The diesel engine delivers 258 hp and 620 Newton meters creates achieve. The power is sent to all three alternatives per nine-speed automatic to the all-wheel drive . (ml)