Four doors can be tame, but Mercedes makes it like you weren’t alive until you had its AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV.
At $116,000 it better do your taxes, right? If I am being honest, it pretty much does everything and maybe down the road it might do your taxes, too. This thing is a beast of technology and design, which is how Mercedes Benz continues to set the bar for the market.
As you know, I pride myself on cutting through the noise to get to the heart of the matter. I like power and beautiful designs. This car checks off both of those boxes.
It’s got a twin, turbo-charged 4.0-liter, V8 engine with 627 solid pounds/feet of torque. All this power produces 15 miles per gallon in the city and 19 on the highway. The 603 handcrafted horses, plus an electric boost, make you feel like “king of the road”. The strong SUV capability and bold coupe style speak to its, “king of the hill” feeling, too.
The sloped roof gives you an indication that this ride is going to be fun and interesting. Strap in.
My fingers run across the AMG GLE63 badging and get a tactile feel for the brand, which is important. It gets in your head, under your skin and stays there because you can feel it with your hands and your heart.
With this model you get the option of having illuminated running boards, which are both stylish and functional. Grippy, rubber studs dot the running boards, for a surer step even in inclement weather. And elegant, seamlessly integrated LED illumination of the step area helps to light your way aboard.
You can also choose the AMG Night Package, which includes having the front splitter and “A-wing” trim in the front apron finished in deep gloss black. That treatment is also given to the side mirror housings, side window surrounds, and rear apron trim, with black chrome tailpipes completing this amazing package.
The standard 22-inch wheels and flared fenders and rear diffuser are some of things that make the design of this beauty a high performance standout. At its foundation, the AMG GLE 63 SUV has a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, a sigh of relief for any serious driver.
The tech also is cutting edge: There are several packages available including assists for active distance, active steering, evasive steering and active emergency stop technology.
The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV is why I love writing this column. Innovation in power and design are why Mercedes Benz continues to be one of the strongest and most interesting car manufacturers in the world. The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV makes its dominance clear.