MercedesAMG GLE53 brings 429 horsepower to the Geneva Motor Show

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first_img Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes’ new GLE gets the AMG 53 treatment 0 More about 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Geneva Motor Show 2019 Whenever Mercedes-Benz launches a new model, it’s only a brief matter of time before we see the inevitable AMG variants. To that point, meet the new Mercedes-AMG GLE53: the higher-power version of the 2020 GLE-Class we first tested late last year.Performance wise, the GLE gets the same upgrades as Mercedes’ other AMG 53 models, the E53 and CLS53. Power comes from a 3.0-liter, turbocharged I6 engine, which on its own produces 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes’ mild-hybrid EQ Boost starter generator provides an additional 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque for small bursts, and powers the 48-volt onboard electrical system.With a nine-speed automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels, Mercedes claims the AMG GLE53 will sprint to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds. That isn’t a huge increase over the 5.5-second 0-60 time of the GLE450, mind you, which uses a less-powerful version of this 3.0-liter engine. But hey, every tenth of a second counts, right?Enlarge ImageFender flares and big exhaust outlets are a dead giveaway that this GLE means business. Mercedes-Benz The GLE53 gets Mercedes’ Active Ride Control system, which uses the four-corner air suspension for continuously adjustable suspension damping. The variable-ratio power steering gets a different tune for this sportier GLE, and the brakes are upgraded to provide the necessary stopping power this AMG can throw down.Visually, you’ll be able to spot the AMG GLE53 thanks to its 15-strip “Panamericana” grille, standard 20-inch wheels, fat fender flares and quad-tip exhaust. Inside, the GLE53 gets the same high-quality, super-lux interior as the rest of the GLE range, right down to the dual-screen MBUX infotainment system, with natural-speech voice commands (just say, “Hey, Mercedes…”).Pricing isn’t available just yet, but expect the AMG GLE53 to command a hefty sum over the GLE450’s $61,150 starting price. Following its debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next week, the Mercedes-AMG GLE53 will arrive in US showrooms in late 2020. In the meantime, onto the next AMG. Preview • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class: The next chapter in SUV luxury Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s 35 Photos Mercedes-Benz SUVs Luxury cars Performance Cars reading • Mercedes-AMG GLE53 brings 429 horsepower to the Geneva Motor Showcenter_img More From Roadshow Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous • 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Post a comment 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value See All Tags Share your voicelast_img

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