The Mercedes GLE 63 Coupe is expected to debut early next year and will be powered by the 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine but expectedly with more power this time.
Mercedes-Benz was recently spotted testing a number of cars at the Nurburgring. The one that really caught everyone’s eye on this famed race track was the GLE Coupe, of course not the standard one, but the souped-up AMG version. The spotted test mule seems to be top-spec AMG 63 version which sits above the recently unveiled Mercedes GLE 43 AMG Coupe.
What immediately gives way that this is an AMG is the Panamericana grille. Even the camouflage can’t keep it hidden. And how do we know its the 63 variant? Well, those massive air dams on the bumpers, the large AMG-spec wheels, quad exhaust setup at the back and the rather large diffuser at the the rear does not suggest otherwise, does it? Also, the duct-tail finish on the sloping tailgate gives this coupe-SUV a very interesting profile.
The interiors will however remain quite the same as the standard GLE range. The dashboard will be adorned by the large digital screens but this being an AMG, you can expect some alcantara upholstery and machined aluminium inserts. Also expected are more sporty seats, drilled pedals, and contrast stitching across AMG badging. Reports also suggest that the GLE 63 could get new autonomous aids as a part of driver’s package.
Under the hood, there will be familiar powertrain found in other AMG models as well. It is expected to be powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 but it could be tuned to produce slightly more power this time around, perhaps around the 600-650 bhp mark. Power will be sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
These AMG 63 versions of the GLE and GLE Coupe are expected to debut early next year, perhaps at the 2020 Detroit Motor Show. It will rival the likes of the Audi RSQ8, Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo and the upcoming BMW X6 M.