The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe will debut with an updated design, plus improved performance and technology. The Coupe has a great look, more headroom and plenty of features. Mercedes combined the sporty design with enhanced performance and off-road capabilities. The GLE 53 Coupe will deliver to the United States during mid-year 2020.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 53 Coupe is getting an upgraded version of the 3.0L turbocharged straight-six engine. The output is 429 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, with a 48-volt mild hybrid system, EQ Boost, that provides short-duration boosts of 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine set up is paired with a nine-speed transmission. The Coupe also utilizes the Mercedes’ 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system. There are seven drive programs for the powertrain, including Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, Trail and Sand. Plus, the AMG Dynamic Select system which adds three additional layers of dynamism optimization via the electronic stability control. With the Coupe, there is an optional AMG Active Ride Control, which adds active, electrically actuated roll stabilization to the GLE’s Airmatic air suspension.
Compared to the GLE 53 SUV, the Coupe rides on a 2.4-inch shorter wheelbase and has a different roofline. Most features remain the same including the 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. Similarly, the Coupe gets the Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system with the Siri-like “Hey, Mercedes” voice assistant. Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, made the statement, “The new GLE 53 Coupe adds even more style and elegance to our SUV family, together with hallmark AMG features such as the brand-specific radiator grille. The attractive coupe lines envelop sophisticated suspension technology and our powerful, efficient six-cylinder in-line engine with 48 volt technology. Both guarantee a thrilling driving experience in terms of longitudinal and lateral dynamics.”
Mercedes will officially debut the GLE 53 Coupe at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Orders will begin arriving in the U.S. dealerships in mid-2020.