The basis for the signature AMG driving dynamics is provided by the 435hp 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine, the fully variable all-wheel drive, the agile 9-speed automatic transmission, the AMG-specific drive programs and the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL air suspension based on AMG RIDE CONTROL+ with electro-mechanical roll stabilisation.
Its centrepiece is the electrified 3.0-litre engine featuring twin-turbocharging and an electric auxiliary compressor. The 6-cylinder in-line engine generates 435hp and delivers maximum torque of 520Nm.
Its EQ Boost starter generator briefly provides an additional 16kW of output plus 250Nm of torque and additionally feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system.
The EQ Boost starter-alternator combines a starter motor and alternator in a powerful electric motor and is fitted between the engine and transmission. This innovation as well as the intelligent charging via an electric auxiliary compressor and an exhaust gas turbocharger.
All have the same goal: to enhance the hallmark AMG performance and driving dynamics, but also to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
And this move has been a successful one: The GLE 53 4MATIC+ accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds and achieves an electronically limited speed of 250 km/h.
The EQ Boost starter-alternator also provides the 48 V on-board electrical system with electricity.
The appearance of the GLE 53 4MATIC+ captivates thanks to its AMG-specific radiator grille with 15 vertical chromed strips.
Equally striking is the star in the double ring, the narrow headlamps and the striking A-Wing in the front apron.
It is mounted with 20-inch light alloy wheels with AMG lettering as standard. There are seven rim variants optionally available from 20 to 22 inch.
With the widescreen cockpit, the instrument cluster and touchscreen multimedia display optically combine into one unit. Numerous functions can also be activated via the intelligent voice-operated control "Hey Mercedes".
The AMG Performance steering wheel in black Nappa leather with red contrasting topstitching and red 12-o'clock marking combines maximum functionality and high-quality haptics.