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    Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 4Matic+ Launched At Rs 1.2 Crore; Rivals Audi Q8, BMW X6 & More

    by Saransh Goyal on Thursday, Sep 24 2020

    After launching the new GLE in January 2020, Mercedes has now launched the AMG GLE 53 Coupe 4Matic+ in India. It is available in a single variant priced at Rs 1.2 crore (ex-showroom India). The GLE 53 Coupe essentially replaces the first-gen GLE 43 Coupe that was on sale in India. It is the first Mercedes in India to wear a ‘53’ badge. Mercedes uses the ‘53’ moniker for the AMG cars which are powered by a combination of an inline 6-cylinder petrol engine and a 48V mild hybrid system.

     

    Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 4Matic+

    Under the hood, the GLE 53 Coupe 4Matic+ is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol engine making 435PS of power and 520Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a 48V mild-hybrid system that provides an additional boost of 22PS and 250Nm under heavy acceleration. Power from this system is sent to all four wheels of the SUV via a 9-speed automatic transmission and Mercedes’ 4Matic 4WD system.

    Talking about the design, like one would expect, the GLE Coupe looks identical to the standard GLE till the B-pillar. Post that, the Coupe gets a sloping roofline and jutted-out rear end with an integrated spoiler. Since it is an AMG model, the GLE 53 gets some exclusive elements like the AMG front grille, 21-inch alloys and aggressive front and rear bumpers. 

    Similarly, on the inside, the layout remains identical to the standard GLE with a twin-screen setup with MBUX for infotainment and instrument cluster. It also gets some AMG-specific elements like an AMG flat-bottom steering and AMG front seats. 

    On the features front, the GLE Coupe is quite similar equipped as the GLE. It gets 9 airbags, a Burmester sound system, powered front seats, four-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, parking assist and air suspensions with Mercedes’ magic active ride control. 

    Mercedes also offers non-AMG and AMG 63 variants of the GLE in the global markets but they are not expected to make way to our shores. That said, the GLE 53 Coupe 4Matic+ takes on the likes of the Audi Q8, BMW X6 and the Porsche Cayenne Coupe in the Indian market.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars. 

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