With 2016 model GLE used instead ML, is third generation mid size SUV. Equipped with dual turbo V-8 produces 561 lb-ft of torque and 577 hp which is 45 lb-ft and 27 hp more than of GLE63. 3.8 seconds in 60 mph, seven speed automatic transmission delivers full throttle upshifts especially in Sport+ mode. Powertrain operates in line of expectation, giving available thrust 14 mpg fuel economy is observed, and EPA is 13/17 mpg on city/highway. 21 inch wheels uses Michelin Latitude Sport tires makes every use of V-8, also takes 166 feet to stop from 70 mph. Brake pedal do not fade at repetitive stops. Despite 5315 pound it provides quick responses and feels like driving a smaller car.
2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 brings in new fascia, head and taillamps, front fenders with better refinements. Interior provides familiar and warm feelings. Base price of GLE63 S is $108,185.
Our test model includes a panoramic sunroof($1090), AMG Perfromance exhaust($625), multicontour front seats with massage($1100), audio system from Bang and Olufsen($5400), three zone climate control($790), rear seat entertainment($1950), rear heated seats with climate control panel ($620), rear seat armrest and manual window shades ($490), driver assistance with safety features ($1950), Red Metallic exterior paint($360).
GLE63 S presents compelling choice among SUVs available as Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, BMW X5M, Bentely Bentayga.