2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 4MATIC

2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 4MATIC
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.

Starting Price $108,185
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, 4 wheel drive
Engine twin-turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, direct fuel injection
Transmission 7-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 577 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 561 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Displacement 333 cu in
Wheelbase 114.8 in
Length 191 in
Width 84.3 in
Height 69.3 in
Curb weight 5315 lb
Passenger volume 103 cu ft
Cargo volume 38 cu ft
0-60 mph 3.8 secs.
0-100 mph 9 secs.
Top speed 155 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 4.4 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 2.4 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 2.9 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 166 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 13/17 mpg
C/D observed 14 mpg
Pros best grip, terrific thirst
Cons M-class similar looks, pricey