Mercedes-AMG is launching the third vehicle in the AMG Sport family, the GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC.
The hallmark characteristics of the sports models include the enhanced engine output and the higher torque of the 367bhp 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, the specific AMG suspension, the Sports Direct-Steer system, the nine-stage automatic transmission 9G TRONIC and the permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC with the rear-biased torque distribution of 40:60.
The new V6 top model of the GLE series facilitates impressive driving performance: acceleration, handling and top speed are on a par with those of sports saloons.
0-62mph comes in 5.7 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
“With our sports models we are making our sports car technology and the hallmark AMG driving experience accessible to new target groups”, says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “The GLE 450 AMG, the third sports model from AMG after the C 450 AMG and GLE 450 AMG Coupé, is fulfilling our brand promise of Driving Performance in every respect.”
With the five drive programmes Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport and Sport Plus the characteristics of the new GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC can be modified depending on the driving situation.
“Sport” and “Sport Plus” turn the GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC into a sporty, dynamic vehicle with pronounced longitudinal and transverse dynamics for plenty of fun at the wheel on winding stretches of road. In the “Comfort” setting the emphasis is on relaxed, effortlessly superior cruising plus driving power that is as energy-efficient as
possible. “Slippery” mode optimises the handling on surfaces with low friction coefficients such as snow or ice. In addition, “Individual” mode enables the driver to programme and store personal preferences in the individual setting parameters, regardless of the engine variant.
A perfect combination: 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive and 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission
The interior of the GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC is enhanced by the nappa leather sports steering wheel with its flattened bottom section, as well as the trim parts in light longitudinal-grain aluminium and brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs. Sporty round dials on the instrument cluster, including a 280 km/h speedometer scale, signal pure dynamism even while the car is at a standstill. AMG carbon fibre/black piano lacquer trim enhances the appearance of the interior as an additional option.