2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe

MSRP $67,000 Est.

Ranked #17 in Midsize Suv

6.7

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2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 6, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Nothing compares to SUVs from Mercedes in terms of luxury, comfort, and performance. Mercedes has been the synonym of class and status forever. With its history of power-packed luxury SUVs, Mercedes won't stop pushing the limits. The fourth-generation Mercedes GLE-Class came with a huge surprise in the form of an AMG-powered coupe SUV. To raise the stakes against rivals such as the BMW X5 M50i, Porsche Cayenne S, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Mercedes introduced the AMG GLE 53 Coupe for the very first time in 2020.

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Pros

Power-packed engine

Advanced tech

Sleek transmission

Appealing exterior design

Premium interiors

Cons

Expensive optional packages

Limited standard safety

Too heavy for its class

What's New?

Cirrus silver paint

Air balance is now a separate feature

Standard adaptive high beam assist

Massaging front seats is a standalone feature


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$67000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$67,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.0

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.7

Overall Rating


Currently, in its second year, Mercedes is all set to launch it again for the 2022 MY. The upcoming AMG GLE 53 Coupe will be offered at a starting price of $77,800. What makes the GLE 53 Coupe special is its Inline-6 engine, which is a revived legacy of Mercedes. The engine comes with an EQ Boost to get enhanced performance and lower emissions. Its coupe-styled rear makes it stand out among the crowd. Inside, we have a technologically advanced luxurious cabin with AMG sporty touches and accessories.


7.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Features

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV is offered in a single trim level with a single-engine option. It rides on 20-inch AMG wheels as standard, where you can avail of bigger 21-inch wheels as well. With its AMG performance and kit, it has a striking appearance. With high-end color options, the cabin is all equipped with advanced tech and features for your convenience and comfort. On top of that, you get advanced safety, top-notch entertainment, ultimate levels of comfort, and an adaptive suspension. Moreover, it comes standard with a 4Matic+ AWD system that gives you exceptional torque distribution and traction on different terrains.

Trims

GLE 53 Coupe SUV

MSRP (AWD)

$77,800

Key Features

20-inch AMG 5-Spoke wheels with high-performance tires

 

Automatic LED headlamps with LED DRLs 

 

MB Tex/Dinamica Upholstery with carbon fiber interior trim and red stitching

 

Heated power front seats with massaging function

 

AMG Sport Nappa leather steering wheel

 

MBUX multimedia system with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display

 

12.3-inch digital instrument cluster

 

Burmester 3D surround sound system

 

Parking assistance with a surround-view camera

 

AMG Active ride control suspension

Which trim should you buy?

If you are looking for an AMG-powered SUV that doesn't cost much, you should go for the AMG GLE 53 Coupe. It is a complete SUV with a powerful motor, a standard AWD, and space for you and your family. With a big enough trunk, you can even carry loads on top or tow trailers with it. The 429 hp Inline-6 delivers a great performance and ensures a decent fuel economy with its EQ Boost technology. The cabin is all loaded with features for your comfort such as massaging seats, voice command, driver assistance systems, entertainment, and connectivity.

Release Date

There is no proper information available about the release of AMG GLE 53 Coupe’s 2022 model, but looking at the trend, we can expect to arrive around the beginning of next year.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Engine and Performance

7.0/10

To power the AMG GLE 53 Coupe, Mercedes has chosen the newly built Inline-6 engine. A 3.0L Turbocharged motor is tuned by AMG performance for a monstrous acceleration and power delivery. This one revs like a V8 at 6,100 RPM to put out 429 horses and 384-pound feet torque. The engine is mated to a 9-Speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic transmission that comes with seven AMG dynamic select driving modes.

With that, you have an integrated starter-generator, known as the EQ Boost. This system adds 21 hp of power and 184 lb-ft torque to the combustion engine. It works alongside the engine and acts as a cheaper alternative to hybrid systems. With all that power, the AMG GLE 53 Coupe has a certified 0-60 MPH run of 5.2 seconds while it covers the quarter-mile in 13.6 seconds and is restricted at a 155 MPH top speed.

Models

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV*

2021 BMW X5 M50i

2021 Porsche Cayenne S

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

MSRP

$77,800

$82,800

$85,100

$70,995

Engine

3.0L Turbo AMG I-6 Premium with EQ boost

4.0L DOHC Twin Turbo V8 Premium

2.9L Twin-turbo V6 Premium

6.4L SRT HEMI V8 Premium

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

9-Speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT automatic w/od

8-Speed Sport automatic w/od

8-Speed Tiptronic S automatic w/od

8-Speed automatic w/od

Power 

429hp @ 6100 RPM

523hp @ 5500 RPM

434hp @ 5700 RPM

475hp @ 6000 RPM

Torque

384lb-ft @ 1800 RPM

553lb-ft @ 1800 RPM 

405lb-ft @ 1800 RPM

470lb-ft @ 4300 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.2

4.1

4.9

4.5

Quarter mile (seconds)

13.6

12.4

13.2

12.8

Top Speed (MPH)

155

155

164

155

*2021 data used for reference

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe is designed for performance driving. With fun driving dynamics, it is still a huge SUV. The AMG active ride control suspension provides proper balance by simultaneously ensuring agility and cornering. The AMG dynamic selector adjusts the SUV's stability according to the driver's actions. Even with a lot of power and tech, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 isn't the most powerful in its segment. The rivals boast better power and performance figures with engines.

As compared to AMG GLE 53, the BMW X5 M50i and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT offer V8 engines with much better power output. Only the Porsche Cayenne S is a direct rival to GLE 53. Still, the hefty GLE 53 Coupe stands no chance in front of powerful rivals. The refined performance of the engine has no drawback mated with the sleek AMG transmission. However, it seems a bit underpowered as compared to the V8-powered SUVs such as the BMW X5 M50i and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Even the Cayenne S is ahead. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Fuel Economy

6.0/10

With its Inline six-cylinder that works with an EQ Boost, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe is far better than most of its rivals. You can drive this 429 hp beast in the city with a mileage of 18 MPG. The highway and combined mileage of 22 and 19 mpg are decent enough to give solid competition to the rivals in the segment. Moreover, long road trips won't be a problem with the huge 22.5-gallon fuel tank as it manages to offer an overall range of 427.5 miles combined.

Models

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV*

2021 BMW X5 M50i

2021 Porsche Cayenne S

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

MPG City

18

16

18

13

MPG Highway

22

22

22

19

MPG Combined

19

18

20

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

22.5

21.9

23.7

24.6

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) in miles

405/495/427.5

350.4/481.8/ 394.2

426.6/521.4/474

319.8/467.4/ 393.6

*2021 data used for reference

In comparison to the rivals, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe ties with the Porsche Cayenne S to offer a great economy. If we talk about the BMW X5 M50i that comes with a V8 engine, it isn't even close to the AMG GLE 53 in terms of fuel economy. The HEMI V8 on the Grand Cherokee SRT is way worse than that. When comparing the overall range of the powerful SUVs in the question, Porsche takes the front seat with 474 miles combined.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Interior

6.0/10

Be it sedan or SUV, Mercedes is always ahead in terms of quality and comfort. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV attracts you with its lavish yet sporty cabin layout. There's an advanced widescreen cockpit with an advanced dashboard along with the top-end leather upholstery, premium chrome, aluminum accents, and optional carbon fiber accents. With an all-digital console including the gauge cluster and the infotainment, the AMG GLE 53 Coupe looks futuristic. We have an MB-Tex leather-upholstered dashboard with premium aluminum accents that highlights the dash elements. The 3-spoke flat-bottom leather steering is designed with aluminum as well where you have controls for the digital display.

For unmatched comfort, the seats are wrapped with soft-touch MB-Tex leather too. There are 10-way power heated sports seats for the front row with 4-way lumbar and driver seat memory. For the rear, you have a 40-20-40 split bench seat for at least 3 people with a manual reclining function. When it comes to convenience, Mercedes is all loaded with premium features. The AMG GLE 53 has optional multi-contour front seats with massage function, a rapid seat heating function, power tilt and telescopic steering, NFC wireless charging, dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, and an express panoramic sunroof.

Models

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV*

2021 BMW X5 M50i

2021 Porsche Cayenne S

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) inches

42.3/59.3/N/A

40.7/60.0/39.8

N/A

39.9/58.7/40.3

Rear row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) inches

40.4/58.4/N/A

38.7/58.1/37.4

N/A

39.2/58.0/38.6

Cargo capacity (cubic feet)

23.1

33.9

27.1

36.3

*2021 data used for reference

With a premium design, the AMG GLE 53 Coupe is a practical SUV as well. The spacious seats offer top-notch comfort for you. The design is what attracts us the most. Even after being a coupe SUV, you have decent headroom in both rows. The cabin features are good enough for both front and rear passengers. You have a standard cargo capacity of 23.1 cubic feet, which is not the best in the competition. The most practical option comes in the form of Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT as it offers a class-leading range of 36.3 cubic feet. Standout interior features include:

  • MB-Tex leather upholstery 
  • Premium interior colors
  • 3-spoke flat-bottom Nappa sports steering
  • Heated sports front bucket seats
  • Multi-contour massaging seats
  • Widescreen cockpit
  • Power tilt and telescopic steering
  • Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
  • NFC wireless charging

What's there to keep you entertained?

For your entertainment, Mercedes has the MBUX multimedia system which is a part of the widescreen cockpit. It comes with a 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen with voice activation. The MBUX connects you with the multimedia via SiriusXM satellite radio with a 6-month subscription and an HD radio. Moreover, you have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto device integration. There's Bluetooth wireless connectivity and audio streaming with USB tethering as well. The Hermes Communication module brings a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot.

The infotainment is mated to a 3D Burmester surround sound system. For satellite navigation, Mercedes uses its in-house MB navigation system that comes with a Live traffic display and 3-year subscription. You can even use the multifunctional infotainment as a display for rear and surround-view cameras. It even displays the massaging functions for the seats on the display for your ease. Standout infotainment features include:

  • MBUX multimedia system
  • 12.3-inch Digital touchscreen
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Hermes 4G LTE WiFi
  • Burmester 3D surround sound system
  • Mercedes-Benz satellite navigation

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Exterior

6.0/10

With their distinct performance, the Mercedes-AMG cars have amazing styling as well. In a lineup of superb Mercedes SUVs, the AMG GLE 53 Coupe is a bonus for you. From the front, it looks like a regular GLE SUV with its AMG design elements, whereas the sloping roofline turns it into a Coupe SUV. The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV is massive as ever with its robust front fascia. You have a signature AMG grille at the center with striking LED headlamps and DRLs. There's an aerodynamic front bumper that gives the GLE 53 a sporty appearance. From the side, it looks like a buffed AMG E-Class sedan.

The Coupe's back makes all the difference at the rear. The slim LED tail lamps are placed on the trunk just below the lip spoiler. Moreover, there's a quad exhaust setup. With metallic color schemes, you can customize your AMG GLE 53 Coupe with both chrome and high gloss black themes. There are huge red brake calipers that appear out of the 5-Spoke AMG wheels. You can either choose the 20 or the 21-inch wheels. The SUV weighs 5,082 lbs and stands 7.5 inches above the ground.

Models

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV*

2021 BMW X5 M50i

2021 Porsche Cayenne S

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Curb weight (lbs)

5,082

5,260

4,740

4,994

Length (inches)

195.3

194.3

193.7

191.3

Width (inches)

84.9

78.9

78.1

77.1

Height (inches)

67.7

68.7

66.8

67.6

Ground clearance (inches)

7.5

8.3

7.4

8.3

Wheelbase (inches)

117.9

117.1

114.0

114.8

*2021 data used for reference

The AMG GLE 53 Coupe looks one of a kind on the road. It is a massive 5,000-pound Coupe SUV that is both longer and wider than SUVs of its segment. It even rides higher than sportier SUVs such as the Porsche Cayenne S and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. The BMW X5 M50i and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT surpassed the GLE 53 in terms of weight. The 7.5-inch ground clearance isn't the greatest, still, it sets you free on any terrain. Standout exterior features include:

  • AMG signature chrome grille
  • Intelligent LED headlamps
  • Quad exhausts setup
  • Infrared glass film
  • AMG red brake calipers
  • 21-inch 5-spoke AMG wheels

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Safety

7.0/10

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV is made for extreme performance and off-roading. It gets its strength from its advanced unibody structure. The cabin is crafted with ultra-high-strength steel triple roof pillars and multiple reinforcements. The crumple zones are provided to absorb and drive the impact force away from the cabin. Mercedes has also used lightweight aluminum for the hood and fenders to balance the weight distribution. 

The advanced safety package of Mercedes is like no other. With simple safety features like driver attention assist and a crosswind assist, the AMG GLE 53 Coupe offers much more. It comes with the Active distance assist distronic cruise control, active steering assist, an active blind spot assist, active lane-keep assist, Pre Safe and Pre Safe Plus, a cross-traffic alert, trailer stability assist, and a surround-view system. Standout safety features include:

  • Advanced unibody structure
  • Active distance assist Distronic
  • Driver attention alert
  • Active blind spot assist
  • Pre-Safe and Pre Safe Plus
  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Surround-view system

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Competition

9.0/10

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV vs 2021 BMW X5 M50i

The BMW X5 M50i is a complete family SUV. The X5 M50i doesn't compete directly with the GLE 53 both in terms of space and performance. As BMW is more focused on performance, the X5 M50i is a more powerful and capable SUV than the AMG GLE 53. However, when it comes to technology and comfort, Mercedes is way ahead. All in all, it all depends on what you want from your SUV while choosing between these two giants.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne S

The Porsche Cayenne S is all packed with performance and dynamics. It is one of the best-handling SUVs in the segment. In terms of practicality, it gives a close call to the AMG GLE 53 Coupe. Still, Mercedes has its hands-on advanced tech and connectivity which can even make Porsche look outdated. When it comes to design, both Mercedes and Porsche are the most desirable brands. In the end, it all comes to personal preference.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV vs 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is not a proper luxury SUV. It is just a power-packed premium off-roader. It is a capable true American machine with an amazing engine. It offers a nice package at a comparatively cheaper price with a HEMI V8 which outputs better power than the Inline-6 on the AMG GLE 53 Coupe. However, Mercedes has produced a more practical SUV with amazing fuel economy, advanced technology, and better comfort.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 53 Coupe Final Verdict

With a focus on technology and emissions, Mercedes is making more practical and capable vehicles. The AMG GLE 53 Coupe is a different approach in the era of gas-guzzler performance SUVs. A unique style statement, a luxurious cabin, the EQ Boost system, and unlimited driver assistance features are what make the new Mercedes SUV different from most of its rivals. Mercedes has put immense effort to put together a new SUV with both performance and practicality. It is a full package of tech with advanced safety, a solid powertrain, amazing comfort features, and class-leading features. If you are looking for a new Merc, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe SUV is just around the corner.