2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe

MSRP $116,000

Ranked #24 in Midsize Suv

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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 is marketed between the bigger GLS Class and the smaller GLC Class of SUVs. Mercedes added a coupe version to the lineup in 2015 and it quickly gained traction for its design and unique appeal along with loads of performance it brings with it. With the launch of the fourth-generation model in 2019, Mercedes-AMG unveiled its high-performance version as GLE 53 Coupe. Alongside the AMG GLE 53, we got a more powerful AMG GLE 63 with bolder looks and a special S model.

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Pros

Punchy and monstrous V8 provides thrilling acceleration

Sporty driving dynamics

Advanced and luxurious cabin

Top-notch driver-assistance features

Cons

Limited rear headroom

Not the best Coupe SUV around, god bless competition!

Poor ride quality over not-so-perfect roads

Sloping roofline hampers practicality

What's New?

Updated exterior design

MB EQ Boost MHEV

A new 4.0L Bi-Turbo V8

New exterior and interior color options

Latest MBUX infotainment system

Burmester 3D surround sound system


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$116000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

603 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

627 lb.-ft.. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

9 speed automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

117.9 in.

length

195 in.

width

79.5 in.

height

70.2 in.

curb weight

5350 lbs.

ground clearance

7.5 in.

capacity

cargo volume

60.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

7700 lbs.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$116,000 onwards

  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Burmester Surround Sound System
  • Dual-Zone auto climate control
  • Heated and cooled front cupholders
  • Smartkey with KEYLESS-START
  • Surround View System

Colors and Styles

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.3

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.8

Competition

7.0

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV is a revamped version of the same, with better performance and options. Now it is offered with an EQ Boost to provide MHEV capabilities. With major upgrades and improvements, it has an initial price of 116,000. It competes with the BMW X6 M Competition, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid, and the Audi RS Q8.


8.3/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.8/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Features

The 2021 AMG GLE 63 S got its much-required upgrades. It is now a more capable Coupe SUV than before. With the increase in performance, it also offers an EQ Boost mild hybrid system to deliver a decent mileage. For better ride quality, AMG has ditched the 22-inch standard wheels for smaller 21-inch wheels.

The advanced cabin is equipped with the latest tech for driver's assistance and entertainment options. There's plenty of color and customization options for the interior, where you get premium Nappa leather upholstery. With amazing seating comfort and available options, the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is a full package.

Trim

AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

MSRP

$116,000

Key Features

21-inch AMG 5-spoke alloy wheels

 

Panorama 1st and 2nd-row sliding and tilting sunroof

 

Heated and ventilated front seats

 

Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery

 

AMG Performance Sport Nappa/Dinamica leather simulated/suede steering wheel

 

Towing equipment with trailer sway control

 

MBUX 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen display

 

Burmester 3D surround sound system

 

360 degree surround view camera

 

Multi-contour front seats with massage function

Which trim should you buy?

If you are looking for a sporty SUV that can drive like an enthusiast and still offer ultimate comfort with undeniable luxury, then the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is made for you. A 603hp MHEV powertrain not only accelerates like a sports car and drives like one too. The cabin showcases its lively design and luxury at first glance. The riding comfort and AWD capabilities make it more desirable. You can take it anywhere with its handcrafted V8 engine. The optional packages take things to the next level.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Engine and Performance

8.3/10

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is powered by a no-nonsense powertrain- an AMG-handcrafted bi-turbo 4.0L V8 that gives out an unparalleled power output of 603hp paired with EQ Boost tech makes the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe spin its wheels to accelerate like a sports car. The 627 pound-feet is delivered at low RPM that puts up the mighty coupe SUV to tow an amazing 7,700 pounds of trailer. With the 4Matic AWD in action, the Biturbo V8 is mated to a SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-Speed automatic transmission providing quick shifts and modes for different driving conditions. 

A total of 603 horses is enough to drag this midsize monster from a standstill to 60 MPH in a fraction of 3.7 seconds. The beast continues to accelerate where it clocks a quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds at a speed of 122 MPH. With its 5,400 pounds of weight, the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe has a top speed of 174 MPH.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

2021 BMW X6 M Competition

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid Coupe

2021 Audi RS Q8

MSRP

$116,000

117,600

$166,200

$114,500

Engine

4.0L Bi-Turbo V8 with EQ Boost

4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 with Electric Motor

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

603 hp @ 5,750 RPM

584 hp @ 6,000 RPM

670 hp @ 5,750 RPM

591 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

627 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

553 lb-ft @ 2,200 RPM

663 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM

590 lb-ft @ 2,200 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.7

3.4

3.5

3.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

11.9

11.7

11.5

11.6

Top Speed (MPH)

174

180

183

189

With its 603 hp V8, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is the most powerful Coupe SUV, after the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid. Rivals such as BMW X6 M Competition and the Audi RS Q8 offer lesser power. Still, the lightweight X6 M accelerates the fastest in the whole segment, taking a tenth of a second quicker than the Mercedes-AMG, and can even take down the Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid. 

How does the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe handle?

Being a coupe SUV, Mercedes paired with AMG to make an agile and sporty performance SUV. The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is a result of advanced dynamics and engineering that gives such a massive SUV immense control and balance. The AMG active ride control with roll stabilization keeps it from toppling at high speeds.

The steering ratio adapts itself according to the speed of the SUV, thus avoiding oversteer. The four corners leveling adaptive suspension balances the weight evenly on all four wheels to give you proper traction and a comfortable ride. There's an electro-mechanical limited-slip differential as well to enhance off-roading capabilities.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV Braking Performance

The power-packed 2021 AMG GLE 63 S is fast and it propels like a bazooka but to stop like a dropped anchor, Mercedes offers high-performance Brembo brakes with 6-piston calipers. You can even avail carbon-ceramic discs that are comparatively more durable on the track. You also get four-wheel regenerative ABS brakes. Both the front and rear discs are vented that prevent heating and cracking. At the front, you get 15.8-inch brake rotors whereas the rear has 14.6-inch rotors. To stop this 5,390 pounds weighing SUV, you'll need 104 feet of distance.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

2021 BMW X6 M Competition

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid Coupe

2021 Audi RS Q8

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

15.8

15.6

17.3

16.5

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

14.6

15.2

16.1

14.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,390

5,060

5,673

5,490

60-0 MPH (feet)

104

102

105

106

As the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and the Audi RS Q8 are onboard, the AMG GLE 63 S isn't the heaviest SUV. Still, both of them offer much bigger rotors and are quite close with the AMG GLE 63 S in terms of braking. The BMW X6 M Competition is the lightest and it uses it as an advantage to stop at a minimum distance, coming to a halt at 102 ft. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Fuel Economy

7.0/10

A 603 hp Bi-Turbo V8 powertrain sounds too much for a regular car and to curb that, the AMG GLE 63 S has an EQ Boost starter-alternator. It works with the engine to avoid turbo lag and ensures improved performance and efficiency. That's why the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe can do 15 MPG in the city. Apart from that, you get 19 MPG on the highway paired with the 22.5-gallon tank that delivers 382.5 miles of range. 

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

2021 BMW X6 M Competition

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid Coupe

2021 Audi RS Q8

MPG (City)

15

13

N/A

13

MPG (Highway)

19

18

N/A

19

MPG (Combined)

17

15

18

15

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

22.5

22.4

19.8

22.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

338/428/383

291/403/336

N/A/N/A/356

293/428/338

In the whole segment, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is the only SUV with an MHEV powertrain. The closest someone gets is the Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid that is a full-fledged PHEV SUV. Both Mercedes and Porsche offer almost similar fuel economies where the Cayenne takes over averaging a mileage of 18 MPG. If we talk about the X6M and the RS Q8, both of them have a lower economy, but the latter does have the largest tank in the segment, which does help with the range.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Interior

8.2/10

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe will offer a whole new level of luxury and design. The cabin is wrapped in Nappa leather upholstery with premium chrome and aluminum accents. With great visibility of the road and upright seating, you have decent cabin space as well. The dashboard is designed with sporty pinstripes and leather. With the MBUX, you get an advanced all-digital dashboard with an integrated driver's display and infotainment. All the controls are collectively placed on the 3-spoke flat-bottom AMG performance sports steering, while the touch controls are finished in aluminum. 

For the front row, you have leather-wrapped heated and ventilated bucket seats with 8-way power adjustments, 4-way lumbar support, and memory settings. The comfort package brings multi-contour massaging seats. At the back, you get a 40:20:40 split-bench seat that can seat up to 3 passengers. Either you can recline the seat back or fold it for cargo to enhance cargo space from 39.3 cubic feet to 60.7 cubic feet.

The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe offers decent cabin features that include a power tilt and telescopic steering, telephone pre-wiring, ambient lighting, heated/cooled front cupholders, NFC wireless charging, 4 12V DC outlets, a dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, an adaptive cruise control, MBUX instrument cluster and power anti-whiplash front head restraints. The Warmth and Comfort Package adds heated armrests.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

2021 BMW X6 M Competition

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid Coupe

2021 Audi RS Q8

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

40.2/59.3/NA

N/A

N/A

37.1/59.5/41.6

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.8/58.5/NA

N/A

N/A

38.1/58.5/40.2

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

39.3

20.5

17.6

30.5

Being a midsize SUV, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is pretty spacious. You have decent seating space in both rows. However, the sloping roofline affects the rear row seating. Rivals offer similar seating space but the Mercedes is the best option when it comes to front row seating comfort and options. In terms of quality and design, the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is a pure German luxury SUV. The options add better comfort and convenience options for you. It also gets the best cargo space and is followed by the Audi RS Q8 that has a total trunk volume of 30.5 cu.-ft.

Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstered dashboard
  • 3-spoke leather flat-bottom AMG performance steering
  • MBUX instrument cluster
  • Heated/cooled front cupholders
  • Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning

What's there to keep you entertained in the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV?

Mercedes has finally updated the cabin of the 2021 AMG GLE 63 S Coupe with the latest MBUX infotainment system. It is a huge 12.3-inch high-resolution display that responds to the "Hey Mercedes" voice command. With Bluetooth and USB audio and connectivity, you have Apple CarPlay and Android as well for device integration.

Apart from that, MBUX is equipped with an HD radio and an optional SiriusXM radio subscription. The infotainment is mated to a 13 speaker Burmester surround sound system. The optional packages bring in the Burmester 3-D surround sound system with 26 speakers. There's an MB navigation system with a real-time traffic display.

Some of the highlights of the infotainment features are as follows:

  • MBUX multimedia system
  • 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Burmester 3D surround sound system
  • MB navigation system with real-time traffic

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Exterior

8.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is sportier than the standard AMG GLE 63 S SUV. It is loved for its distinct styling and curvy design. The updated design gives it a robust appearance and better dynamics. With the performance touch of AMG, it looks super cool and aggressive as well. The sloping roofline makes the most difference.

With the facelifted design, it now offers a chrome-trimmed AMG grille and smoked bi-xenon LED headlamps that give it a fresh look. The AMG aerodynamic bumper remains unchanged and with air vents and gloss black trim. The reworked wheel arches are comparatively wider and add muscle to this powerful coupe SUV.

As the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is pretty huge, the coupe-styled back looks unique. From the rear, it looks like a lifted sedan with its boxy trunk and lip spoiler. Below that we have sleek LED tail lamps. The rear bumper has gloss black trim as well. Mercedes' signature quad exhaust setup looks attractive even in black.

The appealing colors and optional carbon fiber accents add the AMG charm to the GLE Coupe. It looks best with the dark infrared film. There's an AMG night package that gives a dark theme to the SUV. The performance all-season tires are wrapped around 21-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels whereas the 22-inch wheels are optional.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

2021 BMW X6 M Competition

2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid Coupe

2021 Audi RS Q8

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,390

5,060

5,673

5,490

Length (inches)

195.3

194.5

194.5

197.3

Width (inches)

79.3

79.5

78.4

78.7

Height (inches)

67.6

66.6

65.1

66.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.5

8.4

7.4

8.5

Wheelbase (inches)

115.6

117.0

114.0

117.9

With plenty of muscle and curves, the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is a massive performance SUV. It weighs more than the BMW X6 M Competition. In terms of length, it is slightly smaller than the RS Q8. Both Merc and BMW prefer a wide stance for their SUVs. As it rides higher with its huge tires, it is the tallest SUV in the segment.

A ground clearance of 7.5-inches ain't much, still, the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe has decent off-road capabilities. Even with a short wheelbase, it has impressive handling and balance. As compared with the rivals such as the Cayenne and the RS Q8, the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe weighs comparatively lesser and has similar dimensions.

Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • AMG signature grille with chrome accents
  • Metallic paint with gloss black trim
  • Smoked bi-xenon LED headlamps
  • Body-colored lip spoiler
  • Carbon fiber exterior elements
  • 21-inch AMG twin 5-spoke wheels

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Safety

9.8/10

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is as capable as it looks. What gives it ultra-strength is its high-strength steel structure. To strengthen the roof, fenders, and bumpers, Mercedes has used lightweight aluminum to make the structure both rigid and balanced. That's how it bagged the top safety pick title for 2021 MY with its perfect safety score.

The safety starts with the driver assistance features such as the driver monitoring alert, surround and aerial view camera, lane keeps assist with lane departure warning, collision mitigation system, and active blind spot assist. Moreover, Mercedes offers additional safety with the ParkTronic advanced parking assist and the PRE SAFE system.

Some of the standout safety features are as follows: 

  • 360 degree surround view camera
  • Lane keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Collision mitigation system
  • Active Blindspot assist
  • PRE SAFE and PRE SAFE PLUS
  • Driver monitoring alert

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Competition

7.0/10

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs 2021 BMW X6 M Competition

BMW and Mercedes have been arch-rivals for decades, be it any segment. When it comes to SUVs, BMW's capability and performance take a toll on Mercedes SUVs. With the X6 M Competition, BMW offers a high-performance SUV with a desirable package. 

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe isn’t much behind with its amazing comfort and advanced driver assistance features. Both the SUVs fall in a similar price range where the X6 M is more agile whereas the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is more practical and capable with its EQ boost.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid

Porsche is known for its performance and precision. The Cayenne is the most sporty SUV in the segment. Now it is offered with a 670hp PHEV powertrain that won't give a chance to the rivals. With its value and reliability, the Cayenne E-Hybrid is the best performance SUV you can get.

The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe offers a similar package at a comparatively lower price. Instead of a PHEV, this one is an MHEV performance SUV with pretty competitive performance numbers. When it comes to comfort and design, both Mercedes and Porsche fight closely in the segment.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs 2021 Audi RS Q8

When the Audi RS Q8 hit the market, it changed the SUV segment forever with its advanced dynamics and capabilities. It is one of the best-valued performance SUVs you have. It gives tough competition to all other SUVs but falls back with its poor economy and ride quality.

The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe has received major improvements for 2021 and offers a better package for its price. With its 603hp V8, it is both capable on the track and can tow heavy trailers. With its advanced tech and lavish cabin, it also offers a better economy than the RS Q8.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Final Verdict

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe has not been around much but is considered a big deal in its segment and with the AMG performance version, Mercedes has majored the whole lineup within a couple of years. If you are looking for a performance SUV you have various options but the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is the best one you can have with its advanced tech, luxury comfort, countless convenience options, superb entertainment, and a whole list of driver assistance features.