2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe

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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: April 19, 2019


The GLE coupe SUVs have been a part of the crossover market for quite some time now. This class was first introduced by the madmen at the Mercedes AMG in 2016 to bring down the monopoly of the BMW X6 and X6 M which was the only coupe styled SUV till then. The Mercedes consider them as the race bred beasts of the AMG Bloodline.

This Merc after being in the market for some time, threatens the position of many others crossovers in the market. Apart from its Arch nemesis, the BMW X6 M it gives competition to Porsche cayenne, Maserati Levante, Jaguar F-Pace SVR, etc.

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Pros

Powerful V8 engine

Composed and well mannered ride

Exceptional interior quality

Cons

Low Performance

Low Fuel Economy

What's New?

GLE 63 goes unchanged or the 2019 Model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$113000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

333 cu.in.

horsepower

577 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

561 lbs.-ft @ 1750 rpm

transmission

7-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/active anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/active anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

65.2/67.1

dimensions

wheelbase

114.8 in.

length

193.6 in.

width

78.9 in.

height

67.6 in.

curb weight

5379 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

cargo volume

60.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

7200 lbs.

payload capacity

1543 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/15/18 mpg

highway range

432 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.



Styles

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Black Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe S

S

power
577 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
15 combined

$113,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4MATIC 4dr Coupe AWD (5.5L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $113,000 MSRP (14/15/18) 577 hp @ 5500 rpm, 5.5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
7-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review


The GLE 63 S coupe has been a part of the Coupe class SUVs since the beginning. It is the high-end performer of the class and has always stood as the elder sibling. The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S comes with the 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine and is priced $113,000. Although it has not changed much over years, the price being paid for it is quite justified for the features it comes loaded up with.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Features

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV comes in only one trim. But this one trim comes fully loaded up with features that it justifies the price being paid. Some of the standard features include 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system, voice control with learning feature, etc.

Trims

AMG GLE 63 S 4Matic SUV

MSRP

$113,000

Key Features

22-inch AMG cross-spoke wheels, silver

 

Panorama roof

 

Carbon fiber engine cover

 

AMG Nappa leather Performance steering wheel

 

Premium interior lighting

 

Black DINAMICA headliner

 

4.5-inch color instrument cluster display

 

Brushed aluminum pedals

 

Power front sport seats with memory

 

Remote Start via Mercedes Me Mobile App

 

Power liftgate

 

KEYLESS-GO

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Rear center-armrest pass-through

 

Power tilt/telescoping steering column

 

Heated, power-folding side mirrors

 

COMAND with touchpad controller

 

8-inch high-resolution color screen

 

harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system

 

Hands-free Bluetooth interface, Dual USB audio ports

 

HD Radio receiver

 

Voice control with learning feature

 

Bluetooth audio streaming

 

In-dash DVD/CD player and SD card reader

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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Engine and Performance

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV is powered by quite a powerful engine. It comes equipped with an AMG Handcrafted 5.5. liter Biturbo V8 engine which is considered one of the best V8 manufactured by the AMG. It is capable enough to produce a power of 577 hp and yield a torque of 561. This engine comes paired with a 7 speed Automatic transmission and the Mercedes 4Matic All-Wheel- Drive system.

Models

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC SUV

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante GTS

BMW X6 M

MSRP

$113,000

$80,985

$114,595

$119,980

$105,700

Engine

5.5L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

4.0L twin turbo V8

3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 4.4 L/268

Transmission

7 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8-speed M Sport Automatic Transmission with Drivelogic

Horsepower

577 hp@ 5000rpm

550 hp@ 6500 rpm

541 hp@ 6000rpm

550 hp@ 5750 rpm

567 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

561 ft-lbs@ 5250rpm

502 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

568 ft-lbs@ 4500rpm

538 ft-lbs@ 1750rpm

553 lb.-ft. @ 2,200 rpm

This AMG bread Crossover Mercedes is quite powerful than all its competitors. It even beats the supercharged F-Pace SVR in terms of power. It is seconded by its long standing competitor the BMW X6 M

Acceleration

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S might be powerful but is a slow starter. It takes 4.2 seconds to attain a speed of 60 MPH. looks like its heavy weight becomes a barrier here.

Models

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X6 M

0-60 MPH

4.2 sec

4.1 sec

3.9 sec

4.0 sec

4.0 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

N/A

12.4

13.2 sec

12.4 sec

Engine

5.5L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

5.0L V8 Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded

4.0L twin turbo V8

3.8L V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

4.4L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.7

N/A

N/A

N/A

11.0

This Merc though Aggressive is not so athletic. The others take around 4.0 seconds on an average to accelerate to 60 MPH.

Ride and Handling

Driving the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S is like riding a Mammoth. It is quite powerful but quite elegantly composed and behaves in a well-mannered way. It's well curated suspension keeps it quite stable on bumpy roads. Moreover the steering is quite well weighted, balanced and responsive. Hence this SUV stays composed and can be handled with finesse due to almost negligible body roll.

Braking

Being the highest performing member of the class, the GLE 63 S coupe cannot compromise with any ordinary brakes. That is the reason it gets the AMG performance brakes which are sized 15.4 inches in the front and 13.6 inches in the back. They are quite efficient enough to stop this heavy beast at a safe distance in emergency situations.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

BMW X6 M

Brake Front (in.)

15.4

15.6

16.3

15

15.6

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

15.6

14.4

13

15.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5203

4395

4796

4649

5260

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

104

Towing Capacity

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S coupe is quite a powerful hauler. It has the capacity to tow upto 7,200 lbs on its back. The others in the class have always been behind the GLE in this aspect for years. However the Cayenne Turbo surprisingly has more towing capability this year.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

BMW X6 M

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

7200

TBD

7,700

TBD

TBD.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Fuel Economy

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S coupe is quite powerful but this power comes at a cost. The thirst of this beast cannot be quenched so easily. It has an average fuel economy of 14 MPG with 12 MPG in the city and 18 MPG on the highway.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

BMW X6 M

MPG (city)

12

16

TBD

TBD

14

MPG (highway)

18

22

TBD

TBD

19

MPG (combined)

14

18

TBD

TBD

16

Tank Capacity (gal)

24.6

21.7

23.7

21.1

22.4

The 2019 GLE 63 S coupe SUV is the least fuel efficient crossover in the series so far. Although the fuel economy of the Levante and the Cayenne turbo are not yet available.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Interior

Seating and Comfort

As aggressive and intense as it looks on the outside, so lavish and roomy is it on the inside. Although we don't have the specs of the interior dimensions so far. However this crossover is quite capable enough to fit in 5 passengers with ease. All you have to complain about would be the low rear head room due to the descending roofline.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS

BMW X6 M

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

TBD

37.8/57.7/40.3

TBD

TBD

39.9/61.5/40.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

TBD

37.5/55.8/37.2

TBD

TBD

37.9/59.6/35.6

Infotainment features

Like all the other Mercedes, the 2019 GLE 63 S coupe SUV also gets a COMAND infotainment system with a touchpad controller and an 8 inch high resolution display. This might seem a little complicated to use initially. However when you get used to it, it is quite user friendly. Moreover it also gets the following infotainment features:

  • COMAND with touchpad controller
  • 8-inch high-resolution color screen
  • COMAND navigation
  • No-charge navigation map updates for 3 years
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • HD Radio receiver
  • SiriusXM Radio with 6-month All Access trial
  • 5 years of SiriusXM Traffic and Weather service
  • Voice control with learning feature
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • In-dash DVD/CD player and SD card reader

Interior Features

  • Remote Start via Mercedes Me Mobile App
  • Power liftgate
  • Heated and cooled front cupholders
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Topstitched MB-Tex upper dash and door trim
  • Laminated acoustic front door glass
  • Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery
  • Versatile cargo space and 60/40 split rear seats
  • Retractable luggage cover
  • Rear center-armrest pass-through
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Heated, power-folding side mirrors
  • Household-type 115V power outlet
  • Garage door opener
  • Infrared-remote window opening and closing
  • Brake HOLD feature

Cargo volume

The rear cargo Volume of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S coupe has a little less cargo volume than others in the class. Although you can still accommodate it with quite some necessities. It has a 23 cu.ft cargo volume behind the rear seats. This gets extended upto 60.7 cu.ft by folding the rear seats.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X6 M

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

23

33.5

26.3

19.4

26.6

Cargo Volume (ft.3) (second row folded)

60.7

 

59.3

 

59.7

Although the rear cargo room gets drastically cut down by the Descending roofline, after bending the rear seats, this crossover gets the maximum cargo Volume than others in the class.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Exterior

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S SUV has quite a beastly look which is ready to jump on the track and ready to run. Its aggressively styled slopping roofline intimidates this feeling a bit more. Speaking of the dimensions, this 5203 lbs heavy beast is 191 inches in length, 76.2 inche wide and 69.4 inches tall.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

Jaguar F-pace SVR

Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L

BMW X6 M

Curb weight (lbs.)

5203

4395

4796

4649

5285

Length(in)

191

186.5

194.0

197

193.8

Width(in)

76.2

81.5

78.1

77.5

78.3

Height(in)

69.4

65.0

65.9

66.1

66.5

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

8.4

7.4

N/A

8.1

Wheelbase (in)

114.8

113.1

114.0

118.3

115.5

Track width (in) F/R

66.4/67.1

64.6/65.1

66.5/65.8

63.9/66

65.6/65.6

Exterior Features

  • Luxuriously crafted cabin
  • AMG body styling
  • 22-inch AMG cross-spoke wheels, silver
  • Panorama roof
  • Carbon fiber engine cover
  • AMG instrumentation
  • AMG Nappa leather Performance steering wheel
  • Premium interior lighting
  • Multicolor ambient lighting
  • Black DINAMICA headliner
  • Privacy glass
  • 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display
  • Brushed aluminum pedals

 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Safety

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S might be a beast but it surely knows how to keep its riders safe. Here are the list of safety features it provides:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call
  • 9 air bags
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Active LED headlamps and LED taillamps
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Surround View System
  • PRE-SAFE
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors
  • Seat belt technology
  • Body structure
  • Night Security Illumination

 

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Competition

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs BMW X6

The Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S coupe might be a late comer in the market, but it surely knows how to outrun its arch nemesis. Its powerful than the X6 M, is a bit more spacious and is as feature filled as its arch nemesis. However the X6 M has an upper hand when it comes to performance and fuel consumption.

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne is enters its third generation this year. It is more powerful and totally looks up to date. Despite of being less powerful than the GLE, this beauty still performs better than this heavy beast in most of the aspects. On the other hand, the GLE has started to look a bit dated in front of the all new Cayenne Turbo.

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs Maserati Levante GTS

The Maserati enters the market of powerful SUVs with V8 engines this year by introducing the Levante GTS. Although it still has a lot to learn about this market from the older player such as the GLE 63 S coupe SUV. After looking at the GLE, the Maserati might look a bit out of option.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Final Verdict

The Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S coupe SUV has come a long way since its debut in 2016. It is more power-packed and feature filled than its predecessors. However it has started to look a little dated. Moreover it is high time for the Mad men at the AMG to work on its fuel consumption and performance.