2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe

MSRP $40,000 Est.

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7.7

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2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 24, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The year 2021 saw the introduction of the new generation GLE 63 S Coupe from Mercedes-AMG which is based on the new generation GLE class. The new GLE 63 S Coupe was designed from the ground up for the 2021 model and is still very fresh based on the new second-gen GLE-Class introduced in 2020. On that note, expecting major changes in the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S would only lead to disappointment. No grouse at all though, and the all-new second-gen GLE 63 S Coupe is a perfect sports SUV with plenty of style. It has muscle and presence along with a dynamic character and plush cabin appointments. 

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Pros

Powerful V8

Lavish and comfortable interior

Quick acceleration

Latest technology for interior and safety

Cons

Standard Mercedes-AMG GLE is more practical

Less cargo space

Expensive

What's New?

No major changes expected


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$40000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$40,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe in Lunar Blue Metallic color
Lunar Blue Metallic

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

7.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


Perhaps, the star of the GLE 63 S Coupe’s show is the brawny 4.0-liter twin-turbo which pushes it vehemently off the mark. AMG performance brakes, stiffer sport-tuned suspension, larger 21’ inch wheels, and a limited-slip differential are some of its other performance-enhancing componentry. As you would expect, you also get a host of optional extras to choose from. Tagged at a starting MSRP of $117,000, the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe changes your traditional perspective of an SUV with great flair, comfort, and presence. With its new generation being even higher on the tech and performance quotient, the likes of BMW X6M, Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo, and Audi RS Q8 have got something to really worry about. 


6.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Features

There are two body styles to choose from either the standard GLE SUV or the GLE 63 S Coupe SUV, but there are no trim options or customization options available as such with the GLE 63 S Coupe SUV. Thanks to its unique yet burly performance proposition. With an MSRP of $117,000, the GLE 63 S Coupe offers you a powerful engine, the most advanced four-wheel-drive system, a comfortable and modern cabin with the latest tech in terms of safety, infotainment, and performance gizmos. In short, the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is a solidly equipped machine. 

Trim

GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

MSRP (AWD)

$117,000

Key Features

AMG Ride Control sports suspension

 

Handcrafted 4.0-liter Twin-turbo V8

 

AMG steering with touch controls.

 

12.3-inch digital gauge cluster

 

Heated and Ventilated seats

 

12.3-inch touchscreen display with MBUX

 

Leather Upholstery

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There is no option to choose from, the reason being there is no need to as the standard SUV in itself is pretty well equipped in terms of safety, performance, comfort and entertainment sections altogether making it the best buy for the price, while you can choose between the optional extras, if you prefer more practicality then you should go for the standard GLE 63 S as there is not much of a price difference between both.

Release Date

There has been no official confirmation from the brand regarding the release date of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S and with no information whatsoever, it is difficult to predict a timeline for its launch. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Engine and Performance

6.0/10

At the heart of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe lies a handbuilt 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 which makes 603 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque in the 2021 model. A smooth-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels and never misses a beat. As of now though, this same pot is expected to serve in the 2022 model as well without any change. However, with Mercedes-Benz eyeing complete electrification in the near future alongside smaller engines, we are a bit skeptical about these heavyweight AMG engines. 

For the moment though, the 2021 GLE 63 S Coupe is a beast on the streets with very light feet, Power comes in lightning-quick and smooth with negligent spool during startups. Power delivery is smooth and linear with a huge amount of available torque across the rev range. When floored harder on a winding road, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe races from 0-60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds. Thankfully, the upgraded large ventilated discs at all four corners have a strong bite into them and are confident enough in taming down the GLE’s raging adrenaline. Interestingly, all the other cars in the lot here offer similar performance, the GLE 63 S edges ahead with its extra torque and that does show up when you fire it harder.

Models

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV

2021 Audi RS Q8*

2021 BMW X6 M**

2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo SUV*

MSRP

$117,000 (expected)

$114,500

$114,100

$131,900

Engine

4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8

4.0-liter twin-turbo V8

4.4-liter Twin-turbo V8

4.0-liter Twin Turbo V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

603 @ 5,750

591 @ 6,500

600 @ 6000

541 @ 5,750

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

627 @ 2,500

590 @ 2,500

553 @ 2200

567 @ 1,960

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.7

3.7

3.8

3.7

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

11.9

12.2

12.1

11.5

Top-Speed (MPH)

174

155

155

177

*2021 data used for reference

When you intend to play with the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S on a winding street, this behemoth behaves surprisingly well for its size and heft. While it's not as disciplined as a Porsche Cayenne Turbo coupe around corners, but for its size, the GLE 63 S offers remarkable grip and composure. The throttle response is quick but does not make it jumpy in any manner and the steering offers good feedback as well. 

Bumps and potholes are soaked well even in sports mode and the suspension despite being on the stiffer side seem very compliant. There is also a Sports Plus mode which is the more hardcore version of the Sports mode but is better used on track rather than on the streets as it makes it stiffer and sharpens every response which would result in an uncomfortable ride on the road. Under normal city conditions though, those large 21’ inch wheels do translate some minor vibrations inside the cabin but at highway speeds, the GLE 63 S Coupe gets as form as a rock. Each SUV clocks similar timings when tested, however, it is the Porsche Cayenne Coupe that manages the best top speed of 177 MPH, while both the Audi and BMW are limited to 155 MPH. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Although Mercedes-Benz has been busy recently scraping off larger engines with smaller and hybrid powertrains, such a thing doesn't appear in near sight for the behemoth AMG GLE 63 S, at least for now. Now what that means is that the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S should offer similar fuel economy as its 2021 counterpart. We are talking about a 20 MPG combined fuel economy. For something which weighs over 5000 lbs and can sprint from 0-60 in 3.7-seconds, this economy is more than overwhelming, to say the least. 

Models

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV*

2021 Audi RS Q8*

2021 BMW X6 M**

2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo SUV*

MPG (City)

18

13

16

15

MPG (Highway)

23

19

19

19

MPG (Combined)

20

15

18

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

22.5

22.5

21.9

23.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

405/517/450

293/428/337

350/482/394

356/450/402

*2021 data used for reference

Among the competition here, the Mercedes is the most fuel-efficient of the lot and also has the biggest fuel tank, which is identical to the size of the tank in Audi here. Speaking of Audi, the RS Q8 is the least efficient among the pack here averaging 15 MPG and also the heaviest. Surprisingly enough, even the lightest among the pack here, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coupe stands behind the heavier GLE 63 S in terms of fuel economy, but its largest fuel tank of 23.7-gallons helps it average combined range above the 400-mile mark.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Interior

9.0/10

The GLE 63 S might be a performance-focused model from Mercedes-AMG, but it does not cut out on comfort or luxury. The seats are well supported and comfortable. There is seating for up to 5 and passengers get almost all the modern-day creature comforts that one would expect in this class. The plush leather upholstery feels very soft to the touch and the wide front seats also get power adjustment alongside heating and ventilation. However, with the Coupe body style, the rear headroom and cargo space seem to suffer a bit as the sloping roofline cuts off significant headroom in the back. There is ample space up front, but if you are someone who likes to travel along with your family or friends often, the standard GLE SUV will provide better space. 

The interior has no disappointments of any sort, the dash is a well laid out design with buttons and knobs controlling the different functions. With a major change made to the 2021 model’s cabin, ergonomics got better than they were in the previous model, and many new features have also been added or replaced to make the interior a place no one could forget easily. The floating digital screen architecture looks very modern and in line with modern Mercedes-Benz products while the soft-touch leather surfacing justifies its stature really well. The four aircon vents stuck on the carbon-fiber insert on the dash also couple well with the metallic accents to uplift the interior vibe. All of these are expected to be carried forward to the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV.

Models

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV*

2021 Audi RS Q8*

2021 BMW X6 M**

2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo SUV*

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

42.3/59.3/N/A

38.2/59.5/41.7

40.7/60/39.8

N/A

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.4/58.4/N/A

38.1/58.5/40.2

39.4/58.1/37.4

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

27.5

30.5

27.4

21.1

*2021 data used for reference

For a large coupe SUV, the GLE 63 S not only has a decent cabin space but also a healthy cargo area. With 27.5 cu-ft of cargo space, the GLE 63 S can swallow most of your weekend packaging. Although the trunk lid opens wide but is a bit on the higher side making it a tad difficult pushing things in there. Among the competition though, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S shines bright with its best in class headroom at both rows. Thanks to its taller personality despite the dramatic roofline. In terms of cargo and practicality though, the Audi RS Q8 turns out to be the most generous with its 30.5 cu-ft of cargo space. While Porsche’s interior space is not known, its cargo capacity is the lowest in the segment. The BMW X6M on the other hand has a roomy cabin and similar cargo space as the Mercedes-AMG.

Key interior features of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe include :

  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • AMG power-adjustable seats with memory function
  • Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Dual Zone automatic climate control
  • AMG illuminated door sills
  • Garage door opener
  • Keyless-GO with hands-free access
  • AMG steering with touch controls

What’s there to keep you entertained?

Mercedes-Benz is said to be the pioneer in automotive tech with plenty of advanced gizmos in their products and the new 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is no exception. This exotic coupe-SUV gets a set of two 12.3-inch screens sitting atop the dash. One works as the gauge cluster, and the second one is a touchscreen unit powered by the Mercedes MBUX infotainment system. The functions of this system can be controlled by either a touchpad present in the center console or the touch buttons present on the steering of the touchscreen display itself. 

There are also voice control features that allow you to control all the features as well, just by saying ‘Hey Mercedes’ and telling it what to do. The infotainment screen is sharp and crisp with good brightness and is also quick in its responses. The system comes with a standard 590 watt 13 speaker Burmester sound system which can be upgraded to a 1,590 watt 25-speaker sound system if you love music.

Some of the key infotainment features include:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration
  • 13-speaker Burmester Surround Sound system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Voice Control
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • SD card reader
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio paid for 6-months
  • Live traffic information for 3 years
  • Online navigation map update for 3 years
  • Available 25-Speaker Burmester sound system
  • Available Augmented reality for navigation

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Exterior

9.0/10

There will not be many changes made to the exterior of the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV as it is supposed or speculated to be more of a carryover model. What that means is that buyers would still get a brawny and meaner SUV which apart from its offline, carries no other drama. With its large footprint, wider hips, and those thick 21’ inch alloys, the GLE 63 S has loads of road presence.

The Panamericana grille which is a signature symbol of all the AMG models adds an aggressive look to the front fascia, alongside are the signature daytime running lights, and exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels. In the rear you get a curved roofline creating a sloping rear end and the quad trapezoidal tailpipes which further help to make the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe stand apart from the rest of the models.

Models

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV*

2021 Audi RS Q8*

2021 BMW X6 M*

2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo SUV*

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,350

5,490

5,425

5,024

Length (inches)

195

197.3

195

194.5

Width (inches)

79.5

78.7

87.3

78.4

Height (inches)

70.2

66.7

68.9

65.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.5

N/A

8.3

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

117.9

117.9

117

114

*2021 data used for reference

With all its muscle and flair, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S also adds up a lot of weight into it having a curb weight of 5,350 lbs. However, the other three rivals here follow a similar suit as well. The Porsche though is the lightest among the bunch here weighing just above the 5000 lbs mark and has similar ground clearance as the BMW X6 M of almost 8.5 inches, which is significantly more ground clearance than the Mercedes which in turn will make it a better performer off-road. 

The RS Q8 on the other hand is the longest measuring 197.3 inches which makes it slightly hard to maneuver around town and would also be difficult to park in tight spaces or small garages. However, its wheelbase of 117.9 inches is similar to the Mercedes-AMG’s. No matter which of these modern SUVs you pick, one gliding down a busy street will surely catch eyeballs like a magnet. All of these luxury sports machines have a distinct charisma of their own.

Key exterior highlights include:

  • AMG Specific grille
  • Illuminated running boards
  • Silver chrome exterior styling
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Side mirror logo projectors

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Safety

9.0/10

Vehicles like the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe are not tested by government agencies as they’re expensive. While the scores and ratings are not available, an SUV with such an expensive price tag, and from a manufacturer that is well renowned for the safety of their vehicles is no concern at all. The standard GLE lineup scored well in the tests performed on it, and also managed to bag the title of the ‘Top Safety Pick+’ from the IIHS.

Even the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe is expected to be equally safe as the others. With excellent engineering for the structure and bodywork, there are a lot of integrated safety features, alongside seven airbags, traction control, and stability control, there are a slew of advanced safety features as well.

Key safety features:

  • Lane keep assist
  • Driver attention system
  • Rearview camera
  • Blindspot assist
  • Mercedes-Benz emergency call service
  • Pre-safe
  • Smart key
  • Brake assist (BAS)

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Competition

8.0/10

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs 2021 Audi RS Q8

The Audi RS Q8 offers less power, comes at the same price but it is slightly more practical as it has a bigger cargo area. The less power and somewhat dull driving characteristics of the Audi make the Mercedes look good in this comparison.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs 2021 BMW X6 M

While most figures remain neck and neck when it comes to these two, the BMW X6 M has a better stance, and a more practical cabin, along with this the X6 is better-looking than the Merc which looks a bit dull in front of the X6, giving the X6 an edge over the Mercedes.

2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV vs 2021 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo SUV

The Porsche reflects the characteristics of its sports car siblings which makes it better in terms of performance, but it is significantly more expensive than the Mercedes with less power and torque. It is also low on fuel economy as compared to the Merc.

2022 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 63 S Coupe Final Verdict

The 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe SUV comes with only one disappointment; less practicality for which the standard AMG GLE SUV will be a better choice, and while some people wonder why this segment even exists, well the better sales figures are the answer to this question. The smaller and sleeker-looking Coupe SUV with an engine that offers mind-blowing performance, suspension, and steering setup that gives the SUV more of saloon ride quality and a luxurious cabin to keep the occupants happy at all times, what else does one want.