A completely redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLE has been introduced and priced for the upcoming year. The vehicle is priced from $54,695 and it reaches showrooms next spring. However, the manufacturer’s job isn’t done with the SUV. No, because they are working on a coupe variant as well. This time, our photographers managed to catch a testing prototype that appears to be the all-new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe.
The more rakish version of Mercedes’ mid-size SUV has been spied camouflaged and we are sure it’s the AMG-based model thanks to its lowered suspension and larger wheels. Also, the front end hosts the single-bar grille, which is another giveaway.
Essentially, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe is going to replace the current GLE 43 Coupe. We know it’s not the topping GLE63 Coupe because it doesn’t feature the Panamericana grille. Plus, it has been fitted with round exhaust tips which are typical for the entry-level model. Of course, the automaker will not skip the chance to offer AMG’s usual treatment that doesn’t only include larger wheels, but also performance tires and beefy brakes.
Guess what? The 2021 AMG GLE 53 Coupe will use a hybrid powertrain. Yes, the model will use AMG’s first hybrid drivetrain that combines a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder and the EQ Boost system. The system will deliver a whopping output of 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. It’s going to be connected with a 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive. Essentially, the successor will deliver 44 hp more than the outgoing GLE 43 Coupe, but there is a catch you know. The hybrid aid adds around 115 kg of extra weight, so it’s very disputable how helpful this is.
Inside, the coupe-SUV is going to have pretty much the same design as the regular GLE. Meaning, you can expect a dual-screen layout, a quartet of air vents, and MBUX that’s going to be fitted with AMG graphics of course.