The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 was recently spotted testing at the Nurburgring, disturbing pretty much everybody near the ‘Ring with its menacing growl and squeaking tires during high-speed cornering. All that noise came from the prototype that uses a new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8, which comes in the place of the old and outdated 5.5-liter mill.
The regular variant of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 should get 563 HP (571 PS / 420 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm), whereas under the hood of the GLE 63 S, the new V8 is expected to produce up to 603 HP (612 PS / 450 kW) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque, The new GLE 63 Coupe and GLE 63 S Coupe will definitely share the same engine with identical outputs. It’s important to know that the outgoing GLE 63 S took only 4.1 seconds to sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill, which means that the new one should be able to drop below the 4-second mark. Meaning, the new beast will become competitive with the BMW X5 M, which hits 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and maxes out at 180 mph (290 km/h) when fitted with the optional M Driver’s Package.
In addition to the big improvements under the hood, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 gets a couple of interesting cosmetic changes. The latest prototype shows a new and larger grille with vertical slats, new, more aggressive bumpers and side skirts, as well as slightly wider wheel arches.
We have no interior shots now, but taking into account that the automaker intends to introduce the gorgeous SUV pretty soon, we will find out more details in the coming months. The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 could debut as soon as the Los Angeles Auto Show. If now, Mercedes could wait until early next year to debut the new model at the Geneva Motor Show.