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Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 2019 review

Posted On: 4 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Autocar

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 2019 review

Mild-hybrid performance coupé-SUV grows more focused for its second generation, with heightened dynamics and effortless cruising ability
Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance car division is not holding back in launching a go-fast version of the second-generation GLE Coupé. From the outset of UK sales of the bold SUV, a new sporting GLE53 Coupé model sits alongside the standard GLE350d and GLE400d diesels and diesel-electric GLE350de in a four-strong initial line-up.The successor to the earlier GLE43 Coupé has been conceived to rival to the likes of the Audi SQ8, BMW X6 M50i and Porsche Cayenne S Coupé, providing a stepping stone to the range-topping GLE63 Coupé that was revealed at the recent 2019 Los Angeles motor show.The GLE53 Coupé is clearly a more focused and resolved proposition than its predecessor, bringing with it a more powerful and responsive mild-hybrid drivetrain, an excellent nine-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted shift paddles and a new 4Matic+ four-wheel drive system...

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