Drive the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S: Unlimited Luxury

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The new Mercedes Benz GLE is one of the largest and most luxurious SUVs in the industry. It is spacious, comfortable, and very luxurious.

Actually the GLE is a hybrid because the electric motor/generator between the engine and transmission produces 21 horsepower and 184 lb-ft torque. In addition to powering the 48-volt electric system, it also adds power at takeoff for easier start.

This magnificent SUV has a handcrafted AMG 4.0Liter Bi-Turbo Engine that produces 603-horsepower and 627 lb-ft torque. It is mated to the AMG speed shift TCT 9-speed automatic transmission, and working in tandem with the electronic locking differential.

Inside, the GLE is comfortable and provides an abundance of reliable and dependable features.

Drive the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S: Unlimited Luxury

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Center stage is the 12.3 media display with touchscreen combining MB navigation with map updates (1st-year). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto highlight the best features for communication while Sirius XM Radio All-Access accompanied by Burmester Surround Sound System provides the entertainment venues.

The interior is spacious and comfortable, aided by Luxury 4-zone climate control. Handsome front seats are multi-contour with massage function, as well as being heated and ventilated. Color interior ambient lighting and LED side mirror logo projection add to the safety and ambience of the cabin. The rear cabin offers super head, shoulder and leg room.

Outside, GLE rests on 22-inch AMG cross-spoke wheels. It is coated with a Selenite Grey Metallic coating with a carbon fiber trim with complementary Black Dynamic Roof Rails.

Drive the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S: Unlimited Luxury

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Active LED Headlamps with adaptive high beams assist, and Mercedes-Benz Emergency call service adds to passenger safety by automatically calling the authorities should there be an accident or need for assistance.

Speaking of safety, the Advance Air Bag Protection System, and anti-thief Assist work with technology like active brake alert. Active parking assist with surround view system, and Blind Spot Assist makes for a great matchup.

The new GLE has impressive aerodynamics combined with active brake alert and Adaptive Body Control, helping to counteract body roll, pitching and squat.

Pages could be written about all the features that the GLE has to offer, but it’s the pride you get in the drive that sets this Mercedes apart from the rest. It is the feeling you get driving such a big, luxurious, and powerful car. Mercedes has sold over 5-million SUVs since they made their first vehicle.

Suggested Retail Price $113,950.


New Vehicle 4-year/50,000-mile Warranty

24-Hour roadside Assistance Program

Durhl Caussey is an automotive writer based in Dallas, Texas. He may be reached at this publication or [email protected].