The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 has arrived, with sporty looks, an interior woven with red stitching, a powerful engine, a remedy announced against the lag turbo and an introduction that uses some form of the word "dynamic" 25 times. But do not be too excited, because he will not be in the United States for a while.
Mercedes announced the four-wheel drive SUV before its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with its 3.0 liters, six-cylinder in-line turbocharged that makes a 429 horses evaluated and 384 pound-feet of torque through a nine-speed automatic transmission. There is also an optional third row foldable if your sport SUV is to be even more convenient.
But this power and functionality will not help the SUV get to the United States faster, as Mercedes said it would not be on sale in the US until the end of 2020. In terms of chronology, these beginnings are like sending a graduation announcement in ninth grade.
Either way, the engine of the GLE 53 is not just your normal six online. Mercedes turned this one into a soft hybrid with a claimed time of 5.2 seconds to go from one stop to 60 km / h, and the big boast on the SUV are its electric auxiliary compressor and EQ Boost start generator.
The electric compressor acts essentially like a turbo before the turbo, set up a boost pressure before starting the big gas turbo and gradually eliminate the delay of the turbo. Starter Generator briefly gives the SUV an additional 21 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque, Mercedes says, and powers the 48-volt on-board electrical system.
Here is the contract with the starter generator, via Mercedes:
The EQ Boost generator-starter combines a starter and a generator in a powerful electric motor and is mounted between the engine and the transmission. […]
The EQ Boost starter generator is a key component of the 48V system and not only serves as a generator, but is also responsible for hybrid functions. […]
Since the belt of auxiliary components on the front edge of the engine is omitted, the installation length of the new six-cylinder engine is also significantly reduced compared to conventional six-cylinder engines.
Mercedes said the idea was to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, without giving up the driving characteristics that justify AMG performance badges throughout the vehicle.
There are also many badges, as well as touches of Alcantara and red that are stitched into the black leather interior of the GLE 53, to give the impression that the SUV fits perfectly into the Mercedes AMG lineup. It is also offered with seven driving modes, even if it will probably be blocked more often than it should in its standard setting: there is a "slippery" mode, for slippery roads, "comfort" , "Sport", "sport plus". "Trail", "sand" and a custom setting.
Many other vehicle parameters can be sorted in the Mercedes MBUX multimedia information system, which is somehow longer than the expectation will be before this thing is on lots of US resellers. The GLE 53 will also feature the AMG Track Pace app if a homeowner wants to see how he gets out on track, with his own scent called "AMG # 63", with a "sports fragrance that matches the spirit of the performance sports car brand" . Things were going well up to this point.
Given all this and what's going on under the hood, the new AMG GLE 53 looks like it's going to look like, be powerful and feel (?) Part of a performance SUV, which matches almost everything that we can really ask in the age of performance SUVs.