With 603 horsepower, the redesigned GLE63 S continues AMG’s tradition of building luxurious, fire-breathing SUVs.
Mercedes practically invented the factory-built high-performance luxury SUV in 1999 when it stuffed a 5.4-liter V-8 into its ML-class ute and christened the ML55 AMG. That vehicle’s stats and figures—342 horsepower, 376 lb-ft of torque, 60 mph in the mid-sixes—seem quaint two decades later. But at the time, the company was able to call it the fastest ute in the world. With more than half of Mercedes-AMG’s sales today being utility vehicles, it makes sense for the performance sub-brand to keep pushing its SUV bar ever higher. The redesigned 2021 GLE63 S is the latest to faithfully adhere to that mega-horsepower tradition.
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