Mercedes has expanded its AMG portfolio in India with the launch of the Mercedes- AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé, which is also the company’s successful inheritor of its previous AMG GLE 43. The launch of this swanky high performance SUV Coupé has definitely made the Indian portfolio of Mercedes stronger along with laying a concrete foundation for the future SUVs to come from the AMG range. This is the first time that a vehicle from the renowned AMG 53 series has been launched by India’s largest luxury car manufacturer in the country.
The exclusive launch of the GLE 53 has piqued the interest of Indian consumers who are always on their toes about a new launch from Mercedes-Benz. Keeping true to its sporty reputation, the SUV comes with a six cylinder in-line engine which has a twin scroll turbocharging. In addition to its impressive engine, its Formula 1 inspired 48 V EQ Boost reaches 435 HP plus a temporary 22 HP and 250 Nm of electric output, enabling it to make 0 – 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds.
Equipped with the Dynamic Select, it offers seven drive programmes- slippery, comfort, sport, sport+, individual, trail and sand; and the AMG Speedshift TCT 9G Transmission along with Mercedes Me Connect have been installed to provide the most top notch driving experience possible. The launch took place following the norms through a physidigital affair at Mercedes Benz India’s exclusive AMG Performance Centre in Mumbai. The launch introduced the SUV specifications with every single detail and it was announced to be priced at INR 1.2 Crore.
At the auspicious occasion, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mercedes Benz India, Santosh Iyer said, “The launch of the AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé is a strategic decision aimed at strengthening our AMG portfolio by introducing the much awaited AMG 53 series in India. The AMG portfolio is one of the fastest growing segments for us and the addition of the 53 series will further popularize the segment. The AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé offers more power and enhanced driving experience for the customers and its successor of the outgoing AMG GLE 43 in India. This new performance SUV Coupé will also diversify our successful GLE portfolio by catering to those AMG customers aspiring for a practical and stylish performance SUV Coupé from the all new GLE range.”
With the GLE 53 SUV, Mercedes Benz has once again solidified its title as the leader in luxury performance vehicle manufacturer in India, so much so that the customers barely bat an eyelash while spending crore rupees on the car. This has been made possible with Mercedes’ continual delivery of unmatched car performance as well as quality engineering. Mercedes has taken a huge leap forward with the AMG 53, thanks to its technical innovations to the interior and exterior bodywork, and dynamic sporty design.
Technical specifications of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé –
|Performance Data||Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé|
BS VI 6/in-line
Combustion engine output (kW/hp) @ rpm
320/435 @ 5500 – 6100 rpm
Output from EQ Boost (kW/hp)
Torque (Nm @ rpm)
520 @ 1800-5800
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
4MATIC+ with variable torque distribution
AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G
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