The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is powered by a 5,461 cc biturbo direct-injection V8 engine, which generates 585 hp at 5,500 rpm and 760 Nm of torque, which remains constant from 1,750 to 5,250 rpm. Driving through a AMG Speedshift 7G-Tronic Plus transmission recalibrated for even greater responsiveness, the GLE 63 S will sprint to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds, and onto a 155 mph electronically limited top speed, while delivering exceptional mid-range punch. Combined economy and CO2 emission figures are 23.9 mpg and 276 g/km.

The GLE 63 S biturbo engine produces its exceptional levels of performance, economy and low emissions through an innovative combination of high-tech features. These include spray-guided direct-injection, twin turbo-chargers, four valves per cylinder with camshaft adjustment, air/water intercooling, alternator management and a weight-optimised AMG sports exhaust with chromed double twin tailpipes that contribute to the engine’s engaging soundtrack.

The GLE 63 S is underpinned by a heavily revised chassis and suspension layout to deliver even higher levels of agility and dynamism. The standard-fit AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with AirMATIC features bespoke struts and ADS Plus continuously variable dampers. Active Curve System with active roll stabilisation is also standard. DYNAMIC SELECT supports this with AMG-tuned drive programmes that adjust throttle response, gear-change strategy, ESP® thresholds, steering power assistance and the damper rates to offer a wide variety of distinct driving experiences.

One hallmark AMG feature: the unmistakeable V8 engine sound

As is customary for an AMG model, the GLE 63 also has a unique sound. The V8 engine sounds different depending on the DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode that has been selected: restrained in COMFORT mode or roaring and distinctive with SPORT+. Here the driver experiences every gearshift in a more emotional way as the momentary retardation of ignition and injection under full throttle speeds up gear shifting and is also audible behind the wheel. The double-declutching function when downshifting and the “exhaust rumbling” in overrun mode make the hairs on the back of the neck stand up when in the cockpit – and evoke the sound of a DTM touring car.