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Mercedes drives in with the GLE 53 AMG

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23 September 2020 / 13:50IST

Can’t decide between an SUV or a sports car? AMG to the rescue! After having spent some time in the gym, the popular GLE range of SUVs from Mercedes-Benz have been given the AMG moniker and the GLE 53 Coupe gets a stonking 435hp, 3.0-litre straight-six engine that also gets a little boost from a 48V hybrid system that’s not so little if you like high torque. 520Nm to be precise! In an F1-inspired move, the GLE 53 Couple also features EQ boost, which uses a 48V mild-hybrid system to provide short bursts of 22hp+250Nm of additional power! All this power gets transferred to all four wheels, thanks to 4Matic+ and a 9-speed transmission to control it all. Inside the cabin, the now familiar dual 12.3in screens running MBUX are prominent and to aid in overall well-being, it’s equipped with ventilated seats that also feature seat kinetics for a gentle massage-like lumbar activation. A 13-speaker Burmester audio, up to 1800lts of boot space and AMG Active Ride Control make sure everyone is at home in this high-tech SUVship. An ex-showroom price of Rs. 1.2crores won’t be a deterrent for the fast family man.

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