The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class family is due to get updated, and several members’ prototype updates are currently being tested. In our most recent spy shots, an updated version of the AMG GLE 63 Coupe is shown in prototype form. The current GLE-Class debuted in 2019 as a 2020 model and, per Mercedes tradition, is soon due for a mid-cycle update. The modern home should start showing up in 2023 as 2024 models. Modernized prototypes of the popular GLE-Class, the sporty GLE 53 Coupe, and the powerful GLE 63 have already been spotted. The GLE 63 Coupe can now be added to that record.
At least in terms of aesthetics, the replacement is likely to be minor. The newest prototype’s camouflage hints that the LEDs at each end will undergo some minor modifications. The front fascia also appears to have a minimally updated appearance. The inside also has to be updated, and Mercedes is likely to install the most recent version of its vehicle. This prototype also features a completely redesigned steering wheel design, as can be seen by looking inside.
Although it is unclear what AMG has planned for the engine, we do not anticipate any significant changes to the current 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 and mild hybrid system. Although AMG is introducing a brand-new plug-in hybrid powertrain based on the V-8, this specific prototype lacks a charging connector.
The GLE 63 currently produces 603 horsepower in GLE 63S trim, up from the standard 571 horsepower. Each time, the mild hybrid system can give a temporary boost of 21 horsepower. Customers can choose between the standard SUV body and the coupe-like variant of the GLE 63S, the only vehicle now offered in the U.S. market.
One of Mercedes’ best sellers is the GLE-Class. Without accounting for pandemic-related impacts in 2020, the mid-size SUV averages about 50,000 gross sales per year in the United States alone. All GLE-Class models, including the AMGs, are entirely produced at Mercedes’ factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Additionally, Tuscaloosa will soon start producing two new electrical SUVs called the EQS SUV and EQE SUV. We are all aware that the EQE SUV might receive an AMG-tuned version, and the EQS SUV probably will as well.