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Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ brought thrills at 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-AMG won't be so silent about its performance aspirations as the high-performance arm of Mercedes-Benz unveiled another hardcore model at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This time around, the performance division is giving more oomph to the new generation of the Mercedes GLE by taking the veil off the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+.

Even at the first look, the AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ is easily identifiable as an AMG offering thanks to a number of elements that only its performance vehicles don. The most glaring of these elements is the AMG-specific radiator grille, which comes with 15 vertical chromed strips. Centrally located on the dynamic-looking Panamericana grille is the Mercedes star in the double ring.

Furthermore, the new AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ features narrow headlamps, the A-Wing with silver-like trim as well as silver chrome-plated. On the rear end, the new GLE 53 4MATIC+ features a horizontal chromed diffuser strip in the rear apron and a special exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes. , As standard, the AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ rides on 20-inch light alloy wheels with AMG lettering. Customers can choose from seven wheel options, at sizes ranging from 20 inches to 22 inches.

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Mercedes-Benz claims upcoming GLE PHEV will have a 100-km all-electric range

Plug-in hybrid vehicles are increasingly the mobility of choice for many people. For short drives around the city or urban areas, plug-in hybrid can be switched to all-electric mode for a zero-emission driving experience. However, current plug-in hybrids can only offer up to 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range.

Mercedes-Benz is hoping to break the status quo by not just surpassing the 50-km barrier, but also offering up to 100 km (62 miles) in pure electric range. Quite a number of plug-in hybrids still offer 30 km of electric range, while there is an increasing number of models that are engineered to reach 50 km.

As divulged by Ola Kallenius, head of Daimler group research and Mercedes-Benz cars development, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV will be the first plug-in hybrid to offer a 100-km range, as per WLTP cycle.

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Fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE is roomier and filled with lots of tech

Compared to its predecessor (2011-2019 model years), the next-gen GLE is more elegant, more intelligent, and more technological. Likewise it is more spacious, more aerodynamic and more suited to off-road adventures.

Mercedes-Benz will unveil the next-gen GLE to the global public at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris 2018, which will be held from October 4 to 14, 2018). It will arrive in the United States and Europe in early 2019 and in China in spring 2019.

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Mercedes-AMG GLE43 gets power upgrade for the 2018 model year

Earlier this year, we had the chance to test the Mercedes-AMG GLE43. That time, the GLE43 had a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine that was capable of producing an impressive 362 horsepower. We were quite impressed with the six-cylinder mill considering that the car weighed almost 5,000 pounds. Now, the company decided they would give the 2018 model year an extra push of 23 horsepower, now giving it a maximum of 385 horsepower for the “43” model.

The sporty model will still be equipped with the same nine-speed automatic transmission that gives power to the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. But the other GLE models will only be getting a seven-speed gear box. As for performance, we have not heard from Mercedes USA just yet, but we do know that the previous year model could sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 5.6 seconds, while continuing to a top speed of 130 miles per hour (209 kph).

With this performance upgrade, we would naturally expect a price increase as well. The 2018 model year GLE43 now starts at $67,750 MSRP - that is $600 more than its predecessor. If the GLE43 is not fast enough for you, then you can opt for the more powerful GLE63 model that will cost you almost double at $102,550. The “63” model can give out 550 horsepower, or you can even go all out with the 577 horsepower GLE63, which starts at $109,700. These models can now be had with additional wood trims as part of the 2018 upgrade.

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Mercedes-Benz will release more premium edition variants of its latest models that are closely based on the same concept of the SLC RedArt and SL design Edition. The car in question is the new GLE Coupe OrangeArt Edition which offers a model-specific upgrade.

In a bid to attract more consumers, the German marque will be offering its pseudo SUV-coupe with the premium edition treatment. The new variant is offered in a couple of black shades as well as in white, gray or silver hues. But what is eye-catching is that the Coupe can be aesthetically known for its orange accents of the rim flange and front apron.

Various eye-catchers in Orange lend the coupe a sporty look, and with its striking contrast, they give the vehicle a stylish vibe. The OrangeArt Edition Coupe also flaunts 21-inch alloy wheels directly from AMG's portfolio and will be offered as standard with a black LED ring meant for the headlights. The exterior's upgrades are only up to here, sorry to burst your bubble.

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Bulletproof cars and trucks are found in all parts of the world for safety purposes. However, adding a bulletproof glass, run-flat tires, Kevlar and other protective equipment is no easy task as these can add weight to the already heavy vehicle. But this is the specialty of Russian tuner Topcar Design, which guarantees to modify your vehicle to make it more badass. Take the newly modified Mercedes-Benz GLE Guard for example, a sophisticated vehicle that is now a prime example of a vehicle that you don’t want to mess with. And the best feature of this beast? Its classy all-white interior.

TopCar Design is a luxury car tuning company that was founded in Moscow around 2004, and is considered as one of the pioneer Russian tuning companies. Now TopCar has established its trademark around the world with 14 official dealers around the world. It specializes on aerodynamic packages for the likes of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, but can also modify other premium brand vehicles.

And if you are needing to transform your beloved Mercedes-Benz into an armoured vehicle, then TopCar Design is up for the task. It will mean more bang for your buck as you can acquire both safety as well as a design upgrade, with the premium all white leather interior and impenetrable windows. The Russian Tuner is also willing to install a one of a kind wood, crocodile leather and even astonishing 24K gold trimmings if you want a more premium feel and if you prefer to hang out longer in that car and feel secure with its protective elements and bulletproof glass, so no worries.

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Do the vehicle’s aesthetic standards appeal to you more than its performance? If so, TopCar’s version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d not only looks mean but it also comes with a meaner price tag --- It’s almost like buying an “AMG-fied” GLE63 S Coupe. That being the case, there definitely is a lot more you can do to make it run just as fast or to simply improve its overall performance. Which would you rather have?

To compare it with the AMG 63 S, the GLE 350d dressed up in TopCar’s Inferno body kit is priced at around $113,000 while the set of 22-inch Lumma Design Wheels can be bought separately at more or less 6,900 USD. On the other hand, you can get the AMG-modified Mercedes-Benz for 110,650 USD. In other words, this makes the diesel engined Inferno close to the price range of an AMG.

If you’re leaning towards fuel economy, then an AMG might not be for you. You may have to bring down your expectations. A standard GLE 350d Coupe boasts an average of 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers combined fuel consumption. Besides, it has enough power to hit 62 mph from a standstill in just seven seconds.

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Mercedes-Benz USA has announced the release of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV. In addition to being the ninth model of the new AMG 43 range, the GLE43 will, by the early part of the 2017, replace the GLE400 as the performance-oriented version.

While this newest offering is indeed a family vehicle that is both practical and luxurious, it is equipped with the latest in driver assistance and safety technologies, as expected from the brand. The inside offers enough space for five adults to sit in comfort with the cargo space at the back of the rear seats offering 38.2 cubic feet. With the seats lowered, the space increases to 80.3 cubic feet.

Occupants are likely to enjoy being inside the GLE43 given that the front seats have been heated and a power sunroof is available, both fitted as standard. Additionally, the ventilated seats come with three cooling and heating levels. There is even a heated steering wheel being offered.

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At the get go, the GLE 63 from Mercedes-Benz comes with a commanding appearance. This is true especially under the AMG style. Now here comes the TopCar version, called Inferno. There have been a number of takes on this mid-sized luxury crossover but with the Inferno package, TopCar has managed to come up with its own version of the GLE to give it a look that is more aggressive.

This aggressiveness is likely due to the fact that one look at this particular offering and it immediately brings to mind the Star Wars universe, particularly Stormtroopers or even Shoretroopers.

Russia-based tuning company had previously released a GLE Coupe with the Inferno where components of the exterior have been infused with carbon. Indeed, TopCar managed to put carbon fiber on each component of the body kit and all of these at a starting price of €20,205 ($22,580). These components include, among others, the bonnet, grille, side skirts, door handles, front bumper, rear diffuser, and trunk lid. TopCar is even offering to place a customized logo to replace the three-pointed star with a shark.

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Mercedes-Benz U.S. International is celebrating a major growth milestone -- the launch of the production of the first customer-ready all-new GLE Coupe. At the ceremony for the launch of the new model in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Markus Schäfer told guests that this year, the company will renew nearly all of its SUV lineup and has boosted capacities in the U.S.

Schäfer, a Member of the Divisional Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Production and Supply Chain Management, said that the Tuscaloosa plant will roll out over 300,000 units, along with the C-Class, this year. One of the guests at this event was Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

The automaker considers 2015 to be its year of the SUV as majority of its portfolio are getting renewed. The GLE (former M-Class) is also getting a model update. The GLE Coupe – a completely new series of the brand – merges the attributes of a coupe with the SUV’s versatility and robustness.

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Mercedes-Benz just took the wraps off its all-new GLE a.k.a. the redesigned M-Class, which promises to set new benchmark with regard to emissions and drive system possible. Regarding the design, the front end of the vehicle is not new as we’ve seen the lines on the GLE Coupe.

As you can see from the photos, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE shows redesigned headlights inspired by vehicles such as the S- and C-Class models, a stylish front grille and new bumpers. Moreover, we find redesigned taillights, inspired by those found on the current version.

Meanwhile, the interior shows a larger media display which is now partially integrated into the instrument panel, centre air vents next to the display as well as outer air vents framed by silver shadow surrounds. The most interesting thing is the addition of the GLE 500 e 4Matic, Mercedes-Benz’ first plug-in hybrid SUV.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG was not the only surprise from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show as Daimler also took the wraps off the new 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe 4Matic. Seen as the perfect rival for the BMW X6 M, the GLE 63 Coupe 4Matic uses a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 557 hp (410 kW) at 5750 rpm and 700 Nm of torque, between 1750 and 5500 rpm.

The vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. If you want a more powerful version, Mercedes-AMG offers the GLE 63 S Coupe 4Matic, which uses the same engine boosted to 585 hp (430 kW) at 5500 rpm and 760 Nm of torque, between 1750 and 5250 rpm.

As a result, the vehicle needs just 4.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), while top speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph. Both models have a fuel consumption of 11.9 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are 279 g/km. The engine is bolted to the well-known 7-speed AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission.

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Mercedes-Benz plans to make 2015 its fifth straight year of record annual sales on demand for new models such as the coupe version of the Mercedes-Benz eyes 5th straight year of record sales in 2015. "I expect a very good year for Mercedes-Benz" in 2015, Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Mercedes parent company Daimler, said Wednesday in Las Vegas, where he unveiled the F015 self-driving concept car.

"With the new products that we launched and bring to the markets this year, we expect to significantly exceed general car market growth," he said. Mercedes will present the GLE Coupe, which will vie with BMW's X6 for sporty SUV buyers, at the Detroit auto show next week.

The car is part of Mercedes's strategy to surpass BMW and Audi to retake the top spot in the upscale car segment by the end of the decade.

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After one teaser, Mercedes-Benz officially unveiled the all-new GLE 450 AMG, its first AMG sports model powered by a V6 biturbo engine. According to the official press release, the GLE 450 AMG uses a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine that produces 367 hp (270 kW) and 520 Nm of torque from 1400 rpm.

Engine is bolted as standard to the 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission and power is delivered through the 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive. The Dynamic Select variable dynamic control system offers five transmission modes: Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport as well as Sport+ and the driver is able to select one using a rotary control located on the centre console.

In addition, the various displays found on the Comand screen and in the cockpit change according to the selected transmission mode. If on the standard model the torque distribution is 50:50 between the front and rear axles, on the GLE 450 AMG the drive is split in a ration of 40:60.

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This is it folks, Mercedes-Benz’ answer to the BMW X6 a.k.a. the all-new GLE Coupe. Clearly inspired by its German rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe promises to feel like a true sports car and despite its similarity with an SUV with its raised seating position and all-around view, the passengers are led to believe that they are in a sports rather than off-road mode.

Mercedes-Benz will offer to engines when it will launch the GLE Coupe and we expect more by the end of 2015. For diesel fans, the GLE 350 d 4Matic diesel model arrives with 258 hp (190 kW) and 620 Nm of torque from 1600 rpm. The GLE 400 4Matic petrol model gets the 2.0-liter V6 biturbo engine developing 333 hp (245 kW) and 480 Nm of torque from 1400 rpm.

Both models get standard 10-spoke light-alloy wheels wrapped in 275/50 R 20 tyres, while the 21-inch or 22-inch wheels are available as an option. We have to underline the fact that the 22-inch wheels are only available ion conjuction with the Airmatic ADS Plus air suspension.

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Mercedes-Benz officially confirmed its new product line by the name of “AMG Sport”, which will fill the gap between the AMG Sports package for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and the high-performance AMG models. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new Sport models will appeal to an even broader-ranging clientele worldwide and will help the sport division to achieve new sales record.

Mercedes-AMG will unveil its first two AMG Sport models at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. We know that one model will be the C450 AMG Sport, a new model that will fill the gap between the C400 4Matic and the high-performance C63 AMG.

The C450 AMG Sport will use a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine, mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission that will deliver around 367 hp. The model will be offered as standard with all-wheel-drive, as well as a tuned chassis and brake parts taken from the high-performance AMG models.

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As you may know already, BMW started to overhaul its naming scheme last year when the 3-Series Coupe became the 4-Series Coupe and when the 1-Series Coupe became the 2-Series Coupe. It appears that another German car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, will follow BMW. After it changed the CL-Class into S-Class Coupe, Mercedes-Benz decided to rename one of its most popular SUVs.

The latest reports indicate that the M-Class will change its name because the German carmaker wants a new naming structure where its SUVs and CUVs will start with G. As a result, the M-Class will become GLE-Class, while the production version of the Concept Coupe SUV will arrive as the GLE Coupe.

And the news continues because the GLK-Class will become GLC-Class because it will be based on the C-Class. In addition, the coupe version of the GLC-Class will be called GLC Coupe.

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Although it was just a rumor it appears that Mercedes-Benz will indeed take on the BMW X6. As expected, the car will be based on the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the new car will use the same running gear found on its brother. An AMG version is also planned and it will use the same engine found on the ML63 AMG.

Asked why Mercedes-Benz decided to build such as car, an executive said that due to the ample demand but also due to the fact that it involves reduced engineering work and costs. The new crossover will be sold in the United States, China and Europe. Still, Mercedes-Benz is currently chasing BMW into a sub-segment, which is not very big or glamorous.

Still, the BMW X6 is quite popular and this is what Mercedes-Benz wants. Despite its success, other carmakers failed to impress with their X6-styled crossovers, such as Acura with its ZDX or the Honda Crosstour. We shall see if the new Mercedes-Benz MLC will be different when it will hit the dealerships by 2014.

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The fifth model that Mercedes-Benz will be building at its Alabama plant by 2015 is shaped like a crossover with a coupe back end that’s very similar to the BMW X6, according to an image and picked up by Jalopnik. CEO Dieter Zetsche has not divulged about what this new model would be but it is clear that it will be one of 10 extra models that will be released over the next four years.

This makes it apparent that the model that Mercedes is referring to won’t be the existing GLK. The latest reports say that the MLC will be built on the same platform as the new ML-Class.

Its lines are inspired by the CLS. The back doesn’t have a lot of room, implying that Mercedes is focused on the design instead of its practicality and off-road prowess. Mercedes has plans to introduce an AMG version that uses the most advanced technologies, enabling it to produce more than 544hp.

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The vivid story of luxury performance that goes by the name of Mercedes-AMG S65 is nearing its end. AMG is basically signaling this fact by unveiling a final edition of this successful model, which is powered by the peak version of 6.0-liter V12 Biturbo engine. Dubbed as the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition, this limited edition model fuses performance and prestige, as blessed with comprehensive level of standard equipment.

In terms of exterior looks, the new Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition is wrapped only in a high-gloss obsidian black metallic paint finish, as complemented by air inlet grilles in matte bronze finish as well as tailpipe trims in high-gloss black. Riding on elegant 20-inch forged multi-spoke wheels, the AMG S 65 Final Edition is marked by an AMG crest on the C-pillar to underline its special status.

Inside, the cabin of the new Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition is upholstered in Exclusive black Nappa leather, as complemented by copper-colored contrasting topstitching. The cabin also features trim elements in high-quality carbon fiber streaked with fine copper-colored threads as well as floor mats featuring topstitching with copper-colored contrasts. Interestingly, the sedan’s pre- configured ambient light is also in copper color.

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