Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV replaces the GLE400, expected to launch in early 2017 and powered by AMG-tuned 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine
Mercedes has unveiled the all-new performance oriented GLE43 at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which is the latest addition in the ‘43’ lineup from the German luxury automaker. The SUV will replace the GLE400, once it launches early next year. While the automaker has already unveiled the GLE43 AMG Coupe, the arrival of this SUV was about to happen sooner or later.
The SUV comes very muscular and stylish looking and it has been designed by the Mercedes’s in-house tuner, to show off a true sporty character along with high performance. Like other AMG 43 models, the all-new Mercedes-AMG GLE43 also come equipped with upgraded suspension, brake, optional sport seats from the inventory of AMG. Pricing of the model is expected to be announced soon, ahead of its commercial launch.
This SUV sports large and wide LED headlamps, dual chrome finished horizontal slats at the large aggressive front grille with the three-star logo sitting at the middle. The front bumper looks massive with large air intakes. At side profile, the SUV flexes its muscle through the boxy shape and incorporates with the large sporty AMG wheels, flared fenders, LED turn indicator integrated ORVMs, sporty roof rails.
Rear fascia of the Mercedes-AMG GLE43 comes with integrated roof spoiler, wrap around large LED taillights, chrome trim and a chunky bumper. Interior of the SUV reflects blend of style, premiumness and sportiness. It gets sport seats as option.
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Power source for the Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV is a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, tuned by the AMG to deliver higher performance. The engine is well capable to churn out 362 hp of peak power and massive 520 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duty is done by a 9-speed automatic gearbox and power is sent to all the four wheels through Mercedes’ 4Matic AWD system. It can reach 0-100 kmph in less than 6 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 250 kmph.
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