Mercedes-Benz South Africa has released local pricing for the new Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupé.
So, what sort of cash are we looking at here? Well, the GLE53 Coupé kicks off at R1 869 039, which makes it some R84 759 more expensive than the GLE53 in the standard body style. However, it’s also some R993 881 less expensive than the full-fat GLE63 S Coupé.
Revealed in August 2019, the GLE53 Coupé employs a 3,0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine offering 320 kW and 520 N.m to all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Thanks to its 48 V system, it furthermore boasts an EQ Boost starter-alternator that delivers an additional 16 kW and 250 N.m for "a short period". The result is a sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed 5,3 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
In South Africa, the GLE53 Coupé will ship standard on 20-inch alloys, featuring items such as faux-leather/microfiber upholstery, wireless smartphone charging, air suspension with adaptive damping, heated front seats, a panoramic sliding sunroof, a Burmester surround sound system and the MBUX multimedia system with extended functions.
Options, meanwhile, will include larger alloy wheels (up to 22 inches in diameter), leather upholstery, the driving assistance package Plus package (R43 300), AMG Dynamic Plus package (R86 200), heated rear seats (R6 400), the MBUX rear-seat entertainment system (R48 500) and the AMG high-performance braking system (R44 800).