With the price of the AMG GLE 63 Coupe starting at $116,000 - an MSRP that excludes a $1,050 destination charge - the performance and style don't come cheap. The SUV version, for example, costs just $2,050 less.
Be cautious when it comes to the options, however. We played around with the online configurator and specced a GLE 63 S Coupe as we would have it. This included Brilliant Blue coupled with 22-inch matte black wheels and the AMG Night Package. On the inside, we went for red/black Nappa seats and the AMG Performance steering wheel with Carbon Fiber inserts. We selected massaging seats, four-zone climate control, the high-end Burmester sound system, and the AMG head-up display from the standalone options. The Driver Assistance Package is a must, as is the high-performance ceramic braking system. In a 5,000 lbs car with 600+ hp, you need all the brakes. The total came to $135,510, including the destination charge.
Mercedes offers an AMG Night Package ($750) for the exterior, including a front splitter and front apron finished in gloss black. The gloss black treatment can also be found on the side mirrors, side window surrounds, rear apron, and tailpipes. Inside, you can get a Warmth & Comfort Package ($1,050), adding a rapid heating feature for the front seats, heated armrests, and heated upper door panels. A heated steering wheel is a $250 standalone option. The Driver Assistance Package retails for $1,950. It adds active cruise control with active steering assistance, brake assist with cross-traffic alert, emergency stop assist, active blind-spot, lane change, and lane keep assist, and speed limit assist, to name a few. A few standalone options are also available, like the AMG head-up display at $1,100, which pairs well with the augmented reality navigation at $350. Audiophiles might enjoy the $4,550 Burmester High-End sound system with 25 speakers and 1,590 watts, while for comfort, $1,100 gets you massaging front seats and $580 heats the rear seats. Four-zone climate control costs $860, and if the standard brakes aren't strong enough, carbon ceramic brakes will run you $5,450.
The AMG GLE 63 S Coupe starts at $116,000. With options including the high-end audio, the Energizing Comfort Package with massaging seats, Driver Assistance Package, 22-inch wheels, and a few more, our test vehicle crested $130,000. If we were to spec one out, we'd start with a bold color like Cardinal Red for $395. We like the black wheels, but they go up a size, so we'd stick with the no-cost 21s. We're also skipping the illuminated star, and you should too. If you want to put neon lights on this monster, do it on your own time. Since we skipped the black wheels, we'd also skip the night package for $750.
Inside, there are a couple options for upholstery, we'd pick the no-cost red and black and pair it with one of the natural grain woods. The carbon fiber option is almost $2,000, which is too much, but we wouldn't mind the $400 metal weave version either. A heated steering wheel is optional - we'd skip that - but we do love the carbon fiber/Dinamica suede wheel so we'd check that box. We like the massage function too, and at $1,100 we'd keep it. Adding it also includes the Warmth and Comfort Package. The head-up display is $1,100 and the Burmester sound is $4,550. Again, we like both of them, but don't need them. That brings us to just under $120,000 before taxes. It's not cheap, but we think that's everything you need in the GLE 63 S.