You'll pay more for the coupe-like roofline.
If you want a fast Mercedes with plenty of storage space, the GLE63 should fit the bill. But if you don't need so much space in the back and miss driving a two-door sports car, the company also offers a coupe version of the GLE for buyers who want an SUV with a little more attitude. Pricing for the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe is now available, starting at $116,000, which makes it slightly pricier than the GLE63 S ($113,950), more expensive than the base BMW X6 M ($108,600) but less than the X6 M Competition ($117,600).
Both the Coupe and SUV variants of the GLE63 S make use of AMG's latest 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with an electrified EQ Boost starter-generator. This brute of an engine delivers 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft going out through a nine-speed automatic transmission to 4MATIC all-wheel-drive, enabling both models to hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 174 mph.
Under the skin, the coupe features the same mechanical underpinnings and technologies as the GLE63 SUV. These include active roll stabilization, AMG active engine mounts, air suspension with adaptive dampening, and electronic rear differential. Together, these technologies ensure that the car remains flat through the corners and smooth over bumps.
Inside, AMG Supersport is one of three display styles available with the GLE63 S Coupe that also boasts two 12.3-inch screens, a digital instrument cluster, and a central media display. As expected of a six-figure performance SUV, tons of features come as standard, including a Burmester surround sound system, active parking assist, wireless phone charging, active lane-keep assist, 64-color ambient lighting, remote start, blind-spot assist, navigation, and ventilated front seats. And of course, the MBUX infotainment system.
As with the less powerful versions of the GLE, trunk space is the most significant difference with the coupe. No specific measurement figures are available for the GLE63 S Coupe, but lower models measure at 23 cubic feet or 60.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The GLE SUV, by comparison, is much larger with 38.2 and 80.3 cubic feet respectively. Should storage space not be a major purchasing factor for you, the 2021 GLE63 S Coupe goes on sale in the United States in late 2020.