The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is set to be make its North American debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show, and it looks set to be joined by a high-performance version – the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe.
A teaser video from the German brand shows the all-new high-riding ‘coupe’ in full AMG guise, with a plethora of AMG badges, a heavily restyled front bumper and huge, arch-filling wheels – possibly up to 22 inches in size.
As the GLE Coupe is based upon the existing ML-Class SUV, don’t expect the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that is also used in the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT coupe and Mercedes-AMG C63 to be fitted under the bonnet.
Instead, the existing 5.5-litre twin-turbo unit is the most likely engine option, though its power outputs should be bumped from the current 386kW to about 410kW. Torque is expected to remain at 700Nm.
Expect the new AMG model to be offered in a standard version and more powerful S variant, the latter of which is tipped to be the only variant sold here. That version could have 430kW and more than 750Nm of torque.
Official performance figures are yet to be confirmed, though it is expected the new GLE 63 Coupe will be able to hit triple figures in less than 4.5 seconds. The ML 63 AMG can hit 100km/h in 4.8sec.
Expect more details on the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe in the coming days.