Spy shots of the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe have emerged. Here's what we know about Affalterbach's X6 M rival.
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We're glad to see the big and bold looks have been retained, but petrolheads will be keen to know what sort of performance it packs. From what we understand, it will retain the 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 setup, but producing 450 kW and 850 Nm. With a 9-speed automatic gearbox and a rear-biased 4Matic+ system, it should be good for around 3.7 seconds to 100 kph, which is brisk for a big luxury SUV. At this stage we're not sure if this is standard AMG or AMG S specification.
It's not just about power however, and the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 coupe will also feature big performance brakes as well as an air suspension that's been tuned for performance driving. As for rivals, 2020 will be a big year for performance SUVs as almost all premium brands have new product reaching showroom floors. The Audi RS Q8, BMW X6 M and Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo will have AMG's new offering in its crosshairs. Expect the newcomer to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.