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The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC (W 166) impresses with agility and sportiness. The sportily striking design makes the enhanced performance discernible at first glance.

New power SUV from Mercedes-AMG: the GLE 43 4MATIC.

Mercedes-AMG is extending its offering of AMG sports models. The Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC is the third vehicle in this new line.

Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 8.6 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 199 g/km.*

Enhanced engine output. Higher torque.

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC power SUV facilitates a further, attractive way of entering the AMG performance world. The hallmark characteristics of the sports models include the enhanced engine output and higher torque of the 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, the specific AMG suspension, the Sports Direct-Steer system, the automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC and the permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC with rear-biased torque distribution of 40:60. The new V6 top-of-the-range model of the GLE series boasts impressive driving performance: acceleration, handling and top speed are on a par with those of sports saloons.

Front view of the Mercedes-AMG GL 43 4MATIC (W 166).
The rear of the Mercedes-AMG GL 43 4MATIC (W 166).

Agility and sportiness.

The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC impresses with agility and sportiness. The immediate and direct implementation of all driving commands, combined with the powerful yet not overpowering sound of the AMG sports exhaust system, create a highly emotive and appealing driving experience. “With our sports models we are making our sports car technology and the hallmark AMG driving experience accessible to new target groups,” says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “The Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC, the third sports model from Mercedes-AMG after the C 43 4MATIC and Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupé, is fulfilling our brand promise of Driving Performance in every respect.”

 

Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC:

Fuel consumption combined: 7.9-7.6 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 183-178 g/km.*

 

Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Coupé:

Fuel consumption combined: 9.4-8.9 l/100 km;

combined CO₂ emissions: 219-209 g/km.*

Plenty of fun on winding stretches of road.

With the five driving programs Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport and Sport Plus, the characteristics of the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC can be modified depending on the driving situation. The interventions occur via numerous parameters such as throttle response, load development, shift points, shift speed, chassis, steering, engine sound or instrumentation. “Sport” and “Sport Plus” turn the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC into a sporty, dynamic vehicle with pronounced longitudinal and transverse dynamics for plenty of fun at the wheel on winding stretches of road.

The sporty design of the Mercedes-AMG GL 43 4MATIC (W 166).

In the “Comfort” setting the emphasis is on relaxed, effortlessly superior cruising plus driving power that is as energy-efficient as possible. “Slippery” mode optimises the handling on surfaces with low friction coefficients such as snow or ice. In addition, “Individual” mode enables the driver to programme and store personal preferences in the individual setting parameters, regardless of the engine variant.

The wing of the Mercedes-AMG GL 43 4MATIC (W 166) in detail.

Quicker shifting.

Depending on the driving programme, the automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC changes gears with high levels of agility and responsiveness or effortless superiority. The potential of the new transmission is exploited to the full. It offers an impressively high shift speed and perfect transitions for energetic sprinting, as well as gentle, barely perceptible gear shifting for enjoyable motoring. The transmission’s large kingpin inclination enables cruising with the lowest engine speed during relaxed driving. This simultaneously ensures optimum efficiency.

Performance-orientated setup.

The AMG development engineers have also specifically designed the standard-fit permanent all-wheel drive system 4MATIC for performance-oriented use in the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC. The drive torque is distributed in a ratio of 40:60 (front:rear).

Side view of the Mercedes-AMG GL 43 4MATIC (W 166).

This rear-biased configuration raises the lateral dynamics to an above-average level – supported by the perfect interplay with the adapted acceleration skid control ASR, the ESP® with Curve Dynamic Assist and the electronic traction system 4ETS. Also new is the specific AMG rear axle differential with a shorter ratio.

The rear of the Mercedes-AMG GL 43 4MATIC (W 166) in detail.

Sophisticated chassis.

As standard, the vehicle comes with the AIRMATIC package including air suspension, infinitely variable adaptive damping system (ADS Plus) and automatic level control. The damping system changes its priorities from highly dynamic to comfort-orientated depending on the driving programme. The current operating conditions are detected via a steering angle sensor, four turning angle sensors and the driving speed from the ESP® signal and the brake pedal switch. The control unit uses these signals for infinitely variable adjustment of the current damping force required for each individual wheel. In “Sport” and “Sport Plus” mode the body is lowered by 15 millimetres. In combination with the newly configured, degressive Sports Direct-Steer system, and the compact sports steering wheel, the handling is outstanding in all operating conditions – whether manoeuvring in the city, driving at high speeds on the motorway, or adopting a brisk style of driving on winding mountain passes.

Sportily striking design.

The sportily striking design makes the enhanced performance discernible at first glance: the two chrome-plated twin tailpipe trim elements and the black-painted, high-sheen 50.8 centimetres (20-inch) 5-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels plus exclusive trim in black and silver chrome ensure a clear differentiation.

The sporty and striking design of the Mercedes-AMG GL 43 4MATIC (W 166).

Pure dynamism – even at a standstill.

The interior of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC is enhanced by the nappa leather sports steering wheel with its flattened bottom section, as well as the trim parts in light longitudinal-grain aluminium and brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs. Sporty round dials on the instrument cluster, including a 280 km/h speedometer scale, signal pure dynamism even while the car is at a standstill. AMG carbon-fibre/black piano lacquer trim enhances the appearance of the interior as an additional option.

Pure dynamism – even at a standstill.

The interior of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC is enhanced by the nappa leather sports steering wheel with its flattened bottom section, as well as the trim parts in light longitudinal-grain aluminium and brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs. Sporty round dials on the instrument cluster, including a 280 km/h speedometer scale, signal pure dynamism even while the car is at a standstill. AMG carbon-fibre/black piano lacquer trim enhances the appearance of the interior as an additional option.

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