The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 has been revealed and will replace the GLE400 by early next year.
As a companion model to the GLE43 Coupe, there aren’t very many surprises with the GLE43, which is powered by a familiar 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine with 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Like other AMG 43 models, the GLE43 is equipped with an AMG-enhanced 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission and standard AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive, as well as AMG-tuned steering, AMG braking system, AMG sport suspension and throttle mapping.
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Serving as a luxurious and practical family vehicle for the brand, the GLE43 boasts 38.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 80.3 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks lowered, accessed through a standard power liftgate. Standard on the model are power sunroof and heated front seats while available as an option are ventilated front seats with three levels of heating and cooling and a heated steering wheel.
Expect pricing for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 to be announced closer to its launch.
“The expansion of the AMG lineup underscores the ongoing demand for performance-oriented vehicles, especially for SUVs,” said Branden Coté, AMG Manager. “AMG is well-positioned in the US marketplace due to our nine new AMG 43 vehicles, four of which are performance-oriented SUV models. We will continue to build the AMG brand and portfolio in 2017 with more variants such as the model year 2018 AMG GT R and the GT/GT C Roadsters.”
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