2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE53: Twin-turbo I6 with an electric compressor

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 4Matic+ has a 3L twin-turbo I6 with an electric compressor and a small electric booster built into the 9-speed auto.


The engine itself makes 320kW (435hp) at 6,100rpm and 520Nm (384 lb-ft) between 1,800 and 5,800rpm, while the EQ Boost electric motor can add 16kW (21hp) and 250Nm (184 lb-ft).

The GLE53 has a 0-100km/h time of 5.3s and an electronically limited speed of 250km/h (155mph).

Standard features include air suspension, active dampers, and pneumatic self-levelling that lowers the car by 15mm (0.6″) when its going at speeds over 120km/h (74mph).

The car rides on standard 20″ wheels, with optional wheels going up to 22″. Other standard features include speed sensitive power steering, and a steering wheel with a red 12 o’clock marker.



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2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE53: Twin-turbo I6 with an electric compressor