The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4Matic might have a mile-long name, but this luxury crossover coupe has its crosshairs set on the BMW X6 M. With a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 577 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, it bests the Bimmer in power. In addition, this is the first time AMG is using its A-wing front grille on a CUV.
Even if you hate the Mercedes GLE-Class Coupe, a boost in power is never a bad thing. The company is now teasing the GLE63 AMG Coupe with some styling tweaks and extra ponies sure to be under the hood.
Automotive naming schemes can get a little bit weird as they age. Just look at the impending BMW lineup with a rear-wheel drive 2 Series and front-wheel drive 2 Series Active Tourer on sale together – of course, to say nothing of the fact that the 2 Series is actually the successor to the 1 Series coupe/convertible in the States. Crazy. However, Mercedes-Benz might be taking steps in the opposite direction to actually make its SUV and crossover lineup easier for customers to understand.