Twin-turbo V8. 603 horsepower. All-wheel drive. 22-inch tires. 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. These look like the stats of a supercar, but we’ve actually been talking about an SUV: the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, the quickest and most powerful SUV Mercedes has ever built.
AMG is Mercedes’ in-house performance division. It’s been increasing the performance of the brand’s SUVs for about 20 years, and the popularity of its products continues to climb. Last year about 10 percent of all Mercedes sold were AMGs and about half of those were SUVs. Now AMG has created a high-performance version of the German luxury brand’s recently redesigned five-passenger mid-size GLE, which was all-new just last year. The seriously powerful Mercedes-GLE 63 S competes with the BMW X5 M and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.