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The new Mercedes-Benz GLE was the 435-horsepower AMG-hybrid (photos)

The family of Mercedes-Benz GLE new generation has expanded due to the appearance of the AMG version with index “53”, which will replace the former version of the 4Matic GLE 43+. The crossover is equipped with a moderately-hybrid powertrain with an electric compressor and a 48-volt on-Board grid and also the add-on AMG Track Pace recording and analysis of the races on the race track.

Power unit “charged” the same GLE Mercedes-AMG CLS 53. It consists of a three-liter row “six”, equipped with a turbocharger and an electric compressor, starter-generator EQ Boost, powered by a 48-volt onboard network, and devyatichastnogo “machine”. Return — 435 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. In this EQ Boost is able to briefly increase the output of the engine 22 power and 250 Nm.

From zero to first “hundred” 4Matic GLE 53+ accelerates in 5.3 seconds (for comparison, the 367-horsepower GLE 43 had done this same exercise in 5.7 seconds). The maximum speed of the crossover is limited at around 250 kilometers per hour.

The equipment 4Matic GLE 53+ include air suspension with an Electromechanical anti-roll bars and an electronically shock absorbers with five damping modes, including two for off-road, mode selector movement (six base profiles and one individual), steering with variable gear ratios and brakes with dvupolnymi front calipers and single-piston rear.

Externally GLE 53 can be recognized by radiator grille with vertical slats 15, and 20-inch wheels (or optional 22-inch) and rear diffuser. In the cabin of the crossover is equipped with sports seats with combination trim and MBUX media complex that recognizes gestures. Its functionality can be extended by add-on AMG Track Pace, considering 80 parameters to estimate lap on the track.

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