What Mercedes-AMGs are all about!

German engineering has been doing some great work in the automobile industry for a very long time. Every car enthusiast has, somewhere or the other, felt the sheer brilliance of the German car making and has been left spellbound.

Mercedes is one of the prominent names in the German automobile industry and has some of the great performance and luxury lines to choose from. The permutation and combination used by Mercedes while creating a vehicle is beyond ordinary and provides the customer the best of everything that they would want to engage in. With the demand for performance-infused luxury gaining traction with each passing day, Mercedes has tried to level itself with others by launching a new segment all together: The mighty AMGs.

Let’s have a better understanding of the whole term and moreover the segment itself. AMG stands for Aufecht, Melcher and Großaspach – the division of Mercedes-Benz that produces performance vehicles with some of the mind-bending numbers under the hood and the speedo. Named after some of the most important engineers in the company’s history, this division creates vehicles with advanced engines, aerodynamic bodies and high-speed capabilities: Something that one can push to the maximum limit and the vehicle will still be happy to go beyond. Welcome to the world of high-performing four-wheel magnificence.

To put into words, the AMG line from Mercedes is the dream of any performance enthusiast. Everything done while creating these special vehicles at Mercedes-AMG revolves around this. The philosophy behind making these adrenaline-rising machines is to give the people an aspiration to make their dreams come true and have a great vehicle which is at par with all the hyper speeding vehicles out there in the world.

Delivering something like this does not happen by chance. It is achieved when the art of engineering meets a truly special attitude, which is summed up as the AMG spirit at Mercedes. The whole creative mindset runs on the sheer belief that you have to keep on challenging limits in order to achieve new goals, and accept nothing as a given. This kind of character enables the makers to achieve automotive performance for the race track as well as for the road.

A great obsession with driving performance drives the mark of Mercedes-AMG. From the vicious speed of the GT R to the rugged power of the G 63 to the all-out ambition of the AMG ONE hypercar, each vehicle is built to stir the senses. And in their true spirit, these machines are capable of delivering maximum performance without even making you feel that you are even pushing them to their limit.

Now that we have some idea what the Mercedes AMG line is capable of delivering, let’s see what all cars are there to put your hands on.

Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S Coupe

A whole new coupe packed with performance and agility to handle the harsh conditions of the Indian roads, that’s what this GLE 63 S Coupe is all about. Moreover, it actually delivers ₹2.15 crore worth of luxury SUV muscle with magnificent German engineering.

Mercedes practically kick-started the performance SUV trend back in 1999 with its 5.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 under the hood of the then ML or M-Class. Two decades later, the formula has evolved considerably, but the fundamentals are still the same. Let’s figure out what this new-generation SUV is capable of!

Engine Specifications and Performance

Everything begins with the transformation of AMG lowering its fabled 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 into the spacious bonnet. The hand-assembled engine makes a seriously potent 603 hp; and this is just the beginning, as this AMG motor now also gets a 22 hp electric boost. While the combined system power never exceeds 612hp, the EQ Boost starter-alternator (placed in between the engine and gearbox) also puts out an additional 250 Nm of torque, which goes a long way in countering the 2,445 kg kerb weight of the GLE Coupe. What’s particularly effective is that the bulk of the assist comes in at low and medium engine speeds, just when you need it the most. Sounds like a perfect love story, isn’t it? AMG says that this makes for a spontaneous step-off. What’s even better is that, followed by the 850Nm of torque from the combustion engine, it is as smooth as it gets. With just pushing the gas a bit hard, this beauty will accelerate from 0-100 kph in a claimed 3.8sec. Furthermore, there is no feeling of draining power until you are well past 200 kph. The legend has it that this one is sure to make your bones and soul chill at the same time.


The all-new AMG’s version of the GLE feels both more luxurious and more sporty at the same time. The carbon-fibre-like metallic trim that runs across the dash blends nicely with the big chrome vents and chrome highlights, making the whole make come together easily. The generous use of Alcantara on the steering wheel gives the cabin a sporty feel, and with acres and acres of double-stitched leather present on the dash and door pads, you feel the instant plushness of the luxury which is on offer by Mercedes. This is especially true of the large and very sporty seats. Sitting is marginally lower in the rear than in a regular GLE due to a coupe-like roof, but the headroom is very good and the wide seat is perfect for large frames. Then, just as on the regular GLE, there’s plenty of legroom and shoulder room. One can even ask the driver to take the front passenger seat forward, and the presence of the simply massive sunroof means you can bathe the rear of the cabin in bright sunlight. Rear seat passengers also have their own climate control console with Type-C USB ports and even a regular 240V plug point present in the rear, making all your work and leisure things seem comparatively sorted while you’re in the AMG GLE 63 S Coupe.

This one is an extremely accomplished all-rounder with everything you can expect from a performance oriented luxury coupe. Straight-line performance, to begin with, is outstanding along with a large and comfortable cabin. It is lavishly equipped on the inside, and on its air springs and adjustable dampers, the ride, in general, is comfortable.

Some of the honourable mentions from the AMG line-up which are available in the Indian market are: Mercedes-AMG G 63, Mercedes-AMG A 35, Mercedes-AMG GLE Coupe, Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe, Mercedes-AMG E 63 S, Mercedes-AMG GLA 35, Mercedes-AMG E 53, Mercedes-AMG A 45

This was just a glimpse into the world of Mercedes AMGs that has some of the most amazing machines in line for you to explore and get a feel of the AMG DNA infused into the luxury make. Not just this AMG GLE 63 S Coupe but the brilliant manufacturing from Mercedes has brought all the car enthusiasts a much-awaited gift that gives the thrill of pleasure to experience when inside while looking stunning on the outside.