Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 efficiency SUV is a 48V gentle hybrid

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Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the GLE 53—the efficiency providing for the brand new GLE technology. The premise for the signature AMG driving dynamics is offered by the 429 hp three.Zero-liter six-cylinder in-line engine, the absolutely variable all-wheel drive, the 9-speed computerized transmission, the AMG-specific drive applications and the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL primarily based on AIRMATIC with electro-mechanical roll stabilization. The GLE 53 accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.


The centerpiece is the electrified three.Zero-liter engine that includes turbocharging and an electrical auxiliary compressor. The 6-cylinder in-line engine generates 429 hp and delivers most torque of 384 lb-ft (521 N·m). Its EQ Enhance starter generator briefly gives a further 21 hp of output plus 184 lb-ft (249 N·m) of torque and moreover feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system.

The EQ Enhance starter-generator combines a starter and generator in a robust electrical motor and is fitted between the engine and transmission. This method, in addition to the clever charging through an electrical auxiliary compressor and an exhaust gasoline turbocharger, all have the identical aim: to reinforce the hallmark AMG efficiency and driving dynamics, but in addition to scale back gas consumption and emissions.

The electrical auxiliary compressor builds up a excessive stage of increase stress with none delays till the large exhaust gasoline turbocharger kicks in. Because of this, the three.Zero-liter engine reacts rapidly and gives a dynamic response with out turbo lag. An extra bonus is the excessive stage of refinement of the six- cylinder in-line engine.

48 V on-board electrical system. The EQ Enhance starter-generator can do much more. It additionally gives the 48 V on- board electrical system with electrical energy. The standard 12 V electrical system can also be equipped from the brand new community by way of a DC/DC converter. The 48 V battery will increase the general battery capability within the automobile, which provides extra electrical vitality.

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An extra benefit is that the identical energy requires solely 1 / 4 of the present when in comparison with a traditional system. The result’s that the wiring could be thinner and due to this fact lighter, which not directly contributes to effectivity. The prevailing 12 V system provides energy to shoppers equivalent to lights, cockpit, infotainment shows and management models.

EQ Enhance starter-generator. The EQ Enhance starter generator is a key element of the 48 V system and never solely serves as a generator, however can also be answerable for hybrid features. This enables gas financial savings that had been beforehand reserved for high-voltage hybrid know-how. For the primary time, the EQ Enhance starter-generator can also be answerable for idle pace management.

The hybrid features embrace increase with as much as a further 21 hp of output and 184 lb-ft of torque, vitality restoration, shifting of the load level, gliding mode and the nearly imperceptible restarting of the engine with the beginning/cease operate.

As a result of the belt for ancillary parts on the entrance fringe of the engine is omitted, the set up size of the brand new six-cylinder engine can also be considerably diminished compared with typical six-cylinder engines. This creates area for an exhaust gasoline aftertreatment system mounted close to the engine, which is especially environment friendly. The particulate filter is the one a part of the emission management system that’s below the ground.

A particular acoustic expertise comes courtesy of the optionally available, selectable AMG Efficiency exhaust system. The variable adjustable exhaust flaps present the choice to alter the sound of the automobile on the contact of a button. Relying on the drive program, the sound traits change from unobtrusive consolation to most dynamic enchantment.

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AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G. The AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed computerized transmission ensures dynamic gear shifting with extraordinarily quick shift instances. It’s optimally tuned to the engine and guarantees agile acceleration typical of AMG in addition to speedy shifting—no matter computerized or handbook shift modes, managed through the steering wheel shift paddles.

Upshifts and downshifts are carried out immediately. Particularly within the “Sport+” and in handbook driving modes, the transmission could be very responsive. A number of downshifts allow fast bursts of pace and make shift operations acoustically extra dynamic.

AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive. The brand new GLE 53 is supplied for optimum traction and dynamics with AMG Efficiency 4MATIC+ absolutely variable all-wheel drive. The clever steering variably hyperlinks the completely pushed rear axle with the entrance axle and regularly calculates the optimum torque distribution, relying on the driving state of affairs and the motive force’s needs. The all-wheel drive thus improves longitudinal dynamics in addition to traction and lateral dynamics. The end result is extra highly effective acceleration from a standing place and for brief sprints.

AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL. Redeveloped in Affalterbach, AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL primarily based on AIRMATIC varieties the idea of a driving expertise characterised by a excessive stage of agility, impartial cornering habits and optimum traction. A brand new function makes a big contribution to the AMG-specific tuning for prime ranges of driving dynamics: the lively roll stabilization with two electro-mechanical actuators working independently of each other on the entrance and rear axle, in addition to absolutely variable torque distribution.

Not solely does the system cut back rolling actions when cornering, it additionally permits extra exact tuning of cornering and cargo modifications. As well as, it will increase driving consolation when driving straight forward. Actions within the physique could be actively and optimally adjusted to driving situations.

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Air suspension with constantly adjustable damping. The AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL primarily based on AIRMATIC with notably sporty spring/damper set-up, together with adaptive adjustable damping ADS+ (Adaptive Damping System), combines excellent driving dynamics with excessive trip consolation. The damping traits could be pre-selected in three modes, “Consolation”, “Sport” and “Sport+”, permitting a considerably extra noticeable differentiation between wonderful long-distance consolation and sporty driving dynamics. As well as, there are two new ranges for off-road use—“Path” and “Sand”.

Because of pneumatic self-levelling on the entrance and rear axle, the GLE 53 maintains a relentless trip peak whatever the automobile load. The automobile stage is usually lowered by 15 mm within the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive applications Sport and Sport+. Within the Consolation drive program, the automobile is lowered by 15 mm from a pace of 75 mph. This reduces aerodynamic drag and, in flip, gas consumption. As well as, dealing with stability improves because of a decrease middle of gravity. With a view to improve the bottom clearance on poor street surfaces or on ramps, the automobile physique stage could be raised by as much as 55 mm on the contact of a button with the engine working—each with the automotive stationary and in movement.

The brand new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 will have fun its World Premiere on the Geneva Worldwide Motor Present and can go on sale within the US in late 2020.


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