Shortly after the publication of the Mercedes-AMG GLE “55th Edition” for the United States, the Affalterbach brand unveiled an EU-style model that comes in six variants instead of four.
The special edition is based on the GLE 53, GLE 63 and the flagship GLE 63 S, which are available in conventional and coupe-SUV bodies. All of them have special finishing options and standard equipment, such as models for the US market, which did not receive GLE 63.
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From the outside, GLE “Edition 55 edition” models are painted in a bright shade of white obsidian black metal or Manufaktur diamonds with special stickers on the profile. The AMG Night Pack comes standard, rounded with glossy black accents (front splitter, front apron, mirror covers, window frames, rear apron, etc.), tinted windows, silver chrome filler cap and black chrome drain pipes. in absentia. The SUVs are powered by 22-inch forged AMG wheels with a dark tantalum gray glossy flange with a cross design and hub covers for the 55th Edition.
Upon entering the cabin, you will be greeted by black AMG velor mats with contrasting seams and a red “55 edition” inscription, and illuminated stainless steel door sills before heading. AMG seats made of Nappa leather combine red and black shades, as well as the option of the same Nappa leather upholstery on the door panels and center console. Other details include carbon black accents on the instrument panel, Dinamica microfiber AMG Performance steering wheel and many AMG and “55” badges for the anniversary of the Affalterbach brand. Finally, a special AMG Indoor Car Cover keeps the “55 edition” dust-free during storage.
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There are no mechanical changes in the 55 edition. This GLE 53 429 hp. (320 kW / 435 PS), equipped with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine, GLE 63 563 hp. (420 kW / 571 hp) The more powerful biturbo gets a 4.0-liter V8. ), while the GLE 63 S V8 is 603 hp. (450 kW / 612 PS) is located at the top of the power chain. All models have an additional 21 hp from a soft hybrid system. (16 kW / 22 hp) and benefits from the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and 4MATIC + all-wheel drive system.
Mercedes-AMG GLE “Edition 55” is already available to order in Europe and will last until December 2022. The company did not specify production figures, so we assumed that Europeans would get more than 55 units of Americans for each model. pick up. Depending on the version, the “Edition 55” models will add a surcharge of between 5,950 euros ($ 6,288) and 13,090 euros ($ 13,833) to the price of AMG SUVs.
AMG is celebrating its 55th anniversary with the “55th Edition” series. In particular, all of the selected models will soon increase their appearance, namely G63, A-Class, CLA and now GLE and GLE Coupé.