Test Drive 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG® 53 in Chattanooga TNView Inventory
The GLE 53 is unlike any other midsize crossover on the market. This is a segment that can often feel boring and homogenous, and the GLE 53 is a breath of fresh air. It is quite capable and practical as you expect a crossover to be, but it also performance focused and loaded with amenities and technologies. The GLE 53 is a new option for the GLE for the 2021 model year, and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG® 53 is now available to own and lease at Mercedes-Benz at Long of Chattanooga. It boasts a 400-plus-horsepower engine, a sport exterior, enhanced brakes, adaptive headlamps and much more.
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The overall length of the GLE 53 is 194.4 inches—or just a tad more than 16 feet. The vehicle is built on a 117.9-inch wheelbase and has a 7.5-inch minimum ground clearance. The overall width without mirrors is 79.3 inches, and the overall height is 70.2 inches. Standard equipment includes 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with high-performance tires. There are also optional 20-inch and 21-inch wheels available in a selection of finishes and designs. Black and Polar White are the standard exterior colors. There are also nine premium colors available. The GLE 53 boasts unique badging and other distinctive elements that distinguish it from the standard GLE Class. The AMG® Night package is an optional appearance package. Other options include a panorama roof, chrome door handles and illuminated running boards.
In its default configuration, the GLE 53 has two rows and provides seating for five. A 3rd-Row Seat package is available. It adds power second-row seats, third-row seats and two third-row USB-C ports. In this setup, the GLE 53 seats seven in a 2-3-2 arrangement. The first arrangement provides more than 33 cubic feet of cargo space. Adding the third row reduces this to more than 17 cubic feet. However, both configurations offer similar cargo capacity with the rear seats folded. Front headroom and legroom are both more than 40 inches. Second-row legroom is almost 41 inches, and third-row legroom is about 35 inches. Mercedes-Benz offers eight distinct trim options and nine distinct upholstery options. Other options include a performance steering wheel, steering wheel heating and red seat belts.
Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG® 53 Mechanical/Powertrain specs
The main reason to opt for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG® 53 in Chattanooga over the standard GLE models—GLE 350, 450 and 580—is the enhanced powertrain. The GLE 53 features a nine-speed automatic transmission mated to a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine. This engine makes an impressive 429 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 384 pound-feet of torque at 1,800-5,800 rpm. EQ Boost is an aspect of this powertrain that uses an electric motor-generator to improve fuel performance, increase initial acceleration and compensates for turbo lag to smooth the torque curve. The GLE 53 also comes standard with 4MATIC®+. This is an intelligent 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive system that can range from full front-wheel drive to 4MATIC® all-wheel drive with a 50:50 distribution. This powertrain also features selectable driving modes, including Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and one that can be customized to you.
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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG® 53 in Chattanooga boasts dual 12.3-inch touch-display. One serves as a customizable gauge cluster, and the other provides infotainment-related information. The MBUX infotainment system is loaded with features and widely regarded to be the best infotainment implementation in the industry. Standard features include voice control, a rearview camera system, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth®1, Android AutoTM and Apple CarPlay®. Mercedes-Benz includes some driver assists standard, such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and a blind-spot monitor. There is also an optional Driver Assistance Plus option that adds numerous additional driver assists, including adaptive cruise control with stop and go and evasive steering assist.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG® 53 in Chattanooga is unlike any other crossover, and you owe it to yourself to experience it firsthand at Mercedes-Benz at Long of Chattanooga. You can visit us at your convenience or schedule an appointment online through our website. You can also call us or contact us via text or email. We are also available via live chat through our website!*This is an opinion-based review for informational purposes. Please contact the dealer for complete details.
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