Mercedes-AMG produces some seriously potent powertrains, and the automaker does its best to shove every possible combination of engine and vehicle together across the lineup.
The latest mashup, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe, smashes together a posh silhouette and a peppy mild-hybrid getup to great effect.
The GLE53 Coupe sports the same getup as every other AMG 53 on the market.
Under the hood is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 producing 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.
That's complemented with an electric motor sandwiched between the engine and transmission that generates an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft as the situation demands.
It's not a traditional hybrid in that fuel thrift isn't the prime directive, although it's definitely a happy side effect.
Since Audi continues to buck trends and shy away from offering "coupe-overs" aplenty, the GLE53 Coupe's primary competitor is the BMW X6 M50i.
If you prefer your performance to come from the engine alone, that V8-toting ute will be more your speed.
But, if you enjoy the feeling that comes from torque that can fly in like Superman and save the day at a moment's notice, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe makes for a very rewarding drive.
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