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Mercedes' new GLE gets the AMG 53 treatment

The 429-horsepower AMG GLE53 will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

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The new Mercedes-Benz GLE gets its first AMG variant: the AMG GLE53.

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The AMG GLE53 gets Mercedes' "Panamericana" grille, larger wheels and fender flares.

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Under the hood, there's a 3.0-liter I6 engine with Mercedes' EQ Boost mild-hybrid system.

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On its own, the 3.0-liter engine produces 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

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The EQ Boost system, meanwhile, offers an additional 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque for short bursts of acceleration.

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Mercedes says the AMG GLE53 will accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds.

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The AMG GLE53 will go on sale in the US late next year.

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Expect it to command a bit more than the GLE450's $61,000 starting price.

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The Mercedes-AMG GLE53 makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the new Mercedes-AMG GLE53.

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