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Old 12-22-2018, 03:55 PM
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If it is shown in April it would be like fall/winter before it gets to dealers.

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Old 02-27-2019, 07:34 AM
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I guess I should have posted the AMG GLE 53 video here:

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Here’s an interesting article by Car and Driver. There is just no logical reason I can think of for announcing a Vehicle that is to be released a year and a half from now.
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/am...3-photos-info/
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GLE 53 press release

And here's the press release that came out yesterday: https://media.mbusa.com/releases/the...des-amg-gle-53
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if they do the intro then..how long for it to hit dealers?
Press all says LATE 2020 as a 2021 model. Highly unusual.

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Old 03-01-2019, 03:43 PM
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Late 2020? Hopefully just a typo for late 2019
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Late 2020? Hopefully just a typo for late 2019
Anything's possible but even the video reviews say 18 months. There is no reason to announce that far in advance unless anticipation is hurting current sales. It's been several days and I haven't seen any correction.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:08 PM
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Anything's possible but even the video reviews say 18 months. There is no reason to announce that far in advance unless anticipation is hurting current sales. It's been several days and I haven't seen any correction.
Wishful thinking on my part but...most of the car reviews get their info from the MB press releases, so if MBISA made an error then it would be disseminated to all.
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Wishful thinking on my part but...most of the car reviews get their info from the MB press releases, so if MB made an error then it would be disseminated to all.
I agree but Car and Driver along with some others seemed to have one for pictures but those could have been provided by MB. The crazy thing is that when you pull up the Configurator the 450 is right above with a 0-60 of 5.5 vs 5.6 for the AMG 43. Not a good selling point.
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:07 PM
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I agree but Car and Driver along with some others seemed to have one for pictures but those could have been provided by MB. The crazy thing is that when you pull up the Configurator the 450 is right above with a 0-60 of 5.5 vs 5.6 for the AMG 43. Not a good selling point.
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The official Debut is going to be at Geneva today. Maybe the intro date will get more realistic. Here's a brief announcement....


Mercedes-AMG GLE53

Mercedes-Benz's venerable GLE-Class finally joins the straight-six club. Its 3.0-liter turbo I6 will put out an ample 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system capable of further boosting those numbers for brief periods of time. It also has some fat fender flares, because who doesn't like fat fender flares?

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Japlonic has a cute comment about the availability of the 53. Here's part of their review:

The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53has arrived, complete with sporty looks, an interior woven with red stitching, a powerhouse engine, an advertised cure for turbo lag and an introduction that uses some form of the word “dynamic” 25 times. But don’t get too excited, because it won’t be in the U.S. for a while.

Mercedes announced the all-wheel-driveSUV before its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March,along with its 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six enginethat makes a rated 429 horsepowerand 384 lb-ft of torquethrough a nine-speed automatic transmission. There’s an optional, foldable third row, too, if your sport SUV needs to get even more practical.

But that power and functionality won’t help the SUV get to the U.S. any faster, since Mercedes said it won’t go on sale in America until “late 2020.”In timeline terms, this debut is like sending a graduation announcement in the ninth grade
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I love the Autogefuhl reviews.....professional, in depth and not afraid to point out weaknesses.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:08 AM
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Walk around video of the 53:

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So you know - the factory scuttlebutt is that there will be a very limited# of "GLE560's" that will be made for US market this year only - like "maybe" 200-300... will be a "orphan model" made this year only...
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So you know - the factory scuttlebutt is that there will be a very limited# of "GLE560's" that will be made for US market this year only - like "maybe" 200-300... will be a "orphan model" made this year only...
GLE 560 ???

What is it?
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GLE 560 ???
What is it?
Something like this: 4.0L Twin Turbo V85.5L Twin Turbo V8, Horsepower 463.

As I recall you should be getting built next week...Iím over 2 away.😳
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Something like this: 4.0L Twin Turbo V85.5L Twin Turbo V8, Horsepower 463.

As I recall you should be getting built next week...Iím over 2 away.😳
Need secret GLE 560 now. Where do I throw money?
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As I recall you should be getting built next week...I’m over 2 away.��
Yep, it should be completed next week. Another couple weeks to the dealership then I'll be 'hauling the mail'.
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So you know - the factory scuttlebutt is that there will be a very limited# of "GLE560's" that will be made for US market this year only - like "maybe" 200-300... will be a "orphan model" made this year only...
Yeah right.

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Still no updates on the 53 US ETA?? Has anyone recently asked MBUSA to confirm if there was indeed an error in their press release? If not I will do so.
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Nope, it's fall of 2020. All media outlets are saying the same thing. Weirdest thing ever.

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Still no updates on the 53 US ETA?? Has anyone recently asked MBUSA to confirm if there was indeed an error in their press release? If not I will do so.
I’m still suspicious about the date. It’s apparently correct as announced but.... Did they make the date so far out to help move the current Gen! If people thought it was coming out later this year would they wait for the next Gen? I can’t think of any reason to announce almost 2 years ahead so am creating a conspiracy theory, ha ha. I’m probably wrong but it’s one possibility.
Another is that they could be having trouble getting the Mapping right for the combo of Twin Turbo and electric Turbo. Or maybe they just wanted to silence the rumors! If I were betting money, I would bet that they will show 6-12 months sooner.
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