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Mercedes has been testing their new generation GLE 63 since last year, resulting in numerous spy shots and recordings of the prototype but nothing about its powertrain has been discovered yet. Publications like CarScoops are still simply speculating when it comes to potential engines, though this time there’s an estimated power output as well.

Spied by the publication’s photographers, these latest photos feature a sport Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 with a large, expressive Panamericana grille. Said grille is already being used by the AMG GLC and GLC Coupe even though it was previously reserved for just the AMG GT badged models.

Flanking the grille is a set of headlamps with unique LED daytime running lights and impressively large air intakes. Connecting the rear’s four-tailpipe exhaust system and LED taillights is a side profile that manages to convey the test mule’s rounded styling cues.

Potentially powering the AMG GLE 63 is a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that should deliver around 571 PS and 553 lb-ft of torque. Those opting to go with the S variant may even see outputs of 612 PS and 627 lb-ft of torque.

Once available on showroom floors, the AMG GLE 63 will compete with the likes of the next X5 M, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, and Range Rover Velar SVR.
 

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Wow those are some impressive performance numbers coming out of SUV. Should give the upcoming Maserati Levante Trofeo a run for its money, as that has been rumored to have around 590hp. Looking forward to seeing this new variant in action.
 

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Its going to get exciting to see what brands like Brabus will be doing to this. Already its a great platform to further build on. It just might be one of their future "Rocket" models.
 
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