Published on March 23rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe with Hamann Aggression
Anything with the AMG badge stuck to it already looks angry but what if someone wants more? Tuners may have an answer; like what you see Hamann have to offer here. The AMG GLE 63 S is already a brawny coupe, yet the tuning experts from Laupheim found and successfully realised some design and performance potentials. The result is the AMG GLE “powered by Hamann” that clearly expresses its ultimate demand from the front spoiler to the diffuser, from the performance kit right down to the mighty wheels.
It takes only one look at the visible carbon bonnet to know that this is not the standard version of the AMG GLE 63 S. And the second look is to quickly recognise the SUV’s splendid appearance with its wide three-piece front spoiler.
Compared to the standard version, the Hamann GLE gains nine centimetres in width courtesy of the wide side skirts. At the rear, the tuners complete the wide-body work with an extra wide skirt bottom. The tail pieces in a special design – available in black or silver – are integrated perfectly. The crowning touch to the AMG GLE is a rear wing with aluminium brackets.
The standard AMG GLE with its 5.5-litre engine already produces 585 hp that deliver up to 760 Nm on the crank.
Not bad at all, but there is more possible after Hamann’s modification. Thanks to a new ignition map programming, the technicians coax 680 hp out of the eight-cylinder engine (almost 17 per cent more). The torque rises to impressive 900 Nm – more than 18 per cent increase. With the electronic limiter lifted, speeds of up to 300km/h is very possible.
Hamann has an exclusive set of rims for the AMG GLE 63 S perfectly adapted to the suspension: ‘Challenge’ alloys wrapped with 285/40 ZR22 on the front axle and 325/35 ZR22 on the rear.