Jaco van der Merwe
Head of Motoring
5 minute read
1 May 2021
8:54 am

The results are in: Does Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S beat BMW X5 M?

Jaco van der Merwe

Mercedes claims 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.80s; rival clocked 3.82…

In typical AMG fashion, the GLE 63 S is not ashamed to show which family it comes from.

A couple of weeks ago, Mercedes-AMG unleashed a barrage of SUVs with its sights fixed squarely on its great rival BMW. The fastest 0 to 100 km/h sprint time ever clocked by an SUV by The Citizen’s Road Test Editor Mark Jones was BMW’s X5 M Competition which recorded 3.82 sec at Gerotek in February this year. With a claimed sprint time of 3.8 sec, the best weapon to combat this impressive time in Affalterbach’s new artillery is the GLE 63 S, as direct a rival to the X5 M competition as you can wish for. While the Coupe version...