Methanol-Injected Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe Shoots Flames on Drag Strip

Modified, it now packs in excess of 850 hp which you can really hear through its custom exhaust

Mercedes’ new AMG GLE63 S Coupe is already blisteringly quick for something SUV-like, sprinting to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. Remember it needs to shift 2,350 kg of bulk around, but that’s where its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 comes in, pushing out a stock 585 hp / 760 Nm (553 lb-ft).

Since it is a force-fed unit, though, you can up its power relatively easily, without having to change any of its internals for higher spec, higher quality ones. The fact that PP-Performance extracted some 850 hp out of it using upgraded turbos, an ECU remap and a methanol injection is thoroughly believable, and if you look at percentages, it’s well within the threshold of what other turbo engines can muster safely.

Aside from the added go, it’s all about the panache here too. This particular black GLE63S is also lowered and has what sounds like a mostly open exhaust. In conjunction with the methanol injection, it not only sounds like an actual dragster, but also has the obligatory flames.

Modified in this manner, it’s definitely a naughty car specifically designed to do naughty things. If you saw and heard this behind you in traffic, you’d want to get the heck out of its way, wouldn’t you?