Police officers in Australia just received a brand new toy to use in the fight against wrongdoers after they took commission of their special Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe.
The high-performance crossover coupe has already codenamed – “Guardian” – and will perform operational highway patrol car duties alongside the Victoria Police over the next 12 months. No bashing of cars like in the movies will happen though, as the model is a GLE 63 S Coupe loaner from Mercedes-Benz’s local division – meaning no tax payer money were actually used to gain the “toy”. And this is great news, since the massive SUV is not really cheap – coming with an Australian starting price of $198, 900 in this flagship S version. It has been clad in the striking blue & yellow livery, the GLE 63 S Coupe is now actively enrolled in Victoria Police’s campaign to enhance road safety, commented Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer. He added the model would be used to entice people to buy the safest car they can afford – their estimates are death and serious injuries could go down by a third if everyone selected the safest car available.
If you don’t remember, the range-topping GLE Coupe is being powered by a biturbo 5.5-liter V8 engine delivering 585 horsepower (430 kilowatts) and 561 pound-feet (760 Newton meters) of torque – linked to a MATIC all-wheel drive system via a seven-speed automatic transmission. The assembly will reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a cool 4.2 seconds and will go up to an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).