Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has recently joined the league of celebrities with a penchant for luxury cars by acquiring a Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe and the stunning vehicle customized in an eye-catching Emerald Green hue showcases Nehwal's taste for elegance and performance.
The British green shade, appearing almost black at first glance, reveals its deep green flecks upon closer inspection and the grille's horizontal slats and alloy wheels feature a silver finish creating a striking contrast with the Emerald Green color. While the interior details remain undisclosed, a glimpse from the reel suggests black seats, indicating a potential two-tone black Nappa leather upholstery option, available in truffle brown/black as well.
Key Features and Specifications
- Engine Power: The GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe is equipped with a robust 3-liter inline-six turbo-petrol engine, delivering 435PS and 520Nm to all four wheels through the 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
- Performance: With a 0-100kmph time of just 5.3 seconds, the GLE 53 Coupe boasts impressive performance, courtesy of the 48-volt mild-hybrid system providing a 22PS and 250Nm boost. A more potent V8-powered GLE 63 variant is also available.
- Facelift and Launch: The standard GLE recently underwent a facelift and has been launched in India with prices starting from Rs 96.4 lakh (ex-showroom). The updated AMG-spec GLE models are expected to follow suit in the future.
- Price: Priced at Rs 1.7 crore (ex-showroom) before additional options, the AMG 53 4MATIC+ Coupe competes with luxury SUVs like the Porsche Cayenne Coupe and Audi RS Q8.
Saina Nehwal's Automotive Journey
Before adding the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe to her collection, Saina Nehwal was known for her affinity towards BMW cars. Sachin Tendulkar had gifted her a BMW 3-Series after she secured her first medal in 2012 and the recent addition of the Mercedes-AMG reflects her evolving taste in luxury automobiles.
Saina Nehwal's selection of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe not only matches her affinity for high-performance automobiles but also positions her among the elite ranks of celebrities who value elegance and style when driving.