Editors’ Picks: Top Cars of 2020

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S
The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S has a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine producing 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. For the first time, the SUV gets an integrated EQ Boost starter-generator positioned between the engine and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 9-speed automatic transmission. The EQ Boost can provide an additional 21 horsepower and up to 184 lb-ft of torque for a short period of time, and employs the starter motor and alternator for smooth start/stop functionality. EQ Boost also acts as a generator to provide power to the 48-volt electrical system. The GLE 63 S will accelerate from zero to 60 mpg in an estimated 3.7 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 171 mph — numbers previously reserved for supercars.

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