2023 Maserati Levante vs Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe

2023 Maserati Levante vs Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe

The 2023 Maserati Levante Modena is a mid-trim variant of the Italian racing brand’s midsize SUV. One of its main rivals in the five-passenger performance luxury SUV segment is the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe. Continue reading below as our team of Maserati experts here at Maserati of London discuss the key differences of these luxurious performance SUVs.


Performance & Pricing

Under the hood of both vehicles, you’ll find 3.0-litre six-cylinder engines that achieve high-output figures through two drastically different methods. The Maserati embraces a traditional twin-turbocharged approach with its glorious sounding Nettuno V6 that generates 424 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Mercedes uses an inline six-cylinder with a single turbocharger, mated to a mild hybrid system to produce a net 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque.

When it comes to pricing, the Levante Modena has a starting price of $123,800*, while the GLE 53 Coupe starts at $119,500*, relatively similar pricing for relatively similar performance SUVs.

Specifications Maserati Levante Modena Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe
MSRP  $123,800* $119,500*
Engine 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Nettuno V6 3.0L Turbocharged Inline Six-Cylinder Mild Hybrid 
Horsepower 424 429 
Torque 428 384
Drivetrain AWD AWD
Top Speed (km/h) 264 250
0-100km/h Acceleration Time (s)  5.2 5.3


The Levante Modena & the GLE 53 Coupe can both be equipped with advanced technology features.

The 2023 Maserati Levante’s technology features include: 

  • 8.4-inch Maserati Connect Display
  • Bowers & Wilkins® Surround Sound System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • And more

The 2023 GLE 53 Coupe safety & technology features include:

  • Dual 12.3-inch MBUX Displays
  • Panoramic Power Sunroof
  • 64-Colour Interior Ambient Lighting
  • And more

If you want a vehicle with cutting-edge, but unproven engine technology, then the GLE 53 Coupe might be for you. But if you value visceral driving enjoyment, an opulent interior cabin and a more exclusive badge, then the Levante offers all of this, plus more. Interested in getting behind the wheel of a 2023 Maserati Levante? Visit our London, Ontario showroom at 980 Wharncliffe Road South, Unit #2 and speak with one of our Maserati product experts about getting a tour of this impressive SUV.