This is it folks, Mercedes-Benz’ answer to the BMW X6 a.k.a. the all-new GLE Coupe. Clearly inspired by its German rival, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe promises to feel like a true sports car and despite its similarity with an SUV with its raised seating position and all-around view, the passengers are led to believe that they are in a sports rather than off-road mode.
Mercedes-Benz will offer to engines when it will launch the GLE Coupe and we expect more by the end of 2015. For diesel fans, the GLE 350 d 4Matic diesel model arrives with 258 hp (190 kW) and 620 Nm of torque from 1600 rpm. The GLE 400 4Matic petrol model gets the 2.0-liter V6 biturbo engine developing 333 hp (245 kW) and 480 Nm of torque from 1400 rpm.
Both models get standard 10-spoke light-alloy wheels wrapped in 275/50 R 20 tyres, while the 21-inch or 22-inch wheels are available as an option. We have to underline the fact that the 22-inch wheels are only available ion conjuction with the Airmatic ADS Plus air suspension.
The GLE 350 d 4MATIC and GLE 400 4MATIC models offer the Agility Control steel suspension as standard with amplitude-selective damping system. The design is impressive and we expect to see this new design philosophy also on the new models such as the upcoming E-Class.
The design of the rear end borrows elements of the design line first presented on the S-Class Coupe. Styling characteristics include the slim band of the rear lights with three-dimensional look as well as the wide chrome insert fitted above the registration plate.
The interior features attractive sports seats and the compact sports steering wheel, as well as the infotainment elements seen on the C, E and S-Class.
Mercedes-Benz will offer attractive packages for the GLE Coupe, such as the Driving Assistance Package Plus that includes the Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, Pre-Sage Brake with pedestrian detection, Bas Plus with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blinf Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Pre-Sage Plus.
The Parking Package arrives with the 360° camera and Active Parking Assist with Parktronic. Ss an option, the Comand Ofline offers perfect infotainment with a 20.3 cm (8-inch) TFT display and intuitive touchpad.