Do the vehicle’s aesthetic standards appeal to you more than its performance? If so, TopCar’s version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d not only looks mean but it also comes with a meaner price tag --- It’s almost like buying an “AMG-fied” GLE63 S Coupe. That being the case, there definitely is a lot more you can do to make it run just as fast or to simply improve its overall performance. Which would you rather have?
To compare it with the AMG 63 S, the GLE 350d dressed up in TopCar’s Inferno body kit is priced at around $113,000 while the set of 22-inch Lumma Design Wheels can be bought separately at more or less 6,900 USD. On the other hand, you can get the AMG-modified Mercedes-Benz for 110,650 USD. In other words, this makes the diesel engined Inferno close to the price range of an AMG.
If you’re leaning towards fuel economy, then an AMG might not be for you. You may have to bring down your expectations. A standard GLE 350d Coupe boasts an average of 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers combined fuel consumption. Besides, it has enough power to hit 62 mph from a standstill in just seven seconds.
We think the Russian auto tuner’s over- the-top pricing still makes a lot of sense. Aside from the hellish body kit, it seems as if TopCar knows there are more ways than one to make your Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d more special. They offer various cabin customizations along with the brand’s standard rear diffuser, fenders, side skirts, wider hood and wider bumper at the front.
Top Car mostly uses carbon fibre components along with radio transparency and Kevlar technology for its other materials. Because the Mercedes Benz GLE 350d has built in sensors and radars, the auto tuner made use of aviation technology in designing the aerodynamic kit particularly for its front and rear bumpers. If there is more, the same kit can be installed on any GLE Coupe model and can be matched with either 22-inch or 23-inch super lightweight alloy wheels.
Also, since “SUV Coupes” are a thing right now, we think the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d with Inferno body kit is the closest thing you could get to having one. Think of a Porsche Cayenne or maybe a BMW X6 or a Volvo XC90. The Inferno body design is not only bold but also projects the same powerful command as that of any SUVs or any sport activity vehicle for that matter.