MERCEDES BENZ GLE-Class Coupe
Generations Timeline, Specs and Pictures
The GLE Coupe is the answer given by Mercedes-Benz to the demand of a medium-size SUV-coupe.
With almost 5 meters in length (16.2 ft) and a width of 2 meters (6.6 ft) the second-generation GLE Coupe looks impressive on the road. The model was launched in 2019 and comes with LED headlights fitted as standard and thus it gives the car a more aggressive look.
Inside, Mercedes-Benz installed all the features used for its luxury vehicles, including the new MBUX infotainment system, which can be used with the Amazon Music service. If the customer already has an account, that can be transferred to the vehicle. But if the customer wants, can play its music from the phone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Voice control is also available with the Linguatronic option.
For the luggage compartment, the GLE Coupe offers a large 655 liters (23.13 cu-ft) trunk, which can be extended up to 1790 liters (63.2 cu-ft). The loading height is lowered 60 mm (2.3 in) more than the previous generation and it can go even lower, with an additional 50 mm (2 in) if the Airmatic suspension is fitted.
Under the hood, in Europe, the model was launched with two inline-six turbodiesel engines with a displacement of 2.9-liters. These are offered as a 350d and 400d with 272 and 330 hp, respectively. The only transmission offered is the new 9G-Tronic gearbox and all-wheel-drive system.
A Mercedes-Benz equivalent of the BMW X6? Yep, the automaker firstly showcased such a car in Detroit at the beginning of 2015, and it is known as the GLE Coupe.
The first half of the car is almost identical to the normal Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class midsize SUV, but starting from the midpoint, the GLE Coupe arches its back towards the rear to create a nice, sporty, coupe shaped greenhouse on top of that muscular waistline. The rear end is completely different from the standard model, coming with unique LED taillights, bumper and exhaust tips.
On the inside, it comes with a more compact steering wheel, sport seats and a bit more cramped rear seats along with less luggage space. The rest is identical with the full on GLE.
The most notable version of the new GLE is the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S-Model which runs on a 5.5-liter twin turbo V8, developing 585 bhp and 768 nM of torque, being one of the quickest in the segment. Mechanically, you get a revised suspension, optimized driving modes as well as the standard 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Another 2 powerplants were available, a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine producing 362 bhp and a diesel engine, 3.0-liter with 255 bhp, which was expected to sell better than all of the others.