The Mercedes GLE Coupe
The Mercedes GLE Coupe looks like an SUV but has the dynamism and agility of a coupe …
Exterior styling of the Mercedes GLE Coupe
The outside of the GLE Coupe features a sweeping, coupe-like roofline and rides on large alloy wheels. The standard GLE gets 20-inch alloy wheels, while 21 or even 22-inch alloys come as optional. In terms of dimensions, the GLE Coupe is 1731mm tall (29mm taller than the X6) and rides on a 2,915mm wheelbase.
There are 6 standard exterior colours to choose from: Polar white, obsidian black, brilliant blue, iridium silver, selenite grey and cavansite blue. If you don’t fancy any of those colours, there are two other options which you can get for an added cost: designo diamond white bright and designo hyacinth red bright.
Inside the Mercedes GLE Coupe: Interior styling, technology & practicality
Inside, the GLE Coupe is a large and spacious car that is packed with a range of advanced technology. The front seats are electronically adjustable so finding your preferred seating position is super easy. Four-way electric lumbar adjustment is standard across the range. The interior seats of the GLE Coupe offers enough space for two tall adults to sit comfortably in the front seats. The same can be said for passengers sitting in the rear seats behind them. Originally designed as a 5 seater, the GLE Coupe has a boot that yields 650 litres of boot space - 70 more than the BMW X6. If you want more boot space, the rear seats can be folded to increase that space to 1,720 litres.
“In terms of practicality, at least, there's not too big a price to pay for the sleeker looks of the Coupe rather than the regular GLE”
Mercedes’ impressive Comand infotainment system is also standard and features an 8-inch multimedia touch screen display that is within the driver’s reach and easy to operate. ‘Mercedes Me Connect’, the app that enables you to connect your car to your mobile device, tablet or desktop. It provides you with access to multiple services that will drastically improve your driving experience. Standard services are as follows;
Emergency call - If you’ve been involved in a car collision, this feature will share your location and status for an immediate response from the emergency services
Accident & Breakdown recovery - Allows you to press a single button for fast breakdown recovery
Telediagnostics - Automatically detects and shares information of any vehicle wear and tear with you, and shares the information collected with the retailer
Parking Time Assist - Monitors the time on your parking meter and notifies you when your parking ticket is about to expire, saving you from paying a fine.
The GLE Coupe’s Sports-Direct Steer allows greater directional ability on twisty roads, while the optional ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM improves speed cornering ability. Other features to enhance comfort and convenience include; leatherette upholstery front-seat heating, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power liftgate, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple Car Play, Dual USB ports, a smart key system with push-button engine start, voice control and Harman and Kardon surround sound system with an in-dash CD/DVD player and SD card reader.
Mercedes GLE engines and driving modes
There are three engines on offer for UK buyers (one diesel and two petrol engines). The GLE 350 d 4MATIC Night Edition is powered by a six-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 258hp (190kW). The AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Night Edition gets a six-cylinder 3.0-litre petrol engine producing 390hp (287 kW) and 500Nm of instant torque and is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The range-topping GLE 63 S 4MATIC Night Edition comes with a 577bhp 5.5-litre V8 engine which is tuned to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The fastest and most powerful choice is the GLE 63 S which can go from 0-60mph in as little as 4.1 seconds.
Mercedes GLE Coupe Data at a Glance ...
|GLE 350 d 4MATIC AMG Line Night Edition Coupé||Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC Night Edition Coupé||Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC Night Edition Coupé|
|Fuel type: Diesel||Fuel type: Super||Fuel type: Super|
|Power: kW 190 (HP 258)||Power: kW 287 (HP 390)||Power: kW 430 (HP 585)|
|Transmission: 9G-TRONIC||Transmission: 9G-TRONIC||Transmission: 7G-TRONIC PLUS|
|CO2 emissions combined: 205 g/km||CO2 emissions combined: 239 g/km||CO2 emissions combined: 320 g/km|
|Fuel consumption combined: 31.4 mpg||Fuel consumption combined: 23.8 mpg||Fuel consumption combined: 18.5 mpg|
The four AMG Dynamic Select Driving modes i.e. “comfort”, “Sport”, “Individual” and “Slippery” allows you to pick a driving mode to suit the terrain you’re in, whether that’s off-road on rough, rocky terrain or on-road during wet/wintry conditions. Each DYNAMIC SELECT mode will adapt throttle response, transmission shift points and handling to suit your driving style. Comfort mode is perhaps the most balanced out of all four modes, while Sport mode is better for going round corners in the road. Switching between driver modes is seamless via the DYNAMIC SELECT button located on the center console in the middle of the dash. This will automatically appear on the digital cluster and Comand touchscreen display when you switch driver modes.
Mercedes GLE Coupe Pricing and specs
The Mercedes GLE Coupe comes available in three trim levels: GLE 350 d 4MATIC Night Edition, GLE 43 4MATIC Night Edition and top of the range GLE 63 S 4MATIC Night Edition. Pricing for the GLE Coupe starts at £65,085.
Examples of features at each trim level can be seen as per the table below;
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe models
|GLE 350 d 4MATIC||GLE 43 4MATIC||GLE 63 S 4MATIC|
|Mirror Package - including projection of Mercedes-Benz logo integrated into both mirrors||KEYLESS-GO Comfort Package||KEYLESS-GO Comfort Package|
|Night package including privacy glass||Mirror Package||Mirror Package|
|Active Parking Assist incl. PARKTRONIC and reversing camera||Active Parking Assist incl. PARKTRONIC and 360* camera||22” AMG alloy wheels (4) - 5-twin-spoke design, painted matt black|
|AMG bodystyling||Headlamps - LED intelligent Light System||AMG sports suspension based on AIRMATIC with ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM features|
|Ambient lighting with a choice of three colours: neutral (white), solar (Amber), polar (ice blue)||Panoramic electric sunroof||advanced adjustable damping and roll compensation|
|DAB digital radio tuner||KEYLESS-GO starting function||DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes|
|Front seats - heated||THERMATIC - automatic climate control||Active Parking Assist and 360* camera|
|KEYLESS-GO starting function||3-spoke AMG sports steering wheel in black nappa leather with flattened bottom rim||AMG instrument cluster|
|Headlamps - LED intelligent Light System||Exhaust system with sporty engine including backfire sound||Memory package|
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