2015 Mercedes Benz GLE-Coupe unveiled; Ready to take on BMW X6

Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe
Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe

Mercedes Benz has finally revealed its GLE coupe SUV ahead of its world premiere at the upcoming Detroit auto show which is scheduled to take place next month. Mercedes GLE coupe is combination of two classes i.e. – SUV and Coupe intended to draw eyes away from BMW’s X6. GLE 450 AMG will mark the introduction of all new range of AMG sport vehicles.

Mercedes GLE coupe will be available in two standard and one high performance variant, standard variants are GLE 350 d 4MATIC diesel engine which churns out 258bhp power and 620Nm torque, another one is GLE 400 4MATIC 3.0L twin turbo V6 petrol engine which comes with 333bhp power and 480Nm torque, while the last and the most powerful of them all is GLE 450 AMG 3.0L V6 motor which dishes out 367bhp power and 520Nm torque.

All the variants are mated to a 9G-tronic 9 speed automatic transmission with dynamic select option transmitting power to all wheel drive system. Merc GLE coupe is based on steel monocoque platform with the wheelbase of 2915mm. As compared to M-Class this coupe has wide front and rear track widths.

GLE-Coupe features:

  • Single slat chrome front grille
  • 20” alloy wheels as standard (21” & 22” as optional)
  • LED headlamps and tail lights
  • Plastic body claddings
  • Dynamic control system with five modes ( Individual, comfort, slippery, Sport and Sport+)
  • Black nappa leather wrapped three spoke steering wheel
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Combative AMG body kit
  • Sports AIRMATIC suspension with adaptive damping system
  • Automatic lowering function which reduces ride height at higher speeds
  • Panoramic sunroof

Talking about the new model, Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG in a statement has said,” The GLE 450 AMG Coupe is our first sports model, and further highly emotional and performance-oriented models will follow in the near future. The new product line from Mercedes AMG has allowed us to make true sports car technology and the fascination of motorsports more accessible. ”