Mercedes-Benz has started off its 2016 campaign with the launch powerful GLE 450 AMG coupe, brought via CBU route the coupe costs you at Rs. 86.4 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Mercedes has planned 12 new products for the Indian market in 2016 and it’s hardly 15 days into 2016 and we are here with a new Merc product. The German Giant had a blistering last year with record sale units and beaten its counterpart Audi comprehensively. Here is all you need to know about the new powerful GLE 450 AMG:-
Under the hood, the GLE 450 AMG Coupe has a meaty AMG enhanced 3.0-liter V6 bi-turbo petrol engine dishing out a power output of 367bhp@5500-6000rpm and peak torque of 520Nm between 1800-4200rpm, matched to a 9-speed automatic gearbox with 4MATIC AWD. Mercedes claims that the powerful engine can make coupe 0-100km/hr sprint in just 5.7 seconds.
To enhance the performance and to reduce the fuel consumption it gets conventional Drive select control system comprises of five driving modes-Sport, Sport+, Slippery, comfort and individual which can be accessed via a rotary control located on the central console. There is Airmatic suspension and 60:40 torque spilt features also on board. It also comes with reduced intervals between gear shifts ratio which leads to swift gear changes and improved agility.
Space and Dimensions:
The Five seater coupe measures 4891mm in length, 2003mm in width, and 1719mm in height. It has a long wheelbase of 2915mm to assure ample cabin space for the occupants. It rides on 200mm of ground clearance which is more than enough to supersede the potholes. To keep the goods and chattels, you get mammoth 650 liters of boot space.
The performance coupe can be had in five excising colors which are Obsidian black, Designo hyacinth red metallic, Cavansite blue, Diamond silver and polar white.
Exterior and Interior:
The 2.2 tonne new model is crossover-coupe version of the off roader GLE SUV featuring chrome wrapped front splitter and single frame grille with a three star logo at the centre. The wide air dam and distinct styling on the bonnet flanked by multi beam headlamps with LED daytime running lights give the coupe nimble styling cues. Sides flaunt tumbling roofline, 21” AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels and stylish cladding. The iconic AMG image is further smartened with dual chrome packed tail pipes, sliding panoramic sunroof and combo of black-chrome all around. The German automaker is always ardent to make interiors premium and rich and GLE 450 AMG is no different at all. Enter the cabin and get treated with an 8 inch HD infotainment system running on latest version of command system with WLAN support navigation and voice commands along with two USB ports, one SD card slot. The Merc fans also get sporty seats wrapped with leather upholstery alongside stainless steel pedals with rubber studs and checkered flag lookalike dials.
There is a generous use of Nappa leather all around the cabin and it also offers ambient light with 3 color options and 5-way dimming option. The big screen also provides 360 degree outer view of the car thanks to four camera units.
The GLE Coupe comes with a range of safety features which include six airbags (Side airbag for driver, windows airbags and adaptive airbags); Pre safe system which analyses critical driving conditions and instigates preventive measure accordingly. The Crosswind and attention assist, adaptive brake lights, electronic traction system (ETS), Pre-safe system, adaptive high beam further strengthens the safety quotient of the car.
Mr. Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India said, “We are glad to kick-start 2016 by introducing a thrilling and powerful product from our global portfolio, the GLE 450 AMG Coupé. At Mercedes-Benz it is our constant Endeavour to bring the best products for our discerning Indian customers. The GLE 450 AMG Coupé is a valuable addition to our versatile SUV portfolio in India. This one of a kind performance SUV is sure to delight the customers with its raw power output level, exhaust system, a sleek design with multifarious features and an active sports light system. We believe that these distinctive qualities will fulfill our customers’ expectations leaving them spellbound with an unmatched combination of a luxurious and sporty drive experience.”