Introducing the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé
Mercedes-Benz have made it their mission to offer a premium vehicle in every corner of the market. The idea is that customers should never be restricted to a small selection of offerings because of their unique requirements.
That is where the GLE Coupé comes into play; a luxurious large SUV that incorporates styling from a traditional coupé. The end result is an elegant appearance that does not compromise on everyday practicality.
Based on the GLE SUV, the GLE Coupé is loaded with clever technologies and comes readily available with a selection of potent engines, which translates to an agile driving experience that is practical for the whole family.
Design and Practicality
Adding a sloping roofline to an SUV was always going to sacrifice a little bit of headroom and boot space, but we are pleased to say that adults will have absolutely no issue getting comfortable in the front or back. Anyone who climbs behind the wheel will easily be able to find their ideal driving position because of the sheer amount of adjustability that is available.
The rear doors open nice and wide and are not too impeded by the rear wheel arch, making it a straight forward process to fit a child's seat using the standard ISOFIX anchor points.
Boot space is still plenty big enough for cross country adventures with the family, with 655 litres at your disposal. Fold the rear seats down and there is a massive 1,790 litres ready for use.
Technology and Safety
Every GLE Coupé model comes with the intuitive MBUX, which is the company's latest infotainment system and offers an innovative way of communicating with the car. In essence, it offers voice control, touch inputs, and what feels like endless personalisation; the car will learn your habits and routes over time so it can adapt to you.
The driver and passengers will be able to enjoy excellent connectivity, with the likes of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto featuring as standard. There are also USB ports (type C) in the centre console, while wireless charging is an essential feature in today's society.
Safety and assistance systems include:
- Active Brake Assist
- Attention Assist (monitors driver fatigue)
- Blind Spot Assist
- Crosswind Assist
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Traffic Sign Assist
Engines and Performance
The sole diesel is a 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder unit that produces a very healthy 325bhp. Combined with the standard-fit 9-speed automatic gearbox and the innovative 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, this model can reach 62mph from zero in just 5.7 seconds. Fuel economy is respectable too, with 33.6 mpg achievable on a combined cycle.
Courtesy of Mercedes-AMG, the GLE 53 4MATIC+ utilises a 3.0-litre petrol engine that produces 429bhp. Even more impressive is the GLE 63 S 4MATIC+, powered by a mighty potent 4.0-litre petrol engine delivering a staggering 604bhp and catapulting the Coupé-SUV to 62mph from a standstill in a ridiculously quick 3.0 seconds.
GLE Coupé Models
AMG Line Premium Plus
- 22" alloy wheels – 5-twin-spoke design
- Heat-insulating dark-tinted glass
- KEYLESS-GO Comfort package
- Mirror package including projection of Mercedes-Benz logo
- MULTIBEAM LED headlamp
- Panoramic glass sunroof
- AIRMATIC air suspension
- Ambient lighting, staged – 64 colours
- ENERGIZING package
- Head-up display
- Memory package
- THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control
- Blind Spot Assist
- Burmester® surround sound system
- Driving Assistance package
- MBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio
- Parking package – including Active Parking Assist and reversing camera
- Widescreen 12.3" cockpit display
- Wireless charging
Test drive the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé
Practical in its nature and elegant in its execution, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé represents another excellent addition to the Mercedes-Benz new car range.
The innovative technologies and generous levels of equipment simply enhance the desirability of this sleek-looking SUV.
Please contact your nearest Stratstone Mercedes-Benz retailer to arrange a test drive.