New 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.
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 have no trouble finding 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.
Interior and Technology
Every GLE Coupé model comes with 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
Economy and Performance
Mercedes-Benz have kept it refreshingly simple with the GLE Coupé, because there are currently two engines available. One is a diesel, and one is a powerful petrol unit.
The sole diesel is a 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder unit that produces a very healthy 330 bhp and 516 lb/ft. Combined with the standard-fit 9-speed automatic gearbox and the innovative 4MATIC all-wheel drive system, this model can launch from 0-62 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Fuel economy is respectable too, with 33.7 mpg achievable in mixed driving.
Courtesy of Mercedes-AMG, the GLE 53 utilises a potent 3.0-litre 6-cylinder petrol engine that produces a staggering 435 bhp and takes just 5.3 seconds to get to 62 mph from a standstill.
- AIRMATIC air suspension
- KEYLESS-GO Comfort package
- MAGIC VISION CONTROL
- Panoramic glass sunroof
- Wireless charging
- Adaptive Highbeam Assist
- MULTIBEAM LED headlamps
- THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control
- 22" alloy wheels – 5-twin-spoke design
Test Drive the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé
Practical in its nature and elegant in its execution, the GLE Coupé represents another excellent addition to the Mercedes-Benz range of SUVs. 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.