Mercedes has now an official rival for the popular BMW X6. As we anticipated earlier, it is called GLE Coupe and will make its global debut during Detroit Motor Show, this winter, in January 2015. The new GLE styling is defined by muscular wings, large wheel arches, tyres of up to 22 inches and also high belt line and generous ground clearance.
The coupe-like nature is also emphasised by the design of the rear end with its elements of the design line first presented with the S-Class Coupe. The styling characteristics of this include the slim band of rear lights with their three-dimensional look, the wide chrome insert fitted above and the registration plate now incorporated into the rear bumper.
Inside the car we have sport seats ro AMG seats in the AMG Sport, compact sports steering wheel, as well as the infotainment elements familiar from the C, E and S-Class. The centre console houses the COMAND Controller with the touchpad fitted above. Good infotainment is guaranteed by the Audio 20 CD system with eight loudspeakers and the Remote Online communication module for the use of the Mercedes connect me services in Europe.
The engine range will include the GLE 350d 4Matic diesel model, developing 258 hp and offers maximum torque of 620 Nm from 1600 rpm. The GLE 400 4Matic petrol model is fitted with the new direct-injection V6 biturbo engine rated at 333 hp and 480 Nm from 1400 rpm. The GLE is also the first model to be included in the AMG Sport range. The GLE 450 AMG is available with a V6 biturbo engine with an output of 367 hp and 520 Nm from 1400 rpm.
The standard scope of equipment here includes the AIRMATIC package including air suspension and infinitely variable adaptive damping system (ADS Plus) with level control and automatic lowering function at higher speeds, which is optionally available for all models.