2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé unveiled

The GLE Coupé is the first new model launched by Mercedes-Benz that adopts the brand’s revised product nomenclature. ‘GL’ means it’s an SUV, ‘E’ denotes a member of the E-Class family and, in this case at least, ‘Coupé’ signifies a low fastback roofline. Put simply, the latest addition to the line-up is a direct rival for BMW’s X6.

Initially three different versions are going to be available. All come as standard with 4Matic all-wheel drive, the Dynamic Select driving mode system and a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic Coupé (2015) Side

The range-topping GLE 450 AMG marks the debut of the AMG Sport trim grade. Although not intended to be a fully-fledged AMG variant, it does feature air suspension, variable damping, 21” lightweight alloy wheels, unique bumpers and front sports seats. To help give a sporty feel, 60% of the upgraded engine’s torque goes to the rear wheels instead of the usual 50%.

Model GLE 350 d GLE 400 GLE 450 AMG
Fuel Diesel Petrol Petrol
Engine 2,987 cc V6 turbo 2,996 cc V6 biturbo 2,996 V6 biturbo
Power 254 bhp
(190 kW / 258 PS)
328 bhp
(245 kW / 333 PS)
362 bhp
(270 kW / 367 PS)
Torque 620 Nm (457 lb/ft) 480 Nm (354 lb/ft) 520 Nm (383 lb/ft)

UK prices for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé have yet to be announced.

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic Coupé (2015) Front SideMercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic Coupé (2015) Interior

Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic Coupé (2015) FrontMercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4Matic Coupé (2015) Rear Side

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