Speaking about Mercedes, one will never lack superlatives to describe the car and the new GLE Class Coupe will live up to the billing of a classy, luxurious mini SUV. The manufacturer is planning to make the car more competitive when it comes to mid-sized SUV’s. The manufacturer is going to add a new engine to the car and also to give a hybrid version for this model which will deliver much more power than ever. To make the car a bit more different from the E class and S class of Mercedes, the manufacturer is going to make some changes to the cabin of the GLE.
Interior and Exterior Design
At first sight of the car, you will notice that it is heavily camouflaged at the front as well as the back. The manufacturer has now redesigned the bumpers and the lights on the GLE. The body of the car is sporty and one can say that the car looks very aggressive. The bumper of the car also gets new graphics. The body of the car is made of aluminum and steel and its coupe style makes it look beautiful. The car is designed to carry up to five passengers.
The interior of the car is very comfortable and large enough to give all the five occupants of the car enough space. Plenty of high quality leather has been used to cover the sports seats inside the cabin as well as the sporty steering wheel. The car offers a very sporty driving experience which is also satisfying. If you have ever seen the interior of the S, E and C class you will notice that the GLE looks pretty much the same. The German giant however has added a number of features that will help to differentiate the GLE from the other models.
There will be excellent diesel and petrol engine powers under the hoods of the 2017 GLEs. The plug-in hybrid which is offered for this model is able to produce 436 horsepower. The electric motor of the car can capably produce enough power to drive the car for 18.5 miles. The carmaker is also planning to offer a new engine that gives even more power; the engine is expected to produce upwards of 550 horsepower and 516 pounds of torque. The electric motor of this engine is powerful enough to enable one to drive the car upwards of 20 miles. The third engine is a 3.0 liter V6 with the capability of producing 329 horsepower. The other engine option is a 2.1 liter, 4 cylinder diesel engine which delivers 205 horsepower and 369 pounds of torque. The last option is a 3.5liter V6 engine able to produce 305 horsepower as well as 275 pounds of torque coupled to a 9-speed auto transmission which delivers power to each one of the four wheels of the car.
No numbers have been given yet concerning the fuel efficiency of the GLE Coupe as of now. But one can expect the car to do great mileage.
Release Date and Price
The final version of the GLE Coupe is expected to be unveiled in the 2016 New York Auto Show. The car is expected to start going on sale in the later parts of 2016. Expect the car to start selling at around $66,000 and upwards depending on the market one will be getting it from.
The car is expected to set the benchmark when it comes to SUV Coupes. The car will be stylish and will get major upgrades in technology. Also one can expect the GLE SUV which is very different to the Coupe version in the not so distant future.