GLE Coupé - A sportier choice.


Mercedes-Benz is combining two classes of vehicle – each with its own distinct style – to make a new model, the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé. The sporty nature of a coupé dominates, imbued with the striking characteristics of a robust SUV. In addition to convincing on-road vehicle dynamics, the GLE Coupé looks impressive as well. With its flowing side contour, elongated and low greenhouse, striking radiator grille with central chrome louvre and rear end design, the GLE Coupé cites styling features typical of particularly sporty Mercedes-Benz models. The GLE Coupé is introduced with a diesel model – GLE 350 d - with an output of 190 kW of power and a petrol model – GLE 450 AMG - delivering 270 kW of power.
The top-of-the-range model GLE 450 AMG, is the first model of a new Mercedes-AMG product line – the AMG sports models – and is particularly attractive. In addition to the generous amount of standard equipment, the DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic handling control system, the Sports Direct-Steer system and the driver assistance systems typical of the brand, the GLE Coupé comes with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive.
"Our GLE Coupé combines typical coupé attributes, such as sportiness, dynamism and agility, with the confident presence, versatility and robustness of an SUV", says Florian Seidler, Co-CEO Mercedes-Benz South Africa & Executive Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars.
The GLE Coupé is the new addition to the successful portfolio of Mercedes-Benz coupés. Alongside the classic, two-door C, E and S-Class models and the four-door CLS and CLA-Class coupés, the new coupé displays a highly individual interpretation of the characteristics and light-footed approach typical of this family of vehicles.
"For Mercedes-Benz, the GLE Coupé is a leader for a versatile vehicle class. It will enable us to win new customers for our brand", adds Seidler.
GLE 450 AMG – the first AMG sports model
The balancing act between extremely sporty yet still comfortable has been mastered especially well in the GLE 450 AMG. As the first AMG sports model, the V6 top-of-the-range GLE Coupé enables an attractive entry to the world of the sports car and performance brand.
"The GLE 450 AMG Coupé is our first sports model, and further highly emotional and performance-oriented models will follow in the near future. The new product line from Mercedes-AMG has allowed us to make true sports car technology and the fascination of motorsports more accessible", says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "Every vehicle from Affalterbach honours the brand promise of Driving Performance."