Mercedes Key First Drive – mercedes key
Mercedes-Benz has continued its SUV portfolio with a additional bearing of the GLE Coupé. Revealed advanced of its accessible admission at the Frankfurt motor appearance abutting month, the BMW X6 battling will access in dealerships in bounce 2020.
The newcomer raises the cardinal of Mercedes SUV models to eight, advertence the acceptation to the cast of a area that accounts for a third of its all-around sales. The GLE Coupé joins an ever-growing articulation of style-focused variants of acceptable high-riding models and can additionally calculation the Porsche Cayenne Coupé, Audi Q8 and Range Rover Velar as competitors.
Despite administration its underpinnings with the accepted GLE, the GLE Coupé is 15mm best and a abundant 63mm wider. Its wheelbase is 20mm best than the antecedent version’s but is still 60mm beneath than the GLE’s. Mercedes claims this allowances administration and beheld proportions. The roof acme is 1722mm, 56mm lower than that of the accepted model. Mercedes says aerodynamic adeptness has bigger by 9% compared with its predecessor.
From the basal of the A-pillar forwards, the GLE Coupé looks about identical to the GLE, but from there back, it’s absolutely different, with a steeper windscreen and rear window rake to annual for that angled roof, additional a bespoke rear-end shape. Wheels appear in sizes from 19in to 22in, depending on the car’s spec.
The autogenous of the GLE Coupé shares about aggregate with its sibling, too, with the aforementioned dashboard blueprint bedeviled by two 12.3in screens and a aloft centre animate with basic grab handles. However, sports seats and a nappa covering sports council caster are accepted fitments in the Coupé. Amazon Music alive will additionally be accessible at launch.
Mercedes claims the new car offers “tangibly added room” and a “significantly bigger faculty of spaciousness” than its predecessor, acknowledgment to the best wheelbase and beyond aperture openings. Storage accommodation has increased, too. In seats-up form, the cossack is alone bristles litres beyond than the old car’s, but with the 40/20/40 breach folding rear bank down, that access rises to 70 litres. The loading axle is lower than before, too, and the air abeyance can bead the rear by a added 50mm at the columnist of a button.
The anatomy of the GLE Coupé is said to affection altered affability from its sibling, which is aimed at alms a “sportier and tauter” active experience, with the air abeyance adapted as accepted on UK cars. The aforementioned 48V E-Active Body Ascendancy arrangement is additionally available, which includes the adeptness to alone ascendancy bounce and damper armament at anniversary wheel.
At launch, the accepted GLE Coupé is offered with two versions of a 3.0-litre six-cylinder agent engine, both featuring capricious all-wheel drive. The abject 350d archetypal puts out 268bhp and 443lb ft of torque, with the 400d demography that to 325bhp and 516lb ft. Fuel abridgement is quoted at up to 37.6mpg accumulated for both, depending on spec.
A abstinent access over the £62,000 amount of an agnate accepted GLE 350D is expected.
First-gen Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe review
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 review
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 4Matic AMG Line 2019 UK review
This image is provided only for personal use. If you found any images copyrighted to yours, please contact us and we will remove it. We don't intend to display any copyright protected images.