Mercedes reveals the new GLE Coupe {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

1 Mar 2015

Mercedes has revealed the first car from their new naming strategy – the GLE Coupe. Based on what was the ML – now known as the GLE – this new GLE Coupe is a direct rival for the BMW X6 and as such is the only large SUV-Coupe to try and take sales from the X6.

Using Mercedes’ latest design language and stretching it onto the largest model yet, the GLE Coupe is certainly an imposing looking SUV. Headlights similar to those on the GLA (but LED as standard) sit alongside a large imposing grille and there are sizeable air intakes either side of the front bumper. The roof starts sloping just above the driver’s head and tapers down to a very nice back end featuring lights similar to those on the new S-Class Coupe and AMG GT. It’s certainly a stylish looking vehicle and looks better than the X6 to us.

The engine line-up at launch consists of one petrol and one diesel engine. The diesel engine is a 3.0 litre turbo V6 producing 254 bhp and 457 lb/ft of torque, while the petrol engine seen in the GLE450 AMG Sports is a biturbo 3.0 litre V6 producing an impressive 362 bhp and 383 lb/ft of torque.

Soon after these launch there will be the expected GLE 63 AMG featuring a 5.5 litre twin turbo V8 producing around 550 bhp.

The GLE Coupe goes on sale in the UK in June, priced at around £10,000 more than the GLE (which is expected to retain the current ML pricing).