The new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe have been revealed ahead of their debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) next month. The two models will feature six-cylinder petrol or diesel engine options when they are launched in spring 2020. The company has stated that the GLE Coupe model range will eventually also receive plug-in hybrid versions. With the entire SUV range from Mercedes-Benz receiving a makeover, the GLE Coupe is also getting updated, both technically and cosmetically.
Speaking about the new models, Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer of Daimler AG said: “The GLE Coupe blends the imposing power of an off-road vehicle with the emotively appealing sportiness and elegance of a coupe. The sensuous, reduced design idiom in combination with the extreme proportions creates a unique design statement.”
The two models will feature six-cylinder petrol or diesel engine options when they are launched in spring 2020.
"The new GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe adds even more style and elegance to our SUV family, together with hallmark AMG features such as the brand-specific radiator grille. The attractive Coupe lines envelop sophisticated suspension technology and our powerful, efficient six-cylinder in-line engine with 48-volt technology. Both guarantee a thrilling driving experience in terms of longitudinal and lateral dynamics." Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
GLE Coupe blends the imposing power of an off-road vehicle with the emotively appealing sportiness and elegance of a coupe.
While the GLE Coupe will come powered by either a 350 d or 400 d six-cylinder diesel motor, the AMG version sports 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol which produces 435 horsepower and additional 22 horsepower from the EQ-Boost. The coupe models feature a 60 mm shorter wheelbase than the standard GLE, giving the former a sportier, squarer stance.
Like the GLE and the GLS, as a member of the large premium-SUV family, the GLE Coupe is being built in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In all, Mercedes-Benz now offers eight SUV models including the GLA, GLC, GLC Coupe, the G-Class and the new GLB. With currently around one-third of sales, the SUVs play a key role in the Mercedes-Benz product portfolio and greatly contribute to the growth of the brand. Mercedes-Benz has sold around six million SUVs till date.
Mercedes-Benz now offers eight SUV models including the GLA, GLC, GLC Coupe, the G-Class and the new GLB.