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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Review
Mercedes-Benz has continued with their product offensive in India and now have the largest product portfolio in the Indian luxury car market. The latest addition to the line-up is the Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe. The performance SUV aims to handle like a coupe while retaining the versatility of an SUV.
The GLE Coupe is an SUV, big and burly. It gets the typical high bonnet of an SUV with prominent creases on the bonnet to add to the muscular looks. It also gets large wheels, high ground clearance and front heavy stance. The roofline slopes towards the rear like a coupe giving the GLE coupe a unique look. The GLE 450AMG Coupe gets the aggressive AMG body kit and 19-inch alloy wheels.
The GLE Coupe gets a cabin design that is a cross between the A-Class and the new C-Class. Standard features include climate control, COMAND infotainment system, flat bottom steering wheel and sporty leather inserts as this is an AMG-spec car. It also gets a 360-degree camera and an electrically operated sunroof. The space at the rear is quite decent and will be able to carry two people in decent comfort.
Engine and gearbox
The GLE 450 AMG is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo petrol V6 engine that produces 362bhp and a massive 516Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via the 4MATIC AWD system and a new nine-speed automatic gearbox. It does 0-100kmph in 5.6 seconds and will then go on to an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. It also gets five different driving modes to tackle different terrains.
Price and competition
The GLE 450 AMG is imported as a CBU route is priced at Rs 86.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Globally, the GLE Coupe is a BMW X6 rival. The GLE 450 AMG Coupe will compete with BMW X6 xDrive40d M Sport in India which costs Rs 1.15 crores.
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Colours
GLE Coupe is available/sold in the following colours in India.
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