The GLE-Class and GLE-Class Coupe are the freshest entries to the Mercedes SUV lineup this Fall. They are both set to duke it out with the BMW X6, RRS, plus the upcoming Maserati Levante and Jaguar F-PACE Suvs.
The racier profile on the GLE Coupe is exceptionally fresh. The low and sporty look is one advantage, but there are other big ones too. Namely, the GLE-Class proper has the same glasshouse and profile look as the outgoing ML-Class. Same goes for the tail of the non-coupe GLE.
The GLE Coupe has exceptionally fresh design in the entire rear end, profile and quarter angles.
We have near 40 new photos to share of the GLE Coupe in UK GLE350d Coupe trim — but also a 50-pack below that of the top-dog GLE63-S Coupe.
There are a six engines coming: everything from GLE550 to GLE550e, GLE350 hybrids and diesels, and even a PHEV. But the main engine stateside will be the GLE400, which runs a twin-turbo V6.
Visually, the GLE400 will have trim and wheels very similar to the truck shown here bashing around Blighty. Bashing is the wrong word. Whooshing, perhaps, on a cloud of air springs and turbo thrust….
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
The new GLE63 S Model made a fairly striking static debut at Amelia Island’s Ritz-Carlton hotel this weekend – stopping traffic and causing a commotion. This is the first-known outdoor showing of the new SUV Coupe muscle-truck, with its ultra-modern Benz nose in its sportiest, gloss-black best. This bumper on the hottest-yet GLE63 AMG Coupe — an all-new truck that is also heading to showrooms as the comparatively modest GLE450 AMG and a few other smaller engines.
Almost no bumper is actually left up front. Like the new AMG GT, the nose is almost a wall of intercoolers and radiators. All the better to cool the new twin-turbocharged V8.
The GLE-Class is interestingn up close. It seems far larger than the current X6, or perhaps just a bit taller. It has good angles and awkward ones, to be frank.
Thrilled to snap it in the real world, outside to give the truck its best light. We are prone to love the idea of a sporty AMG SUV, as always, and think the GLE63-S is a sure winner.
2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 – Exterior
2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 – Interior
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