Finally! A series of teasers and the census is over, camouflage removed, handsome Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe strongly appeared in all its glory. Mighty coupe is built on the GLE (aka M-Class), and will be thrown into battle with the BMW X6 in the early summer of 2015.
At length are 4900 mm and a maximum width – 2003 mm. The height of the new items is 1731 mm. Wheelbase – 2915 mm. When compared to X6, a compartment 9 mm shorter by 14 mm wider and 29 mm above the Bavarian and the difference between the axes is 18 mm in favor of BMW.
The range of engines for Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe lined two petrol “six” with biturbo V6 turbo unit and one on the “heavy fuel” with dedication and thrust forces 258 of 620 Nm of torque already at 1600 rpm. “Coupe” with a turbo diesel receive label GLE 350 d. As for gasoline engines, then they will equip modification GLE 400 GLE 450 and AMG. For a simpler version offers 333hp bi-turbo V6 engine with a thrust of 480 Nm, and for the “hot” twin – 367hp (520 Nm). Flow dynamics and other factors are kept secret.
Transmission same for all modifications – nine-machine 9G-Tronic. Drive, of course, all full, but the thrust between the axes of the same only in GLE 400 and GLE 350d, while the “charged” version is “more fun”: 60% of the time of arrival of the rear axle.
By default, all Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe prepared by conventional spring suspension, but for an extra fee you can install Airmatic pneumatic system with ADS Plus. It automatically changes the stiffness of the suspension at each wheel depending on speed and steering angle.
It also reported that “charged” GLE 450 AMG installed mode selection control electronics Dynamic Select. Five options: Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport and Sport +. Select the first, you can configure the engine, suspension and steering “for themselves.” Second and it is not necessary to describe the third movement adjusts based on a slippery road, and the last – for the active driving. In the latter embodiment, the current operating mode is changed so that the lower gear is engaged with. Also, the mode selected will depend on the algorithm of LED optics head, as well as the exhaust sound.
For fans of the brand, not thinking him without control electronics finger, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe offers the optional multimedia system with an 8-inch touch screen and sound from Bang & Olufsen.
Additionally, you can order 22-inch wheels instead of the base 20-inch (GLE 350d and GLE 400) and 21-inch at the GLE 450 AMG.
About a “hot” crossover modification Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 450 AMG know that it will be released a little later his brother balanced. They say that it will prepare a 5.5-liter gasoline twin-turbo V8, and the returns expected in the range of 557-577 horses.
That’s right, friends, is recorded on a test drive!
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe officially presented
Following yesterday’s leak, premium brand from Stuttgart officially presented “online” newest crossover model, “first-born” of his line coupe-like SUV – Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. “Live” novelty show in early January 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2015).
As we remember, sporty and dynamic coupe form factor was chosen by no accident – GLE Coupe is conceived as a competitor to the wildly successful “Bavarian” BMW X6, update only that until the second generation of the founder of the segment. The exterior design Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is characterized by elongated bow of the body with a relief grille adorned with a horizontal crossbar with a powerful logo in the center and on the wings framed relatively small LED lights.
The rear part of the crossover – something for which he actually wrote – is the original design, and in profile resembles the silhouette of the model S-Class Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Among other external features should be noted quite aggressive plastic kit, a pair of twin exhaust system and massive alloy wheels with a diameter of 20 inches as standard and optional replacement for “rollers” on 21 and 22 inches.
The flagship version of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 450 AMG boasts even more sporty body kit, 21-inch wheels, original air suspension AIRMATIC, adaptive dampers and automatic function understatement clearance at high speeds. 9-step “automatic» GLE 450 AMG can operate in five pre-configured modes: Solo, Comfort, Slippery road, Sport and Sport +. In the latter mode, the gear shift is accompanied by a “sonic accents”, and it reacts more quickly to driver input. The display on the console crossover shows the longitudinal and lateral acceleration, and rotation angle of the steering wheel, and all this is done in the “photorealistic graphics used in the sport.”
Inside, Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 450 AMG happy owner meets leather “Nappa” on sports seats, interior parts with carbon fiber trim and a piano lacquer, as well as stainless steel pedals. Standard modification crossover already “in the database” are sport seats, a new sports steering wheel and a new multimedia information system, and interior decorated with elements of aluminum or wood.
Detailed characteristics Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe of power units have not been disclosed. Announced only that the model GLE 350d 4MATIC get the motor to 258hp / 620 Nm version GLE 400 4MATIC will offer 333 hp already / 480 Nm 3.0-liter issued biturbo V6, and the flagship GLE 450 will be equipped with AMG also 3.0-liter turbo-V6, but at 367hp / 520 Nm.