The German mark shown in the next Detroit early next year its new Mercedes GLE Coupe a vehicle that comes to compete in the luxury SUV segment with the BMW X6. This is a big car-like coupe at the back and therefore combines the ruggedness of an SUV with the dynamism of a sports car.
Mercedes SUV restructures its range of vehicles by amendment to its title this GLE Coupe is the first model to debut the new nomenclature. From now the names are those of GLA for the SUV segment Class A GLC for the C-Class GLK named so far and the new GLE is the SUV of Class E and so far was the Class M.
This new GLE Coupe represents a completely new car and above all the GLS stands included in the S Class segment which until now was the GL. A step above the SUV vehicles engtre ranks as the reference SUV truth Class G which remains unchanged in its name.
The other notable change in the new model is called AMG. Mercedes wants to give in the coming years a change to its range with this name. This will continue its high-performance models AMG really but then wants to increase its sales volume and it will launch a new range intermediate called AMG Sport. Under this name one current AMG products more affordable range with an undeniable sporty but less radical hides. And the GLE will be the first model range debuts this new product philosophy.
Thus the top end of the new model is the GLE 450 AMG with this new AMG Sport product line is introduced. Along with a generous standard equipment including stability control system Dynamic Select a direct address systems sporty and driver assistance the GLE 450 AMG incorporates nine-speed automatic transmission 9G-Tronic and AWD 4MATIC permanent.
Aesthetically the new Mercedes GLE is a striking vehicle because it has a front that catches attention for its great robustness which include a large front grille. A sideline lighter and taken some of the sports brand models while its rear the roof fall gives more lightness and dynamism. The result is a car with a personality as you can see in these photos but also offers a great interior roominess according to initial reports of the mark.
This GLE Coupe comes to expanding the range of vehicles coupe star brand that now has the two-door body versions of the C-Class E and S and vehicles of this type with sporty four-door body CLS and CLA
Driving the GLE Coupe meets the expectations of a true sports coupe. Despite the elevated position on the seat similar to that of the SUV and good vision that provides for a coupe occupants have the feeling of traveling aboard a sport not an SUV.
The driver can choose between a sportier drive including the high sound of its engine or good throttle response or a more relaxed and calm quiet ride. Until now took two vehicles to experience both sensations: a sporty agile and spirited coupe SUV and comfortable relaxed temperament for when you want to travel quiet. With the new Coupe GLE no longer need to choose thanks to Dynamic Select system to choose any of them at all times.
The new AMG Sport are products that fulfill the promise of sportsmanship through increased power level all-wheel drive as standard and sophisticated chassis configurations. The driver has a rotary switch on the center console to select one of five driving programs detached comfort slippery floor sport and sport +. And so at any time choose how you want to use your car.
The name of each operation programs described clearly. Sport and Sport + 450 GLE make agile AMG sports car with great dynamism despite its size. In contrast emphasizes comfort setting parameters more typical of Mercedes sedans being. And thus enables a relaxed and with tighter consumption driving.
With the program slippery floor operation is optimized shod with low coefficient of friction. For example on gravel snow or ice. And if the single mode is used available for all models the driver has the ability to program and store your personal preferences in each vehicle systems.
This Dynamic Select system adapts different car kits suspension steering or change but also modifies other concepts such as engine noise instrumentation and dynamic light junction. And is that the information displayed on the screen of Comand and the instrument panel also vary depending on the program selected drive.
In comfort mode indications on the instrument panel are suppressed as far as possible and compelling environment being generated at the level of a saloon. At the same time the engine noise is attenuated to a comfortable level and impressions of the road and the perceived environment in the cabin are damped. And in sport mode is otherwise stand out more gear changes with double-declutching function and maximum driver information is available.
Mechanically the car will be offered in versions GLE 350 GLE 400 d while atop the range will be available AMG 450 GLE equipping nine changing gears. All models in the new range GLE lead to permanent four-wheel drive wheels with the 4Matic system. For the first two are looking for a more comfortable operating and therefore uses a 50:50 torque distribution between the axles. Meanwhile the AMG 450 comprises a torque distribution ratio of 40:60. The fact of having more torque to the rear axle gives it a more sporty performance.
Another component that ensures a high running stability is improved Airmatic air suspension in combination with the ADS Plus a system that regulates the damping characteristic of the first progressive and variably. As for their rims are 20 inch series while optionally offered a 21 and even 22 inches.
The range of GLE Coupe has the GLE 350 d 4Matic as diesel version that delivers 258 horsepower engine and a maximum of 620 Nm from 1600 rpm torque. The petrol model GLE 400 4Matic mounts the new V6 biturbo direct injection which develops 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque from 1400 rpm.
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