Revamped Mercedes GLE Coupe unveiled with up to 429 hp

08/29/2019

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There's a new ride in the offing by Mercedes. It's the redesigned GLE Coupe! It comes with exciting new features that you don't want to miss.

Mercedes is at it again with the unveiling of the Mercedes GLE Coupe. What is even more interesting is that it came with a brand new look.

The automaker is not folding its arms, watching competitors drive it out of the market. The crossover is a rival against the much-talked-about BMW X6. The newly designed coupe is in a class of its own, showcasing exquisite features such as stylish LED headlights and grille.

It comes with a rakish-looking windscreen and alloy wheels of 19 to 22 inches. One change most noticeable in the redesigned machine is the roofline that creates an illusion of a coupe.

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The GLE comes with a brand new design

At the rear of the car lies a sporty design accentuated by its protruding fenders that give it a sophisticated look.

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In comparison to its outgoing predecessor, the GLE measures 1.5 inches longer and is wider by 0.3 inches. It also boasts of a wheel base expanded by 0.8 inches. Although the above mentioned differences are not major, the coupe is not as long as the Standard GLE, it is shorter by 2.4 inches.

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The GLE is 1.5 inches longer than its predecessor 

Mercedes GLE 53 Coupe stylish and spacious interior

Cabin of the coupe shares the same similarities as the GLE. Placed in the interior are an infotainment system of 12.3 inches and a digital cluster instrument of 12.3 inches. Other features available in the model include a faux leather dashboard, sport seats and leather strapped steering wheel.

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The ride boasts of a spacious interior for comfort

Mercedes says that it offers more room in comparison to its predecessor and accommodates no fewer than five people. Its luggage size is 21.3 cubic feet with the capacity to expand up to 63.2.

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It accommodates five people comfortably

Mercedes GLE 53 Coupe Limited engine & upgraded performance

European customers will get the model with a diesel six-cylinder engine having two separate outputs. The d 350 d 4MATIC GLE coupe offers 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS) and torque of 443 lb-ft (600 Nm). The d 4MATIC 400 has 325 hp (243 kW/ 330 PS) and torque of 516 lb-ft (700 Nm).

American customers get only the Mercedes GLE 53 Coupe variant which has a sportier look and a powertrain that is hybridized. It also boasts of a six-cylinder 3.0-liter engine, turbocharged

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The engine produces 429 hp (320 kW / 435 PS) power

The supercharged engine produces 429 hp (320 kW / 435 PS) complementing its torque of 384 lb-ft (521 Nm). The automaker also makes provision for an EQ Boost generator, an electric-powered motor that has the capacity to produce more 21 hp (16 kW / 21 PS) and torque of 184 lb-ft (249 Nm).

With such a high powertrain, the coupe does 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.2 seconds.

Users of the base model get a steel suspension with what Mercedes describes as a “sportier and tauter tuning.” Customers who want more can place an order for an optional package of the E-Active or Airmatic Body Control Suspension.

Buyers who get the GLE 53 coupe get an air suspension and an AMG Ride Control that facilitate agility and comfort. Other features in the crossover include highly-charged brakes, sporty steering system, all-wheel drive system and AGM Performance 4MATIC.

The automaker classifies the GLE 53 as a 2021 model, so it might take a while before it is released.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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