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MERCEDES-BENZ GLE DIESEL COUPE

GLE 400d 4Matic AMG Line Premium + 5dr 9G-Tronic

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency38.70mpg
Emissions
Emissions219.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed149mph

Driver Convenience

  • 12.3" widescreen cockpit display
  • Attention assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
  • Easy pack automatic powered tailgate
  • ECO start/stop function
  • Head up Display
  • Mercedes me connect
  • Multi function trip computer
  • Outside temperature display, rear seatbelt status indicator
  • Parking pilot with 360 degree camera
  • Remote online technical preparation for Mercedes me connect
  • Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Sports direct steer system with speed sensitive power assistance
  • Traffic sign assist
  • Wireless charging

Entertainment

  • Bluetooth interface for hands free and audio streaming
  • Burmester surround sound system
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Hard disk navigation with MBUX multimedia system

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Adaptive high beam assist plus
  • AMG bodystyling front and rear bumpers
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
  • Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblind
  • Exhaust system - twin pipe with two integrated chrome tailpipe trims
  • Front and rear underbody protection with chrome look finish
  • Heat insulating dark tinted privacy glass from the B-pillar backwards
  • Illuminated running boards with rubber studs
  • LED tail lamp
  • LED third brake light
  • Magic vision control with adaptive windscreen wiper system
  • Multi beam LED headlights
  • Rain sensor windscreen wipers
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Tinted glass all round

Interior Features

  • 12V socket in front and rear
  • 2 cup holders in front and rear
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 3 spoke flat bottom AMG sport steering wheel in black nappa leather
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • Air ionisation with air filter
  • AMG Line floor mats
  • Artico man-made leather upper dash trim
  • Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
  • Climatised front seats
  • Driver and front passenger cup holders temperature controller
  • Electric adjust front headrests
  • Electrically height and reach adjustable steering column with memory
  • Folding rear armrest
  • Four-zone thermotronic automatic climate control
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Front centre armrest with stowage compartment
  • Heated front seats
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Illuminated stainless steel door sill panels with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
  • ISOFIX child seat attachment points two outer rear seats
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Multi function steering wheel
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Sports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • touchpad
  • Two (type C) USB ports in centre console

Packs

  • Driving assistance pack - GLE Coupe
  • Energizing comfort package - GLE Coupe
  • KEYLESS-GO Comfort package - GLE Coupe
  • Memory package - GLE Coupe
  • Mirror package - GLE Coupe

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Active bonnet
  • Airbags - windowbags
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Child proof door locks
  • Downhill speed regulation (DSR) with switch and variable speed control
  • Driver/front passenger airbag
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Electronic four wheel traction control
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic stability programme with acceleration skid control
  • First aid kit, warning triangle and high visibility jacket
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill hold function
  • Hill start assist
  • Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
  • Remote central locking

Technical

  • 4MATIC permanent four wheel drive
  • 9G TRONIC automatic transmission with steering column gear selector, DIRECT SELECT steering wheel gearshift paddles
  • Airmatic air suspension with adaptive damping system
  • Diesel particulate filter (DPF)

Trim

  • Anthracite open pore oak wood trim

Wheels

  • 22" AMG 5 twin spoke tremolite grey with high sheen finish light alloy wheels
  • TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor

Exterior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.075
  • CO2 (g/km)
    193
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    0.054
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    71
  • NOx
    0.036
  • Particles
    0.0011
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    219

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2925
  • Compression Ratio
    15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    92.3
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    9 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    24
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    38.7
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    46.3
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    30.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    8.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    8.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    7.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    11.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    8.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    34
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    34.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    39.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    23.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    33.6

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.9
  • Badge Power
    330
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    d 4Matic
  • Coin Series
    AMG Line Prem+
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    49E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    91
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    90
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    78
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    78
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    5.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    330
  • Engine Power - KW
    243
  • Engine Power - RPM
    3600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    516
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    71.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    700
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1200
  • Top Speed
    149

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    285/40 R22
  • Tyre Size Rear
    325/35 R22
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    22" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1730
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4939
  • Wheelbase
    2935
  • Width
    2010
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2157

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    65
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3040
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1790
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    655
  • Max. Loading Weight
    745
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2295
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.8

The Mercedes GLE Coupe is a luxury SUV Coupe that revels in its role as an opinion divider. Jonathan Crouch reports on the second generation model.

Background

If something works, then you should first copy it, then improve upon it. Take the rather curious, contradictory idea of a luxury SUV Coupe. BMW introduced it with their X6 model in 2007 and sold so many that Mercedes couldn't help noticing the need for something similar, hence the introduction of the first generation GLE Coupe in 2014, then followed by the announcement of this second generation version five years later. If you'd like a sportscar but need a large SUV and want something that's fashion-conscious and stylish, this Mercedes aims to satisfy. It's certainly an arresting thing to look at, as extrovert, powerful and in-your-face as a car of this kind needs to be. Yet there is perhaps a dash of maturity here too that the rival BMW X6 maybe doesn't quite have. Enough to also perfectly position this GLE Coupe against upper-spec versions of other sportier contenders in the luxury SUV segment like Jaguar's F-PACE and Maserati's Levante.

Driving Experience

There are two main GLE engine options to begin with and most buyers are likely to choose the base diesel derivative, a 400d 4MATIC variant that features a six cylinder diesel engine, which produces 330hp. If petrol power is of more interest, there's an alternative Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe model with a stonking 435hp. This unit's enhanced by the Mercedes EQ Boost mild hybrid system, which uses a 48-volt onboard network with a belt-driven starter/alternator - the system adds 22hp to the car's overall output. This AMG '53' version can sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph. In all variants, power is transmitted via 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The broad ratio spread of gears allows for a clearly perceptible reduction in engine speed. Ride comfort and agility improvements are promised by the optional 48V E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension, which is combined with the optional AIRMATIC air suspension. This is the only system in the market where the spring and damping forces can be individually controlled at each wheel. This means that it not only counteracts body roll, but also pitching and squat.

Design and Build

This second generation GLE Coupe is significantly bigger than its predecessor, 39mm longer and 7mm wider. The wheelbase is 20mm longer too, but remains 60mm shorter than that of the ordinary GLE so as to preserve this sportier variant's coupe-like appearance. Something further emphasised by the flatter-angled windscreen, rear-sloping roof line and large, flush wheels available at sizes ranging between 19 and 21-inches. Broad, muscular C-pillars deliver what Mercedes calls a 'ready-to-pounce' look. Inside, much of the fascia architecture is familiar from the ordinary GLE, but the coupe feel is emphasised by a high centre console, sports seats and a grippy sports steering wheel with nappa leather trim. Other than that, the first thing you'll probably notice at the front is that the designers have incorporated a couple of 12.3-inch TFT screens, one in the instrument binnacle and one in the centre of the dash that works with the new 'MBUX' voice-activated multimedia system. There are more interior stowage spaces this time round and better all-round vision. The rear seat is more spacious that the swept-back lines would suggest. And there's a bigger 655-litre boot, extendable to 1,790-litres once you fold the 40:20:40-split rear bench.

Market and Model

The GLE 400d version comes only in a single very well equipped 'AMG Line Premium Plus' guise priced at around £72,500. The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 version also enjoys 'Premium Plus' trim and costs around £80,000. As you'd expect, GLE Coupe pricing is comparable to that of the third generation BMW X6 but Mercedes hopes to gain an advantage when it comes to technology. Both GLE Coupe models get the company's latest 'MBUX' multimedia system with 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. Plus there a 12.3-inch widescreen virtual instrument binnacle display and a further 12.3-inch touchscreen centre-dash infotainment monitor. Other standard kit runs to blind spot assist, AMG alloy wheels, illuminated grab handles, illuminated running boards, LED headlights with active high beam assist and privacy glass. Inside, there are supportive heated sports seats and a mirror package including automatic dimming for the driver's exterior mirror and the rear-view mirror, plus logo projection onto the ground when you open the door at night. You also get a parking package including active parking assist, automatic two-zone climate control and traffic sign assist. Many customers will want to pay extra for AIRMATIC air suspension; or more for the 'E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL' suspension package that combines with the air spring set-up and individually controls spring and damping forces at each wheel. A long list of camera-driven safety features are now included, including 'Active Steering Assist' and 'Active Distance Assist', plus an 'Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC' feature that gives a degree of autonomous driving.

Cost of Ownership

From the main 400d diesel variant, you can expect a combined cycle showing of 38.7mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and a CO2 reading of just 193g/km [NEDC]. The GLE 53 delivers up to 30.4 combined mpg and emits 212g/km of CO2. What else? Well, we'll tell you that the comprehensive three year warranty is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash. There's also an ASSYST dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due. It's also worth mentioning that the 'Mercedes me' remote online services package that comes as part of the infotainment system includes remote self-diagnostic capability, enabling your GLE to monitor wear and tear items and alert your local dealer to let you know if something needs seeing to.

Summary

This is the kind of car that evokes howls of self-righteous indignation from the motoring press. They'll criticise its weight, its looks and its politically incorrect attitude. Before, of course, going on to fawn over some enormous luxury limousine or thirsty, dirty supercar. It's all very hypocritical. If you don't like this car, then fair enough. But don't moralise about it. True, if you're a business buyer, your CEO might still raise an amused eyebrow, but if you're the kind of very individual customer who'll want one of these, then you probably won't mind that for you'll be someone who shares the confidence that's apparent in every aspect of this model's make-up. In years to come, when considering this market segment, we might well forget who got there first and who tagged along. Who knows, we might even forget about SUV-coupes. In the here and now though, here's one of the very finest.

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