Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced local pricing and specification for the GLE Coupé range. Combining the sporty nature of a coupé with the versatility and robustness of a SUV, the Mercedes GLE Coupé fuses two classes of vehicle and is a direct rival to the BMW X6.
The Mercedes GLE Coupé will launch with three models in Australia. Priced from $121,900 plus on-roads, the range opening GLE 350d 4Matic is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel with 190kW of power and 620Nm of torque. Paired with a new nine-speed automatic transmission, the GLE 350d 4Matic averages 7.2L/100km in the combined fuel consumption figure.
The entry level GLE 350d 4Matic’s extensive list of standard equipment include AMG Body styling, 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive, AIRMATIC Air suspension, 21-inch AMG Wheels, LED Intelligent Light System, satellite navigation, automatic power tailgate, Harman Kardon 14 speaker surround-sound system, Nappa Leather upholstery, as well as heated and electronically adjustable AMG Line sports front seats.
The mid-range GLE 450 AMG 4Matic is priced from $141,900 plus on-roads. As the first AMG sports model, the GLE 450 AMG 4Matic features a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine that generates 270kW and 520Nm. It sprints from zero to 100km/h in just 5.7 seconds. In addition to the standard features offered in the GLE 350d, The GLE 450 AMG 4Matic gains a panoramic sliding sunroof, AMG Line Nappa Leather upholstery, 22-inch AMG Wheels, Active Curve System with anti-roll stabilization and an Anti-Theft Protection package.
Sitting at the top of the range is the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4Matic with a sticker of $198.900 plus on-roads. Powered by a twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 petrol engine, the GLE 63 S Coupé produces 430 kW and 760 Nm in conjunction with the 7-speed 7G-Tronic transmission to accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in just 4.2 seconds. Standard equipment include AMG Driver’s Package, AMG Performance Exhaust, AIR-BALANCE Package, Digital TV Tuner, Luxury heated and ventilated multi-contour front seats in Exclusive AMG Nappa Leather.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé range is now available to order with first deliveries expected in September 2015.
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé pricing (excluding on-roads):
GLE 350d 4MATIC Coupé – $121,900
GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC Coupé – $141,900
GLE 63 S 4MATIC Coupé – $198,900