After Mercedes-Benz revamped its naming convention across the line-up, we see the introduction of the GLE-Class Coupe to the world. The full range GLE Coupe now debuts in Asia, Thailand to be exact – at the 36th Bangkok International Motor Show.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe - AutoBuzz.my

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Name Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 d 4MATIC Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC
Drive Type Permanent all-wheel drive (4MATIC)
Engine 2,987 cc V6 diesel turbo 2,996 cc V6 twin-turbo 2,996 cc V6 twin-turbo
Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-speed Automatic 9G-TRONIC 9-speed Automatic 9G-TRONIC 9-speed Automatic
Max Power 258 hp @ 3,600 rpm 333 hp @ 5,500 rpm 367 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Max Torque 620 Nm @ 1,600 – 2,400 rpm 480 Nm @ 1,400 – 4,000 rpm 520 Nm @ 1,400 – 4,000 rpm

 

Name Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé 4MATIC Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupé 4MATIC
Drive Type Permanent all-wheel drive (4MATIC)
Engine 5,461 cc V8 twin-turbo
Transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC
Max Power 557 hp @ 5,750 rpm 585 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Max Torque 700 Nm @ 1,750 – 5,500 rpm 760 Nm @ 1,750 – 5,250 rpm

 

The GLE-Class replaces the M-Class as the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). This however is the GLE Coupe, making it the direct competitor to the BMW X6. Displayed at the Motor Show is the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC, with a 7,990,000 Thai Baht (approx. RM900,000) price tag.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe - AutoBuzz.my

 

Sitting right below the AMG GLE 63, the GLE 450 AMG is fitted with a 3.0-liter Biturbo V6, capable of generating 367hp and 520Nm of torque. All GLE models are paired with the 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission, permanently driving all four wheels via its 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system. Look closely in the images, it’s fitted with massive 22-inch rims.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe - AutoBuzz.my

 

The GLE Coupe looks rather big in real life, beautiful nonetheless. If you are used to the BMW X6’s slopping roofline and high shoulder line, you will learn to appreciate the new GLE. Check out the image gallery prepared for you below.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe - AutoBuzz.my

When is it coming to Malaysia? Well, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia remains tight-lipped on this topic. So you’ll just have to stay tuned to AutoBuzz.my!

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