Launched in 2015, Mercedes GLE Coupe came to compete against SUVs like BMW X6. The model didn’t exist before that year – or at least not in a coupe form, because until 2015 customers knew the SUV as the M-Class. The coupe version was added because the BMW X6 was enjoying quite a big success on the market and Mercedes wanted to have something to say about it.
Now, almost five years later the GLE Coupe entered a new generation. The 2020 GLE Coupe will be officially unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show and will be put on sale in the spring of 2020.
When compared to the model it replaces, the new GLE Coupe grew in sizes: 39 mm longer and 7 mm wider, while the wheelbase is also 20 mm longer. Next to increasing its size, Mercedes also worked on making it a little bit more aerodynamic. The headlights were redesigned, the windscreen is now flatter-angled, while the rear lamps are slim and elongated.
For the interior Mercedes is offering a modern cockpit with two large screens in the format 12.3 inches /31.2 cm and the strikingly shaped instrument panel, horizontally divided by a trim element tier, and seamlessly flowing into the door trim, appear familiar. The new GLE Coupe offers a cargo capacity of 655 liters, or 1790 liters when the seats are folded.
At launch, the 2020 GLE Coupe will be offered with two six-cylinder in-line turbodiesel engines. The one in the GLE Coupé 350 d 4MATIC will deliver 272 HP and the one in the GLE Coupé 400 d 4MATIC will deliver 330 horsepower.