2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs. Coupe
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is the replacement for the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, but a redesign and a new name aren't the only things new for 2016. In addition to the new look and badging, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe — a leaner, sportier variation of the familiar SUV. As you might expect, the GLE SUV and Coupe share a number of characteristics, but there are also some key distinctions that set the two apart and make them very different vehicles. To showcase some of the similarities and differences, we briefly compared the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs. Coupe.
At first glance, you'll notice the GLE Coupe and SUV have very different exterior designs. The Coupe features a free-flowing, sloped-roof frame that combines elements of a sporty coupe and a crossover. The 2016 GLE SUV, on the other hand, features more traditional SUV styling, with more rigid corners and a higher roofline.
|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE400 SUV||VS||2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Sport|
|Biturbo V-6||Engine||Bitubro V-6|
|329 HP||Power Ratings||362 HP|
|19-inch Light Alloy||Wheels||21-inch AMG Light Alloy|
|Standard||DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes||Standard|
A Closer Look at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV and Coupe
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is the more performance-focused of the two GLE variations, with a GLE 450 AMG Sport 4MATIC Coupe and an GLE63 S AMG Coupe set to be the first models available. The GLE SUV, on the other hand, will feature similar trims to what we saw from last year's M-Class, with the GLE350 and GLE400 driving sales. That said, the GLE SUV will be available in performance-oriented variations as well, with Mercedes-AMG GLE63 and GLE63 S trims expected to go on sale at Loeber Motors late this summer.
The interior designs of the GLE Coupe and the GLE SUV are strikingly similar. Up front, you'll notice infotainment displays partially integrated into the dash as the centerpiece of the sophisticated interior. Take a look at the two interior designs in the photo below (SUV on left).
Be among the first to drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class variations this summer by scheduling a test drive in both the GLE Coupe an GLE SUV to do your own side-by-side comparison.