The Mercedes GLE Coupe is Merc’s answer to the BMW X6 – it’s a sporty 4×4 SUV coupe. Underneath the GLE Coupe’s sexier curves you’ll find the same mechanical bits as on the more traditional looking GLE.
Every Mercedes GLE Coupe comes with four-wheel drive as standard, so it grips well in corners and it handles twisty roads impressively well for a two-tonne car.
GLE Coupe buyers will get to choose from three petrol engines and one diesel. At the top of the range is the 5.4-litre V8 AMG GLE 63 S with 577hp, which gets from 0-62mph in just 4.2 seconds. The most popular choice in the UK will likely be the diesel GLE350d, however, which will dash from 0-62mph in seven seconds and top out at 140mph.
The ride is mostly comfortable thanks to standard air suspension, and a standard automatic gearbox means driving it around town will be easy if you can get used to the size of it. The GLE Coupe has a 650-litre boot, which is significantly bigger than the BMW X6’s and should be plenty for long family holidays.
Safety kit includes autonomous braking , a 360-degree parking camera, a lane departure warning system, a night-vision camera, and heated windscreen wipers.
The GLE Coupe is a more stylish version of the GLE that still has plenty of passenger space
The Mercedes GLE Coupe is a good all-rounder for buyers who want a large 4×4 but with a more exciting shape than the usual box-like offerings. It has a big boot, a range of powerful engines and a lovely interior.
Those positives are balanced out by the fact it’s relatively expensive to buy and will be quite expensive to run – even if you buy the diesel version. The GLE Coupe is, however, excellent competition for the similar-looking BMW X6, which until now has had the stylish 4×4 coupe market all to itself.
For a more detailed look at how good the Mercedes GLE Coupe is, read through the interior, practicality, driving and specifications sections of our review over the following pages. Or, to see what kind of offers are available, go to our Mercedes GLE Coupe deals page.