Mercedes-Benz chose the North American International Auto Show as the location to make the North American premiere of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, a car it originally showed in Stuttgart last year. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 AMG Coupe attempts to blend the sporty characteristics of a four-door sedan (coupe, whatever) with the rugged, tall profile of an SUV. It features an nine-speed transmission and a biturbo V-6 good for 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. The GLE 63 Coupe turns it up with a biturbo V-8.
What Is Mercedes-Benz Saying?
“The GLE 450 AMG Coupe is our first sports model, and further highly emotional and performance-oriented models will follow in the near future. The new product line from Mercedes-AMG has allowed us to make true sports car technology and the fascination of motorsports more accessible,” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “Every vehicle from Affalterbach honors the brand promise of Driving Performance.”
When Does It Go On Sale?
Late summer in 2015.