All about the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and its AMG versionAugust 28, 2019
The new generation Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, built on the MHA modular platform, was shown in September 2018, and now a year later the German brand reveals a coupe-like version of the model along with its “charged” version with an index of 53. The official premiere of the car will take place only next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but Motor found out and has now gathered together all the most important and interesting facts about the new product in one article. So, what has changed in the biggest crossover coupe from Stuttgart? We will tell you now!
Like the regular Mercedes-Benz GLE, the coupe modification is built on the MHA modular platform. The overall length of the car is 4939 millimeters, and the width is 2010 millimeters.
The coupe-crossover turned out to be 39 millimeters longer and seven millimeters wider than its predecessor. The wheelbase has increased by 20 millimeters, but still remained 60 millimeters shorter (2935 millimeters) than a regular GLE.
LED headlights – part of the basic equipment. The taillights are designed in the style of the new GLE. They, of course, are also LED
The salon is also familiar by the usual GLE: on the front panel, a large single section combines electronic dashboard and a 12.3-inch multimedia display. MBUX complex supports gesture and voice control, has navigation with augmented reality and integration with Mercedes Me applications for smartphones, and can also play music from the Amazon Music service.
The width of the doorway at the rear increased by 35 millimeters, the total volume of compartments for small items increased to 40 liters, and the trunk volume with the second row seats folded increased by 70 liters (now 1790 liters).
The amount of free space with the rear seats raised remains the same – 655 liters. In the trunk, goods are now placed two meters long and 1080 millimeters wide – 87 and 72 millimeters more than their predecessor.
Loading height decreased by 60 millimeters. When ordering air suspension, the rear of the body can be further lowered by 50 millimeters.
In addition to conventional pneumatics, the E-Active Body Control suspension is available for the GLE coupe, in which pneumatic struts are combined with powerful hydraulics. It works from a 48-volt network and can withstand rolls, pecks during braking and squats during acceleration, adjust in advance to the condition of the road ahead and get out of the “traps” on off-road by jumping.
First, cars with six-cylinder diesel engines will enter the market: 350 d and 400 d. The first is a 272-strong (600 Nm) unit, and the second is a 330-strong (700 nm). Both are paired with a nine-band automatic 9G-Tronic.
The second novelty in the family is the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC + Coupé.
Under the hood, a three-liter “six” with a capacity of 435 horsepower with a turbocharger and an electric supercharger is installed, combined with a nine-speed 9G-Tronic transmission, a 22-horsepower electric motor that helps with acceleration, and a 48-volt on-board system.
4Matic transmission – permanent rear-wheel drive and multi-plate clutch for connecting the front axle. In the database, the car is equipped with an AMG Ride Control + air suspension, which can reduce ground clearance by 15 millimeters at speeds above 120 kilometers per hour or increase by 55 millimeters when driving off-road.
For an extra charge, the AMG Active Ride Control option is available, supplemented by active anti-roll bars to help fight body roll in corners.
From zero to “hundreds”, the sports crossover accelerates in 5.3 seconds (just as much as the regular GLE 53 gets to this mark). Maximum speed is electronically limited to 250 kilometers per hour.
The multimedia complex MBUX adds the ability to record on-board telemetry AMG Track Pace. When driving on a track, the electronics record up to 80 vehicle parameters, which the driver can then analyze in detail. Some real-time readings can be displayed on the projection display.
The system itself understands when the car drove onto the race track and left it. At the same time, her testimony can be synchronized with a special mobile application that will allow you to record onboard races and share photos on social networks.
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