Mercedes GLE Coupe spotted in the open before debut - Video

23/12/2014 - 15:56 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Based on the M Class platform. 

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe will debut next month at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, but the SUV was spotted prior to that in Europe recently.

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Based on the same platform as the Mercedes M Class (which is now renamed the Mercedes GLE), the GLE Coupe's design is carried over from the Concept Coupe SUV that was shown at the Beijing show this year.

The GLE Coupe is the first Mercedes model to feature an AMG-Sport variant. The GLE Coupe 450 AMG, which is the range topping variant announced is powered by a V6 bi-turbo petrol engine developing 367 hp and 520 Nm of torque. It uses a 9-speed automatic transmission to send power to all wheels.

Mercedes GLE Coupe spotted
The GLE Coupe AMG Sport is available with a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Other variants announced include a 258 hp diesel and a 333 hp petrol. All variants benefit from Mercedes's 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.

Also read: Mercedes-Benz India to launch CLA next month

Mercedes-Benz India could consider launching the GLE Coupe in India as a potential rival to the BMW X6, which has moved to its second generation.

[Image from MBPassion]

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