Published On: Tue, Jan 12th, 2016

Mercedes-Benz launches its first ever SUV Coupe

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coupeeMumbai: The country’s leading luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz India started 2016 with the introduction of a product without a predecessor in its Indian portfolio, the GLE 450 AMG Coupé.This SUV takes dynamism and sportiness to the next level with a first of its kind to be launched in a Coupé version in India.The alluringSUV embodies superlative performance, driving agility and stays true to the legacy of the world renowned performance stable of Mercedes-AMG. The car was launched by Mr. Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India in the city today.

Mr. Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes Benz India said, “We are glad to kick-start 2016 by introducing a thrilling and powerful product from our global portfolio, the GLE 450 AMG Coupé. At Mercedes-Benz it is our constant endeavour to bring the best products for our discerning Indian customers.The GLE 450 AMG Coupé is a valuable addition to our versatile SUV portfolio in India. This one of a kind performance SUV is sure to delight the customers with its raw power output level, exhaust system, a sleek design with multifarious features and an active sports light system. We believe thatthese distinctive qualities will fulfilour customers’ expectations leaving them spellbound with an unmatched combination of a luxurious and sporty drive experience.”

Mr. Roland Folger further commented, “With this launch, we are committed to bring more such exciting products this year redefining luxuriousmobility to our existing customer base and creating more such experiences for those who are yet to experience the opulence of Mercedes Benz.”

Alluring Design Elements

Exteriors: The iconic front AMG apron, a single louvre front grille, contoured powerdomes, a distinctive underguard and front splitter in chrome finish,blackened beltline and window weatherstrips,AMG spoiler lip in vehicle colour, rear bumper with chrome-looksimulated underguard,21-inch AMG-5 spoke light alloy wheels,painted in black and in a high sheen finish, perforated brake discs; AMG badge in front and black exterior mirrors are some of the designing geniuses of the GLE Coupé.The dynamic SUV Coupé comes with an automatic panoramic sliding sunroof and two chrome-plated AMG tailpipe trim elements with a four-pipe exhaust look. The AMG exteriors amplify high quality performance and sporty attitude. The highlight of the exterior is a combination of black and chrome which brings class and dimension to the performance SUV.The exteriors exhilarateslickness combined with modernity.

Interiors: The interiors are particularly designed with a 3-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in black nappa leather with flattened bottom, sports seats for driver and front passenger with sports brushed stainless steel sports pedalswith rubber studs and embroidered “AMG” lettering on the ‘AMG’ floor mats. The GLE 450 AMG Coupé has an instrument cluster with dials in checkered flag look and offers an ambient lighting package with 3 colors and 5-stage dimming options for the desired lighting mood. The dynamic SUV Coupé comes with an infotainment system that is equipped with a high-resolution media display with a 20.3 cm(8 inch) screen.

Performance with an edge

The GLE 450 AMGCoupé features a powerful AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine, churning out an output of 270 kW (367 hp) with 520 Nm of Torque. The SUV Coupé sprints from 0-100 km/hr in just 5.7 seconds! The performance SUV Coupéexudes a sporty performance exhaust including backfire sound with a braking System with optimized brake cooling system.The dynamic SUV Coupé comprises the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission that enables efficiency, comfort and dynamism of an entirely new dimension. Its high efficiency helps to reduce fuel consumption and enhances performance. The reduced intervals between gear shifts lead to faster gear changes and enhanced spontaneity and agility.

Advanced Technology:

The DYNAMIC SELECT variable control system gives significance and varied characteristics to the five transmission modes of INDIVIDUAL, COMFORT, SLIPPERY, SPORT and SPORT Plus which the driver has the freedom to select using a rotary control on the centre console. DYNAMIC SELECT networks with all control systems, hence, generating a distinctive driving experience. The fifth, namely SPORT Plus transmission mode remains a unique feature for the performance lovers.


Through the COMAND Online system, the driver can control and display navigation, telephone, audio, video, and internet functions, in turn, giving an elegant touch to the interiors, recreating an aura about itself. It also comes with two USB ports and one SD card slot, LINGUATRONIC® voice control system and WLAN hotspot functionality. The intuitively controlled touchpad with multi-touch sensor system recognizes simple gestures, handwriting and even letters and numbers. The dynamic SUV Coupé comes with Mercedes-Benz Apps, taking connectivity to a whole new level. Mercedes-Benz Appsprovides convenient access to a wide range of some of the most popular apps andservices on the internet.

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