Check out the Mercedes-Benz GLE coupé 0

0001_Mercedes_GLE_CoupeThe Mercedes GLE coupé will go on sale next year in June, going head to head with the BMW X6. Not to be outdone by its rival, the car will contain next generation driving dynamics and plenty of class.

Mercedes focusing on SUV models

The GLE series is essentially the replacement for the old ML series. Clearly Mercedes are placing a major focus upon SUV models. This particular segment has a great deal of potential and is becoming increasingly popular. A C-Class GLC is also in the pipeline, with arrival on the market expected to be at the end of 2015.

Mercedes’ AMG vs BMW M

AMG sports models will have the GLE coupé to boast within its line-up. In that sense, the M division of BMW will have tougher competition.

Appealing to the younger car market

Being a coupé as well as a SUV will offer greater appeal to the younger market, Mercedes are hoping. The GLE coupé has every chance of helping the brand to build on their already successful campaign of gaining younger customers.

One way of achieving this is the way Mercedes have engineered the vehicle. It will deliver a sportier type of driving experience when compared to the standard GLE model. On top of that there will be remapped driving modes together with sport enhanced gear ratios, with the standard transmission being a nine speed automatic gearbox.

Engine and model variants offered

Going straight to the top of the line-up will be the GLE450 AMG coupé, being the flagship model. Under the bonnet will be a 3.0 litre biturbo V6 petrol engine which is capable of powering to 362 BHP together with 383lb ft of torque. The same engine is already placed within the GLE400 coupé and is able to deliver power outputs of 328 BHP and 354lb ft.

There will only be one diesel powered model combined with the model. This will be a 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel, capable of 254 BHP and 457lb ft.

Economy and performance figures for all engines are yet to be officially confirmed by Mercedes.

Dynamic Select driving mode control system

Dynamic Select driving mode control system will be included within the GLE coupé. This is certainly one of the most attractive features about the car, as already mentioned by many experts. The system will involve presenting the driver with five different driving modes to choose from. These include Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport and Sport+. All modes alter the chassis, powertrain, suspension and the steering system in order to adapt the vehicle to its particular driving setting. Uniquely, other settings are changed too such as the sound of the engine and the way the LED headlights operate.

By the sounds of it, the Mercedes GLE coupé sounds like it will be a real game changer on the UK market. It will be interesting to see how it fares against the BMW X6.