Mercedes-Benz has launched its GLE 400d Coupe in SA! Herewith specification and pricing details for the newcomer!
The new GLE Coupe has arrived in South Africa in 400d guise and the newcomer is powered by a 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder turbodiesel engine that offers a heady 243 kW and 700 Nm of torque. Mercedes-Benz claims a fuel consumption figure of between 6.9 and 7.4 L/100km while the dash from zero to 100 kph is claimed in 5.7 seconds.
Buyers can also look forward to the arrival of the potent Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S soon, with its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine (in combination with the Mercedes-Benz’s EQ Boost 48V starter-generator mild-hybrid system) churning out 450 kW and 850 Nm of torque and a Speedshift 9-speed automatic transmission directing those numbers to the tar via Merc's 4Matic all-wheel drive system. Zero to 100 kph is claimed in just 3.8 seconds! See specs and pricing for the AMG GLE 63 S here!
Mercedes-Benz says that the GLE Coupe’s suspension is now firmer than before, delivering a sportier driving experience. Customers can also opt for the optional air suspension with adaptive damping.
The German luxury car brand also welcomed the new GLS in South Africa this week!
The suave GLE 400d Coupe is now available in SA!
The interior of the GLE 400d Coupe is equipped with 2 large 12.3-inch screens which takes care of all infotainment with Merc’s latest MBUX system. Sport seats are fitted as standard as well as a new sports steering wheel finished in Nappa leather.
The new GLE Coupe’s wheelbase is some 60 mm shorter than the GLE SUV but is 20 mm longer than the outgoing GLE Coupe, which affords rear passengers with more legroom. The load bay offers 655 litres of space and with the 40:20:40 split rear seats folded down space increases to a useful 1 790 litres, which is 70-litres more than the outgoing version.
In terms of driver assistance, customers can choose to fit the optional Active Distance Assist Distronic which is able to detect traffic congestion up ahead and adjust the vehicle speed accordingly.
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe - Price in South Africa
GLE 400d Coupe - R1 814 000