Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has introduced the latest Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC Coupe and Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupe with the flagship GLS 450 4MATIC to be available in early 2021. The new models join the brand’s SUV range which includes compact GLA, GLC and G-Class.
“The new GLE Coupe seamlessly blends the unrivalled power of an SUV with the agility and elegance of a coupe. Every function and every detail aims to offer an incredibly enchanting experience in its segment,” said Michael Jopp, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing Passenger Cars, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
The GLE 450 4MATIC Coupe is priced from RM661,009.42, while the GLE 53 4MATIC Coupe price starts from RM787,357.88, both prices without insurance but with relevant sales tax deducted until the end of 2020.
The GLE 450 Coupe is powered by the 3-litre turbocharged in-line 6-cylinder engine that produces 367 bhp/500 Nm, giving it a claimed acceleration capability of 5.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. The similar engine size and type in the GLE 53 Coupe generates 435 bhp/520 Nm, which can take off another 4/10ths of a second in the 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time.
Both models ride on AIRMATIC air suspension system with adaptive adjustable damping. The system uses highly complex sensor systems and algorithms to constantly adapt damping characteristics to road and driving conditions for optimum comfort levels.
The interior of the new GLE Coupes shares many common features with the other models in the SUV range family with a clear emphasis sportiness while maintain the premium image. Large 12.3-inch screens complement the instrument panel, horizontally divided by a trim element tier, tom provide the driver with all the important information while on the move.
As with all the latest Mercedes-Benz model, the GLE Coupe comes with the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system. The latest generation of MBUX has a more intuitive operating structure and high visual quality.
Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC AMG Line
The GLS 450 4MATIC AMG Line is expected to be priced from RM899,888 when it goes on sale in 2021. As it will be after the sales tax-exemption period, the indicated price includes sales tax of 10% (unless there are changes when the new Budget is announced in October).
Described as the ‘S-class among Mercedes-Benz SUVs’, the latest version of the SUV will offer more of everything – space, comfort and luxury. It will come with an in-line 3-litre 6-cylinder engine with electrification by 48-volt technology. Maximum output is 367 bhp/500 Nm which is transmitted to all four wheels by the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission.
The GLS 450 features an upright radiator grille, chrome-plated underguard with the bone-shaped air inlet grille and two powerdomes on the bonnet. LED lighting technology is used front and rear for maximum illumination at night.
The level of luxury within is enhanced by leather appointments and high quality materials. Styling elements are unified with the dashboard support flowing into the door panels and the integral trim element likewise extending to meet the doors.
Convenience features include electrically-adjustable seats with an EASY-ENTRY system for getting to the third row. The seats in the second row can also be moved forward to give extra legroom to those sitting in the third row.
The MBUX Rear Seat Entertainment System is available for the 7-seater SUV. Like in aircraft, the content on each screen can be selected by each occupant. This personalisation extends to movies, music and the integrated web browser, with two wireless headsets that come with the vehicle.
Mercedes me connect (Mmc)
Mercedes me connect is a connectivity system for Mercedes-Benz owners to stay connected and also remotely manage some functions of their vehicles using a dedicated app. The connected service, available in all the SUV models, enables unlocking their car, starting the engine remotely, getting customer support or even checking the level in the fuel tank from inside the home. Other features are remote vehicle diagnostics, pre=entry climate control, predictive navigation, parked vehicle locator.
Mmc includes an emergency call facility (E-call) that could make the difference between life and death should an accident occur. With a dedicated button on the roof panel of the vehicle’s cabin, drivers and other occupants can make an emergency call to a dedicated emergency response centre. The vehicle’s location will already be known which will help rescuers reach the vehicle faster.