Mercedes-Benz Brings Sports-Car Performance to Its 2016 GLE SUVs

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  • Lou Ann Hammond

Mercedes-Benz unveiled two GLE Coupe models at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit: the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe and the Mercedes-AMG GLE450 Coupe.

Offering top-of-the-line performance, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe features a 5.5-liter, biturbo V-8 engine that can generate 577 hp and 516 ft lbs of torque. It is coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission that helps the car accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

The entry-level, 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE450 Coupe features an AMG-upgraded biturbo, 3.0-liter V-6 that can produce 362 hp and 384 ft lbs of torque. The GLE450 comes standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission and accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

Both vehicles have standard all-wheel drive and five selectable driving modes. Though proper SUVs, the new models are equipped with sports-car features, such as multimode damping, an air-controlled suspension, and active roll stabilization.

The Mercedes-AMG GLE450 and GLE 63 S coupes will arrive at Mercedes-Benz car dealerships in mid-August. Pricing will be announced closer to their launch date. (mbusa.com)

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