The automobile is a continuously evolving entity, shown here by these two crossover vehicles. The GLE Coupe and the BMW X6 are meant to be sedans that are capable of off-road and on-road fun, all in the same trip. The GLE Coupe is brand new for the 2016 lineup giving it a modern edge, but the X6 has been around since 2007, giving it an experience advantage. To find out which is superior between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe and the 2016 BMW X6, you have to dig a little deeper.
Both of these SUV Coupes are meant to be performance vehicles. They provide thrilling acceleration, solid off-road stability, and the latest in automotive technology and luxury. They both weigh the same amount and are roughly the same size all the way around. The biggest difference between the two competitors is under the hood.
Handcrafted AMG Engine
The GLE63 S uses a 5.5-liter, handcrafted, AMG V8. With this engine, the SUV Coupe can jump from 0 to 60 in just 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The BMW, though still impressive, only offers 445 horsepower and is only capable of a top speed of 130 miles per hour. There is something to be said though, about the 0-60 time of 4.6, which is just .4 seconds slower than the GLE Coupe despite the massive range in horsepower. The BMW does have two advantages, which are affordability and efficiency. This is great to get to the grocery store, but when you are investing this much money into a performance SUV Coupe, don't you want to have some fun? If you are looking for something that will blow you out of the water, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is the only option. If you have any questions about this 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe vs 2016 BMW X6 comparison, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today to take one for a spin!