|GLE SUV||VS||GLE Coupe|
|189.1 in||Length||192.6 in|
|70.7 in||Height||67.7 in|
|5,000 lbs.||Curb Weight||4,894 lbs.|
|80.3 cu.ft.||Trunk Capacity||60.7 cu.ft.|
The GLE is the one of the newest additions to the Mercedes-Benz lineup. As a replacement for the M-Class, Mercedes-Benz showed off its versatility by releasing it as a traditional SUV and a trendy sport-utility coupe. The difference in size and shape is noticeable just by looking at them, but then why did Mercedes-Benz use the same name? It is obvious that there is more going on than meets the eye, so let's take a closer look at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe to learn the pros and cons of each.
The first thing you notice when you open the hood is the lack of engine options in the GLE. There are only two trims available for the GLE Coupe, when there are seven total powertrain options for the GLE SUV, give or take a couple depending on your geographic location. As it turns out, the GLE Coupe is strictly performance based. Both engines offered are hand-crafted under the AMG nameplate, meaning high-end horsepower and price tags. The base model GLE450 AMG Coupe comes with a biturbo V6 with 362 horsepower, while the GLE63 S Coupe comes with a 577 horsepower 5.5-liter biturbo V8.
On the other side of the comparison, the GLE SUV features a base-model GLE350 with a 3.5-liter V6, producing 302 horsepower. This engine is still powerful like the GLE450 AMG Coupe, but is much cheaper and more practical for the everyday driver. For drivers who want that extra power. the GLE63 S AMG is also available with 550 horsepower.
When it comes to the comparison of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV vs the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, they share more in common than meets the eye. Although the GLE Coupe is performance-based, it still offers the same level of luxury on the inside and the same aggressive style on the outside. What sets the GLE SUV above the GLE Coupe is the versatility. The GLE SUV is available in many more variations, giving drivers an opportunity to customize their driving experience. If you would like to take a GLE-Class for a test drive, come to Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale.