The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and the GLE Coupe are two of the newest members of the Mercedes-Benz family for 2017. Labeled as coupes and categorized as SUVs, both of these new designs can be considered crossover vehicles without argument, but how can we tell them apart? They actually look very similar, especially on the inside, and they come with the exact same engine! As it turns out, which one is right for you depends on what you will be using it for.
Before we dive into the specifics that set the two apart, let's look at the things that bring them together. On the outside, we don't have to tell you how much they look alike. From a distance, you might not be able to see a difference at all! When you open up the hood, you will find the exact same engine inside, connected to the same 9-speed automatic transmission. The engine is an AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo with 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. This engine is powerful and the transmission is more than fast, but this is where the main difference comes into play; the size.
It is difficult to see the size difference because the designs are so similar, but the GLC Coupe is slightly smaller than the GLE Coupe in every direction by an inch or three. This smaller size makes the GLC Coupe more agile and sporty, perfect for attacking the highway by yourself. The GLE Coupe is also fun and sporty, but it is geared more towards passenger transportation. It features a few more feet of cargo area and is a little more forgiving to the three passengers in the back seat.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLE 43 Coupe are both leaders in their markets and you can't go wrong with either one. However, if you want a little more power for your commute, the GLC Coupe is the way to go, and it's more affordable! If you are constantly playing chauffeur, the GLE Coupe is probably a safer bet. If you have any questions about either of these vehicles, please come see us today!