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The 2016 GLE Coupe adds a supreme dash of class to the luxury SUV crossover market


Looking for a German-engineered SUV built here in America? Then the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is for you. This mid-sized SUV is new to the Mercedes-Benz family. Sleek and chiseled, it’s based on the M-Class SUV, sharing interior design cues, wheelbase and some powertrain configurations. There are two variations of the GLE Coupe: The GLE450 AMG and the AMG GLE63 S Coupe.

The base GLE450 AMG comes with a 3.0L biturbo V-6 that makes 362 hp and 384 lb.-ft. of torque. A new 9-speed automatic transmission is mated to this engine as is all-wheel drive. Want to take that corner faster? The GLE450 AMG is equipped with Curve Dynamic Assist and Active Curve System for sharper, quicker cornering. And if you are someone who enjoys customizing how their vehicle rides, powertrain can be adjusted by using the Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Slippery and Individual modes on the console. The AMG GLE63 S is powered by a handcrafted 5.5L AMG biturbo V-8 that blasts you down the highway from 0-60 mph in a mere 4.2 seconds using 577 horsepower.

The GLE Coupe includes a host of advanced safety technologies, including Collision Prevention Assist Plus, which autonomously brakes to avoid a collision; Pre-Safe Plus, which prepares the vehicle for front, rear and rollover accidents, and Distronic Plus, which pairs adaptive cruise control with steering assist to automatically adapt your speed to the vehicle in front of you. Both GLE models also come equipped with Attention Assist, which continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and automatically alerts the driver with visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. Available Parking Assist sizes up the space you want to park in, backs in automatically, and even pulls out when it’s time to leave.

The interior doesn’t skimp on luxury, as is the Mercedes-Benz standard. The seating surfaces are leather and the rear seat features a 60/40 split. Both driver and passenger front seats include heat and memory settings. Convenience features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, retractable luggage cover, power liftgate, auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, garage door opener and power-folding side mirrors are standard, as is an infrared-remote window opening and closing feature. The infotainment system is powered by an 8-inch touch screen and a new touchpad controller on the console, and an optional Bang & Olufsen® BeoSound™ premium sound system turns the optional Rear Seat Entertainment system’s dual screens, multiple inputs, and wireless headsets/remotes into a mobile theater. The GLE Coupe can also be turned into a mobile WiFi hotspot.

To test drive the new GLE Coupe, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Tucson.

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