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Sadly, most buyers are going directly to the SUV thinking there is more space versus the wagon.

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At least they are making up for it with a gorgeous Estate for the E-Class.
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Sadly, most buyers are going directly to the SUV thinking there is more space versus the wagon.
One would hope if some person was going to put down that much money for a Mercedes, they'd AT LEAST do their homework on cargo space.
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One would hope if some person was going to put down that much money for a Mercedes, they'd AT LEAST do their homework on cargo space.
Odds are, they don't really care about true cargo capacity. The GLE looks bigger & we seem to have a Wagon stigma in the US.
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Saw one on the highway, here is a photo...looked like a Dung Beetle with 4 tires. It is a big vehicle. Look at the size versus the BMW beside it.

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Just not feeling the 'Coupe' SUV. Though the new GLC Coupe is probably the best looking of the group.
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Just not feeling the 'Coupe' SUV. Though the new GLC Coupe is probably the best looking of the group.
Yeah, seeing one in a cramped parking garage just makes it look all the more ridiculous.

They can keep the ZDX, X6, and GLE.
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The GLE itself isn't bad (The ML replacement) It's these SUV 'coupes' that are
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Saw one on the highway, here is a photo...looked like a Dung Beetle with 4 tires. It is a big vehicle. Look at the size versus the BMW beside it.

Remove the badging and I'd think it was a Ford/Lincoln or Chrysler from the rear.
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the E92 335is looks much better
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the E92 335is looks much better
But, if it were a GLE Coupe & a 3 series GT I may have to lean MBZ on that comparo.
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I will take a 4G TL over 3GT... won't even hesitate.
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I will take a 4G TL over 3GT... won't even hesitate.
2009-11 or 2012+ 4G?
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if it is between 3GT or 4G TL.... any 4G TL... that is how much i dislike 3GT
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I actually really really really like these. Then again I also like the ZDX and X6. But this is by far my favorite coupe-UV. It looks so muscular and the engine options are fricken awesome.

I could easily see myself in one of these. Hoping to hold on to my MDX for a few years and then getting into either one of these or a porsche cayenne turbo s.
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I can see people like this or the X6... but ZDX? it tried to be hard but it was too soft.
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I can see people like this or the X6... but ZDX? it tried to be hard but it was too soft.
I look at the ZDX as an upgraded MDX. They took a lot of things absent from the MDX or not done properly and fixed them like the leather dash, push button start, pano roof...etc. The GLE fixes the ZDX with a better transmission, better engines, better features, better looks...etc.
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I look at the ZDX as an upgraded MDX. They took a lot of things absent from the MDX or not done properly and fixed them like the leather dash, push button start, pano roof...etc. The GLE fixes the ZDX with a better transmission, better engines, better features, better looks...etc.
+1. Not a big fan of SUV coupe, but the ZDX was very nice inside.

My business partner is actually looking to get a GLC63 AMG if it comes out as the GLE63 AMG is too big and $$.
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+1. Not a big fan of SUV coupe, but the ZDX was very nice inside.

My business partner is actually looking to get a GLC63 AMG if it comes out as the GLE63 AMG is too big and $$.
I doubt there will be a GLC63, GLC43 maybe. Hopefully it won't be exclusive to the GLC Coupe.
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Post 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE OrangeArt Edition

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Orange highlights in conjunction with selected features such as AMG Line exterior, Night Package and the exclusive upholstery variant in nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre are hallmarks of the new OrangeArt Edition of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé which is now available for ordering (combined fuel consumption: 10.7-7.2 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 251-187 g/km). Customers have a choice of an exterior and an interior package, which also combine to perfection. The special models will reach the showrooms from August.

For the paint finish, there is a choice of black, polar white, obsidian black, iridium silver, selenite grey or designo diamond white bright. Strikingly sporty looks are conjured up by 53.3 cm (21-inch) AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in an exclusive high-gloss black painted finish with orange rim flange and the orange highlights on the front apron. The headlamps of the Intelligent Light System feature a black LED ring.

Striking contrasts in orange are also a defining feature inside the OrangeArt Edition. The interior highlights include sports seats upholstered in black nappa leather/DINAMICA microfibre with orange piping and grey topstitching. This upholstery is exclusive to the Edition. The orange piping adds further highlights in the interior. Floor mats with AMG lettering and piping in orange and door centre panels with black DINAMICA microfibre and topstitching in grey round off the inviting spectacle. The sporty character is additional underscored by the three-spoke multifunction steering wheel in black nappa leather, the sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs and aluminium trim with light longitudinal grain.
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I find the GLE just hideous.







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I find the GLE Coupe just hideous.
Or pretty much all of the 'Coupe' SUVs
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https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/02/...pe-spy-photos/

Fastback SUV gets a faster back

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class midsize crossover SUV is nearly ready for production, so it comes as no surprise that the "coupe" version with its sedan shape and liftback is also in development. We got our first look at it thanks to one of our spy photographers. It's an evolutionary design, but one that seems to correct some of the awkward lines of the old model to create a sportier-looking vehicle.

Starting from the front, the new GLE Coupe loses the upswept fascia of the old model. The grille is at its widest toward the bottom, narrowing toward the top. The headlights don't rise as high either, and the bottom sections drop down a bit. This gives the new GLE Coupe a lower, wider look up front.

Around the sides, the liftback sedan profile remains, but the roof looks lower, and the front and rear glass rise up at shallower angles. This goes a long way to eliminate the slightly bubbly design of the outgoing GLE Coupe. A potential downside of this, though, is that there seems to be much less glass area along the sides, so visibility and light might be diminished on this model.

The back is very much a mild evolution of the current model. The rear spoiler looks a bit longer, the taillights are becoming more similar to those of the CLS-Class, and the back of the liftback appears to lean farther forward. Interestingly, it appears that the rear bumper has basically no step where it ends and the trunk begins. It's all one, big, bulbous curve.

The normal GLE-Class is expected to arrive for the 2019 model year, and spy photos have shown it's just about finished. Based on the looks of this GLE Coupe prototype, it may be another year out, possibly as a 2020 model. It will likely have trims and engines that mirror the standard SUV, likely a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 for the top-rung AMG model, and twin-turbo V6s for the standard version and the entry-level AMG models.



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https://www.autoblog.com/2018/09/11/...over-revealed/

Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to the luxury crossover market, and today we get to see its latest entry: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Another day, another SUV, right? Fortunately, this one's got more style and tech than any other 'ute from the German manufacturer, and some of it sounds pretty sweet.

Leading off, we've got new sheetmetal all around and a three-inch increase in wheelbase over the current GLE, providing some space for the optional third-row seat. It looks smoother and slipperier throughout the new design. Those new lines, combined with aero tricks here and there, helped Mercedes get the coefficient of drag down to 0.29 — it claims that number is now best in the segment.

The base engine in the GLE350 is Mercedes' 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. All versions of the GLE will come with a nine-speed auto at launch. The engine you want to know about, though, is the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that comes integrated with a 48-volt electrical system. So equipped, the GLE450 puts out 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Here's where the fun tech starts to enter the equation. Similar to the Audi A8, the 2020 GLE450 will be riding on Benz's first 48-volt active suspension system. Mercedes has this integrated with an air suspension, and it allows both the spring and damping forces to be controlled individually at each wheel. E-Active Body Control, as it's called, is capable of counteracting body roll, pitch and squat. All of this is done in an effort to provide outstanding comfort, but there's some pretty sweet off-road benefits you get from it too. For example, Mercedes says that if you find yourself stuck in sand, the suspension level will automatically raise and lower itself quickly to increase traction, and eventually rock itself free. In other good news for the few who might take their GLE off-road, you'll have fully-variable all-wheel-drive controls to adjust torque between the front and rear axles.

Luxury crossovers really sell themselves with beautiful interiors, and this one doesn't disappoint. Like its E-Class sedan counterpart, the GLE gets two massive high-resolution screens front and center. There are enough gizmos contained in there to fill a book, but here are the highlights: A new learning assistant recognizes hand gestures. It will supposedly know the difference between the driver reaching for the screen and the passenger, and then allow the settings to be adjusted for the corresponding hand. The infotainment system will also try to learn from your past radio/call history to give you shortcuts on the screen to certain things when it thinks you might want them. That's starting to sound a bit like Google Assistant or Siri. The rear seats aren't forgotten, either. You'll have six-way power seats back there, a sedan-like touch in an SUV.

A new head-up display is claimed to be the easiest to read and deal with yet. Mercedes uses a system of lenses and mirrors to project the now-giant head-up display (17.8 x 5.9-inches) such that it appears to float above the hood about 10 feet out. We'll have to see how that one works in practice before making any judgments.

All your normal driver-assistance features will be available on the new GLE. New is an autonomous traffic-assist system which works in stop-and-go traffic up to 37 mph. Mercedes' active brake assist is functional when making a turn now, keeping you out of trouble if the car senses oncoming traffic during a maneuver. We're seeing the pictures now, of course, but Mercedes will show the car at the Paris Auto Show, with an on-sale date sometime in spring 2019. Pricing will also be announced at a later date.
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Overall, not bad. The front end is a little soft looking, an AMG-line/Sport pkg will probably clean that up. I prefer the single DRL brow like the C/GLC to the split brow of the E/GLE. Nice to see a 3-row option outside of the GLS.

The GLE350 I had for a loaner recently was a really nice riding SUV, steady cruise caught me by surprise, 85mph that felt more like 60. Very smooth on the hwy, but quite roly-poly in a bend.
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3rd row looks decently usable, but not much cargo space with the 3rd row up:
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This thing will sell like hotcakes. I like it a lot even though I know it'll get ruined with the GLE coupe thing that's so fugly it hurts to look at it.
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Can't stand the GLC/GLE 'Coupes'
Odds are, optioned out my way, this'll be pushing $70k
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Can't stand the GLC/GLE 'Coupes'
Odds are, optioned out my way, this'll be pushing $70k
Yup. I just built one online and it's $68k.

Oh well, wait two years and grab one for 50% of the original MSRP.
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Yup. I just built one online and it's $68k.

Oh well, wait two years and grab one for 50% of the original MSRP.

Doubt it and i'll tell you why. I've been looking into buying an ML / GLE for the past 3 years. I've watched the market specifically for the following models ML550, ML63, GLE 400, GLE 450 coupe, GLE 43 and the GLC 43. I will tell you oddly enough a 12-15 ML63 have dropped drastically in the last year. A used GLE 400 is at a DECENT price range as long as it doesn't have high mileage, but the GLE coupes, are out of this WORLD when it comes to used market pricing. A GLE 450 is pretty much a GLE 43 (minor changes), so why are used 2016 GLE 450 selling at high 50's low 60K when they also have 40-70K miles? I don't think they are worth 50K, IMO low 40's is where they should be priced. Here's the other odd thing, the GLE 43 SUV's (2017) with less miles can be had for less than a 2016 GLE 450 coupe. The GLC 43 SUV is coming down on value. Lucky enough you can find a decently optioned used one for high 40's. My wife and I wanted an ML63 ( I still have a sweet spot for them) but as of lately, she really loves the GLE Coupe. I like them, but don't really care to own one, not for the prices they want. I can't get over how insanely wide the rear tires are and IMO, it's not needed.. I rather wait til 2019 to see if a 2017 GLE 43 SUV comes down to where I feel like it's worth the cost. I like the GLC 43 suv and coupe, but what kills it, is the real lack of trunk space. I keep saving money and find myself digging into my car funds for house renovation work, which isn't a bad thing either.
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The interior is pure sex, it's stunning! Just look at all that stitching and leather!! And that instrument cluster-center screen situation is really cool. The rear and side profile are nice but that front end looks like the new Rav4, it's too chunky and weird lines and shit.
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Doubt it and i'll tell you why. I've been looking into buying an ML / GLE for the past 3 years. I've watched the market specifically for the following models ML550, ML63, GLE 400, GLE 450 coupe, GLE 43 and the GLC 43. I will tell you oddly enough a 12-15 ML63 have dropped drastically in the last year. A used GLE 400 is at a DECENT price range as long as it doesn't have high mileage, but the GLE coupes, are out of this WORLD when it comes to used market pricing. A GLE 450 is pretty much a GLE 43 (minor changes), so why are used 2016 GLE 450 selling at high 50's low 60K when they also have 40-70K miles? I don't think they are worth 50K, IMO low 40's is where they should be priced. Here's the other odd thing, the GLE 43 SUV's (2017) with less miles can be had for less than a 2016 GLE 450 coupe. The GLC 43 SUV is coming down on value. Lucky enough you can find a decently optioned used one for high 40's. My wife and I wanted an ML63 ( I still have a sweet spot for them) but as of lately, she really loves the GLE Coupe. I like them, but don't really care to own one, not for the prices they want. I can't get over how insanely wide the rear tires are and IMO, it's not needed.. I rather wait til 2019 to see if a 2017 GLE 43 SUV comes down to where I feel like it's worth the cost. I like the GLC 43 suv and coupe, but what kills it, is the real lack of trunk space. I keep saving money and find myself digging into my car funds for house renovation work, which isn't a bad thing either.
They are priced higher because they are more rare and more desireable. Most of the people going out to buy a GLE are going to go for the 350 model because they want the badge for Costco runs and to haul the kids around town in their Benz. A CPO 2017 GLE350 4Matic can easily be had in the mid-low 40's. A non-CPO can be had in the mid 30's which is, as I said, 50% off of MSRP. Now if you're ok with getting a ML350 4Matic or ML63 AMG (same car, different badge), they can be had for less money than the GLE badged models.
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My C was just over 50% MSRP, 3 yrs old & 20k miles.

I'll be keeping a look on these, as a possible Flex replacement. MY wife would love a GLC, I think, but we actually use the 3rd row seats on occasion, and having 2 C-class sized cars probably wouldn't work.
I liked the GLE350, and at $60k MSRP, a CPO could work out (at the expense of 3rd row seating). Between my F150 & the C, I've gotten used to the low-end turbo torque, so the Flex & GLE350 both have to be pushed a bit harder to get into the power. Maybe by the time we're ready, the GLE300 or or GLE400 will be in a reasonable CPO range, though I wonder how the turbo 4 will be in an SUV that large.
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They are priced higher because they are more rare and more desireable. Most of the people going out to buy a GLE are going to go for the 350 model because they want the badge for Costco runs and to haul the kids around town in their Benz. A CPO 2017 GLE350 4Matic can easily be had in the mid-low 40's. A non-CPO can be had in the mid 30's which is, as I said, 50% off of MSRP. Now if you're ok with getting a ML350 4Matic or ML63 AMG (same car, different badge), they can be had for less money than the GLE badged models.

I didn't mention the GLE 350 since i'm not looking at getting a 350. I live in North NJ, the GLE coupes are a dime a dozen on the road. The GLE 400 are rare to see on the road. There's plenty of GLE 350 around. There's nothing all that rare about the coupe versions, nor should they be priced where they are. I don't know who in their right mind would pay 50-60K for a GLE450 that has 40-60,000 miles. The market is holding them high because of the "Its a coupeeee but suv life" mentality.
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I didn't mention the GLE 350 since i'm not looking at getting a 350. I live in North NJ, the GLE coupes are a dime a dozen on the road. The GLE 400 are rare to see on the road. There's plenty of GLE 350 around. There's nothing all that rare about the coupe versions, nor should they be priced where they are. I don't know who in their right mind would pay 50-60K for a GLE450 that has 40-60,000 miles. The market is holding them high because of the "Its a coupeeee but suv life" mentality.
And I didn't mention any GLE model in specific? Most people aren't buying anything other than the lease spec 350 non-coupe anyway.
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