Mercedes to launch the GLE 450 AMG Coupe on Jan 12

Mercedes to launch the GLE 450 AMG Coupe on Jan 12
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Mercedes Benz India will launch the premium SUV, the GLE 450 AMG Coupe on January 12 next year.

Mercedes Benz India will launch the premium SUV, the GLE 450 AMG Coupe on January 12 next year. The GLE Coupe SUV will add to the existing line-up of the GLA, GLE and the GL sports utility vehicles.

The GLE Coupe is a five-seater SUV with a coupe-like sloping roofline, a trend that was set by its rival – the BMW X6. The plush SUV aims at delivering the performance of a coupe combined with the utility of an SUV.

The 450 AMG variant houses the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6 engine that develops 362hp of power at 5500rpm and 516Nm of torque from 1800rpm. The 9-speed automatic transmission transmits the power to all four wheels to catapult the 2.2-tonne behemoth from zero to 100kmph in 5.6 seconds.

The Mercedes GLE Coupe will get the AMG-style aggressive body kit and may also get the 21-inch AMG alloy wheels. The sportscar style flat bottom steering gets steering mounted controls for music and Bluetooth telephony.

The SUV will be replete with features like three-zone climate control, auto-dimming, adjustable and retractable ORVMs, electronically adjustable seats and headrests. It also gets cruise control and rear-view camera with guidance. The Mercedes GLE Coupe is expected to cost under a crore rupees to start with and will compete with the BMW X6 in India.

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