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This example of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe has been modified by Brabus to produce nearly 700 horsepower. And if that's not enough, the tuner can also crank things up to 838 hp.
Mercedes-Benz is making a big investment in its Tuscaloosa, AL, factory to expand SUV production.
Mercedes-Benz is putting some marketing might behind Jurassic World and displaying several of its rugged models in the movie. The GLE-Class Coupe, G63 AMG 6X6, and Unimog all make appearances in the upcoming film.
The Mercedes crossover lineup gets a stylish, new look and a plug-in hybrid option with the launch of the GLE-Class at the 2015 New York Auto Show.
For those that find that swoopy look of the GLE-Class Coupe too polarizing, Mercedes is now unveiling the more traditional standard GLE-Class. It will offer all of the same luxury and a huge number of powertrain options, and is set to debut at the New York Auto Show.
The luxury crossover coupe isn't always the most loved auto segment in terms of styling, but Mercedes-Benz clearly sees room there to grow. The company's new GLE Coupe shows a new take on the styling to challenge the established BMW X6. Whether buyers opt for the GLE450 or GLE63, they get a mountain of power from either a twin-turbo V6 or V8, respectively, with 4Matic all-wheel drive. They're both on display at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
Mercedes-Benz is calling 2015 its "Year of the SUV." This means, in addition to the debut of the GLE-Class Coupe in Detroit, we'll see the standard GLE-Class (which replaces the M-Class), the new GLC-Class, and the GLS-Class, with some featuring plug-in hybrid variants.
The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4Matic might have a mile-long name, but this luxury crossover coupe has its crosshairs set on the BMW X6 M. With a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 577 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque, it bests the Bimmer in power. In addition, this is the first time AMG is using its A-wing front grille on a CUV.
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Under the chiseled hood of the GLE 450 AMG sits a 3.0L, twin-turbo V6 with 362 hp and 384 lb-ft.
Say what you will regarding the form and function of the BMW X6, the bottom line is that BMW essentially pioneered a winning formula, sloping a roofline onto an existing model to make a new and highly lucrative) derivative. No wonder rival Mercedes-Benz is clamoring to follow suit with models like the one pictured here.
Beginning in 2015, Mercedes-Benz is revising its nomenclature strategy for many of its models. This isn't shocking news, nor is it anything new in the industry – look at the recent Q-ification of Infiniti, or the forthcoming CT/XT strategy being deployed at Cadillac. But unlike those luxury brands, Mercedes isn't shaking up the whole system, and it's actually (kind of) making things a bit easier to understand. Here's how.