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Motor Envy: The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a luxe SUV that's also rather handy off-road

Feel safe and stylish in the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.

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What’s this then?

This is the Mercedes-Benz GLE. It is a stylish, executive SUV with plenty of standard equipment and this 2018 example can be yours for €102,794.

What’s so special about it?

The Mercedes-Benz GLE has outstanding off-road capabilities that can cope with almost every type of terrain. It is also a great family motor as it features plenty of safety features to keep your precious cargo safe.

Its Pre-Safe system of passive and active features help to identify critical handling situations in advance and then it initiates preventive measures for occupant protection in the event of an impending accident.

Any standout design features?

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This particular GLE Coupe comes in AMG-line trim so it looks even sportier and more dynamic than other models. This versions gets 21-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, painted titanium grey with burnished finish and AMG-specific front and rear aprons.

Inside, there are individually adjustable sports seats in nappa leather, a multifunction steering wheel and sports pedals in brushed stainless steel and AMG floor mats with AMG lettering.

And what powers this Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe?

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It has a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine producing 258hp and a massive 620Nm of torque which is perfect for super speedy getaways and confident overtaking. It is mated to the excellent 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox.

To help get to grips with off-road terrain, it comes with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive and has ABS, ESP and a 4ETS Electronic Traction System.

Does the Mercedes-Benz GLE have any luxurious touches?

The cabin gets colour ambient lighting as well as Bluetooth, automatic climate control, keyless start and entry and panoramic sliding sunroof.

But who would drive this car?

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is perfect for those looking for a luxurious and safe family car that is capable of comfortably going off-road no matter what the terrain.

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About the author:

Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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