2020 Mercedes GLE Coupe Gets A Sleeker Design To Battle The BMW X6

Mercedes is putting the finishing touches on the 2019 GLE and now the company is turning its attention to the next-generation GLE Coupe.

Looking sportier than its predecessor, the all-new model features a massive grille which resides between large sweptback headlights. Further below, we can see a wide lower intake and plastic cladding.

The front is largely evolutionary, but bigger changes occur further back as designers fine-tuned the coupe’s styling to make it look more aggressive. In order to achieve this, the model has a rakish windscreen and a more angular beltline which helps to contribute to a sportier greenhouse.

The roofline appears a tad sleeker as well and the sporty side skirts help to contribute to the performance-oriented look. This is echoed by the new bodywork and five-spoke alloy wheels.

Camouflage hides much of the rear end but the model will be equipped with a larger spoiler. We can also see sportier taillights and a diffuser which is flanked by a dual exhaust system.

The interior should carryover from the standard model so drivers can expect to find a thick-rimmed steering wheel and 12.3-inch displays for the instrument cluster and infotainment system. Previous spy photos have also shown the GLE will have new switchgear, four central air vents and a redesigned center console with grab handles.

Engine options should be shared with the GLE and this means we can expect an assortment of different options. Choices remain unconfirmed but there could be a 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine with outputs of 286 PS (210 kW / 282 hp) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque as well as 340 PS (250 kW / 335 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.

On the petrol side, there might be a 3.0-liter inline-six developing 367 PS (270 kW / 362 hp) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque. We can also expect a Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine producing 435 PS (320 kW / 429 hp) and 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque.

Later on, there will be traditional AMG variants with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. The base model should produce around 571 PS (420 kW / 563 hp) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque while the S variant could have 612 PS (450 kW / 603 hp) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque.

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