Mercedes GLE Coupe GLE 350de 4Matic AMG Line Premium + 5dr 9G-Tronic Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel/plug-in elec hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Mercedes GLE Coupe 2021 front
Add to shortlist
  • Mercedes GLE Coupe 2021 front
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé Rear 3/4
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé Dashboard
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé Rear seats
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé Infotainment screen
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Front cornering
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Front seats
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Centre console detail
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Right static
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Headlight detail
  • Mercedes GLE Coupe 2021 front
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé Rear 3/4
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé Dashboard
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé Rear seats
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé Infotainment screen
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Front cornering
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Front seats
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Centre console detail
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Right static
  • Mercedes GLE Coupé 2021 Headlight detail
RRP £73,915What Car? Target Price£71,356
Review

The Mercedes GLE Coupé is undeniably well-equipped and looks impressively flash inside, however, there are better picks for the money. An Audi Q8 is comfier and has a better built interior, a Porsche Cayenne Coupé is more fun to drive and a BMW X6 is a better all-rounder. The plug-in hybrid 350de does make a lot of sense to company car users, though.

There’s only one, exceedingly well-equipped, trim level for ‘normal’ GLE Coupés. With electrically adjustable, heated and cooled front seats with memory, a massive 12.3in infotainment system including sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, giant 22in alloy wheels, air suspension, keyless entry, adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic glass roof, ambient LED lighting, a powerful Burmester stereo and a surround view camera, it does make the GLE pricier than its closest rival, the BMW X6, though.

This uses a 194bhp 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine in concert with an electric motor. The latter serves to make the 350de feel quite muscular when pulling away. It also provides a claimed electric-only range of up to 66 miles (and battery power is more than enough to keep up with urban traffic), as well as low CO2 emissions.


Buying with What Car?

Get the best deal

At What Car?, we believe that no one should overpay for their new car, which is why we created our free New Car Buying service. This links you with trusted local dealers who base their offers on prices haggled by our mystery shoppers.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

313.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

510

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

23

g/km

Also consider

Cupra Formentor

2020 - present

Sharp looks and a decent quality interior for the mo...

BMW X6

2019 - present

The BMW X6 is good to drive, with an interior that’s one of th...

Audi Q3 Sportback

Striking to look at, but not as classy inside as you...

Audi Q5 Sportback

Smarter inside than some coupé SUV rivals, but the regular Q5...