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The Mercedes GLE Coupe is one of an increasing number of luxury SUVs that sacrifice a bit of functionality for a sleeker form. Rather than a squared-off tail that prioritises rear head room and boot space, it has a roofline tapering towards the rear of the car, giving it a more delicate silhouette.
It’s quite a transformation over the standard GLE SUV, with Mercedes lopping 77mm off the regular car’s roof height and 60mm from the wheelbase – the latter change also intended to make the Coupe feel a bit more agile in the bends. Unsurprisingly, there’s no seven-seat option and boot capacity in the GLE Coupe is less than you get with the sensible sibling it was based on.
There’s a range of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines under the bonnet, and although the trim line-up is fairly limited and the options list is tiny, this does at least make choosing your Mercedes GLE a fairly simple task.
Of course, Mercedes was by no means the first car manufacturer to mash together an SUV and a coupé, and it certainly won't be the last. So, don’t forget to check out rivals, including the 'origin of the species', the Audi Q8, plus the BMW X6 and Porsche Cayenne Coupe.
But first, keep reading for our in-depth review of the Mercedes GLE Coupe. We’ll cover everything, from what it’s like to drive to what engine you should pick, and just how much practicality you have to sacrifice to get those distinctive looks. Once you’ve made up your mind, have a look at our New Car Buying pages for some hefty discounts.
At a glance
|Number of trims||2 see more|
|Number of engines||4 see more|
|Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you?||diesel, diesel/plugin elec hybrid, petrol|
|MPG range across all versions||22.8 - 34|
|Avaliable doors options||5|
|Warranty||3 years / No mileage cap|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£974 / £9,138|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£1,947 / £18,275|
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