Fast Lane: Sleeker GLE Coupe

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The new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe has a shorter wheelbase than the GLE and is 9 per cent more aerodynamic than its predecessor. It is 4,939mm long and 2,010mm wide (39mm longer and 7mm wider than its predecessor), with a wheelbase 20mm longer than its predecessor's but 60mm shorter than that of the GLE.

Said to have a more direct steering ratio than its rivals, it will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month with two new inline-six turbodiesels. The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe is the top of the range with 435hp on tap as well as a 22hp additional boost from its 48-volt electrical system. It will have seven drive modes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2019, with the headline 'Fast Lane'. Print Edition | Subscribe