The launch of the BMW X6 in 2007 has created a new wave in the car market worldwide. This is the first model of Sport Activity Coupe segment (SAC), the multi-purpose hybrid SUV and sports coupe. Since then, this model of continuous development, improvement and assert its position in the eyes of consumers. If anyone ever test drive a BMW X6 will feel extremely excited. This model provides a dynamic driving experience and agile than the Porsche Cayenne facelift thanks to low center of gravity design, made of lightweight materials, spacious interior and good driving position.
BMW X6 car model pioneered and holds a leading position in the segment for over 8 years. But now, when cars are turning this second generation, the rival “horn pierced” has appeared, it was Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. This car is based on the standard GLE-Class, a legacy of the ML-Class. Similarly X6, GLE Coupe is not merely a vehicle multipurpose sports coupe design but also demonstrate the elegance and impressive dynamics. Let’s look at this car review below.
Exterior style GLE Coupe S-Class Coupe, but with a high chassis and larger sizes. Full-LED headlamps combine with soft vertical grille and stylish strip daytime running lights have a unique ability to change color. Initially, this stretch of blue lights, then automatically turn white when the user unlocks the car. Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe with sporty design with claw-shaped hood Coupe, strong wing and 21-inch wheels. At the same time, the back of the car shows the elegance and class with the same design S-Class Coupe.
Exterior style sporting S-Class Coupe
Unlike the exterior, the interior of the vehicle unlike any S-Class and C-Class that was developed based on the ML-Class SUV previous generation. This may make many people disappointed. But in return, GLE Coupe cabin space has extremely spacious and comfortable. A 1.8 m high people can still sit comfortably in the back seat with the distance from the knee to the back of the front seat about an iron hand. This gap similar sized SUV Volvo XC90.
follows quite wide seats
In addition, the cabin space is also substantially larger than rival countryman.
BMW X6 2008 570L volume and rising standards 1.450L when folding the rear seats.
BMW X6 2015 580L volume and rising standards 1.525L when folding the rear seats.
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe has increased the volume of 650L and 1.720L when folding the rear seats.
Car interiors are made from superior materials, brings a touch of luxury, refined ML-Class. But in terms of sportiness, GLE Coupe BMW X6 or not as good as Porsche Cayenne higher due to the driver’s seat. At the same time, the rear seats vision is limited by design claw-shaped hood Coupe. BMW X6 This weakness also encountered but this is not a big problem.
Spacious interiors and luxurious
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe sold in Europe at prices ranging from 70,000 euros ($ 78,687). Significantly higher than the standard GLE-Class. But in return, the car is equipped with modern technology such as sports steering wheel multi-function, automatic transmission 9G-Tronic 9 grant, climate control system Thermatic, 4-way lumbar, headlights full- LED, light and rain sensor, automatic trunk lid, Agility control dynamic control and the advanced safety standards. In addition, support systems and entertainment from Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is also extremely impressive. Integrated car stereo Harman Kardon speakers Logic 7 peak, steering system Distronic Plus intelligent, parking aid package integrates 360 ° panoramic observation Panoramic View, Panoramic sunroof and Airmatic air suspension system extremely quiet. Despite major minus point is not integrated function key boot technology Keyless Go, but the top is enough to assert the vehicle and it proved worthy of the price above $ 78,000.
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe brings interesting driving experience. When you rotate the drive mode selector knob, all steering systems, suspension, engine and gearbox will automatically adjust accordingly. The car can glide on the road a “peace” in the driver Comfort mode but may become extremely dynamic and agile in Sport mode. The big difference between Comfort and Sport modes make you feel like you are driving two different cars.
In the Sport driving mode, the car offers good driving feel. Drive system works pretty sharp, responsive suspension system, whereby the vehicle maintain balance and stability when cornering at high speeds. Is a completely new car, GLE Coupe also bring different experience than any Mercedes-Benz line before.
It’s a mistake not to mention automatic transmission 9G-Tronic 9 grant that Mercedes-Benz fitted as standard on this model. This gearbox is capable of quick response and smooth transition. At the same time, the adjustment of the system drive mode selector quite reasonable, helping you do not need to worry about adjusting the level.
The 350D GLE Coupe that we test drive is equipped with turbocharged V6 diesel engine with a capacity of 3.0-liter 254 horsepower and maximum torque of 620Nm. Technically, this version BMW X6 xDrive30d corresponds but the car has many more torque. Therefore, the car is 2.2 tons can accelerate 0-100km / h in less than 7 seconds. You will feel the full agility of the car for about 30km / h to 80km / h. This makes sense even sports steering while moving in urban roads.
3.0L V6 Diesel
Mercedes-Benz engineers have helped GLE Coupe has the perfect balance between fuel-saving capabilities and operational efficiency. This difference is evident when compared to the same size cars. Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe 350D has the average fuel consumption of 6.9L / 100km and increased to 9L / 100km in urban roads. At the same time, this model can 93L fuel tank, equivalent to the Cadillac Escalade full-size SUVs and larger than the BMW X6.