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Gargash Enterprises defines 2015 as the year of SUVs with the all-new GLE Coupé, GLE and GLC

GLE - GLC Announcement 01Dubai, UAE - September 17, 2015: Gargash Enterprises has just defined the year 2015 to be the year of SUVs, with the launch of three new models today, at their Sheikh Zayed Road Showroom. Dubai is now home to the riveting designs of three Mercedes-Benz SUVs – The all-new GLE Coupé, GLE and GLC. The arrival of these new models fulfills every car enthusiast’s craving for sport, comfort and style with a vision to deliver the highest standards of every automotive element.

In reference to the exciting launches, – Karl-Johan Sandesjo, General Manager, Gargash Enterprises expressed, “it’s an incomparable form of leadership; Mercedes-Benz SUVs have always proven to be powerful yet elegant at the same time. They make great off-roaders but do not lose the charm and grace that make heads turn. Similarly, the GLE Coupé, GLE and GLC have immense capacity of standing steady on any terrain and also possess the most striking design, being technologically advanced at the same time. We look forward to achieving an extraordinary response on these new arrivals”.

The GLE Coupé is the first Sports Utility Coupé from Mercedes-Benz and has inspiring agility boosted by enviable looks. It combines the modern features typical of this family of vehicles with the versatility and robustness of an SUV. The GLE 63 meets the highest of standards in terms of performance, design and comfort with a 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The powerful heart of the vehicle – the AMG 5.5-litre V8 bi-turbo engine – beats even faster in the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé generating 410 kW (557 hp) and 700 Nm torque. The GLE 63 Coupé is also the first SUV from Affalterbach to adopt the AMG design philosophy. Its distinctive coupé-style silhouette is attributable to its low body and fashionably flat roofline.

The M-Class is reborn as the GLE, and is here to extend its lead in every arena of driving. The highlights of the new GLE include considerably more appealing front and tail ends and extensive measures which make new benchmarks. The GLE 400 4MATIC is powered by a direct-injection twin-turbo V6 engine with spray-guided combustion. This engine produces an output of 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque. With the start of the new GLE generation, all models are equipped with the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard. The new GLE blends tradition and modernity with a luxurious interior ambience and a sportier exterior design.

With the introduction of the new GLC, successor to the GLK, Mercedes-Benz has broken completely new ground in the mid-size SUV segment. Its athletic and urban design, all-round capabilities and supreme comfort, makes it fit seamlessly with any lifestyle. The GLC 300 engine produces 245 hp and 370 Nm torque. A revised all-wheel-drive powertrain, outstanding aerodynamics and intelligent lightweight design are the primary reasons for the high efficiency and demand of the all-new GLC.

Mercedes-Benz has adopted a new nomenclature wherein all their SUVs will now use the base name "GL", followed by the model's placement in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy. The letter “G” stands for a German word “geländewagen” which means off-road vehicle, while the letter “L” is to signify the link between the original “G” with another class.

Developed in the year 1985, Mercedes-Benz celebrates 30 years of 4MATIC excellence. Their SUVs do not compete with one another; they complement each other optimally and come with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Once you’re behind the wheel of one of these SUVs, you’ll inevitably forget about everything else, as you savor the incredibly poised driving experience. Gargash Enterprises has just given to the region a new set of superlatives with the launch of the three magnificent SUVs; the GLE Coupé, GLE and GLC. Redefining the old convention of SUV, this new line-up intensifies supremacy in the most enigmatic way ever.

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupé is available at a starting price of Dhs 534,000 while the GLE 400 and the GLC 300 will be valued at starting prices of Dhs 308,000 and Dhs 251,000 respectively.

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