Your Tour through the New 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
The cheapest possible auto insurance plan can work in a pinch, but if you’re going to drive a high-end luxury lounge on wheels, it’s worthwhile to find a plan more suited to your budget (and the cost of your vehicle). If you have an expensive taste in vehicles, you’re likely more than aware of Mercedes-Benz’s newest “coupe”.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe probably isn’t what you’d imagine upon hearing the word “coupe”. With four doors, a wide stance, and plenty of storage space in the back, this “coupe” looks a lot more like an SUV at first glance. So how does this new spin on a standard manifest itself in features, performance, and form? We’re going to take a look and let you decide for yourself what makes the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe so special.
The GLE Coupe is seemingly attempting to balance a sporty driving experience with all of the conveniences and necessities of an SUV, but we’ve seen other vehicles fail to maintain that balance in the past. Mercedes-Benz succeeds brilliantly in the new Coupe’s design, and the massive 22” wheels give the GLE a unique and eye-catching profile.
But we all know that the ultimate mark of a sports car is the responsive and fluid driving experience provided by a true sports car. How does this 5,000 pound SUV compare? Surprisingly well, actually. With a new combination of air suspension and an adjustable damper system, the GLE Coupe is capable of providing a wide variety of powertrain responsiveness, steering, and suspension at the push of a button. At its best, the GLE Coupe might just impress enthusiasts. The twin-turbocharged V8 under the hood and bring the car up to 60 mph from a dead stop in about 4.3 seconds, and while the weight of the vehicle does impact the way it drives, it doesn’t ruin the GLE by any stretch of the imagination.
Sports cars are expensive to insure, so could this SUV provide the performance you crave without attracting outlandish car insurance quotes? The answer might not be the same for everyone.
If you’re okay with a loud engine and you’re looking for something with a decent amount of storage space, the answer might be “yes”. Unfortunately, the sound of the engine is always present, especially at high speeds, and enthusiasts might not appreciate the raspier sound of the engine at high speeds. For storage, the back seats fold down, and most of the space is usable (excluding the higher spaces at the very back of the vehicle), but a lack of headroom may be a deal-breaker for taller drivers.
Overall, this is an inspiring marriage of the best qualities of both sports cars and luxury SUVs, so if you’re looking for a family vehicle that isn’t a wimp, it might be worth your time to look into the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. If you’re looking for great California insurance for your car, boat, home, or family, it will certainly be worth your time to give Cost-U-Less Insurance a call or click today!