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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe (2015–)

Last updated 3 February 2018

 
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What's good

Huge road presence and sheer size means you'll always make a statement.

350d offers strong performance thanks to big reserves of low down torque.

Very stable at high speed and a great long distance car.

According to Mercedes-Benz website (https://www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/passengercars/being-an-owner/ownership-and-car-care/ownership.module.html) on recent Mercedes cars the proximity function of the key can simply be deactivated and reactivated. Quote: "When you have your hands full of shopping or your key fob is buried in your bag, Keyless-Go is a very handy feature. It’s important to remember, too, that for all of our current models and those produced since 2014, our Keyless-Go keys can be simply deactivated by pressing the lock button twice. A light will flash to show that the key has been de-activated, and it can be re-activated by pressing any button. By deactivating the key, it can no longer be compromised – great for when your car is parked outside your house or close to where your fob is stored. If you keep a spare key at home, this should also be deactivated when it’s not being used to ensure ultimate security."

What to watch out for

Sheer bulk makes it hard to park while it's not suited to narrow country lanes.

AMG 63 S is thunderously fast but very thirsty.

High boot lip means it's hard to lift heavy or awkward things - like pushchairs - into the back.

Recalls

23-7-2017: MB issued a voluntary recall to apply software upgrades to diesel engines in a bid to cut nitrogen oxide emissions on three million vehicles. All Euro 5 and Euro 6 standard diesel engines registered in Europe between January 2011 and September 2015 are affected. (Only the new two-litre turbodiesel fitted to the latest E-Class saloon and a new V6 turbodiesel in the soon-to-be released S-Class are exempt.) A Mercedes-Benz spokesman said that the “software upgrade” would be carried out by dealerships when customers visited for a service or other maintenance work and would take around an hour to complete. MB “did not expect” the upgrade to have any effect on the performance of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Many Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles have already had the update applied after work to apply the changes to compact vehicles and the V-Class MPV got underway in March. It was reported in The Times in July that while Daimler, which manufactures Mercedes-Benz, had not been found to use the same type of software for cheating emissions tests discovered in Volkswagen vehicles in 2015, it is the subject of an investigation by the German authorities into the possible manipulation of exhaust controls in cars with diesel engines.

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