The New Premium SUV range from Mercedes-Benz
Kuala Lumpur (14 January 2016) — Mercedes-Benz Malaysia proudly presents its newest line-up – the Mercedes-Benz SUVs, as a continuation of its product offensive strategy. With the launch of the premium SUV range from Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, the luxury SUV segment in Malaysia is being reinvented by the premium market leader and the inventor of the automobile.
The premium luxury SUV range was presented at the launch in Kuala Lumpur, consisting of the Mercedes-Benz GLC, GLE and GLE Coupe. Each vehicle offering a vastly unique and exciting concept, made to suit the active lifestyle of the Malaysian customers.
“The premium Mercedes-Benz SUV line-up redefines the standard of the luxury SUV segment in Malaysia. With out SUVs, we offer our customers the comfort and luxury you would expect from any Mercedes-Benz by providing unrivalled interior value perception. This is coupled with not only striking and exciting exterior design, but also the spirit of endurance, precision and adrenalin. Combining ultimate driving comfort, dynamic handling and great agility, our SUVs are here to allow our customers to conquer every ground,” says Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Passenger Cars, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
Mercedes-Benz GLC: Get the best out of your day
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is the premium mid-sized SUV ready to complement the active lifestyle of the Malaysian customers. With AMG bodystyling and 20-inch AMG Multi-spoke Light-alloy wheels, the GLC possesses an added sporty yet exclusive look. The sports-tuned suspension allows a sportier style of driving without compromising on comfort. Its agility and sportiness are further enhanced by the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive and 9G-TRONIC. This automatic transmission takes efficiency, comfort and dynamism to a completely new level.
The wide range of the state-of-the art safety and assistance systems, such as LED Intelligent Light System, PRE-SAFE system and COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS are there to provide unsurpassed protection in any situation, you will feel completely at ease all the time.
The interior is not only suit your active lifestyle, but features an unrivalled design that is strikingly gorgeous to look at. Through the effective use of space and intelligent packaging, the engineers have also managed to increase the size of the luggage compartment with level a load area and its attendant utility value substantially. The rear bench features a 40/20/40 split and offers a cargo position which increases the load capacity by locking the backrests at a steeper angle.
The load capacity behind the rear bench increases by 80 to 110 litres, to a total of up to 580 litres. In all, the GLC is able to transport up to 1600 litres – 50 litres more than was previously possible. The maximum luggage compartment length is 1320 millimetres, while the maximum width increases by 150 to 1100 millimetres.
The GLC is also equipped with KEYLESS-GO convenience package. Added convenience for loading and unloading is provided by HANDS FREE ACCESS, which enables the tailgate to be opened automatically by performing a swiping movement with the foot under the bumper. The panoramic sliding sunroof further enhances the light and airy feel inside.
The GLC also features a high-end Burmester® surround sound system. Loaded with 13 high-performance speakers, the Burmester experience is an extraordinarily expressive, three-dimensional with with outstanding moving sound that is unrivalled in its class.
Mercedes-Benz GLE: Versatility for every lifestyle
The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a full-sized luxury SUV, which can be best described by precision, power and prestige. It offers no compromises – combining unrivalled luxury, functionality, style and performance in one strikingly designed package, presenting customers with the exclusive privilege of owning an SUV of the highest quality of luxury and refinement. The GLE offers drivers the space to lead an active lifestyle and an incomparable driving experience and road-handling abilities, with the luxury and comfort of a Mercedes-Benz.
With the AMG Line exterior, the GLE has an even more dynamic and athletic appearance, with 21-inch 5-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels on the GLE 400 4MATIC and 20-inch 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels in the GLE 250 d 4MATIC.
The GLE provides the largest load compartment in the segment. With a generously-sized cabin and even larger luggage space, the GLE is the perfect luxury vehicle for a getaway with your family or friends. Three golf bags can be easily fitted in the boot.
Outstanding safety and a high level of driving dynamics both on the road and in terrain are among the other strengths of the premium SUV. Furthermore, the GLE impresses with ground-breaking assistance systems, the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission on the GLE 250 d and the innovative DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic handling control system, which offers extensive drive programmes already in basic specification. In addition, the AIRMATIC air suspension with ADS variable damping system guarantees extremely stable driving. The damping system changes its priorities depending on the preselected DYNAMIC SELECT mode. The current handling conditions are detected via a steering angle sensor, four rotation sensors, the driving speed from the ESP® signal and the brake pedal switch. The control unit uses these signals for continuous adjustment of the current damping force for each individual wheel. It sets a new benchmark for the luxury SUV category, achieving unprecedented levels of performance, style, ride comfort, safety and functionality.
The Driving Assistance Package Plus includes DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian protection, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE® PLUS are available in the GLE 400 4MATIC. The Parking package with 360° camera and Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, available in both models guarantees an excellent overview and problem-free manoeuvring into and out of parking spaces. Night-time vision is improved by the LED Intelligent Light System.
Rear Seat Entertainment System with DVD player provides passengers in the rear with their very own programme of entertainment. Two 20.3 cm displays and Kleer wireless headphones ensure brilliant picture and sound quality. In conjunction with COMAND Online, passengers can access the entertainment source of their choice, independently of the other passengers.
Customers will be able to choose from two dynamic and highly capable powertrains with excellent power and efficiency – a petrol-powered GLE 400 4MATIC and a diesel-powered GLE 250 d 4MATIC.
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé: Make a grand entrance every time
The GLE Coupé is the Sports Utility Coupé from Mercedes-Benz. Its striking and exciting design with an aggressive appearance combines the athletic characteristics of a SUV with the sporty nature of a coupé resulting in a vehicle that is intense, beautiful and full of passion.
Intense, beautiful, and full of passion, the GLE Coupe comes with a priceless and commanding presence. The GLE Coupé not only skilfully embodies the firmly embedded principles of Mercedes-Benz design, but also focuses on the essential features of two entirely different automobile genres. On the one hand, the youngest member of the GLE family bears the decisive, essential stylistic feature of all modern Mercedes-Benz coupés: it combines sheer sportiness with a high-level aesthetic and sensual demand for modern luxury. At the same time, however, elements of the classic SUV are recognisable. With muscular wings, large wheel arches, tyres of up to 22 inches, and also the high belt line and the generous ground clearance, this model takes the perception of a large, four-door coupé to the next level.
The extreme proportions with superior aesthetics of the new GLE Coupé have emerged from this stylistic gene pool. This is particularly due to the extremely exciting relationship between the low greenhouse and striking body; the silhouette signals dynamism and agility. The upright sports grille with single louvre, framed by three-dimensionally designed LED Intelligent headlamps, is the major feature of the front end with its short, stylish overhang.
The balancing act between being extremely sporty yet comfortable has been mastered especially well in the GLE 450 AMG. As the first AMG sports model, GLE Coupé enables an attractive entry to the world of the sports car and performance brand. The performance-enhanced V6 biturbo engine with an output of 270 kW (367 hp) and 520 Nm from 1400 rpm delivers performance akin to a sports car. The DYNAMIC SELECT transmission mode Sport+ is always available in the top-of-the-range model.
Its sporty AMG exterior design including exhaust system with AMG tailpipe trim elements with centrepiece and 22-inch 5 Twin-spoke AMG Alloy Wheels is sure to give you the adrenaline rush every time you get behind the wheels.
For more information, kindly log on to www.mercedes-benz.com.my/suv.