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Old 07-11-2018, 01:26 PM
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You are wise to hold off because of this. My biggest disappointment with my GLC43 and am just baffled why MB doesn't have COMAND and ACP/AA together in the GLC even for the upcoming 2019 model. The GLA45 has had it for a couple years now and the C class will have the option for getting both in 2019 model year. Apparently, the NTG5.5 system can handle both, so not sure why MB is leaving it out of a model that is in probably the hottest segment right now. I'd gladly pay MB for a retro if they offered it. I didn't want something as big as a GLE, but certainly a great vehicle.
I may be more than holding off. This weekend, I may be placing an order for a Jaguar F Pace "S."
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Anybody else caught it? That nose and rear is CGI rendering. Look at the paint.
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I’m convinced it’s a real picture of a Proto, Pr Production or maybe the final product. The Video link is from Auto Bild - a leading German automobile magazine based in Hamburg, Germany. Wikipedia
Under the Video translated from German to English is a caption that it is coming Autumn 2018. So if all that’s true Germany, maybe Europe will get the car before the USA. Let them shake out any bugs!
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I posted these pics but I'm in the camp that both are well crafted Photoshop pics. It's doubtful MB would allow a yet to be released model to be driven in plain view. That said, these photos are likely very close to how the finished GLE may appear. Looks promising.
Tough call. I looked at these enlarged and while some areas look like they've been digitally altered (note lights and emblems) it's hard to tell because of the low resolution (only 1,300 pixels wide). If Photoshopped they're a darn good job.


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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
Tough call. I looked at these enlarged and while some areas look like they've been digitally altered (note lights and emblems) it's hard to tell because of the low resolution (only 1,300 pixels wide). If Photoshopped they're a darn good job.
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We May win this bet, ha ha, Here are some pics from a Portuguese site, one with the car driving. Better color and it looks much better than the other pics!
https://veja.abril.com.br/galeria-fo...enz-gle-coupe/

i forgot to comment that these these look like an official release by Benz! On the other hand they say produced by so?...

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The SUV Coupe (misnomer) is not for me. Don't want to give up utility for style. If I want "sportiness" that's what my M4 is for.
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OK, I feel like an idiot. The Portuguese GLE 450 coupe has been Photoshopped to the earlier pics. I’m new to Benz styles so it took me a while to figure it out. Maybe even a Photoshop of a Photoshopped Coupe. Back to waiting....
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Greg,
We May win this bet, ha ha, Here are some pics from a Portuguese site, one with the car driving. Better color and it looks much better than the other pics!
https://veja.abril.com.br/galeria-fo...enz-gle-coupe/

i forgot to comment that these these look like an official release by Benz! On the other hand they say produced by so?...

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Thanks for finding these! So we're getting good coupe shots first - that's odd! Also odd it has the same plate as the other regular GLE in the AutoBild photos. And why is this labeled GLE 450 with unpainted wheel arches and single bar grille when the earlier CarScoops shots showed the unpainted arches with a 2 bar grille (probably all coupes get the "upscale" grille)? They're dinkin' with us! I also note there is real metal for the "skid plates" whereas the AutoBild ones with painted plastic were not appealing at all - of course this is the upscale model. Hidden backjp camera is cool. These are obviously not PSed and although smallm very crisp images. Veja.com is a Basilian website.







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OK, I feel like an idiot. The Portuguese GLE 450 coupe has been Photoshopped to the earlier pics. I’m new to Benz styles so it took me a while to figure it out. Maybe even a Photoshop of a Photoshopped Coupe. Back to waiting....
I'm a photographer and these look too good to be PSs. The reflections clearly are of the building behind. However it's odd for the coupe to break before the regular model. Very strange and something is fishy.
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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
I'm a photographer and these look too good to be PSs. The reflections clearly are of the building behind. However it's odd for the coupe to break before the regular model. Very strange and something is fishy.
Thanks Greg. I really like the style and look of this one, it looks more like a Benz.
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I found this exact Coupe in a photo by Automible Magazine and it’s listed as a 2016.
https://veja.abril.com.br/galeria-fo...enz-gle-coupe/

Edit: The identical pic’s are on the Benz website, plate and all. 2019 GLE 450.

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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
Thanks for finding these! So we're getting good coupe shots first - that's odd! Also odd it has the same plate as the other regular GLE in the AutoBild photos. And why is this labeled GLE 450 with unpainted wheel arches and single bar grille when the earlier CarScoops shots showed the unpainted arches with a 2 bar grille? They're dinkin' with us! I also note there is real metal for the "skid plates" whereas the AutoBild ones with painted plastic were not appealing at all - of course this is the upscale model. Hidden backjp camera is cool. These are obviously not PSed and although smallm very crisp images. Veja.com is a Basilian website.






I simply don't get the Coupe thing in a SUV. Rear space suffers, for no real apparent reason other than BMW came out with one and Mercedes felt they had to follow suit. Otherwise, you get to pay more for less utility.

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I simply don't get the Coupe thing in a SUV. Rear space suffers, for no real apparent reason other than BMW came out with one and Mercedes felt they had to follow suit. Otherwise, you get to pay more for less utility.
I hear you. For some people that want a “sporty” and “rugged” and “premium” vehicle and aren’t so concerned with hauling stuff I can see it. I’d rather have different vehicles that are more tailored to their purposes.
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Most buyers are not buying SUV's for utility, off-road etc.. It's become a "keep up with the Joneses" event and a false sense of safety that comes from a heavier bigger vehicle. Plus American are quite large now. IMO many buyers like these odd shaped, so-called coupes because they don't like or want the "wagon" look. Americans are afraid of the word wagon.

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Old 07-12-2018, 04:33 PM
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I found this exact Coupe in a photo by Automible Magazine and it’s listed as a 2016.
https://veja.abril.com.br/galeria-fo...enz-gle-coupe/

Edit: The identical pic’s are on the Benz website, plate and all. 2019 GLE 450.
You're right - I've just never paid attention to the coupe. It's the current model. Had me fooled (foot in mouth)! Now it makes sense. Post dated 7/18/16.
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You're right - I've just never paid attention to the coupe. It's the current model. Had me fooled (foot in mouth)! Now it makes sense. Post dated 7/18/16.
If we keep at it something will surface. With such a high quality image I’m now back wondering if the first one is PS’d. Some of the video had motion but it was a little too smooth to be a cell phone with a person moving to pan. The grill and headlights are in view in spy shots but why change some of the other pieces to plastic? I don’t recall ever seeing the coupe but today was behind a black one with dealer plate. With all the rounded corners and sloped roof it looks more like the GLC size.
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If we keep at it something will surface.


I certainly hope so!

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Went to my dealer to order 2019 W166. He tried to get into the 2019 W166 ordering system and it was not opening. Went to his managers comp and it turns out,...........Because of the short run, we are currently NOT able to custom order 2019 W166's. As of now, whatever they send to the dealerships is what will be available. They received word of this today. Our lease is up at end of Oct so waiting for the W167 is not an option. This throws a major monkey wrench into the works. We don't want to pay for options that we don't want and want to be able to get the option combination that we love. Benz is really screwing **** up. Hopefully this changes and maybe they will allow a few custom orders.
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Went to my dealer to order 2019 W166. He tried to get into the 2019 W166 ordering system and it was not opening. Went to his managers comp and it turns out,...........Because of the short run, we are currently NOT able to custom order 2019 W166's. As of now, whatever they send to the dealerships is what will be available. They received word of this today. Our lease is up at end of Oct so waiting for the W167 is not an option. This throws a major monkey wrench into the works. We don't want to pay for options that we don't want and want to be able to get the option combination that we love. Benz is really screwing **** up. Hopefully this changes and maybe they will allow a few custom orders.
That sounds odd! I have to believe they will open up orders sometime soon, but maybe not soon enough for you. Is there anyway to extend your lease on a short-term basis? Or buy it off lease with a trade-in deal on the new one?

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That sounds odd! I have to believe they will open up orders sometime soon, but maybe not soon enough for you. Is there anyway to extend your lease on a short-term basis? Or buy it off lease with a trade-in deal on the new one?
The option to extend the lease was discussed but there maybe an issue with mile overage, our prepaid maintenance and us missing the Winter Event deal.
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That’s bad luck but the dealer should be able to come up with something to save a customer. It may be likely that the 20’s are coming sooner than thought!
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That’s bad luck but the dealer should be able to come up with something to save a customer. It may be likely that the 20’s are coming sooner than thought!
I was told W167 Availability Feb/Mar with ability to order in Nov '19. Take that as a grain of salt because of all the "mish mosh" info we've all been getting. Damn Benz really screwed this up good.
Also was told dealerships may extend leases by a month by month basis to help out those who's leases are ending and are getting hosed on the 2019 W166 short runs.....but nothing yet in writing.

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This is a video look at the new X5, though not in English. Nice interior. I like the split tailgate. I don't think much is new with the drivetrain, though. And of course it will have runflats.

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I really like the X5 but have it last on my tentative buy list. On the X5 there is no Android Auto and you pay extra for Car Play. They have added some neat new features but still have a dated Infotainment package. Their tech is years behind Audi in several key facets and soon to be behind Mercedes. The RunFlats can be replaced but that’s not cheap! The current X5 handles well but so so Performance unless you get the M. The ride is choppy, IMO.
I wouldn’t be looking past Audi if the Q8 sat taller and was priced right but I might be guessing wrong on those points. I’m on vacation driving my wife’s SQ5 and can’t get over the total package: Performance, Handling, Comfort and Tech with the Virtual Cockpit. 300+ miles and 3/8 tank of gas with 31+ mpg with 354 HP tuned to 400+. I don’t care for Having to duck my head to enter or I might have 2.
I’m getting really picky but at $65-$85M it’s not a cheap mistake if you aren’t happy.
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