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AutoExpress compares the running costs of the GLE Coupe vs the X6:

Not only is the GLE Coupe more expensive to buy than the BMW X6, it’s also less powerful and not as efficient if you opt for the entry-level versions.

The 350d returns 39.2mpg combined on paper with 187g/km CO2, which is some way down on the 47.1mpg and 157g/km CO2 of the X6 xDrive30d.

Things get worse from here as the GLE 450 returns 31.7mpg and 209g/km CO2, and as you’d expect from an AMG with a huge V8 engine, the 63 S returns best figures of 23.7mpg and 278g/km CO2, meaning it’ll be costly to run.
 

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Some folks might be willing to put up with that, the ones that are truly loyal to the brand and wouldn't want to go elsewhere.
 

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Since gas prices have been improving, MB might not have seen this being that much of an issue.
People aren't as worried about paying for gas as they were a couple years back.
 

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Since gas prices have been improving, MB might not have seen this being that much of an issue.
People aren't as worried about paying for gas as they were a couple years back.
But its also less powerful. Its just odd that they didn't attempt to make its specs similar to its main rival.
 

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I'm not too worried about the running cost, but a point worth noting is replacement tire costs. The large wheels on today's high-end cars require tires much more expensive than say my daughter's compact Japanese sedan.
 

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I'm not too worried about the running cost, but a point worth noting is replacement tire costs. The large wheels on today's high-end cars require tires much more expensive than say my daughter's compact Japanese sedan.
Not that that won't be a pretty penny when it happens, but I'm more concerned with refuelling costs than tire replacements since I think that the more regular upkeep costs will be more of a factor in the long run than the every so often when you have to change tires.
 

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Exactly, tires you only change so often and if it's often then you're doing something thats causing them to wear out much faster than they should be. I think the average person buys new tires every 4-5 years.
 

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Maintenance is another thing to factor in but these days with service intervals more spread out its probably not as bad as it was in the past.
 

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Exactly, tires you only change so often and if it's often then you're doing something thats causing them to wear out much faster than they should be. I think the average person buys new tires every 4-5 years.
Its why you have a savings account.

What kind of stuff would you do to wear your tires out faster? Unless you are constantly doing burnouts.
 

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Its why you have a savings account.

What kind of stuff would you do to wear your tires out faster? Unless you are constantly doing burnouts.
With a vehicle like the GLE... there will be no real need to change them sooner than you should.
 

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The GLE isn't the kind of vehicle that people take onto the track so the general wear and tear should be no more than any other average car. You'll probably have to invest in a set of winter tires depending on where you live but if you change them around according to the season then they should last a long time.
 
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