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We're a sporty couple, no children. We do like the extra capacity of the GLE, but the form factor of the coupe does speak to us.

Head room/passenger comfort are really not key factors for us, I assume theres enough room to take another couple out to dinner. The rear seats will likely stay folded most of the time...

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if it's just going to be you and your significant other for the most part, then you might just want to get the coupe.

i'm in a similar situation and my motivations for getting the coupe far outweigh what the bigger version can do for me.
 

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The main reason to get the GLE instead of the coupe would be the cargo space and rear head room. If you are planning to use your vehicle for moving or transporting large or awkward items then you may want the extra space. Also if you have back seat passengers you may want the extra space. otherwise you can go with the coupe which gives you more style but a bit less function.
 

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The main reason to get the GLE instead of the coupe would be the cargo space and rear head room. If you are planning to use your vehicle for moving or transporting large or awkward items then you may want the extra space. Also if you have back seat passengers you may want the extra space. otherwise you can go with the coupe which gives you more style but a bit less function.
rear headroom actually looks to be a bit better then the X6 which actually isn't terrible if you're popping out to dinner with another couple. Even so, for larger items the seats do fold down...
 

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I'll just grab a rental for those odd times I need to move something, even for road trips, not sure if the GLE will be comfortable enough for long drives, but we'll see come time to see it in person.
 

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rear headroom actually looks to be a bit better then the X6 which actually isn't terrible if you're popping out to dinner with another couple. Even so, for larger items the seats do fold down...
It's easy to choose the vehicle with less back seat head room when you know you'll never be the sitting in the back seat. :)

Generally, the coupe should still be pretty practical since you can fold the seats down. It's just a matter of what you see yourself using your car for on a regular basis.
 

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In the X6, someone that was 6 ft tall had enough head room, any taller than that and you'll have problems.
Over how long a distance? I could see that being annoying on a longer haul, but popping out to dinner for sure no worries.
 

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if you're tall enough that you can't sit up properly or have to tilt your head i can't imagine you lasting long, unless you slouch to compensate, but we all know that isn't good
 

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So I guess the real question ends up being, do you have friends or children who are over 6 feet? Because they won't be very happy sitting in that back seat for long.
 

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So I guess the real question ends up being, do you have friends or children who are over 6 feet? Because they won't be very happy sitting in that back seat for long.
Not really. Because then you're purchase decisions aren't focused on your needs they're focused on 'others'.

If you have several 6 foot kids still to lug around tell them to get jobs or something...
 

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The point of buying a big SUV often is lugging around kids though. That is the main purpose of some people's cars. I do agree that it would be nice to get the kids some jobs and their own cars though :D
 

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I just came over from the W166 forum where I have been posting since buying my 2012 ML350 three years ago this month. Mine is the gas version and it has been the best vehicle I have owned since I started driving 50 years ago. And I have driven a bunch of cars and trucks both domestic and foreign during that time. Because of this good experience I probably will stay with MB. My four year warranty runs out in one year and that is when I trade cars, even though I only drive around 8,000 miles a year. I don't even have 25,000 miles on it right now.

Chances are that next year I will get a GLE, either the standard SUV like I have now or the coupe. We are a couple with no children so no one ever sits in the back seat save for one or two people every now and then. No pets, no off-roading, no trailer or hauling, no mountains, no long highway trips - just back country road driving out here in the flat sticks where we live. A small sedan would be ideal but that is just not me. I like comfort but I also like to sit high and I always have been a big fan of the trucks I've owned, even if I never really needed one.

I would be very happy with another SUV but the change between the ML and GLE, although significant in some ways, is not dramatic enough for me so I'm leaning towards the coupe which is entirely new. Does anyone know how much more expensive they will be over the SUV? I'm sure there will be an uptick on the sticker because it is a coupe, even though you will get less room and utility. I have looked a couple places on the web but I can't find even an indication of what the coupe's starting price might be. Thanks for any information and I will be coming back more and more as the GLEs starting hitting the roads.
 

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I just came over from the W166 forum where I have been posting since buying my 2012 ML350 three years ago this month. Mine is the gas version and it has been the best vehicle I have owned since I started driving 50 years ago. And I have driven a bunch of cars and trucks both domestic and foreign during that time. Because of this good experience I probably will stay with MB. My four year warranty runs out in one year and that is when I trade cars, even though I only drive around 8,000 miles a year. I don't even have 25,000 miles on it right now.

Chances are that next year I will get a GLE, either the standard SUV like I have now or the coupe. We are a couple with no children so no one ever sits in the back seat save for one or two people every now and then. No pets, no off-roading, no trailer or hauling, no mountains, no long highway trips - just back country road driving out here in the flat sticks where we live. A small sedan would be ideal but that is just not me. I like comfort but I also like to sit high and I always have been a big fan of the trucks I've owned, even if I never really needed one.

I would be very happy with another SUV but the change between the ML and GLE, although significant in some ways, is not dramatic enough for me so I'm leaning towards the coupe which is entirely new. Does anyone know how much more expensive they will be over the SUV? I'm sure there will be an uptick on the sticker because it is a coupe, even though you will get less room and utility. I have looked a couple places on the web but I can't find even an indication of what the coupe's starting price might be. Thanks for any information and I will be coming back more and more as the GLEs starting hitting the roads.
Welcome to the site! Price diff i believe will be sub $10K probably 8 or something looking at how BMW does it.
 

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Thanks for the welcome, Manalishi. If it is under ten that will be manageable. Since they are starting to build the GLEs as we speak, I expect a lot of info pretty soon. It should be an exciting time!
 

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hi. I took the GLE because of the space. If there is no need for it the back seats have also enough space to put some luggage. The GLE is big enough. Without children I'd take the Coupe. It is so much nicer.
 
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