AS part of Mercedes’ recent renaming plan, its midrange SUV switched from M-class to GLE. Otherwise, not much changed, so you still get a premium cabin and a variety of engines ranging from mild to wild.
A GLE Coupé was released in 2015, but like the smaller GLC Coupé, this model focuses on style over substance, because it’s not as roomy as the standard version inside, and you pay a premium for the sportier looks. An all-new GLE is due at the end of next year.
Price range: £51,290-£98,885 Our pick: GLE 350 d AMG Line (£58,420) Engine: 3.0-litre V6 diesel, 258bhp Transmission: 9-spd auto, permanent 4WD Top speed: 140mph Economy: 42.8mpg CO2: 179g/km