Mercedes GLE Coupe SUV (2015-2018) - MPG, running costs & CO2
The diesel engine returns the best fuel economy, but it’s not as efficient as a BMW X6
In the UK we’re provided with a narrower GLE Coupe range than elsewhere in Europe, but we do get the GLE 350d version, which is the most economical model in the range. However, no model is what we’d call cheap to run.
Mercedes GLE Coupe MPG & CO2
The 3.0-litre diesel is no different mechanically to that in the regular GLE and returns up to 39.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of 187g/km, which means it sits in the top 37% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) band for company-car drivers This may not seem unreasonable for a car of this bulk and power, but it is beaten by the equivalent BMW X6, which can return around 45mpg.
Unfortunately, there’s no option to buy the GLE Coupe in 2.0-litre 250d form – an engine that works very well in the regular GLE. There is one other engine that both versions of the GLE have in common, though: the range-topping 5.5-litre V8 in the AMG GLE 63.
Although the brochure states 23.7mpg as achievable in the V8, we suspect that few will ever see this in real life, such is the temptation of revelling in all that power. A return of 15mpg is rather more likely, and the AMG GLE 63 emits a huge 278g/km of CO2 as well, so it also sits in the top BiK band.
The middle ground is occupied by the AMG GLE 43, returning a far more palatable 30mpg, with CO2 emissions of 215g/km or 225 g/km, depending on whether 21- or 22-inch alloy wheels are fitted.
The Mercedes GLE Coupe starts in insurance group insurance group 45 for the GLE 350d, rising to 48 for the AMG GLE 43 and the highest group 50 for the high-performance AMG GLE 63. We strongly recommend you shop for insurance quotes prior to deciding on a GLE Coupe to check that cover is available.
All Mercedes cars come with a standard three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, which can be extended using the owners’ section of the Mercedes website.
Servicing a Mercedes GLE Coupe is made easier to budget for thanks to the offer of service plans to suit your mileage. Servicing is required yearly or with every 15,500 miles the car completes, and a service plan can be arranged to cover up to four consecutive services, spread over an appropriate time scale up to three years.