Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe AMG 63 S 4MATIC 2017 - vs - Volkswagen Taigo 2022

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Average Price: 
110,650
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
£
25,860
Updated: 
31 Dec 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.00gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Dakota Brown Metallic
#403524
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#ADB1B2
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Palladium Silver Metallic
#878785
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Steel Grey Metallic
#6A7575
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#A02C32
designo Diamond White Metallic
#EDE4D7
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#1F2125
Kings Red Metallic
#BC0A2F
Reef Blue Metallic
#2A4280
Reflex Silver Metallic
#EAEEEF
Visual Green Metallic
#A0A23F
Smokey Grey Metallic
#53545C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE Coupe is the sporty counterpart to the more upright and traditional looking Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. Note the nomenclature difference: Not only is the GLE Coupe, well, a "coupe," it also bears the AMG label in its name. This is because this year, the GLE Coupe is available only in two different AMG forms: the turbocharged-V6-powered Mercedes-AMG GLE43 Coupe, and the turbo-V8-powered Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe. The GLE Coupe goes against the likes of the BMW X6 by offering a sleeker body and better driving dynamics than the SUV upon which it's based. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is the sporty counterpart to the standard GLE SUV. Don't expect much utility from this SUV though, as the GLE Coupe puts a priority on design.

Pros
The Mercedes-AMG GLE Coupe offers some of the characteristics of an SUV -- all-wheel drive, improved cargo capacity, and a taller ride height -- with the design and performance of a luxury sport sedan. If that sounds like you, take a look.

Cons
The GLE Coupe isn't cheap, with a starting price higher than the GLE SUV. In addition, like the GLE, it's based on an older platform that's considerably heavier than newer Mercedes-Benz products. If you want something similar, but more modern, the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe is a little smaller, but far more nimble.

By: 
kbb.com

The GLE Coupe is Mercedes’ answer to the BMW X6 – it’s a sporty 4×4 SUV coupe. Underneath the GLE Coupe’s sexier curves you’ll find the same mechanical bits as on the more traditional looking GLE.The GLE Coupe is a more stylish version of the GLE that still has plenty of passenger space.
The GLE Coupe is a good all-rounder for buyers who want a large 4×4 but with a more exciting shape than the usual box-like offerings. It has a big boot, a range of powerful engines and a lovely interior.

Pros
Quick
Classy interior
Big boot

Cons
Expensive to run
High boot lip
Only one diesel option

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Surprisingly spacious.
Decent enough to drive

Cons
Some cheap interior plastics.
Sluggish and noisy three-cylinder

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Well-equipped
Reasonable boot
Quite economical

Cons
Feels derivative
Petrol only
Auto gearbox isn't the smoothest

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Pros
Excellent engines shared with T-Cross
Comfortable ride
Spacious rear seats

Cons
Slightly smaller boot than T-Cross
Frustrating touch-sensitive controls
No more exciting to drive

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
12
Cylinders: 
8
V
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.50L
1.00L
Torque: 
561ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
147ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
577hp
at 5 500rpm
110hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.70Feet
34.78Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination Download*
Leather Steering Wheel
Edging of the instrument cluster, the outflow, door opener and the gear lever backdrop in chrome

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.60in
168.15in
Width: 
78.90in
69.17in
Height: 
67.70in
59.60in
Ground Clearance: 
11.00in
Front Track: 
60.28in
Rear Track: 
59.69in
Wheel Base: 
114.80in
101.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
16.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
5379.00lbs
2612.40lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
10-way power driver seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -way power passenger seat
Premium leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Sport front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Leatherette
Lumbar support in front seats
Driver's and front passenger's seat height adjustment
Sports comfort seats in front
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension: 
Torsion beam
Suspension Info: 
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
leather steering wheel
Air Care Climatronic
air conditioning system with active combination filter and 2-zone temperature control
Luggage compartment light
Interior ambient lighting and surround lighting
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
13 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
60 Months of provided satellite radio service
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
1 subwoofer(s)
Harman/kardon premium brand stereo system
Harman/kardon premium brand speakers
830 Watts Stereo Output
6 speakers
Discover Media" Navigation including Streaming and Internet
Digital Cockpit Pro - Multi-coloured digital cockpit with various selectable information profiles
External, USB type C data socket(s) and charging socket(s)
Wireless App-Connect
Wireless Charging incl. Bluetooth

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Power glass sunroof
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Ambient lighting with logo projection
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 x 11.5
17 in
Wheels more: 
Performance tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
325.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Self-leveling headlights
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Brake Drying
Anti-theft alarm system
e-call' Emergency call service
Central locking system with SAFELOCK
front passenger airbag deactivation
Tyre mobility kit including compressor and sealing foam
Hill start assist
Lane keeping system and traffic jam assist

Options

Packages: 
Accessory Chrome Package
Lane Tracking Package
Premium Package 3
Night Package
Exterior Options: 
Soft Close Doors
Illuminated Grille Star
Illuminated Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Wheel Locking Bolts
Trailer Hitch (Class III)
22" Black AMG Cross-Spoke Wheels
21" AMG Titanium 10-Spoke
Interior Options: 
Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Rear Seat Entertainment Pre-Wiring
Multi-Contour Driver/Passenger Seat W/Massage
3-Zone Climate Control
Heated Rear Seats
Cabin-Air Purification System
Rear Seat Entertainment
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
Black Seatbelts

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Pearl/Black Nappa, premium leather
#191919
Black Pearl/Black w/ Red Stitching Nappa, premium leather
#131313
Black, leather
#191919
Black, leatherette
#000000
Crystal Grey/Black, leather
#A6A4A3
Crystal Grey/Black, leatherette
#ADABAA
Ginger Beige/Black, leather
#9E8B7C
Ginger Beige/Black, leatherette
#A59283
Porcelain/Black Nappa, premium leather
#CBC4C0
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#7D5648
designo Porcelain/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#C4BDB9