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    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe revealed

    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

    BMW X6 rivalling Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe revealed.

    Mercedes has unleashed its assault on the SUV coupe niche currently occupied only by the BMW X6.

    Like the X6, the new GLE is claimed to be a coupe, but unless your eyes are painted on it clearly features four doors and sits too high off the ground to be a traditional coupe.

    Instead, the GLE is more of an SUV with a slightly lower roofline and an abnormal growth on its backside. The GLE Coupe ‘aint pretty.

    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

    Because the new model is based on the existing Mercedes ML SUV, the new car is fitted with the same plush interior with the gear selector in the wrong place – the steering column where you’d normally find the indicator stalk…

    Engine options include the usual suspects – a 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 with 258hp in the base GLE 350 d, and a 333hp petrol V6 in the GLE 400, while the range-topping (for now) GLE 450 AMG gets a 367hp version of the 400’s motor.

    All models are equipped with a trick new 9-speed automatic gearbox and 4MATIC all-wheel drive system which features a 50:50 torque split on all models bar the sportier GLE 450 AMG which sends 60 per cent of the engines torque rear-wards.

    The standard suspension setup is conventional steel springs with adaptive dampers which are connected to Comfort, Sport and Sport+ drive modes. However, you will be able to option Mercedes’ new-generation air-suspension which is now available with continuously variable adaptive dampers to ensure the GLE always offers maximum comfort while also delivering the best possible handling characteristics.

    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

    Electronically controlled front and rear anti-roll bars also activate in Sport and Sport+ drive modes to minimize the impact of potholes on the car’s cornering attitude.

    For now just three models will be available, though a V8-powered GLE63 AMG is expected to arrive shortly after the GLE Coupe range goes on sale next year.

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    13 Cars That Perfectly Represent Your Lifestyle

    13 Cars That Perfectly Represent Your Lifestyle

    It is tough to buy the right car for you. You need to drive something that makes you comfortable, is fun to drive and reflects your personality. To help you make the right choice Safe AutoInsurance came up with 13 types of cars that are perfect for you and your lifestyle. Check them out…

    1. You are: immaculately dressed and always ready for anything.

    Dave Catchpole / CC by 2.0 / Flickr: yaketyyakyak

    You should drive: a modern sports car as slim and sleek as your tux, and full of enough horsepower to get you anywhere on time.

    2. You are: a dirt magnet, a dust volcano, a walking mess.

    Dennis Carr / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: postal67

    You should drive: a mudding truck because mud baths are baths too.

    3. You are: reading this between sets.

    Yasser Alghofily / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: 4yas

    You should drive: a vintage muscle car because you know a thing or two about dedication, and you’re willing to put in work on both your body and your car.

    4. You are: in the middle of leg day, every day.

    Mads Boedker / CC BY 2.0 / Flickr: boedker

    You should drive: a snug speedster you’ve got places to be, but only if you can get there fast… and lap everyone.

    5. You are: a flower child, a jam band aficionado, a hippie.

    Dave Catchpole / CC by 2.0 / Flickr: yaketyyakyak

    You should drive: a minibus to take you and your worldly possessions wherever the next concert is.

    6. You are: an adrenaline junkie.

    You should drive: a rally car because… roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

    7. You are: tripping over your own feet, all the time.

    Hal Roach Studios / onethousandmovies.tumblr.com

    Dave O / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: uncleweed

    You should drive: a station wagon for the space to keep those feet apart, but also for the structural integrity and the nearly infinite airbags.

    8. You are: ready to host a dance party wherever you are.

    scorpionjuice / CC by ND 2.0 / Flickr: 47041492@N07

    You should drive: a lowrider so you can bring every subwoofer you own with you wherever you go in your trunk or truckbed.

    9. You are: renting a cramped, tiny apartment.

    Thomas’s Pics / CC by 2.0 / Flickr: 60900612@N08

    You should drive: a city car to turn your two-lane, one-way roads into a highway.

    10. You are: master and commander of all you survey.

    Michael Dorausch / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: chiropractic

    You should drive: an SUV to help these lowly humans remember just who you are and why you tower over them.

    11. You are: an expert multitasker and an active socialite.

    Katie Brady / CC BY-SA 2.0 / Flickr: cliche

    You should drive: a minivan to carry your friends, activity supplies, and phone chargers.

    12. You are: young at heart.

    M Glasgow / CC BY-ND 2.0 / Flickr: glasgows

    You should drive: an art car because you’ll never be a dinosaur, you just get to drive one all the time.

    13. You are: old at heart.

    Dave Catchpole / CC by 2.0 / Flickr: yaketyyakyak

    You should drive: one of them newfangled horseless carriages to keep up with all these youths and their telegrams and velocipedes.

    via: Buzzfeed

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