It’s an SUV, it’s a Car, it’s….. the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe–First Drive

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IMG_4850It’s a car! It’s an SUV! It’s a….

Fastbacks have been around since the 1930s when automotive designers started using airplane shapes to smooth out square angles and rough edges on boxy vehicles. Some of the resulting designs are iconic, breathtaking, and fast. Other end up looking like something that you popped out of a Silly Putty egg—bulbous, awkward, and unwieldy.

All in all, the 2016 GLE Coupe is an interesting piece of SUV/car chimera, and despite niggling complaints, it’s enjoyable to drive and comfortable to ride in. If this style appeals to you, I’d go with the GLE 450 AMG. Sure you get additional horsepower and torque with the 63 and the 63 S but the 450 offers plenty of enjoyment and horsepower for what most people will be putting the car through.

For more check out my piece over at Yahoo Autos.

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television and video host whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher.

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