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A Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 Coupe AMG Line has been spied testing on the streets of Putrajaya. Two images of the SUV coupe model were snapped by Joe Hyun Bin and shared on his Facebook page.

That the car is already being tested by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) for type approval means the local introduction of the GLE Coupe should happen sooner rather than later. In the past, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has confirmed that it will be introducing its new range of SUVs here in 2016, but no further details have been revealed.

The GLE 400 Coupe here is the base petrol variant in the range, equipped with a 3.0 litre V6 biturbo engine that generates 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque from a low 1,400 rpm, also found in the W212 E 400.

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As with all other GLE Coupe models – except for the AMG GLE 63 Coupe – this variant is equipped with a nine-speed 9G-Tronic torque converter automatic transmission and a 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

It also appears that the GLE 400 Coupe here has been specified with an AMG Line exterior kit. The more aggressive body kit is identifiable by the side slits on the rear bumper.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is a direct rival to the BMW X6, which is priced at RM666,800 in Malaysia for the locally-assembled xDrive35i M Sport. The top-shelf X6 M is priced at RM1,238,800. So, which would you rather have as your daily SUV coupe? The GLE Coupe or the X6?

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