Mercedes-Benz India, associated with the making and selling of luxury cars, has begun the year 2016 with the announcement of GLE 450 AMG Coupe, its first ever SUV Coupe in India. The car is priced at Rs 86.4 lakhs ex-show room Mumbai.
The GLE 450 AMG Coupe will be imported from Germany as a Completely Built Unit (CBU) in order to be sold in India.
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said,
“We are glad to kick-start 2016 by introducing a thrilling and powerful product from our global portfolio. The GLE 450 AMG Coupe is a valuable addition to our versatile SUV portfolio in India. This one of the kind performance SUV is sure to delight the customers with its raw power output level, exhaust system, a sleek design with multifarious features and an active sports light system”.
The said card is fitted with an AMG enhanced 3-litre V6 bi-turbo engine which is capable of producing 270 kW (367hp) and a torque of 520 Nm. It boasts off high acceleration rates and takes just 5.7 seconds to reach 100 km per hour speed from 0 to 100.
The car comes with a parking package with 360-degree camera including active parking assist and will be available in five colors. The company said it would introduce 12 new variants of existing models in India to maintain its market leadership position.
“With this launch, we are committed to bring more such exciting products this year redefining luxurious mobility to our existing customer base,” Mr Folger added.
Last year, Mercedes India had unveiled 15 new products along with 15 new dealerships cum service outlets.
This year the company aims to open 10 new outlets and will make additional capital investment at its manufacturing unit in Pune towards mid 2016, a top company official was quoted as saying.
In 2015, Mercedes-Benz India sold a remarkable 13,502 units, its highest ever sales in India making it the number one luxury car maker in the country in the process.