"What do you expect a Sports Activity Coupe to be like anyway?" we hear you say. Well, several automakers have proven that there's a better way to do things. For example, the Rang Rover Velar is undeniably a hit in the design department. It has distinct proportions that people have never seen before on a high-riser. Another highly successful product is the Audi Q8.
We know that not everybody likes Audi, but sharp lines and well-conceived proportions make this a worthy alternative to the Q8. It's not even that bad in the practicality department. We have nothing against the way the sloped roof looks on the GLE Coupe prototype, but it undeniably cuts into both headroom and rear visibility. And somehow, Mercedes failed to added frameless doors. We know they are a little tricky to engineer, but people undeniably enjoy them.
Like the BMW X3/X4, the GLE suffers from the miss-matched front and rear end appearance. The headlights are thick and rugged, while the taillights are narrow like those of the E-Class Coupe. Still, it's not as bad as the Rolls-Royce Cullinan which costs probably three times as much, so Mercedes is safe in that regard.