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DeMuro Lists All the Reasons to Hate the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Coupe



Doug DeMuro says that everybody hates the GLE Coupe, and in just a couple of days, one and a half million turned up to watch him explain why on YouTube. What could go wrong

As he puts it in the comments, "I expect these YouTube comments will be a healthy, productive discussion with no name-calling or expletives.˙" That's because not everybody hates this, but those who do have stronger than average feelings towards it.

The AMG GLE Coupe is sold in America in two flavors, the 43 with a boring V6 and this bonkers 63 S. It has 577 horsepower and sounds like an AMG, which in most cars would be great, but Doug argues that everything about the model is pointless.

You see, the point of an SUV is to get more practicality and a higher suspension, but the GLE Coupe has a roof designed via an elephant's butt, so most of that rear headroom and cargo space is gone. What you're left with is a gas-guzzling machine that advertises to the world you have more money than taste. Most people who have them don't know the value of a dollar - sportsmen's wives, Russian mobsters and so on.

However, the same can be said about most luxury cars. Are Ferrari California owners cultivated, well mannered and polite? Probably not. Do the BMW X6 M folks have a good reputation? Don't be silly.

So this irrational hate of the GLE 63 Coupe probably stems from automotive enthusiasts. As Doug points out, most of them hate SUVs, but it's the design of this model that ticks them off. However, Mercedes likes the squatting approach, as seen recently on the AMG GT 4-door. It could be something from classic models that doesn't translate well right now, because there's a new GLE Coupe on its way, and it also looks pretty bad.



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The SLC has the "Brake Hold Easter Egg" as well...

But I see this GLE 63 Coupe has the same Heater & Stereo controls as the R172....
https://youtu.be/Zj0XQsuAdgw?t=562
.....and people complain the SLC is out dated...!!
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Trev dont feel bad them Truckers in Europe have to fight with them Screens like it comes in the S Class in the 2019 MB Actros.


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I can think of several reasons to hate Doug... I'll start with his whiny voice. Secondly, he's turned into the typical " I bought a $500,000 car! (brag brag)...Next video, "Ten things I HATE about my $500,000 car!"

Its just one man's opinion, and he's usually wrong. Half of the "hidden surprises" he claims to find in the cars can quite easily be found in the owners manuals. I test vehicles for a living, from poverty spec to supercars and I find people like him an annoyance that needs to be swatted out. This new breed of motoring "journalist" would have L. J. K. Setright and his kind turning in their graves.
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Well, if I were buying a GLE I'd probably opt for the SUV version, but am sure there are folks who prefer a more "car-like" look coupled with the ease of entry the higher suspension provides. The only thing I "hate" about the coupe is that, like a few other models, Mercedes decided to call a four door vehicle a coupe. That's just wrong.
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Trev dont feel bad them Truckers in Europe have to fight with them Screens like it comes in the S Class in the 2019 MB Actros.
That is Posh Trucking...!! Wonder if the carbon fibre dash trim is a extra.....?
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