Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Gets Murdered-Out Makeover

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Because it didn't look intimidating enough to start.

Japanese aftermarket tuning company Wald International seems to have a rather serious love affair with Mercedes-Benz SUVs, as we've seen with their iteration of the G-Class which they turned into a machine fit for Batman, and they've even tried their hand at turning a Toyota pickup truck into a post-apocalyptic patrol vehicle, but now it has shifted its attention to the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe which gets the full Wald makeover, and we must admit, even though previous attempts have been overdone in our opinion, this car tuned out pretty good.

When we first saw this GLE Coupe we thought that Wald International had created one of its famous 'Black Bison' versions, a title it gives most of the SUVs it touches, but instead it has named this project the 'Sports Line'.

Wald International
Wald International
Wald International

This package is aimed at Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupes produced between 2016 and 2019 and is inspired by the 563-hp AMG GLE 63 Coupe and 603-hp AMG GLE 63 S Coupe. Wald International has gone for a more subtle look with the GLE when compared to some of its other creations, but we still think it looks pretty out-there. The exterior has been modified with a blacked-out diamond grille in the front for a more sinister look, and lower down, a meaner front apron has been added that highlights the wider bumper, larger air intakes, and new LED DRLs.

The rear also receives some attention, but the Japanese tuner has gone with an even lighter touch here, and simply highlights some of the GLE Coupe's more curvaceous areas with some choice parts.

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The rear gets fitted with a sporty four-fin diffuser and a motorsport-inspired fog light that neatly rounds off the rear end. All parts are supplied by the tuner and use the factory mounting points which is great news for the owners of these expensive cars as many aftermarket kits need extensive modification in order to fit properly. Wald International also offers to fit the kit for a small additional fee. Wald did not stop there, however: they had to add one last touch which has become the norm in the aftermarket scene.

The GLE Coupe has been finished off with a set of massive 10.5×24 inch wheels which have been specifically designed for the GLE by Wald. They are part of the l13-F series and are finished off with a polished lip and black centerpiece.

Wald International
Wald International

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