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      12-09-2019, 11:14 PM   #23
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Congrats.

I have to wonder though...the BMW SAVs have become pretty soft and squishy. I can't understand how those were too harsh.
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I work for MB and have driven GLCs quite a few times and have been quite unimpressed every time, although the GLE and GLS are quite nice compared to their Audi/BMW counterparts.
Have to disagree there. Was literally at the Merc dealership yesterday and the new GLE has visibly more hard plastic in the cabin than the X5. The lower half of the doors are all the hard scratchy stuff. The plastic mounting beneath the seat has a massive gap between itself and the leather.

Merc interiors look more flashy than BMW/Audi but are a notch below in the quality dept.
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Congrats.

I have to wonder though...the BMW SAVs have become pretty soft and squishy. I can't understand how those were too harsh.
They certainly weren't like my M4 was...but I wanted something even more comfortable, and TBH, going from the G01 to the X4 didn't feel like an upgrade given that the driver's interior is practically identical. I didn't like how narrow the seats are.
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I fail to see the coupe in this thing. It's a jacked up 4-door CUV.
No more so than the Gran Coupe....I think we can all agree that it's a misnomer utilized by BMW and MB
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No more so than the Gran Coupe....I think we can all agree that it's a misnomer utilized by BMW and MB
Yes, jacked up more so than a gran coupe. A lot more.
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No more so than the Gran Coupe....I think we can all agree that it's a misnomer utilized by BMW and MB
Yes, jacked up more so than a gran coupe. A lot more.
Ok🤷*♂️

I can't debate subjective matter.

It works for me.
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Yes, jacked up more so than a gran coupe. A lot more.
According to one source I checked the difference is 0.7 inches. It is not only BMW and Mercedes who are doing this. It is becoming common as car makers abandon regular cars, they are trying to make their SUVs look like regular cars while harming the handling and increasing the price. Duh!
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According to one source I checked the difference is 0.7 inches. It is not only BMW and Mercedes who are doing this. It is becoming common as car makers abandon regular cars, they are trying to make their SUVs look like regular cars while harming the handling and increasing the price. Duh!
What are you even taking about? An x-drive gran coupe is jacked up a bit, but the cg should still be far lower due to not being a jacked up cuv like the Mercedes glc.

If you are comparing against a bmw, the x1/2 would seem appropriate.
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The Coupe term has been so abused in the automotive industry it beggars belief. Yet the buying public seems to glorm to a vehicle design that's neither sporty nor practical.

Would you say this car started it all? The 2005 Mazda6 hatchback <ahem> gran coupe! It's so ahead of its time!
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According to the Society of Automotive Engineers, a coupe is defined as being a car that has an interior space of less than 33 cubic feet while a sedan is equal to or greater than 33 cubic feet.

Copy pasted from google.. also to note the number of doors does not matter & a fixed top of course.

We often pay more for less (cubic feet) lol
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what exactly is the attraction of high cg and decreased utility vehicle? Why not E class or 5 series, or x5/ML?

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what exactly is the attraction of high cg and decreased utility vehicle? Why not E class or 5 series, or x5/ML?

GL with your purchase!
Those of us with bad backs got tired of climbing in and out of our M4s. Plus I'm an empty nester. All the extra space of the X3 was unnecessary and redundant. If I need more space my wife has her '17 Mazda CX-5.
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