Just when you thought they had enough crossover sport utility models in their lineup, this week they unveil the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe.

What is it? First lets get our naming structure right. The GLE Coupe is based on the GLE crossover SUV which is formerly known as the M-Class. So so think M-Class with a coupe roofline, but four doors.

Thus this is a mid to large-sizer, which is best said to compete with the BMW X6 which also considers itself a coupe in the crossover segment. Confused yet?

To the point, the Mercedes-Benz GLE will come to North America as the full tilt 450 AMG 4MATIC with a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 producing 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Being a coupe, it will come fully loaded with a dynamic handling control system, the Sports Direct-Steer system and a full docket of driver assistance systems to go along with its standard all-wheel drive.

A newly designed Airmatic air suspension will be available with a continuously variable damping system as will be an Active Curve System with active roll stabilization. Multiple drive modes will allow you to tailor the behind the wheel feel.

As this is an upper end Mercedes-Benz model, you can expect a top-notch interior with plenty of color and finish options. A basic black cabin can be had or two-tones with ginger beige, crystal grey, saddle brown or porcelain.

You can also opt for an exclusive Nappa leather treatment with diamond-pattern stitching, leather instrument and door panel trim and a black sueded headliner. Nice.

It has a great deal too much to list here today, but suffice it to say, if you were looking for a way to spend more money for less headroom in your crossover, you have a new choice coming next year.