Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe Stops in Detroit En Route to Isla Nubar
For the record, the Mercedes GLE 450 AMG Coupe features a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine that yields 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, sent to all wheels via a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission – all of which is awesome, but that’s not what gives this vehicle its celebrity status. The car’s stardom is derived from the fact that is will be featured in the upcoming blockbuster Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and a whole bunch of CGI dinosaurs.
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A custom hand-built GLE 450 AMG Sport has a supporting role in Jurassic World, the sequel to Jurassic Park that takes place 22 years after the events of the original film. The film is set for a June 12th release.
“We are delighted to have been able to support this epic action-adventure with our vehicles,” said Mercedes-Benz Head of Marketing Communications Dr. Jens Thiemer. “Our wide range of SUVs in particular fit perfectly with Jurassic World’s various requirements, with the focus on our new trendsetter, the GLE Coupé.”
Joining the GLE 450 will be a special Mercedes G63 AMG 6×6, ensuring that, at the very least, the park will have some cooler vehicles this time around.
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Austin Germain, son of owner Steve Germain, is an avid car lover and enjoys producing YouTube videos for the various dealerships. He is the Brand Experience Manager for Germain Motor Company, which includes working with Porsche of Ann Arbor, MINI of Ann Arbor, and VW of Ann Arbor.