Mercedes-Benz has thoroughly revised its best-seller in the SUV segment with the GLE as the replacement to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.
Highlights of the new GLE include a more appealing front and rear and extensive measures which create new benchmarks, particularly in regard to emissions. Across the available engine range, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 17 per cent on average compared with its predecessor.
When we say the GLE Sport is prepared for anything, that’s because this SUV is a true multi-talent – celebrated for efficiency, performance and its incredible range of equipment. The GLE Sport comes with its own distinctive features starting with 19" alloy wheels with 5-twin-spoke design in himalaya grey. The interior stands out with ARTICO leather¹ upholstery and brushed light aluminium trim. From your leather-clad 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel, you can operate the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission via the handy gearshift paddles. You’ll also enjoy DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes to suit your driving style. And when you return from a journey off the beaten track, the interior matching velour mats offer protection against any mud or dirt.
More dynamic, more assertive, more premium SUV – the GLE AMG Line has all the credentials you’d expect. The obligatory AMG bodystyling and AMG sports exhaust system is paired with 5-twin-spoke 20" AMG alloy wheels in titanium grey and a sports brake system with perforated front brake discs. Inside, you’ll find ARTICO leather¹ and a brushed light aluminium trim. The 3-spoke AMG sports steering wheel features black nappa leather with a flat-bottomed rim.
It also has gearshift paddles to control the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission on the GLE 250 d and 350 d. The GLE 500 e comes with 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission. To complement the sporty feel, there are sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs and AMG velour floor mats with AMG lettering and edging. The GLE 500 e also comes with Mercedes connect me services for all-round connectivity.
The designo Line adds a range of exclusive features to the GLE while retaining the AMG Line’s distinctive exterior styling. The exterior sports a panoramic electric sunroof, while Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and a 360° camera aids scratch-free parking.
The interior stands out with its very own designo Interior package. It includes designo Exclusive nappa leather porcelain/black upholstery, and black high-gloss poplar wood trim, as well as a roof lining in black DINAMICA microfibre. All the seats can be heated, and the multi-contour front seats with massage function are climatised for all‑year comfort. The interior air ionisation with air filter adds to your sense of well‑being on board this unique GLE.
Sporty, distinctive, powerful – it’s written all over the
Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC. This bold V6-model asserts itself with 20" AMG 5-twinspoke alloy wheels, AMG bodystyling and the eye-catching Night package. This includes a louvre in the radiator grille, exterior mirrors and beltline trim strips in high-gloss black. To match its powerful performance, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 4MATIC features a large‑sized braking system including internally ventilated discs and AIRMATIC air suspension with Adaptive Damping System.
A black apron features at the rear, while the sports exhaust system with AMG twin tailpipes emits a mighty engine sound and characteristic backfiring noise. Inside, the dynamic performer boasts a 3-spoke AMG sports steering wheel in black nappa leather to match the black ARTICO leather¹ seats, as well as brushed light aluminium trim. The instrument panel comes in a distinctive chequered flag design, while brushed stainless steel sports pedals are also standard.
Apart from the ‘V8 BITURBO’ lettering on the front wings, you can’t miss the 21" AMG alloy wheels on the GLE 63 S 4MATIC. The front apron features an A-wing in high-gloss black, a front splitter painted in the vehicle colour, silver chrome inserts and large cooling air intakes. For the most rewarding dynamic drive, there’s the AMG sports suspension with Adaptive Damping System and the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM which enhances ride comfort, agility and safety. The interior is brimming with luxurious AMG touches, starting with AMG Exclusive nappa leather upholstery and alpaca grey topstitching on the AMG sports seats, as well as a nappa leather trim. As you’d expect, there’s also an AMG performance steering wheel. Plus, the 4.4-inch AMG instrument cluster lights up in red.
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Equipped with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive as standard, the GLE is ready to take on the world. The system works continuously to maximise traction, delivering dynamic and precise handling, even in tough driving conditions.
Incorporating the 4ETS electronic traction system, 4MATIC is able to individually monitor each wheel for slippage and manage torque and braking requirements accordingly. Fully integrated with the vehicle’s other safety systems, including the Antilock Braking System (ABS) and the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP®), 4MATIC ensures the GLE has grip and power when you need it most.
Imposing proportions and forceful, confident styling make the GLE a striking addition to the Mercedes-Benz lineup. The GLE features striking porportions and dramatic bodystyle, ensuring the imposing nature of the GLE lives on. The front section is particularly eye-catching with its dramatic air intakes, twin-louvre grille, and wraparound full LED headlamps. Power domes on the bonnet further emphasise the car’s dynamic, purposeful character,
Inside, the spacious cabin matches sumptuous materials and finishes with a wealth of on-board technology. This includes a 8” display, the COMAND Online entertainment and navigation system, and the intuitive touchpad controller.
For the ultimate in SUV efficiency, the GLE lineup features a plug-in hybrid version. The GLE 500e combines a formidable 328 bhp 3-litre V6 petrol engine with an 114 bhp electric motor. This is powered by a lithium ion battery that can be charged via a wallbox in as little as two hours*.
Intelligent Hybrid technology offers a range of drive modes, using the electric motor to supplement the combustion engine, for example, when added power is needed for overtaking. This enables extraordinarily efficient performance, with fuel economy of up to 76.4 mpg** combined and CO2 emissions as low as 78 g/km. When running solely on electric power, the GLE 500e has a range of up to 18.6** miles with a top speed of 80 mph – and produces zero local emissions.
The GLE is packed with technology to take the strain off the driver, help avoid accidents, and enhance protection for occupants and other road users. Key to this is the optional Driving Assistance Package Plus, a suite of advanced safety and assistance systems. These include Active Brake Assistant with cross-traffic function, which optimises braking in hazardous situations, even when the driver fails to react. It can even detect crossing traffic or pedestrians at junctions and react accordingly.
Similarly, Active Lane Keeping Assist not only warns you if you’re straying out of your lane but can autonomously intervene to correct the situation. PRE-SAFE® PLUS is another vital feature, cleverly designed to alert preventive occupant protection measures should a rear impact become imminent.
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