Mercedes has revealed details of its latest luxury SUV – the new GLE, which has several upgrades, including an additional pair of rear seats, the latest MBUX iteration of the Mercedes infotainment system and a pair of upgraded engines.
The range starts with GLE 300d, which replaces 250d. In spite of the name, it is still a 2.0 liter – a four-cylinder diesel that produces 242bhp and 500Nm torque. It can reach 0-60 mph for 7.0 seconds, achieving 46.3 mpg, which produces 162 g / km CO2, although larger wheel sizes increase these emissions.
For those who prefer gasoline, the Mercedes GLE 450 – powered by a six-cylinder engine with a mild hybrid "EQ Boost" system attached. The 48V installation adds 22bhp to the car's output, giving a total of 362bhp and 500nm torque.
450 is capable of 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and will return 33.6mpg while releasing 191g / km CO2.
All GLEs come with the latest MBUX infotainment system, spread over two 12.3-inch screens on the dashboard and center console. It includes features such as navigated real-time navigation, which provides directions for the feed from the front camera, as well as voice activation.
All cars also feature 20-inch AMG aluminum wheels, illuminated grip handles and steering boards, privacy glass, heated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, double-zone climate control and active parking assistance.
The GLE 450 adds active air suspension, as well as a seven-seat package. It contains a manually folding third row plus a four-zone climate control. Optional equipment includes a premium-Burmester audio system, turnkey go, LED headlights, wireless charging and a terrain package.