Mercedes-Benz has just announced some new specification details for their popular GLE model, which we have summarised below. Now ideal for large families or group transportation, this model from Mercedes features a seven-seat configuration for the first time; the newest edition of the MBUX multimedia system; two 12.3-inch display screens; MBUX Interior Assistant; Nappa Leather; Blind Spot Assist; and AIRMATIC.
The GLE 300 d 4MATIC includes a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which generates 245 hp and 500 Nm of torque. It can achieve a decent 0 to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph in addition to 46.3 mpg on the combined cycle which emits 162 g/km of CO2, depending on wheel size.
Powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with EQ Boost the GLE 450 4MATIC has an output of 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque. EQ Boost uses a 48-volt on-board network with a belt-driven starter/alternator, the system adds 22 hp to the car’s overall output. It can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph and is able to deliver up to 33.6 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 191 g/km of CO2, again depending on wheel size.
The Mercedes GLE comes equipped with a MBUX multimedia system as standard with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; 12.3-inch widescreen cockpit display and 12.3-inch touchscreen media display; blind spot assist; 20-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels; illuminated grab handles; illuminated running boards; Static LEDs with active high beam assist; Privacy glass; anthracite open-pore oak wood trim with Nappa leather upholstery; mirror package including automatically-dimming driver’s exterior mirror and rear-view mirror, and logo projection; heated front seats; parking package including active parking assist; automatic two-zone climate control; and traffic sign assist.
The GLE 450 4MATIC adds AIRMATIC air suspension system, and the seven-seat equipment line as standard which includes electrically adjustable rear seats; additional USB ports; automatic four-zone climate control; and a third row of manually folding two seats.
If you really want to max out on high end specs like we do at Signature Car Hire, then you’ll have the options including Multibeam LEDs with adaptive high beam assist plus; memory package; wireless charging; and parking package including 360o camera which can be added.
The Premium Plus package adds a Burmester surround sound system; Energizing package including Energizing comfort programs and AIR-BALANCE package for fragrancing and filtering of interior air; Keyless-Go Comfort package including Keyless-Go access and drive authorisation system, hands-free access and remote boot closing; and Panoramic glass sunroof.
For lovers of technology, the Tech package can be added and includes augmented navigation and smartphone integration; or go all out and add the Tech Plus package to get MBUX Interior Assistant which allows intuitive, natural operation of different comfort and MBUX functions by movement recognition; and head-up display.
For travellers planning a grand tour, the Towing package, which is only available in conjunction with the Premium package, includes Hitchtronic which provides a parking assistance system for trailers; trailer coupling with electronic stability control; and increased towing capacity (GLE 450 4MATIC only).
For the adventurous driver, the Off-Road package can be added to the GLE 450 4MATIC and comes with the Off-Road engineering package which includes additional off-road driving modes and downhill speed regulation; and underbody protection which offers an under guard for the engine, along with reinforced underfloor panelling the full length of the vehicle.
The Driving Assistance package comprises Blind Spot Assist; Lane Keeping Assist; Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC; and Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system.
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