Ahead of its India launch this year, Mercedes-Benz India has imported one unit of the 2015 Mercedes GLE 350d 4MATIC from Germany. As already reported by us, the GLE is nothing but the renamed M-Class model under a new nomenclature system adopted by Mercedes-Benz. Upon its launch this year, the GLE will take on the likes of BMW X5. Audi Q5, Range Rover Sport and the new Volvo XC90.
On the outside, the GLE adorns the company’s family front-end styling that was showcased on the GLE Coupe at the Los Angeles Motor Show last year. The SUV also gets new LED lights front and rear, large air-dams, silver skid-plate front and back and twin rectangular exhausts and roof rails.
The interior of the GLE will remind you of the outgoing M-Class but it gets a new multi-function steering wheel and a freestanding infotainment system. Mercedes has also given the GLE a revised color palette – that includes ginger beige, espresso brown, saddle brown and porcelain – and an extensive assortment of trim. Customers can choose from aluminum, carbon fiber, piano black, brown ash, brown eucalyptus and brown burred walnut. The GLE gets a new seven-inch free-standing infotainment screen.
As mentioned above, Mercedes-Benz has imported the V6 equipped GLE 350d variant which will churn out 255 bhp from its 3.0 liter block. Also on offer will be the GLE 250d variant powered by a 2.1 liter diesel mill pumping out 203 bhp.
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