Mercedes-Benz GLE Officially Unveiled; Details and Images

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Mercedes-Benz has officially taken the wraps off the 2016 GLE ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show. The GLE will be replacing the M-Class globally. The GLE is essentially a facelifted M-Class which adopts the company’s new nomenclature. The GLE sports a familiar design but features a new front fascia with a refreshed grille that is flanked by restyled headlights. The rear end also has been updated and now gets new LED taillights and a sportier exhaust system.

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Compared to the regular GLE, the AMG variant features a sportier front bumper, a single bar grille and 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels with a titanium grey finish. At the rear, it gets a rear diffuser and a quad exhaust system.

The interior is remniscant of the M-Class but 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.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLE will be offered with the following engine options:

  • A twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 cranking out 333 PS and 480 Nm of torque
  • A twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 belting out 435 PS and 700 Nm of torque
  • A 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with 204 PS and 480 Nm of torque
  • A 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel with 258 PS and 620 Nm of torque

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The AMG variant of the GLE is GLE 63 AMG which features a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 under the hood that dishes out 557 PS and 700 Nm of torque. The GLE 63 AMG sprints from 0-100 km/h in 4.3 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The GLE 63 AMG S produces 585 PS and 760 Nm of torque from the same engine and dismisses the 0-100 km/h mark in just 4.2 seconds.

Also on offer will be the GLE 500 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid which features a 3.0-liter BlueDIRECT V6 engine, an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery and a seven-speed 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission with an integrated electric motor. Along with the electric motor, the total output stands at 442 PS and 650 Nm of torque. The model returns 3.3 L/100 km (71.2 mpg US / 85.6 mpg UK) and can travel up to 30 km (18.6 miles) on electricity alone at speeds up to at 130 km/h (80.7 mph).

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  • […] Of course, most Indians would end up buying the more economical GLE 250d model. With its 2.1-litre turbocharged engine making 204 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque, this one will certainly be of interest to Indian customers. So we have attached a video of the GLE 250d, as well. Watch both and enjoy the sounds from the BiTurbo AMG car. The GLE range will be revealed at the upcoming 2015 New York Auto Show. For more details and images of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE, click here. […]