- Choice of two engines from launch: GLE 300 d 4MATIC and GLE 450 4MATIC
- Features a seven-seat configuration for the first time
- Expected to arrive in India next year
Mercedes has just released the prices and specs for the 2019 GLE mid-size SUV which will go on sale in Europe soon. Prices start from £55,685 (Rs 52.39 lakhs) for the GLE 300 d 4MATIC and from £62,300 (Rs 58.61 lakhs) for the GLE 450 4MATIC.
The new GLE features a seven-seat configuration for the first time, the latest generation of the MBUX multimedia system, two 12.3-inch display screens, Nappa Leather, Blind Spot Assist, and AIRMATIC (standard 450 4MATIC).
The GLE 300 d 4MATIC features a 2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 245bhp and 500Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the GLE 450 4MATIC is powered by a 3-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with EQ Boost, which has an output of 367bhp and 500Nm of torque. EQ Boost uses a 48-volt onboard network with a belt-driven starter/alternator – the system adds 22bhp to the car’s overall output. It can sprint from 0 to 100kmph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 250kmph.
The GLE comes as standard with MBUX multimedia system 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, 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 two seats (manually folding).
The new Mercedes GLE range will hit the roads globally next year, including the Indian market where Mercedes India will launch this model to compete against the likes of Volvo XC60 and the Audi Q5.