Mercedes-Benz GLE

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MERCEDES-BENZ GLE

INTRODUCTION

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is the latest and trendy luxury SUV with advanced technology equipment and upgraded driving dynamics. The new SUV looks in line with the latest design elements from the manufacturer. The SUV comes with many new technological upgrades and safety features. The design of the SUV is now more angular and striking. The engine is now BS6 compliant. Company is only offering a diesel engine with the SUV and it is BS6 compliant. Mercedes-Benz GLE variants available are 300d and 400d Hip-Hop Edition. The Hip Hop Edition is a direct import due to which the cost of it is higher than other variants.

 

 

EXTERIOR

EXTERIOR

The sporty design and strong build quality of the exteriors have been enhanced with an updated equipment list. At the front, there is a new set of High Performance LED headlamps with a sculpted bonnet and a new grille. The LED headlamps can be upgraded for Multibeam LED if you take the higher variant.

The side profile gets new 19-inch alloy wheels which can be upgraded for 20-inches, roof rails and you also get side illuminated running boards with rubber studs. The electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs get a brand projection feature. At the rear, there are a new set of LED split tail lamps, dual exhaust pipes, skid plate and a rear spoiler for added sportiness.

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

Mercedes-Benz GLE interiors are all new and luxurious with the facelift. The interior gets wooden insert all over the cabin such as the central console, dashboard and door panels. The Panoramic sliding sunroof and large window area open up a sense of airiness. Premium features offered are 4-Zone automatic climate control, leather seats, and leather steering wheel. Convenience features include an electric tail gate, wireless charging and USB ports for the rear occupants too.

The rear passengers also get electrically adjustable seats, rear AC vents and electric sunblinds. There are two 12.3 inches wide screens that are placed on the dashboard. One of them is the instrument console and the other one is an infotainment system. The touchscreen infotainment system comes with the latest MBUX operating system and also features Android Auto, voice commands and Apple CarPlay. The driver gets a multi-function steering wheel, heads up display and a digital instrument cluster which can be configured in multiple ways. The digital instrument cluster also shows a multi-information display that shows vital information to the driver.

The car also features connected car technology through Mercedes me connect application on the mobile phone. Various functions that are offered with the application are vehicle monitoring, vehicle set up, emergency call system etc.

 

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

Mercedes-Benz GLE specs come with two diesel engines. The 300d gets a 4-cylinder engine that produces a max power output of 245hp @ 4,200rpm and a peak torque output of 500Nm @ 1,600- 2,400rpm. The 400d gets a 6-cylinder that produces a max power output of 330hp @ 3,600 – 4,200rpm and a massive torque output of 700Nm @ 1,200 – 3,200rpm. Both of the engines are mated to a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which shifts smoothly and drives all the wheels through the 4MATIC all wheel drive system. Both of the engines are BS6 compliant.

The fuel economy of Mercedes-Benz GLE is 17.9 kmpl as per the ARAI claim. The mileage factors vary depending upon the driving mode selected. The ECO start/stop system gets better fuel economy by reducing losses during start/stop driving conditions.

Mercedes-Benz offers different riding modes which alter the driving characteristics of the SUV. The performance of the motor is powerful because of the massive torque that kicks in early in the rev range. The ride quality of the SUV is also compliant and can handle the bumps and potholes of our Indian roads. The vehicle feels planted and confident on the highways. Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d can hit a ton in 7.2 seconds and the GLE 400d can reach 100kmph in just 5.7 seconds, which is pretty quick for an SUV of this size. The top speed of GLE 300d is 225 km/h while the 300d can hit 245 km/h.

 

BRAKING AND SAFETY

BRAKING AND SAFETY

The braking system of Mercedes-Benz features internally-ventilated brake discs with special air-ducts, which provides a flow of air onto the brake discs for optimized cooling. The safety system includes six airbags with two front airbags for the driver and co-passenger with the adaptability of opening, according to the severity of impact, two side airbags at the front, and two large curtain airbags for the rear seat occupants assuring complete protection during collisions.

There is also a tyre pressure monitoring system that warns you when the air pressure drops. You can also opt for a Parking Package that comes with a 360-degree parking camera. However, you do get rear parking sensors and reverse parking camera as standard. There is also Blind Spot Assist function that warns the driver if there is a car in the blind spot of the driver.

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC has an ideal combination of luxurious interiors and high-performance factors with the advanced dynamic control features. The SUV is aimed towards those who are looking for a luxurious yet performing SUV.

GLE Summary

Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 73.70 Lakh
Engine 2925 cc
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 225 kmph.
0-100 Speed Time 7.2 s

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Specifications of Mercedes-Benz GLE

Engine & Transmission
Engine 2925 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type 9G-TRONIC
Fuel Type Diesel
Max Power ([email protected]) 326 bhp @ 3600 rpm
Max Torque ([email protected]) 700 Nm @ 1200 rpm
Drivetrain 4WD / AWD
Transmission Automatic - 9 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
Turbocharger / Supercharger Turbocharged, Variable Geometry
Emission Standard BS 6
Others Idle Start/Stop
Dimensions & Weight
Length 4924 mm
Width 1947 mm
Height 1772 mm
Wheelbase 2995 mm
Kerb Weight 2150 Kg
Capacity
Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 825 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 93 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension AIRMATIC
Rear Suspension AIRMATIC
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc
Minimum Turning Radius 5.9 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Alloy
Front Tyres 255 / 50 R20
Rear Tyres 255 / 50 R20

Features of Mercedes-Benz GLE

Safety

Airbags 9 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side, 2 Rear Passenger Side
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Yes
Child Seat Anchor Points Yes
Seat Belt Warning  Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes
Four-Wheel-Drive Torque-On-Demand
Hill Hold Control Yes
Brake Assist (BA) Yes
Traction Control System (TC/TCS) Yes
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Yes
Hill Descent Control Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Four Zone)
Front AC Two Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
Rear AC Two Zones, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Individual Fan Speed Controls
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Co-Driver Only
Cabin-Boot Access No
Anti-glare Mirrors Electronic – Internal & Driver
Parking Assist 360 Camera
Parking Sensors Front & Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Keyless Start/ Button Start No
Steering Adjustment Manual Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets 2

Seats & Upholstery

Seat Upholstery Leather
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Rear Armrest With Cup Holder
Folding Rear Seat Partial
Split Rear Seat 60:40 split
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear

Storage

Cup Holders Front & Rear
Driver Armrest Storage Yes
Cooled Glove Box Yes
Sunglass Holder Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down All
One Touch – Up All
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Wiper Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Rain-sensing Wipers Yes
Exterior Door Handles Body Coloured
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener With Key
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured

Exterior

Sunroof / Moonroof Panoramic Sunroof
Roof rails Yes
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes
Rub – Strips Body Coloured
Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe Yes

Lighting

Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights LED on front, LED on rear
Headlights LED
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps Yes
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster No
Glove Box Lamp Yes
Lights on Vanity Mirrors  Co-Driver only
Rear Reading Lamp Yes
Cornering Headlights Intelligent

Instrumentation

Instrument Cluster Analogue
Trip Meter 2 Trips
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Average Speed Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Shift Indicator Dynamic
Gear Indicator Yes
Instantaneous Consumption Yes
Tachometer Analogue

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Head Unit Size 2 Din
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display LCD Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6+
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
DVD Playback Yes
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Pros & Cons of Mercedes-Benz GLE

Pros of Mercedes-Benz GLE

Stand Out Features

  • New platform and modern features than its predecessor
  • Powerful engine an option of mild-hybrid system
  • Available in long-wheelbase body style

Cons of Mercedes-Benz GLE

Need Improvement

  • Has gotten expensive over the older car
  • Nine-speed gearbox is too slow for an engaging drive
  • 300d misses out on key features despite the high cost

FAQ About Mercedes-Benz GLE

What is the price of GLE in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Mercedes-Benz GLE in mumbai is ₹ 73.70 Lakh. On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between GLE vs X5?

GLE is priced at ₹ 73.70 Lakh. It comes with 1950 cc engine which generates 241 bhp of power & 500 Nm of torque. Whereas, X5 is priced at ₹ 74.90 Lakh, comes with 2993 cc engine which generates 262 bhp of power & 620 Nm of torque

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for GLE?

Yes, GLE can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 7.37 Lakh . Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.

What is the mileage of GLE?

As per ARAI, the mileage of GLE is 14.08 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on GLE?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Mercedes-Benz showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Mercedes-Benz  GLE

 

When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

Mercedes-Benz GLE Price List

Variants Ex-Showroom price
GLE 300d 4MATIC LWB

1950 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 14.08 kmpl
₹ 73.70 Lakh
GLE 450 4MATIC LWB

2999 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Torque Converter), 11.11 kmpl
₹ 88.80 Lakh
GLE 400d 4MATIC LWB

2925 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 13.89 kmpl
₹ 89.90 Lakh
GLE 400d 4MATIC Hip Hop Edition

2925 cc, Diesel, Automatic
₹ 1.25 Crore

Mercedes-Benz GLE Expert Reviews

Underpowered 300d..good lipstick works on interiors & exteriors but lacks power punch & smoothness punch
for Mercedes-Benz GLE

Pros: Space,plush interiors & features Cons: 300d underpowered for such bulky vehicle..understand 350d getting launched soon with the more punchy powertrain. No Air Suspension given at this cost is beyond my comprehension..it’s affecting drive capability in bad patches & off-road capabilities.


OLD wine(GLE 250d) in new bottle (GLE 300d)
for Mercedes-Benz GLE

I have driven the car for very short distance for about 10Kms. Car really looks attractive while compare to online. The price they have mentioned is 90.0 lakhs onraod hyderabad. I feel its bit expensive to the 2.0l 4 cylinder engine. Interiors of the car is unique we cannot compare the interiors and infotainment system with other cars. Though it is a 2.0litre I never i felt I was underpowered on top speeds.


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Mercedes-Benz GLE Mileage

11.11
CITY KM/L
14.08
HWY KM/L

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