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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
|Avg Ex Showroom Price||₹ 73.70 Lakh|
|Top Speed||225 kmph.|
|0-100 Speed Time||7.2 s|
|Engine||2925 cc, 6 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||326 bhp @ 3600 rpm|
|Max Torque (Nm@rpm)||700 Nm @ 1200 rpm|
|Drivetrain||4WD / AWD|
|Transmission||Automatic - 9 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport Mode|
|Turbocharger / Supercharger||Turbocharged, Variable Geometry|
|Emission Standard||BS 6|
|Kerb Weight||2150 Kg|
|Seating Capacity||5 Person|
|No of Seating Rows||2 Rows|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||93 litres|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Disc|
|Minimum Turning Radius||5.9 metres|
|Steering Type||Power assisted (Electric)|
|Front Tyres||255 / 50 R20|
|Rear Tyres||255 / 50 R20|
|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|
|Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)||Yes|
|Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)||Yes|
|Hill Hold Control||Yes|
|Brake Assist (BA)||Yes|
|Traction Control System (TC/TCS)||Yes|
|Electronic Stability Program (ESP)||Yes|
|Hill Descent Control||Yes|
|Speed Sensing Door Lock||Yes|
|Child Safety Lock||Yes|
|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|
|Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors||Co-Driver Only|
|Anti-glare Mirrors||Electronic – Internal & Driver|
|Parking Assist||360 Camera|
|Parking Sensors||Front & Rear|
|Headlight & Ignition On Reminder||Yes|
|Keyless Start/ Button Start||No|
|Steering Adjustment||Manual Tilt & Telescopic|
|12V Power Outlets||2|
|Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel||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|
|Cup Holders||Front & Rear|
|Driver Armrest Storage||Yes|
|Cooled Glove Box||Yes|
|Power Windows||Front & Rear|
|One Touch -Down||All|
|One Touch – Up||All|
|Adjustable ORVM||Electrically Adjustable & Retractable|
|Turn Indicators on ORVM||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|
|Sunroof / Moonroof||Panoramic Sunroof|
|Roof Mounted Antenna||Yes|
|Rub – Strips||Body Coloured|
|Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe||Yes|
|Daytime Running Lights||LED|
|Fog Lights||LED on front, LED on rear|
|Automatic Head Lamps||Yes|
|Follow me home headlamps||Yes|
|Cabin Lamps||Front and Rear|
|Headlight Height Adjuster||No|
|Glove Box Lamp||Yes|
|Lights on Vanity Mirrors||Co-Driver only|
|Rear Reading Lamp||Yes|
|Trip Meter||2 Trips|
|Average Fuel Consumption||Yes|
|Distance to Empty||Yes|
|Low Fuel Level Warning||Yes|
|Door Ajar Warning||Yes|
|Adjustable Cluster Brightness||Yes|
|Head Unit Size||2 Din|
|Integrated (in-dash) Music System||Yes|
|GPS Navigation System||Yes|
|Bluetooth Compatibility||Phone & Audio Streaming|
|Steering mounted controls||Yes|
Stand Out Features
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.
|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
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.
|Fuel type||Diesel, Petrol|
|Transmission||Automatic, Automatic (Torque Converter)|
|Drive||Front wheel Drive|
|Exterior Color||Cavansite Blue Metallic, Designo Hyacinth Red Metallic, Mojave Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Polar White|
|Interior Color||Beige, Black, Multi-pattern|
|Kilometers Driven||11.11 kmpl|