Mercedes-Benz brings its premium mid-level SUV to the party, complete with a choice of trim levels and a seriously impressive hybrid engine.
Whilst it is true that the new Mercedes-Benz GLE is an SUV it is also, unmistakeably, a Mercedes-Benz. With the GLE, Mercedes-Benz has struck an ideal balance between rugged dependability and stylish bodywork. Whilst the GLE is undoubtedly a big car, complete with an imposing, bladed grille, it also features a more free-flowing design. These touches can be found in the lines that sweep back from the elongated headlights and over the 20 or 21-inch alloy wheels.
The interior of the new Mercedes-Benz is as solid and high-quality as you would expect, with well-cushioned seats providing comfort and grip whilst the controls are well-damped for a satisfying action. Depending on which trim option you choose, the interior of the GLE can be extensively customised. If you select the AMG line trim for example, you will receive sports seats in the front of the car for an extra high-performance feel. Choosing the designo line trim on the other hand will see the upholstery replaced with fine Nappa leather.
As is standard practice for new Mercedes-Benz models, the GLE comes with a selection of diesel and petrol engines to choose from. The GLE 350d is likely to be a popular choice, as the 3.0-litre turbo charged V6 diesel comes backed by 254bhp and can reach 0-60mph in around seven seconds. The real star of the range however is the GLE 500e hybrid engine, as it generates 364bhp and can generate instant torque by using its electric motor. It can also hit 70mph with ease using just the electric motor, with a range of 18 miles passing before you will need to switch back to the diesel.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLE comes with a five-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP, placing it amongst the safest vehicles on the road today. As well as a full range of standard protective equipment, such as seatbelts and various airbags, the GLE comes with an impressive selection of safety technology as standard. These features include, amongst others, parking pilot, active brake assist, rear impact warning and protection system, lane keeping assist, blindspot assist and Distance Pilot DISTRONIC with Steering Pilot.
For further information about the new Mercedes-Benz GLE, such as trim packages and finance options, get in touch with the team at Marshall Mercedes-Benz in Chichester, Portsmouth, Southampton or Winchester today.
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