2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE: The promise of luxury and refinement.
June 04 2018, Duval Mercedes-Benz
Your needs vary from family responsibilities such as taking the boys to hockey practice or towing the boat, to meeting and picking up the other board members for the weekend charity golf tournament. Mercedes-Benz has been building and selling the perfect do-it-all luxury utility vehicle for over 20 years. There’s no need to look any further for your next vehicle, as the GLE provides capability, styling, performance, and luxury.
Delivering the best of all worlds.
Mercedes-Benz has honed its reputation for building some of the best road cars and trucks over its 125+ years of existence. The same care and attention goes into building an entry-level A Class as there is when the finishing touches are put on a Mercedes-AMG GT S. The GLE is a staple in Mercedes-Benz’s line-up and is endowed with the latest and best the brand has to offer.
The GLE 400 4MATIC starts off at $66,100 but is by no means a lesser vehicle. Its 329-horsepower biturbo 3.0L V6 provides power while the standard 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission delivers impressive fuel economy and refinement. On top of all the luxury, the 400 can tow nearly 7,200 lbs.
Little can beat the rewarding sounds and performance of a V8 engine. The $82,000 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550 4MATIC’s 449-horsepower biturbo V8 is smooth and powerful. Thanks to the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, the 550 reaches 100 km/h in only 5.1 seconds.
When Mercedes-AMG gets hold of a product, they not only boost power but give the vehicle a distinctive look. The Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 affords an ideal blend of styling and driving dynamics. Its biturbo 3.0L V6 generates 385-horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. The 43 can also tow 7,200 lbs and reach 100 km/h in only 5.6 seconds.
Mercedes-Benz also provides buyers with the benefits of electrification through the available $83,900 GLE 550e plug-in hybrid SUV. It can drive up to 30 km on a single charge without any fuel on its biturbo 3.0L V6, 85 kW electric motor and 8.8 kWh battery and still reach 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds.
The range-topping $115,500 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S knows no weaknesses. It too can tow 7,200 lbs but its 577-horsepower biturbo 5.5L V8 was designed for all-out performance. The 63 S hits 100 km/h in only 4.2 seconds with five passengers aboard.