Mercedes Benz GLE • Price, Variants & Specifications
Mercedes Benz has unveiled its new GLE Coupe in the ongoing Detroit Motor Show. It is actually the facelift version of the ML class. This coupe is sportier in design and is expected to arrive in India by the middle of 2015. It is priced at around $50000 in the global market
Mercedes Benz GLE Variants
Mercedes Benz GLE: price, variant and specifications
Mercedes is now calling all its crossovers GL and the E refer to the fact that it is an E class sedan. The new Mercedes Benz GLE is a typical coupe, combining speed, dynamism and agility in its design language. The car will be available with both petrol and diesel options. You may opt for the 3.0 liter V6 petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 328.5 bhp or the 3.0 liter diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 254 bhp. These engines are harnessed to a seven speed 7G tronic gearbox. Mercedes is also launching an AMG sport variant of the car. This variant is named the GLE 450 AMG. It is equipped with a V6 bi turbo petrol engine that will produce 367 bhp of power and 520 Nm of torque. This package will also include a nine speed 9G tronic gearbox which is mated to 4MATIC all wheel drive system. This helps the car to achieve a top speed of 250 kmph and it reaches 0 to 100 kmph in mere 4 seconds.
Expected Price view Rs. 45 lakhs to Rs. 55 lakhs
The external design is inspired by the M class and the concept coupe car. The front fascia is quite prominent. There is a wide front grille that runs across the radiator and a single bar is placed upon it which holds up the company logo. It has unique styling. Plastic body claddings and chrome highlights in the front and the rear are major design highlights. The large 21 inch alloy wheels are another dominating feature of the exterior design of the car. Twin chrome exhaust, gently rounded rear windows at the top, rear spoiler lip and chrome plated underride guard completes the external picture.
The Mercedes Benz GLE is a spacious five seater car. The sports seats are highly comfortable while aluminum and wood trims with silver shadow accents add a touch of sophistication. The adjustable steering wheel is wrapped in Napa leather. Carbon fiber trim and stainless steel pedals are other prominent features of the interior. The dash is dominated by eight inch touch screen for the sophisticated infotainment system.
Features and specifications
In keeping with the best Mercedes traditions, the new GLE is packed full of features. You can choose from five driving modes using a rotary control dial. These are Comfort, Slippery, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. Other features include active curve system, active roll stabilization, airmatic air suspension system etc. However Mercedes has not yet published the full list of standard and optional features of the car.