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Upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE New

Mercedes-Benz GLE New
May 2019 Expected Launch
55 - 70 Lakhs Expected Price
Mercedes has brought in a second generation for its GLE SUV and it will come to India in 2019. The car has been spotted testing on multiple occasions and well now it will go on sale in the European markets within the next few months. 

This next generation GLE is underpinned by a new platform and has grown in dimensions. The fascia gets a massive grille and the headlights are two LED strips running across like eyebrows over the projector headlamps. The silhouette is now more crossover than boxy SUV. 

However, the rear is new and is slightly more rounded off compared to the boxy posterior of the first generation model. The tail lights are petite and somewhat similar to the latest generation A-Class. The SUV can be had with 18-22 inch wheels depending on the choice of the buyer. 

On the inside, the GLE takes inspiration from the flagship S-Class. The wide-screen infotainment system stacked on the dashboard is the new Mercedes cabin layout. This new wide-screen layout will also be seen in all the upcoming Three-Pointed Stars. It comes integrated with Mercedes’ MBUX system.
 
The five-seater has a luggage capacity of 825-litres and that can be increased to a whopping 2055-litres by folding down the second-row seats. The AIRMATIC air suspension can lower the SUV by around 40mm for easier loading and unloading. For the first time, the GLE will also get third row seats but as an optional fitment. 

Initially, the GLE will be available in the 450 4Matic guises with a mild hybrid 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six engine under the hood. It produces 360bhp and 500Nm while the conjoined motor adds around 16kW and 250Nm. The nine-speed automatic gearbox sends power to all four wheels. A range of plug-in hybrids and turbodiesel will be added at a later date. 

When launched in India, this new GLE will priced in the range of Rs 65 lakhs to 80 lakhs depending on the variant. It will compete with the likes of the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60 and the Jaguar F-Pace. 

Key Specifications

key specificaiton
  • 2.0-litre Petrol Engine and 3.0-litre | 2.0-litre Diesel and 3.0-litre |Transmission 9 Speed AT

     

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