An updated version of the successful ML 4x4, the GLE is a beautifully crafted all-terrain vehicle that is at home on the school run or traversing down a mountain-side. Four-wheel capability and enormous boot space typifies the SUV’s versatility, and bold, fresh styling completes the new look.
Swept-back headlights give the impression of motion, and complement a formidable front grille – demanding attention on the road. An angulated and muscular body frame creates an imposing stance, while the purposeful front fascia includes dramatic air-intakes.
Indeed, everything about the SUV’s body design exudes self-confidence. From the large chrome bars that flank the insignia, to the 19-inch alloy wheels and sweeping contours, the updated styling instils a modern, determined feel.
A plethora of on-board technology includes an eight-inch touchpad display with intuitive controls – keeping the driver connected at all times. Meanwhile, the COMAND infotainment system integrates functions, ensuring the DAB digital radio and climate control systems can be accessed easily. The thoughtfully engineered cockpit minimises road-noise, and uses the plush seating to give the driver panoramic visibility.
High-quality materials have been used throughout, underlining the premium feel – while buyers can enhance the cabin further by upgrading to the AMG’s sportier trim.
Engines and performance
All of the engines deliver powerful performance, using a nine-speed gearbox and supple suspension to guarantee smooth ride quality. The 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine available with the GLE 350d uses 620Nm of torque to sprint from 0-62mph in approximately seven seconds. If fuel economy is a priority, the GLE 500e unit uses sophisticated hybrid technology to keep CO2 emissions to as low as 84g/km.
Safety and technology
The GLE benefits from a large, rigid chassis that guarantees a secure ride, and the wealth of on-board technology highlights how the vehicle has been designed with safety in mind. Innovative safety features include anti-drowsiness systems, crosswind assist, and collision prevention which reduces the severity of low-speed impacts.
Optional driver assist packages are also available, while ISOFIX anchorages and numerous airbags fitted as standard give further peace of mind.
You can test drive a Mercedes GLE SUV today at Lookers Mercedes. With seven dealerships in and around Birmingham, including Worcester and Shrewsbury, we are ideally placed to help you find the right model suited to your requirements. All you have to do is visit your nearest dealership, or give us a call, to book your new test drive.