2015 New York International Auto Show: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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The Mercedes-Benz GLE started life as the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. For 2016, it’s been overhauled with a more aggressive look and a new plug-in hybrid model

What Is It?

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is a five-passenger midsize luxury SUV with all-wheel drive, featuring your choice of a gasoline engine, a diesel engine or a plug-in hybrid power plant.

2016 GLE – Euro Spec

What Mercedes-Benz Is Saying

“State-of-the-art and efficient drive technology, combined with superior ride quality and the versatility and robustness typical for SUVs – the new GLE has all the ingredients to continue the success story of our best-seller,” is how Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars, characterizes the newest member of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family.

2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 – Euro Spec

What’s New for 2016

  • “Considerably more appealing” front and rear styling
  • GLE550E 4MATIC plug-in hybrid model
  • GLE63 4MATIC (550hp) and GLE63 S 4MATIC (577hp) performance models
  • The (201-hp) four-cylinder diesel model GLE300d is the world’s first production full-size SUV with conventional drive that under the European cycle emits just 140 g of CO2/km
  • Intelligent drive system management aids the driver with specific control strategies in adopting the most efficient driving style
  • Dynamic Select dynamic handling control system offers both OFF-ROAD and OFF-ROAD+ modes (on GLEs equipped with the Off-Road Engineering package) for better off-highway traction management
  • Retuned AIRMATIC air suspension with ADS variable damping system guarantees extremely stable driving
  • Standard Crosswind Assist
  • ECO start/stop function
  • Center console controlled DYNAMIC SELECT controller
  • Revised multifunction steering wheel
  • Standard Audio 20 CD infotainment system with 7-inch display and communications module

2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 – Euro Spec

When Does It Go On Sale?

The Mercedes-Benz GLE goes on sale in the fall of 2015.

Craig Fitzgerald

Craig Fitzgerald

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