Mercedes-Benz GLE Review, Specs & Performance

The Mercedes GLE offers a luxurious and large SUV that delivers sharp handling, lots of refinement and high comfort levels - a very impressive vehicle that's also easy to live with.

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Overview of the Mercedes-Benz GLE

Practical, well-built SUV

Well-equipped comfortable offering

The Mercedes GLE is an attractive and well-designed car with lots of space and good build quality. It's also a refined offering for those wanting an SUV packed equipment while delivering a rewarding drive.

Engines and performance for the Mercedes GLE

Engines for the Mercedes GLE include a 2.0 litre diesel engine with four cylinders producing 245 HP and torque of 500 Nm. This is a powerful engine that can return 46 mpg with emissions of 162g/km. It also manages, despite the GLE’s size, to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in seven seconds and then onto 140 mph. For more responsive performance, there is a six-cylinder 3.0 litre petrol engine available which delivers 367 HP and torque of 500 Nm. There's also a mild hybrid for the petrol engine, known as EQ Boost, which uses a 48-volt onboard network to add 22 HP to the vehicle's output. The sprint time for the petrol engine is 5.7 seconds with 155 mph as its top speed and economy of 34 mpg.

Equipment and handling

When it was relaunched in 2019, the Mercedes GLE offered drivers a seven-seat configuration for the first time along with the carmaker's impressive new multimedia system. There are two 12.3-inch display screens, Nappa leather upholstery and lots of driver assistance systems, including blind spot assistance. The air suspension system delivers a comfortable ride and there's the 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation system to make life easier. Drivers also get 20-inch alloy wheels as well as privacy glass and a stylish oak wood trim. Mercedes have also added a parking package that features active parking assist to help park what is a large car safely. The GLE also has traffic sign assist and two-zone climate control. Other packages offer wireless charging and parking assistance with a 360° camera while others add a top-end surround sound system and an impressive filtering and fragrance system for refreshing the air in the cabin. Overall, the interior design is impressive - it's a premium offering and a lovely place to spend time on long journeys. It helps that there is also space for rear passengers and the boot is also a good size and adds practicality. The GLE is great to drive around town, particularly with the optional air suspension system, but it really comes into its own on long motorway jaunts. Essentially, the Mercedes GLE offers a luxurious and large SUV that delivers sharp handling, lots of refinement and high comfort levels - it's a really impressive vehicle that is easy to live with.

More information about the Mercedes GLE

Why not have a look at the GLE on the official Mercedes UK company website. Or if you would like to look at alternatives you might want to condider these from First Vehicle Leasing:- Audi Q7 BMW X5 Hyundai Santa Fe Range Rover Sport Maserati Levante Volkswagen Touareg

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Mercedes-Benz GLE in a nutshell

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