Compared with its predecessor, the new GLE starts at similar prices but with an enhanced level of equipment. Customers can order the bestseller from the Mercedes-Benz range of SUVs from 45,350 euros. Deliveries commence in August.

Mercedes-Benz GLE, W 166,  face lift 2015

The highlights of the new GLE include redesigned front and tail ends and extensive measures which make new benchmarks possible with regard to emissions and drive system. Across the available engine range, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 17 percent on average compared with the preceding series. For the first time in its SUV history, Mercedes-Benz offers a plug‑in hybrid model, the GLE 500 e 4MATIC, which combines maximum energy efficiency with outstanding performance. This will even best the already low fuel consumption figures of the GLE 250 d, an efficiency champion with four-cylinder diesel engine, while delivering the performance of the GLE 500 4MATIC V8 model. The pricing structure for the GLE 500 e 4MATIC is also attractive with the plug-in hybrid available from 62,100 euros*. For customers for whom performance is particularly important, for the first time there are two output levels for this high-performance SUV courtesy of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4MATIC and GLE 63 S 4MATIC models. Prices here start from 93,600 euros.

At 45,350 euros, the GLE 250 d base model with rear-wheel drive costs 1900 euros less than the previous entry-level model for this series. The two other diesel models, the GLE 250 d 4MATIC and the GLE 350 d 4MATIC, have a more attractive specification at around the same price level as before. The V6 and V8 petrol variants, the GLE 400 4MATIC and the GLE 500 4MATIC, also offer this price stability when taking equipment into account. This also applies to the Mercedes‑AMG GLE 63 4MATIC.

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