The two diesel models of the new Mercedes‑B enz GLE which can now be ordered already comply with the coming Euro 6d emissions standard. The OM 656 six-cylinder diesel engine comes with 243 kW (330 hp) and 700 Nm of torque in the GLE 400 d 4MATIC and costs 76,100.50 euros. The GLE 350 d 4MATIC with an output of 200 kW (272 hp) and 600 Nm of torque is available from 69,496 euros2. Delivery of the first vehicles begins in spring of 2019.
Certification in accordance with the Euro 6d standard (RDE stage 2) not prescribed for new models until 1 January 2020 is possible due to measures including extended exhaust gas aftertreatment with an additional underbody SCR catalytic converter. Thanks to this enhanced technology the nitrogen oxide emissions drop to an average of 20 milligrams per kilometre in the case of the GLE 400 d 4MATIC, as shown by measurements in continuous operation of many thousands of kilometres. In individual journeys the values can also be considerably lower.
In the suspension range the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL (7735 euros) offers the synthesis of comfort, precision and dynamism, combined with unique off-road properties. This includes the fully active, electro-hydraulic suspension on a 48-volt basis; four DYNAMIC SELECT drive programmes including recovery mode, and depending on other equipment, ROAD SURFACE SCAN and the three-stage CURVE inclination function.
The trailer hitch (1,142.40 euros) is electrically foldable and retractable. With AIRMATIC, the GLE is permitted to tow 3.5 tonnes. And the Trailer Manoeuvring Assist (416.50 euros) provides support when reversing whilst operating with a car/trailer combination.
The ENERGIZING Package Plus (4,075.75 euros) offers particularly high levels of comfort. It bundles many of the premium equipment items, available separately, and includes multi-contour seats for driver and front passenger, seat climate control for driver and front passenger with seat heating and seat ventilation, the Warmth Comfort Package (for pleasant heat from all sides), the AIR-BALANCE Package (fragrancing, ionisation and cleaning the air) and six ENERGIZING Comfort programs as well as the ENERGIZING COACH for intelligent pre-selection of ENERGIZING Comfort programs that suit the driving situation and the driver’s condition. Also on board: the ambient lighting with program-specific lighting moods.
Comfort and support while driving: Something for all purposes
The GLE takes another step toward autonomous driving with the Driving Assistance Package (2,296.70 euros). It provides support as the situation requires for adjusting speed, steering, changing lanes and even when there is a risk of collision. Components include Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Speed Limit Assist, extended automatic restart on motorways, speed adjustment based on the route with End of Tailback Function, Active Steering Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Emergency Lane Function; Active Brake Assist, Cornering and Cross-Traffic Function, End of Tailback Emergency Brake Function, Evasive Steering Assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Exit Warning Function; PRE-SAFE® PLUS and Traffic Sign Assist. The Driving Assistance Package Plus (2,891.70 euros) offers the highest degree of comfort and safety. It additionally contains the Stop-and-Go Assist, which provides support when driving in traffic, and in cases of lateral collisions, PRE-SAFE Impulse Side can offer additional protection.
Little helpers with a great impact: The GLE thinks for you
The fully electric and adjustable second row of seats (1,428.00 euros) promises flexibility and comfort: the load compartment can be extended flexibly, and the rear seats can be positioned for individual comfort. Via the EASY-ENTRY entry and exit feature, electric adjustment also allows access to the 3rd seat row for 2 people(1,082.90 euros).
Adaptive MULTIBEAM LED headlamps (1,457.75 euros) with individually controllable LEDs react quickly to the traffic situation. The functions include Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus (allows for dazzle-free permanent high beams); ULTRA RANGE Highbeam (increases the range to the permissible maximum); cornering light and active light function (optimally illuminates the field of vision depending on the driving situation); extended fog light, city light, country road mode, motorway mode and adverse weather light.
The adaptive windscreen wiper system MAGIC VISION CONTROL (464.10 euros) ensures the perfect view – even during wiping action. Heated channel flows integrated into the windscreen wipers are used. These spray the cleaning fluid onto the windscreen right in front of the heated wiper blades, exactly where it is needed.
Source: Daimler AG