Mercedes reveals details on latest luxury SUV

Mercedes has revealed details of its latest luxury SUV — the new GLE, which features several upgrades including an extra pair of rear seats, the latest MBUX iteration of Mercedes’ infotainment system and a pair of upgraded engines.

Mercedes reveals details on latest luxury SUV

Mercedes has revealed details of its latest luxury SUV — the new GLE, which features several upgrades including an extra pair of rear seats, the latest MBUX iteration of Mercedes’ infotainment system and a pair of upgraded engines.

The range kicks off with the GLE 300d, which replaces the 250d. Despite the name, it’s still a 2.0-litre — a four-cylinder diesel producing 242bhp and 500Nm of torque. It’s capable of 0-60mph in 7.0 seconds, and will achieve 46.3mpg,emitting 162g/km of CO2, although larger wheel sizes will increase those emissions.

For people who prefer petrol, Mercedes offers the GLE 450 — powered by a six-cylinder engine with a mild-hybrid ‘EQ Boost’ system attached. The 48V setup adds 22bhp to the car’s output, giving it a total of 362bhp and 500Nm of torque.

The 450 is capable of 0-60mph in 5.5 seconds and will return 33.6mpg while emitting 191g/km of CO2.

All GLEs come with the latest MBUX infotainment system, spread across two 12.3-inch displays on the instrument panel and centre console. It includes features such as augmented-reality navigation, which overlays direction instructions on the feed from the front camera, as well as voice activation.

All cars also get 20-inch AMG alloy wheels, illuminated grab handles and running boards, privacy glass, heated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and active parking assist.

The GLE 450 adds active air suspension, as well as a seven-seat package. It includes a manually folding third row plus a four-zone climate control. Optional equipment includes a premium Burmester sound system, keyless go, LED headlights, wireless charging and an off-road package.

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