Mercedes-Benz adds powerful new engines to GLE line-up

  • GLE 350 d 4MATIC is available from £61,955
  • Prices start at £64,230 for the GLE 400 d 4MATIC
  • Order books are open now with first deliveries in spring 2019

Two new diesel engines have been added to the GLE range: 350 d 4MATIC (£61,955 OTR) and 400 d 4MATIC (£64,230 OTR).

The GLE 350 d 4MATIC and GLE 400 d 4MATIC are powered by a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 272 hp and 600 Nm of torque in the GLE 350 d and 330 hp and 700 Nm in the GLE 400 d. They are both capable of delivering up to 40.4 mpg on the combined cycle and emit 184 g/km of CO2 (depending on wheel size). 

The GLE 350 d 4MATIC can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 143 mph, while the GLE 400 d 4MATIC can sprint to 62 mph from standstill in 5.8 seconds and has a top speed of 149 mph.

The GLE 350 d 4MATIC and GLE 400 d 4MATIC come as standard with MBUX multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; AIRMATIC air suspension system; 12.3-inch widescreen cockpit display and 12.3-inch touchscreen media display; blind spot assist; 20-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels; illuminated grab handles and running boards; seven-seat equipment line including electrically adjustable rear seats, additional USB ports, automatic four-zone climate control, and a third row of two seats (manually folding); static LED headlights with active high beam assist; privacy glass; mirror package including logo projection; heated front seats; and parking package including active parking assist.

There are a number of option packages available. The Premium package costs £1,995 and comes with Multibeam LEDs with adaptive high beam assist plus; memory package; wireless charging; and parking package including 360o camera. 

The Premium Plus package is available for £4,295 and adds Burmester surround sound system; Energizing package including Energizing comfort programs and AIR-BALANCE package for fragrancing and filtering of interior air; Keyless-Go Comfort package including Keyless-Go access and drive authorisation system, hands-free access and remote boot closing; and Panoramic glass sunroof. 

The Tech package can be added for £495 and includes augmented navigation and smartphone integration. The £1,495 Tech Plus package adds MBUX Interior Assistant which allows intuitive, natural operation of different comfort and MBUX functions by movement recognition; and head-up display. 

The Towing package – only available in conjunction with the Premium and Premium Plus packages – costs £1,150 and includes Hitchtronic which provides a parking assistance system for trailers; trailer coupling with electronic stability control; and increased towing capacity of 3,500kg.

The Off-Road package can be added for £1,695 and comes with the Off-Road engineering package which includes additional off-road driving modes and downhill speed regulation; and underbody protection which provides an underguard for the engine, together with reinforced underfloor panelling the full length of the vehicle. 

The Driving Assistance package is available for £1,695 and comprises Blind Spot Assist; Lane Keeping Assist; Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC; and Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system. 

 

CO2

mpg

OTR price (£)

P11D (£)

Road fund
licence (£)

BIK tax rate (%)

GLE 300 d 4MATIC

162

46.3

55,685

54,800

830

37

GLE 350 d 4MATIC

184

40.4

61,955

61,070

830

37

GLE 400 d 4MATIC

184

40.4

64,230

63,345

830

37

GLE 450 4MATIC

191

33.6

62,300

61,005

1,240

37


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About Mercedes-Benz Cars in the UK
Mercedes-Benz Cars UK is the sales and marketing organisation responsible for all Mercedes-Benz Cars and services in Britain (including smart). 

As well as selling cars, parts, and service, the company runs Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands – a brand experience centre in Weybridge, Surrey. Mercedes-Benz World has welcomed over three million visitors since it opened in 2006.

The Mercedes-Benz UK group of companies directly employs over 4000 people, and 11,000 at independent retailers. Over 500 Apprentices have passed their professional qualifications at the company’s in-house Training Academy. The UK is also home to Mercedes-Benz High Performance Powertrains and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Formula 1™ team.

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