Pricing and specification for the new Mercedes-Benz GLE revealed

  • Choice of two engines from launch: GLE 300 d 4MATIC and GLE 450 4MATIC
  • GLE 300 d 4MATIC, which replaces the GLE 250 d, is available from £55,685 OTR
  • Prices start from £62,300 OTR for the GLE 450 4MATIC
  • Order books are open now with first deliveries arriving in spring 2019

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is available to order, with prices starting from £55,685 for the GLE 300 d 4MATIC and from £62,300 for the GLE 450 4MATIC.

The new GLE features a seven-seat configuration for the first time; the latest generation of the MBUX multimedia system; two 12.3-inch display screens; MBUX Interior Assistant; Nappa Leather; Blind Spot Assist; and AIRMATIC (standard 450 4MATIC).

The GLE 300 d 4MATIC features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 245 hp and 500 Nm of torque.  It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 140 mph.  It can achieve 46.3 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 162 g/km of CO2 (depending on wheel size). 

The GLE 450 4MATIC is powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with EQ Boost, which has an output of 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque.  EQ Boost uses a 48-volt onboard network with an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) – the system adds 22 hp to the car’s overall output.  It can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.  It delivers up to 33.6 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 191 g/km of CO2 (depending on wheel size). 

The GLE comes as standard with MBUX multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; 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; illuminated running boards; Static LEDs with active high beam assist; Privacy glass; anthracite open-pore oak wood trim with Nappa leather upholstery; mirror package including automatically-dimming driver’s exterior mirror and rear-view mirror, and logo projection; heated front seats; parking package including active parking assist; automatic two-zone climate control; and traffic sign assist.

The GLE 450 4MATIC adds AIRMATIC air suspension system, and the seven-seat equipment line as standard - costs £1,995 for GLE 300 d 4MATIC - which includes electrically adjustable rear seats; additional USB ports; automatic four-zone climate control; and a third row of two seats (manually folding).

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 package – costs £1,150 and includes Hitchtronic which provides a parking assistance system for trailers; trailer coupling with electronic stability control; and increased towing capacity (GLE 450 4MATIC only).

The Off-Road package can be added to the GLE 450 4MATIC 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 450 4MATIC

191

33.6

62,300

61,005

1,240

37

ENDS

Notes to editors:

Car pictured is not to UK specification, Night Package will not be offered in the UK.

 

 

 

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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