2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV gets new petrol and diesel variant, priced from Rs 88.80 lakh
Mercedes-Benz has updated the engine line-up for the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV in India. This news comes just a day after we speculated that these engines options are also expected to make their way to the upcoming GLS SUV.
The petrol engine option is the GLE 450. This motor is new to the GLE range and is the M 256 in-line six 3.0-litre petrol motor paired with a 48V mild-hybrid system. Outputs are 367PS and 500 Nm with the EQ-Boost mild-hybrid system adding a further 22PS and 250 Nm. This system can control the start/stop function, fill in gaps in the engine's powerband and recuperate energy to charge an onboard battery. This has a 250 kmph top-speed and can do 0 to 100 kmph in 5.7s
The GLE 400 d was already available in the top-end CBU Hip-Hop Edition of the GLE, but has now trickled down to CKD production. This diesel engine is the 3.0-litre inline-six OM 656 unit, making 330PS and 700 Nm. The GLE thus equipped can do 245 kmph and 0 to 100 kmph in 5.7s. Both engines pair with the nine-speed automatic gearbox and the 4 Matic AWD system.
Notable features are the Multibeam LED headlamps, a 360-degree camera with a self-parking function, 20-inch alloys, Airmatic suspension, the MBUX infotainment system with the twin-screen layout, electrically adjustable rear seats, memory function powered from seats, four-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof and electrically operated sunblinds.
Safety features amount to Active Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist as a standard, along with 7 airbags.
With these new variants Mercedes-Benz has bridged the large price gap between the base GLE 300d and the top-spec Hip-Hop editions. Some of the trick features like the E-Active Body Control and wellbeing functions ar missing here, but the GLE now competes more closely with the BMW X5.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is priced at Rs 88.80 lakh while the GLE 400d costs Rs 89.90 lakh, all prices ex-showroom. Maintenance packages for the petrol GLE start at Rs 77,600 for 2 years/unlimited km. For GLE 400 d this is Rs 89,100 for 2 years/unlimited kms.
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