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Mercedes Benz GLE DIESEL ESTATE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]

Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Stock Offer Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
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Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]
Mercedes Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seat]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG46.30
  • 0-62mph7.2 secs
  • Top Speed140 mph
  • C02162 g/km
  • BHP245
  • Torque369 lbs/f
  • P11D37%

Review

The second generation Mercedes GLE is now a much stronger contender in the large luxury SUV segment thanks to smarter looks, more efficient engines and the option of seven seats for the first time. That's because it's significantly bigger inside than its predecessor, hence the bigger boot. The suspension's more sophisticated too and there are greater levels of safety and media connectivity. Rivals like BMW's X5 and Porsche's Cayenne must now take this car very seriously indeed.

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In MK2 model guise, the Mercedes GLE is a large luxury SUV with a more dynamic look and a more sophisticated feel than its M-Class-based predecessor. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Think of all the reasons not to like a large, luxury SUV. Thirst. Poor performance. Huge tax liabilities. Wobbly handling. Yet upper-middle class motorists still love them, patiently sure that one day, the brands involved would bring us something better. Something perhaps, like this - the second generation Mercedes GLE. This contender sits at the heart of the large section of the luxury SUV segment, just above the brand's more compact Audi Q5 or BMW X3-sized GLC model. And just below the Range Rover-sized Mercedes GLS. As you might be aware, cars in this GLE's class tend to fall into two categories in their approach to likely buyers. Seven-seat practicality is favoured by SUVs like Land Rover's Discovery, Audi's Q7 and Volvo's XC90 - which is one way to go. As an alternative, contenders like BMW's X5, Porsche's Cayenne and Volkswagen's Touareg give you only five seats but offer more dynamic looks and agile handling. This Mercedes can now offer up to seven seats and hopes to appeal to both areas of this segment. There's a separate stylised GLE Coupe model still on sale, but that's based on the previous generation model and won't be replaced until 2020.

Driving Experience

There are four GLE engine options to begin with and most buyers are likely to choose the base diesel derivative, a 300d 4MATIC variant that features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 245hp and 500Nm of torque. It can travel from 0 to 62mph in 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 140mph. Next up is the six cylinder diesel 350d 4MATIC, which offers 272hp, the same engine also available in 330hp guise in the GLE 400d 4MATIC. here's also a 350de plug-in diesel variant. If petrol power is of more interest, there's an alternative GLE 450 4MATIC variant powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with EQ Boost, which has an output of 367hp and 500Nm of torque. EQ Boost uses a 48-volt onboard network with a belt-driven starter/alternator - the system adds 22hp to the car's overall output. It can sprint from 0 to 62mph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph. In all variants, power is transmitted via 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The broad ratio spread of gears allows for a clearly perceptible reduction in engine speed. Ride comfort and agility improvements are promised by the optional 48V E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension, which is combined with the optional AIRMATIC air suspension. This is the only system in the market where the spring and damping forces can be individually controlled at each wheel. This means that it not only counteracts body roll, but also pitching and squat.

Design and Build

This second generation GLE has a much more purposeful look than its predecessor (which was really only a lightly facelifted version of the old M-Class). With this MK2 design, you get a longer wheelbase, short overhangs and large, flush-fitted wheels. There's also a very upright radiator grille and a purposefully-sculpted bonnet with two power domes. This GLE also cuts an athletic figure from the rear. This is particularly emphasised by the powerful shoulder muscle line extending from the C-pillar to the rear lights. Inside, the 80mm wheelbase increase makes the car feel much more spacious, but the first thing you'll probably notice at the front is that the designers have incorporated a couple of 12.3-inch TFT screens, one in the instrument binnacle and one in the centre of the dash that works with the new 'MBUX' voice-activated multimedia system. There's more space in the second row too - plus for the first time, a third seating row has been fitted into this car. When you're not using it, there's 825-litres of luggage space - or up to 2,055-litres if you can fold down all the seats. In conjunction with AIRMATIC air suspension, the vehicle's rear can be lowered by around 40 millimetres using a switch, for easier loading and unloading.

Market and Model

There are in four mainstream models on offer and pricing kicks off with the GLE 300d 4MATIC diesel derivative - which costs around £56,000. Next up is the GLE 350d 4MATIC (around £61,000), with the GLE 400d 4MATIC costing around £63,500. The GLE 450 4MATIC petrol version retails for around £62,500. There's also a 350de plug-in diesel variant. Importantly, you can now have three seating rows in this car and, as you'd have a right to expect for the money being asked, it's very well equipped. All model's get the company's latest 'MBUX' multimedia system with 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. Plus there a 12.3-inch widescreen virtual instrument binnacle display and a further 12.3-inch touchscreen centre-dash infotainment monitor. Other standard kit runs to blind spot assist, 20-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, illuminated grab handles, illuminated running boards, LED headlights with active high beam assist and privacy glass. Inside, there's anthracite open-pore oak wood trim with Nappa leather upholstery. And a mirror package including automatic dimming for the driver's exterior mirror and the rear-view mirror, plus logo projection onto the ground when you open the door at night. You also get heated front seats, a parking package including active parking assist, automatic two-zone climate control and traffic sign assist. Many customers will want to pay extra on the 300d for AIRMATIC air suspension (which is standard on the '450' petrol version). A long list of camera-driven safety features are now included, including 'Active Steering Assist' and 'Active Distance Assist', plus an 'Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC' feature that gives a degree of autonomous driving.

Cost of Ownership

Mercedes quotes a figure of 46.3mpg (combined cycle) with emissions of 162g/km for the GLE 300d diesel, with the GLE 350d and GLE 400d V6 diesel variants managing 40.4mpg and 184g/km. The GLE 450 petrol variant manages up to 33.6 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 191g/km of CO2. The alternative 350de plug-in diesel variant offers a 61.5 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range. What else? Well, we'll tell you that the comprehensive three year warranty is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash. There's also an ASSYST dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due. It's also worth mentioning that the 'Mercedes me' remote online services package that comes as part of the infotainment system includes remote self-diagnostic capability, enabling your GLE to monitor wear and tear items and alert your local dealer to let you know if something needs seeing to.

Summary

So, how to sum up this GLE? First, here's what it won't do: stride across the Gobi desert quite like any Land Rover product. Or power round Brands Hatch quite like a more sporting BMW X5. But for us, that's not a problem: this car, after all, intentionally sets out to offer more of a middle ground between these two extremes and it's a place in which this second generation GLE seems far more comfortable than its predecessors was. It's true that there are sportier, more dynamic models of this kind you could buy. But we're struggling to think of many that offer a better all-round package. Quick, capable, practical and luxurious, this is at last the car Mercedes always should have had in this segment.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
85 litre fuel tank
Adaptive brake lights
Adaptive high beam assist
Aerial for GPS
Aluminium look, illuminated running boards with rubber studs
AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirts in polished aluminium
Body colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpers
Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable
Front green tinted glass
LED high performance headlamps
LED rear lights
Privacy glass - heat insulating dark tinted glass
Radiator grille with integrated star and single louvre in matt iridium silver with chrome trim
Radio aerial integrated into rear window
Rain sensing windscreen wipers
Rear wiper
Roof rail system
Top surround of side windows in polished aluminium
Visible twin pipe exhaust system integrated into bumper
Waistline in polished aluminium
Interior Features
Nappa leather upholstery
3 spoke AMG multifunction steering wheel with touch control buttons, trimmed in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section
3rd row of seats for 2 people
4 way lumbar support
40/20/40 split folding rear seats
64 colour Ambient lighting
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
AMG floor mats with AMG lettering
Artico leather upper dashboard with contrast topstitching
Automatic child seat recognition sensor
Black roof liner
Central stowage compartment with 12 V socket in centre console
Chrome door pins
Courtesy lights in rear grab handles with reading light functionality
Electronically adjustable three rear seats
Four way fully front electric seat adjustment
Front centre armrest with stowage compartment and illuminated grab handles
Front/rear adjustable head restraints
Glasses compartment in overhead control panel
Glove compartment lockable with air conditioned and illuminated
Heated front seats
ISOFIX child seat attachment points two outer rear seats
Multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
Steering column manually adjustable for height and reach
Steering wheel multifunction with gearshift paddles
Steering wheel touch control buttons for audio and onboard settings
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Thermotronic automatic 4 zone climate control
touchpad
Driver Convenience
12.3" digital instrument cluster display
Active blind spot assist
Attention assist
Brake wear warning display
Cruise control with variable speed limiter
Direct steer speed sensitive steering
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
ECO start/stop function
Geofencing
Hard-disk navigation
Hey Mercedes Voice activation
Lane keeping assistant (LKA)
Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Mercedes-Benz emergency call
Outside temperature display
Remote boot release
Reversing camera
Service indicator (ASSYST)
Speed limit assist
Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
Traffic Sign Assist, Traffic sign recognition including wrong way warning function and display of posted speed limits in the instrument cluster
Trip computer in multifunction display showing current fuel consumption
Widescreen cockpit
Entertainment
Additional USB connection
DAB Digital radio
Dual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)
High resolution 12.3" multimedia colour display
MBUX multimedia system
Packs
Anti theft Protection package - GLE
Mirror package - GLE
Parking package - GLE
Safety
Active bonnet
Active braking assist
Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
Airbags - driver and front passenger, with extended adaptivity for front passenger airbag
Airbags - sidebag for driver and front passenger with combined thorax/pelvis bag
Airbags - windowbags
Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Matt surround electronic key
Perforated front brake discs and brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system
Three point seat belts
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Keyless entry go starting function
Technical
Agility control lowered suspension with selective damping system
Diesel particulate filter (DPF)
Incorrect fuelling protection
Trim
Dashboard and door, anthracite open pore oak wood trim
Trim - Centre console, anthracite open pore oak wood trim
Wheels
20" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels
Summer tyres with noise reducing absorber
TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 162
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1950
Compression Ratio 15.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.3
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 9 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 46.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 50.4
EC Urban (mpg) 40.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 8.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 10
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 7.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb 35.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 33.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 39.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 34.9
WLTP - MPG - High 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Low 28.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium 36.2
General
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 245
Coin Description d 4Matic
Coin Series AMG Line [7 seats]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 44E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 15500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.2
Engine Power - BHP 245
Engine Power - KW 180
Engine Power - RPM 4200
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 369
Engine Torque - MKG 51
Engine Torque - NM 500
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 140
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 275/50 R20
Tyre Size Rear 275/50 R20
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type 20" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1772
Length 4924
Wheelbase 2995
Width 1947
Width (including mirrors) 2157
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 85
Gross Vehicle Weight 2890
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 2055
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 690
Max. Loading Weight 720
Max. Roof Load 100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 2170
No. of Seats 7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.02

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