2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Right Sized Luxury SUV Driving

12.19.16 - Mercedes-Benz GLE

There are some vehicles that are built perfectly and offer you the ride you’ve been looking for on the market for years. The Mercedes-Benz GLE is such an SUV. This is the luxury SUV that can take on the rest of the market and lead the way to every destination. There is a GLE for every driver as well with the GLE350 that’s fuel efficient, the GLE550e hybrid for the efficiency with more power and the GLE63 S AMG that offers you the maximum amount of power in this lineup and makes it easy to enjoy the ride with a road carving vehicle.

While there is a GLE for every driver, this is an SUV that offers you more class, more comfort and more precision performance than you’ve had before. This SUV is sophisticated and luxurious, giving you the right vehicle to provide you with the comfort and confidence you need. Mercedes-Benz didn’t even try to pack three rows into this beauty, with only two rows and seating for five, you have space for gear behind the rear seat and the ability to stretch your legs out comfortably from any seat in this gorgeous SUV.

For the 2017 model year, the GLE has deleted the diesel engine from the lineup and added a standard rearview camera, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a couple new colors and a performance model, the AMG GLE43 which makes use of a precision built, performance happy twin turbocharged V6 engine. As gorgeous as this SUV is, it does have a more the capable off road package that allows you to head into the wilderness. The Off-Road Engineering Package adds a two-speed transfer case, locking differential and an air suspension that allows for eleven inches of ground clearance to make this luxury beauty transform into a great off roading machine.

For the GLE, one reason this is an SUV that’s perfect for everyone is the number of ways the engines are set up. There are four different engines that are set up six different ways. The GLE350 uses a 3.5-liter V6 with 302 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, the GLE400 gives you a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 with 329 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque, Move to the AMG GLE43 and you have the same 3.0-liter engine that’s tuned up to 362 horsepower and 384 lb.-ft. of torque.

Moving up the line you find the 5.5-liter twin turbocharged V6 of the AMG GLE63 that offers you 550 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque while the AMG GLE63 S uses the same engine that’s tuned up to 577 horsepower and 561 lb.-ft. of torque. The lone hybrid model is the GLE550e which uses a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 plus an electric motor to offer 436 horsepower and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s easy to see how the number of different powertrains can make a huge difference in the driving experience especially when you have a hybrid model that reach 39 city/50 hwy MPGe to give you the ride and efficiency you want to enjoy.

Not only do you have a large range of power to choose from with the GLE but you have several ways to equip this exceptional SUV. You can start with a power tailgate, sunroof, dual zone climate controls, heated front seats and rain sensing wipers but will want to move up to items such as the COMAND touch pad controller, massaging seats, leather upholstery, wood trim, AMG performance packages and a driver’s information system that makes a huge difference for you. This SUV can be equipped many ways to give you the ride you’ve been looking for and are ready to enjoy on the road and in the wilderness if you desire.

Is there a GLE SUV that’s right for you? Of course there is, the right question would be whether or not you’re right for the GLE. This is an SUV that you’ll love to drive as it comes in the right size and offers you equipment that makes driving a joy. Pick out the GLE model that fits your desires and have it for your daily driving so that you can enjoy the ride and know that you’ve found perfection in driving at the midsized SUV level.

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