2017 Mercedes Benz GLE Features, Engine specs

2017 Mercedes Benz GLE front

The totally redesigned 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE will totally wow the SUV crossover competition. Once again Mercedes-Benz makes true to its motto “The Best or Nothing”. In this redesigned SUV, luxury meets practicality. The exterior of this SUV features a newly designed front bumper, radiator grille, fender extensions, spoilers, door panels, air intakes, and side skirts. 

2017 Mercedes Benz GLE front

2017 Mercedes Benz GLE Exterior

The 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE is fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inch on the GLE 350 model and 21-inch on the AMG GLE 63 S), LED daytime running lights. It is a sporty and stylish SUV with enhanced performance options that will make off road driving a breeze. Some of the exterior colors that are available include (but are not limited to): Black, Obsidian Black Metallic, Polar White, Steel Grey Metallic, Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, and Cardinal Red Metallic.

The interior boasts a comfortable yet upscale cabin with a spacious backseat that has plenty of legroom. The base 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE 300d model comes equipped with many features that make for a comfortable ride. A sunroof, a rear privacy glass, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and automatic climate control all make for an enjoyable ride. An eight-speaker sound system that also offers HD and satellite radio along with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port, and driver memory capabilities are also included. Power-folding mirrors, liftgate, and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel are also basic to the model.

2017 Mercedes Benz GLE side

2017 Mercedes Benz GLE Features, Engine specs

Optional features include a rearview camera, lane departure warning system, blind-spot monitor, a rear 115-V power outlet (household style), keyless ignition and entry, and a navigation system.

The GLE 400 model features include cooled and heated cup holders, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting in multiple colors, a 14-speaker sound system, power lumbar support, all leather interior and a turbocharged engine.

The 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE class offers six engines to choose from. All classes come with seven-speed automatic transmission and with the exceptions of the GLE 350 they all have all-wheel drive.

The GLE 300d is a 2.1 L turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine which has a rating of 22/29/24 mpg in the city/highway combined. The GLE 350 offers a gasoline-powered 3.5L V6 engine getting a rating of 18/24/20 mpg with the rear wheel drive and 17/22/19mpg with the 4matic. The GLE400 is a 3.5 turbocharged v6 engine getting 18/22/20 mpg. The GLE 63 has an impressive 5.5L turbocharged V8 engine and the GLE 63S offers an improved version of this engine. The towing capacity of this vehicle is 6600 lbs and has a passenger capacity of 5.

2017 Mercedes Benz GLE interior

2017 Mercedes Benz GLE Release date and price

The expected release date of the 2017 Mercedes Benz GLE is set for September 2016. Price ranges between $66,000 and $71,000.

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