Mercedes-Benz India launched the long wheel base GLE sports
utility vehicle in the presence of Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO
and Santosh Iyer, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India.
The company launched two variants of the LWB GLE – the
300 d and the 400 d (hip-hop variant)
with active suspension system E-Active Body Control .
The new Mercedes-Benz LWB GLE300 d is priced at Rs 73.70
lakh, and the LWB GLE 400 d (hip-hop variant) is priced at Rs 1.25 crore (all
prices are ex-showroom, India)
With a long
wheelbase, short overhangs and large, flush-fitted wheels, the new GLE has a
strong SUV look with aerodynamic styling.
It has a distinctive headlamp design for day and night.
The rear lights are also divided into two sections, which
not only gives an impression of width but also creates an unmistakable night
design with illuminated blocks, in this case with backlit edge lighting.
The GLE will be equipped with two diesel engine options.
The OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine comes with 245 hp and 500 Nm of torque
on the GLE 300 d 4MATIC
The OM 656 six-cylinder diesel engine comes with 330 hp
and 700 Nm of torque in the GLE 400 d 4MATIC (hip-hop variant).
Power is transmitted by the 9G-Tronic automatic
Safety features include nine airbags in GLE 400 d and 7 airbags
in GLE 300 d, also Active Brake Assist, Blind spot assist as a standard across
Control - The 48V suspension: Available on the GLE 400 d, this is the only
system on 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.
The new LWB GLE has an 80 mm longer wheelbase than its
predecessor does and it is 105 mm longer in overall length. That makes the new
long wheel base GLE even more spacious and comfortable.
This new LWB design of the GLE offers benefits especially
to the rear seat passengers. The legroom in the second row has increased by 69
mm over the previous generation.
Headroom in the rear with the standard, fixed rear seat
unit and 40:20:40 split backrest has been increased by 33 mm to 1025 mm.
The rear seat also has an inclination angle of 30 degrees
along with a fore-aft movement of 100 mm., which makes the drive even more
The luggage capacity is up to 825 litres behind the rear
seats and up to 2055 litres when the second seat row is folded down.
The interior derives its fascination from the contrast
between the luxurious and elegant design and the digital high-tech of MBUX
The focus is on the interaction with the vehicle and its
functions through gestures, touch or the voice control system.
The revised voice control system makes operation even
more convenient and natural. By voice command, the driver can have the system
read out text messages, operate the audio systems or access vehicle functions
such as the climate control system, for example.
Passengers activate the voice control with the "Hey
Mercedes” prompt. The talk button on the steering wheel is additionally
available for this purpose.
Assist can help you to avoid rear-end collisions and accidents with
crossing pedestrians and cyclists. Besides distance and collision warning, it
also provides situation-dependent brake boosting in the event that you apply
the brakes with insufficient force. If you do not react, it is able to initiate
autonomous emergency braking.
Blind Spot Assist takes a very close look for you – in
particular as soon as you actuate the turn indicator. The system is thus able
to give you a visual and audible warning of side collisions with other road
users in the blind spot.
The new range of engines: powerful efficiency
GLE 300 d 4MATIC
Combustion engine (Nm)
Fuel consumption, combined
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