The premium SUV that invented its class 18 years ago has a new name, a new design, and new advancements within its muscular body. The M-Class is reborn as the GLE, and it's here to extend its lead in every arena of driving. From its powerfully new front end to its sleek LED taillamps, the future of the SUV has never looked brighter.
From its big new 8-inch screen to the tiniest perfect stitch, the new GLE cabin brings you game-changing technology with an unwavering tradition of quality. Hand-polished wood and hand-fitted upholstery reward your senses as much as its intuitive new controls, advanced connectivity and innovative luxuries fit your sensibilities.
Distinctive new LED Daytime Running Lamps don't just captivate new admirers, they inspire the eyes to linger as their arched shape sweeps into the resculpted fenders. Available active full-LED headlamps shine farther ahead, and adapt to curves and oncoming traffic. Fiber-optic LED taillamps feature a memorable "twin torch" design.
The athleticism of the GLE is evident in its solid stance. Wheels range from substantial 18-inch or 19-inch designs to supersized 21-inch AMG® alloys. Exterior and Interior Sport Packages express its sporty spirit, while a new Night Package takes it to the dark side. New upholstery and trim choices let you tailor the cabin to your style.
Three of the six advanced Direct Injection engines in the GLE make more power from less gasoline. Two can no gas at all: the clean-diesel GLE 300d, and a new GLE 550e Plug-In HYBRID that can go 18 miles on pure electric power. And while they all offer ultralow emissions, their responsive performance will spark every driver's emotions.
The GLE invites five adults to enjoy generous room and gracious comfort. When it comes to cargo, it'll welcome over 80 cu ft of it with a standard power liftgate and versatile 60/40 split-folding rear seats. Just as rewarding is what it keeps out, from tiny dust and pollen, to the sun's hot rays through its available Panorama roof.
Standard on nearly every GLE, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive instantly sends power to the wheels that can use it best, inspiring confidence on slippery streets and around sharp corners. The 4-wheel independent AGILITY CONTROL® suspension reads the road surface, too, instantly adapting for silky comfort or crisp handling control in real time.
A pair of handcrafted biturbo V-8s only begin to reveal the superpowers of the 550-hp AMG® GLE 63 and class-leading 577-hp AMG® GLE 63 S. Big 20-inch or 21-inch AMG® wheels team with their advanced AIRMATIC® suspension and ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM. So they can tackle terrain few SUVs would dare to attempt, like the tight curves of a mountain highway.
A team of advanced technologies enhance safety, reduce driving stress, and help to smooth every move. COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS can brake to avoid a collision autonomously. PRESAFE® PLUS helps prepare you for front, rear and rollover accidents. And optional DISTRONIC® PLUS pairs adaptive cruise control with innovative steering assist.
From your car, computer or smartphone, mbrace® connects you and your car. And it does it in ways you already connect with the world: With an ever-growing array of apps. Remote vehicle features. The search help of Google and Yelp. And assistance in an emergency. For 2016, five years of mbrace® Connect features and services are included.
A treat for both the eyes and ears, the optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound premium sound system is the result of hundreds of hours of in-studio and on-the-road development by B&O engineers. The optional Rear Seat Entertainment system's dual screens, multiple inputs, and wireless headsets and remotes turns the back seat into a mobile theater.