2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
More than twenty years ago, Mercedes-Benz made a bold statement with the GLE: SUVs can be as luxurious as they are versatile. That statement changed the SUV segment of the automotive industry forever. Now, a new generation of the GLE SUV continues to set a standard for combining invulnerable performance capability with ultra-modern technology for comfort and safety.
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Uncompromising drivers who deserve the best. Thoughtful design that achieves the pinnacle in luxury and performance isn't just a special project for Mercedes-Benz engineers, it's a mantra. Mercedes-Benz ensures that every model in every year makes no compromises, just like you. The GLE SUV offers an incredible powertrain with head-turning style and endless technology innovations, all starting at $54,750.*
Drive & Handling
The 2021 GLE 350 4MATIC SUV comes equipped with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shift paddles. First, a standard 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine provides ample power for high-speed cruising and inner-city maneuvers with up to 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. On the next-level GLE 450 and 450 4MATIC SUV, a direct-injection 3.0-liter V6 produces as much as 329 hp, and its 369 lb-ft of torque is strong enough to tow up to 7,200 lbs. In addition, this light SUV achieves car-like fuel efficiency with an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway and 17 mpg city.** For those who want truly heart-pounding performance, the GLE 580 4MATIC SUV is capable of an astonishing 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
If you want sports car performance from your SUV, the AMG models might be for you. The AMG GLE 53 is capable of up to 429 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. For the truly manic, the AMG GLE 63 produces up to 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.
The purchase of any new Mercedes-Benz comes complimentary with five years of mbrace® Connect services, connecting your smartphone or desktop computer with your GLE. This service provides remote controls for ignition, door locks, horn, and lights, as well as other features like roadside assistance, vehicle finder, dealer alerts, teen driver monitoring, local points of interest, and navigation help. Additional mbrace® packages are also available with live concierge assistance and entertainment streaming services.
To keep your passengers entertained, upgrade to the available Rear Seat Entertainment System's dual screens, multiple inputs, and wireless headsets and remotes, which turn the back seat into a mobile theater, or opt for the legendary Bang & Olufsen® BeoSound™ system, the result of hundreds of hours of in-studio and on-the-road development.
Mercedes-Benz has made it a mission to develop the world’s most sophisticated driving machines, which extends to the most cutting-edge safety features to protect you and your passengers. These features include industry standards like multi-view cameras and laser-guided cruise control, but they also include first-of-its-kind safety features like the available MAGIC VISION CONTROL, a windshield cleaning system that sprays cleaner directly from the wipers as they wipe instead of a large splash from sprayers on the hood that can impair the driver’s view. But that’s not all these wipers can do. The GLE also comes standard with rain-sensing windshield wipers that automatically adjust their speed based on the intensity of the rain hitting the glass.
The AMG® GLE
Drivers who want to take their Mercedes-Benz luxury experience to the next level can opt for the AMG® variant of the GLE SUV (pictured below). This can include small interior or exterior design additions to any GLE trim, such as brushed-aluminum pedals, uniquely-appointed leather seats, AMG® body styling, and 20- or 21-inch AMG® 5-spoke wheels. This can go even further with three dedicated AMG® trims that include performance enhancements in addition to design upgrades. For example, AMG® Sport Suspension uses pressurized air to improve maneuverability, while the AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT uses a rotary dial in the center console to easily adjust shifting, throttle response, exhaust sound, and suspension settings.
If you love Mercedes-Benz luxury but want a smaller footprint, consider the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which offers world-class luxury in the package of a mid-size sedan. However, if you're searching for the feel of a sedan in the package of a crossover, the Mercedes-Benz GLC's exquisite interior, incredible engine, and stylish curves never fail to satisfy. Whether it's chewing up the miles on the open highway or hugging the corners on winding back roads, drivers can count on the GLC to deliver nothing less than excellence.
* Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.
** EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.
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