Mercedes Benz GLE Class will replace ML SUV in India this year
Officially unveiled earlier this year in March, the new Mercedes Benz GLE is slated for launch in India by the second half of the year. It will be available with GLE 250 CDI and GLE 350 CDI engine options with pricing at about INR 45-55 lakhs (ex-showroom). Once launched, it will compete with Audi Q5 and BMW X3.
Mercedes Benz GLE Class SUV will receive revised exterior and additional interior features, as compared to the current ML Class. Updates include new front styling, LED lights at the front and rear and enhanced air dams. The SUV will also sport silver skid plates, twin rectangular exhausts and roof rails. Interiors will be dominated by a new 7” free standing infotainment screen while seating is seen upholstered in choicest material with wood and carbon fiber accents. Special AMG options include Artico leather, multifunction sports steering wheel and new bumpers along with 20” alloy wheels.
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Interior colour options are plenty and include ginger beige, espresso brown, saddle brown and porcelain while customers can also opt for aluminium, carbon fibre, piano black, brown ash, brown eucalyptus and brown burred walnut and a whole lot more.
No changes to engine will be seen on the new Mercedes Benz GLE which will continue to sport the same engine as seen on the current ML Class. These engines include a 2.1 liter four cylinder turbodiesel engine offers 201 bhp and 480 Nm torque – GLE 250D. There is also a 3.0 liter V6 turbodiesel capable of 254 bhp and 620 Nm torque – GLE 350D. And finally, top of the line AMG unit – GLE 63 AMG S. This one will receive a 5.5 liter twin turbo V8 engine offering 577 bhp allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 in 4.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 kmph.
via Autocar India