The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE gets three BS6 compliant engine options.
The Mercedes-Benz 2nd-gen GLE has been launched in India at a whopping starting price of Rs. 73.70 lakhs for the 300 d, going all the way up to Rs. 1.25 crore for the range-topping 400 d Hip Hop variant, (all prices ex-showroom, India). Unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the 2nd-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE gets multi-beam LED headlamps, 20-inch alloy wheels, 4-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, air suspension, electrically adjustable rear seats, 360-degree camera, seven airbags and blind-spot assist.
Under the hood, the range-topping petrol GLE 300 d 4MATIC gets a BS6 compliant 2.0-litre diesel motor that puts out 241 PS and 500 Nm of peak torque. The model can sprint from 0-100 kmph in 7.2 seconds. The GLE 400 d uses a 3.0-litre diesel motor that is BS6 compliant as well and belts out 325 bhp and 700 Nm of peak torque. 0-100 kmph can be achieved in 5.7 seconds. All engine options are mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
Also on offer are driver-assist and safety features like E-Active body control which essentially is an advanced suspension set-up system and Active Stop-and-Go which is a semi-autonomous feature that assists the driver in stop and go traffic conditions within the speed of 60 kmph. Moreover, Mercedes is also offering Active Brake Assist with a turn-off function which will apply the brakes to the car on detecting a situation of collision with oncoming traffic on single-lane roads.
Feature highlights of Rivals to the new GLE will include the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and the Volvo XC60.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
– The 2020 Mercedes-Benz 300 d is priced at Rs. 73.70 lakhs
– The 2020 Mercedes-Benz 400 d Hip Hop variant is priced at Rs. 1.25 crores
– Rival the likes of the BMW X5, the Audi Q7 and the Land Rover Discovery