The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE gets three BS6 compliant engine options.

2nd-gen Mercedes Benz GLE
The SUV gets an 80 mm longer wheelbase

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

2020 Mercedes GLE Interior
It is equipped with the new MBUX system and connected car tech
2020 Mercedes GLE
Also on offer are driver-assist and safety features like E-Active body control