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MERCEDES-BENZ GLE DIESEL ESTATE

GLE 350de 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel Hybrid
Emissions
Emissions29.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed130mph

Driver Convenience

  • Attention assist
  • Blind spot assist
  • Brake wear warning display
  • Cockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument cluster
  • Cruise control with variable speed limiter
  • Direct steer speed sensitive steering
  • DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
  • Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
  • ECO start/stop function
  • Geofencing
  • Hard-disk navigation
  • Hey Mercedes Voice activation
  • Lane keeping assistant (LKA)
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Outside temperature display
  • Remote boot release
  • Reversing camera
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Speed limit assist
  • Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
  • Traffic Sign Assist, Traffic sign recognition including wrong way warning function and display of posted speed limits in the instrument cluster
  • Trip computer in multifunction display showing current fuel consumption
  • Wireless charging system for mobile devices

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Dual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)
  • High resolution 12.3" multimedia colour display
  • MBUX multimedia system

Exterior Features

  • 85 litre fuel tank
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Adaptive high beam assist
  • Aerial for GPS
  • Aluminium look, illuminated running boards with rubber studs
  • AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirts in polished aluminium
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
  • Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable
  • Front green tinted glass
  • Illuminated front door sill panels with "AMG" lettering
  • LED high performance headlamps
  • LED rear lights
  • Privacy glass - heat insulating dark tinted glass
  • Radiator grille with integrated star and single louvre in matt iridium silver with chrome trim
  • Radio aerial integrated into rear window
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof rail system
  • Top surround of side windows in polished aluminium
  • Visible twin pipe exhaust system integrated into bumper
  • Waistline in polished aluminium

Interior Features

  • 3 spoke AMG multifunction steering wheel with touch control buttons, trimmed in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section
  • 4 way adjustable front head restraints and 2 way rear head restraints
  • 4 way lumbar support
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs
  • AMG floor mats with AMG lettering
  • Artico man-made leather upper dashboard with contrast topstitching
  • Automatic child seat recognition sensor
  • Black fabric roof liner
  • Central stowage compartment with 12 V socket in centre console
  • Charging cable for household sock (mode 2) - 8m, 8A
  • Charging cable for wallbox and public charging stations (mode 3) - 8m, 16A
  • Chrome door pins
  • Courtesy lights in rear grab handles with reading light functionality
  • Four way fully front electric seat adjustment
  • Front centre armrest with stowage compartment and illuminated grab handles
  • Glasses compartment in overhead control panel
  • Glove compartment lockable with air conditioned and illuminated
  • Heated front seats
  • Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
  • ISOFIX child seat attachment points two outer rear seats
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seat
  • Second row three seats
  • Steering column manually adjustable for height and reach
  • Steering wheel multifunction with gearshift paddles
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • touchpad
  • Two zone automatic climate control

Packs

  • Airmatic package - GLE
  • Anti theft Protection package - GLE
  • Mirror package - GLE
  • Parking package - GLE

Safety

  • Active bonnet
  • Active braking assist
  • Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
  • Airbags - driver and front passenger, with extended adaptivity for front passenger airbag
  • Airbags - sidebag for driver and front passenger with combined thorax/pelvis bag
  • Airbags - windowbags
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Perforated front brake discs and brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering
  • Pre-Safe anticipatory safety system
  • Three point rear seat belts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system and loss warning system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliser
  • Central locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
  • Chrome surround electric key
  • Keyless Go starting function

Technical

  • Agility control suspension with selective damping system and lowering by 15mm
  • Diesel particulate filter (DPF)
  • Incorrect fuelling protection

Trim

  • Dashboard and door, anthracite open pore oak wood trim
  • Trim - Centre console, anthracite open pore oak wood trim

Wheels

  • 20" AMG 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in tremolite grey with high sheen finish
  • Summer tyres with noise reducing absorber
  • TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    31.2
  • Battery Charge Slow kW
    3.6
  • Battery Charge Slow Percentage
    10-100
  • Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)
    690
  • Battery Charge Fast kW
    7.4
  • Battery Charge Fast Percentage
    10-100
  • Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)
    195
  • Battery Charge Rapid kW
    11
  • Battery Charge Rapid Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)
    30
  • Battery Charge Super Charge kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km
    31.7
  • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles
    66
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb
    92
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Max
    92
  • WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Min
    92
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb
    57
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    57
  • WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    57
  • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb
    31.8
  • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb
    2
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb - Max
    26.5
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb - Min
    25.4
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb - Max
    2.3
  • WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb - Min
    2.4
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb
    97
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max
    97
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min
    97
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb
    60
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max
    60
  • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min
    60

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.036
  • CO2 (g/km)
    29
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    0.0441
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    68
  • NOx
    0.041
  • Particles
    0.0008
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Emissions - PHEV

  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb
    19
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max
    19
  • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min
    19

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1950
  • Compression Ratio
    15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    92.3
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    9 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb
    7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High
    7.6
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low
    7.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb
    40.4
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High
    37.2
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High
    44.8
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low
    37.7
  • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium
    43.5
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb
    0.7
  • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb
    403.6

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    320
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    de 4Matic
  • Coin Series
    AMG Line
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    50E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15500
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    6.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    320
  • Engine Power - KW
    235
  • Engine Power - RPM
    3800
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    295
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    40.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    400
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1600
  • Top Speed
    130

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    275/50 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear
    275/50 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    Not Available
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1795
  • Length
    4924
  • Wheelbase
    2995
  • Width
    2010
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2157

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    65
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3260
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1915
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    490
  • Max. Loading Weight
    605
  • Max. Roof Load
    100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2655
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.2

The Mercedes GLE can be had in a very sensible form indeed. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the 350 de plug-in variant.

Background

The second generation version of Mercedes' GLE took a big step forward, but it's still a 2.2-tonne leviathan. Could a large SUV like this really ever make sense for someone with one eye on the environment? Someone wanting a combination of performance and low running costs? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, or at least it is in the case of the variant we're looking at here, the clever GLE 350 de PHEV plug-in diesel-/electric model. It specifically takes on plug-in versions of BMW's X5, Porsche's Cayenne and Volvo's XC90, but those are all petrol-powered and they've got nothing like the electric driving range of this Mercedes. Let's take a closer look.

Driving Experience

A little unusually, this is a diesel-based PHEV, using a 194hp version of the ordinary 300d model's 2.0-litre unit. The electrified element is taken care of by a 100kW electric motor able to take the car to a battery-powered top speed of 100mph. This rises to 130mph when the engine joins in, at which point 62mph from rest is achievable in only 6.8s. Of course, pushing on like that isn't going to help this PHEV model's potential NEDC-rated all-electric driving range, rated up at 66 miles thanks to the use of a lithium-ion battery that's one of the biggest we've ever seen in a plug-in model - 31.2kWh in capacity. The transmission here is the same nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox used across the rest of the range, which in the GLE works as seamlessly as it does in the many other Mercedes models in which we've tried it. Change times of that paddleshift auto 'box are one of the things influenced by the standard 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system - the others being throttle response, steering feedback and suspension feel. This set-up, accessible via a rocker switch on the centre console, doesn't unfortunately provide an auto' or 'adaptive'-style mode to make all the drive set-up decisions for you, but as usual, there is an 'Individual' setting allowing you to programme in your own parameters.

Design and Build

You expect a contender of this kind to make a big pavement statement - and of course this second generation GLE model does, courtesy of its larger dimensions and imposing front end. That's embellished by the twin power domed bonnet flowing down into an upright radiator grille flanked by piercing 'LED High Performance' headlamps. Inside, we're served up an interior that in our view, sets a fresh benchmark for quality and sophistication. Some features are of course familiar from other large Mercedes models - primarily the distinctive widescreen cockpit layout with its twin 12.3-inch virtual displays, which can be activated by the provided 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated functionality. And of course, there's an exemplary standard of fit, finish and materials quality, with a very high-end blend of leather, open-pore wood and aluminium accents. Second row seating is more spacious than was the case with previous GLE models. And there's a third row too, though the pews there are strictly for kids. Out back in a GLE 350de, with all the seats folded, there's up to 1,915-litres of luggage space. Which is only fractionally less than the ordinary models.

Market and Model

You'll need a budget of around £62,000 for a GLE 350 de plug-in. That's for base 'AMG Line' trim. There's also mid-range 'AMG Line Premium' and top 'AMG Line Premium Plus' trim, the latter taking you up toewards the £70,000 mark. All versions come with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed auto gearbox and a 7-seat cabin. Inside, where the upholstery is trimmed with soft nappa leather and the front seats are heated with lumbar support, an interior highlight is the 64-colour ambient lighting system which bathes the cabin with soft, soothing shades at night. You also get THERMOTRONIC climate control, a multi-function leather-stitched sports steering wheel, cruise control with a speed limiter and a reversing camera, Decor touches include anthracite open pore oak wood trim, a dash top stitched with ARTICO man-made leather, AMG floor mats and brushed stainless steel sports pedals. The real cabin talking point though, is the 'MBUX' ('Mercedes-Benz User eXperience') multimedia infotainment system, which is controlled by two 12.3-inch screens, one for the instrument cluster and another in the centre of the dash. The 'MBUX' system doesn't give you smartphone-mirroring as standard, but it does include hard-disc Navigation, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, voice activation and a 'Live Traffic Information' feature that's free for the first three years of ownership.

Cost of Ownership

The electrified element of this GLE 350 de model's powertrain is provided by a 100kW electric motor activated by a lithium-ion battery that's one of the biggest we've ever seen in a plug-in model - 31.2kWh in capacity. This promises a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of 61.5 miles (NEDC 66 miles) and that facilitates an overall CO2 figure of 29g/km. The NEDC combined cycle fuel reading is 256.8mpg. This would be our variant of choice in the range, provided you don't mind the fact that you'll need a fast charger for really quick plug-in turn-around times with a GLE 350 de; Mercedes talks of a 50kW DC public fast charger (of which there are over 1,000 around the UK) delivering a zero-to-80% rapid charge in about 30 minutes. From a wallbox, this car will take 90 minutes for a full charge, while from a conventional power socket, it will require about five hours. What else? Well, we'll tell you that the comprehensive three year warranty is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash.

Summary

Ultimately, the Stuttgart brand builds more SUVs than anyone else and there's a reason why globally, the GLE is the most popular model of that kind that the company makes. It's true that there are sportier, more dynamic models of this kind you could buy. But we're struggling to think of many that offer a better all-round package. Especially in the case of this GLE 350 de plug-in variant. Capable, practical and luxurious, it's our favourite version of the best mainstream large SUV we've yet seen from the Three-Pointed Star - by far. Mercedes is now at last fully credible in this segment.

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