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GLE 450 4Matic AMG Line Prem 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 St]

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency33.60mpg
Emissions
Emissions229.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed155mph

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)
  • MBUX augmented reality for navigation
  • Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
  • Outside temperature display
  • Remote boot release
  • Service indicator (ASSYST)
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • 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

  • Additional USB connection
  • 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 rear lights
  • Multi beam LED headlights
  • 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
  • 3rd row of seats for 2 people
  • 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
  • Chrome door pins
  • Courtesy lights in rear grab handles with reading light functionality
  • Electric folding second row seats adjustments
  • Electronically adjustable three second row seats
  • 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
  • Steering column manually adjustable for height and reach
  • Steering wheel multifunction with gearshift paddles
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Thermotronic automatic 4 zone climate control
  • touchpad

Packs

  • Airmatic package - GLE
  • Anti theft Protection package - GLE
  • Memory package - GLE
  • Mirror package - GLE
  • Parking package with 360 camera - 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
  • EQ Boost starter alternator
  • Petrol Particulate Filter (PPF)

Trim

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

Wheels

  • 22" 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

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.318
  • CO2 (g/km)
    194
  • HC
    0.033
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    70
  • NOx
    0.019
  • Particles
    0.0007
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    229

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2999
  • Compression Ratio
    10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    83
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    92
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    TWIN TURBO
  • Gears
    9 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    24
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    33.2
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    39.2
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    26.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    10.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    9.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    8.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    14.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    9.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    28
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    28.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    33.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    19.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    28.5

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    3.0
  • Badge Power
    367
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    4Matic
  • Coin Series
    AMG Line Prem [7 st]
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    47E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    30
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    91
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    90
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    78
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    78
  • 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)
    5.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    367
  • Engine Power - KW
    270
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    369
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    51
  • Engine Torque - NM
    500
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1600
  • Top Speed
    155

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    285/40 R22
  • Tyre Size Rear
    325/35 R22
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    AMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    22" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    Not Available
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1772
  • Length
    4924
  • Wheelbase
    2995
  • Width
    1947
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2157

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    85
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3000
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    2055
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    630
  • Max. Loading Weight
    780
  • Max. Roof Load
    100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2700
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2220
  • No. of Seats
    7
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.2

In MK2 model guise, the Mercedes GLE is a large luxury SUV with a more dynamic look and a more sophisticated feel than its M-Class-based predecessor. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Think of all the reasons not to like a large, luxury SUV. Thirst. Poor performance. Huge tax liabilities. Wobbly handling. Yet upper-middle class motorists still love them, patiently sure that one day, the brands involved would bring us something better. Something perhaps, like this - the second generation Mercedes GLE. This contender sits at the heart of the large section of the luxury SUV segment, just above the brand's more compact Audi Q5 or BMW X3-sized GLC model. And just below the Range Rover-sized Mercedes GLS. As you might be aware, cars in this GLE's class tend to fall into two categories in their approach to likely buyers. Seven-seat practicality is favoured by SUVs like Land Rover's Discovery, Audi's Q7 and Volvo's XC90 - which is one way to go. As an alternative, contenders like BMW's X5, Porsche's Cayenne and Volkswagen's Touareg give you only five seats but offer more dynamic looks and agile handling. This Mercedes can now offer up to seven seats and hopes to appeal to both areas of this segment. There's a separate stylised GLE Coupe model still on sale, but that's based on the previous generation model and won't be replaced until 2020.

Driving Experience

There are five GLE engine options and most buyers are likely to choose the base diesel derivative, a 300d 4MATIC variant that features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 245hp and 500Nm of torque. It can travel from 0 to 62mph in 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 140mph. Next up is the six cylinder diesel 350d 4MATIC, which offers 272hp, the same engine also available in 330hp guise in the GLE 400d 4MATIC. If petrol power is of more interest, there's an alternative GLE 450 4MATIC variant powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with EQ Boost, which has an output of 367hp and 500Nm of torque. EQ Boost uses a 48-volt onboard network with a belt-driven starter/alternator - the system adds 22hp to the car's overall output. It can sprint from 0 to 62mph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph. There's also a PHEV plug-in version, a 350de diesel variant. In all variants, power is transmitted via 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The broad ratio spread of gears allows for a clearly perceptible reduction in engine speed. Ride comfort and agility improvements are promised by the optional 48V E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension, which is combined with the optional AIRMATIC air suspension. This is the only system in the market where the spring and damping forces can be individually controlled at each wheel. This means that it not only counteracts body roll, but also pitching and squat.

Design and Build

This second generation GLE has a much more purposeful look than its predecessor (which was really only a lightly facelifted version of the old M-Class). With this MK2 design, you get a longer wheelbase, short overhangs and large, flush-fitted wheels. There's also a very upright radiator grille and a purposefully-sculpted bonnet with two power domes. This GLE also cuts an athletic figure from the rear. This is particularly emphasised by the powerful shoulder muscle line extending from the C-pillar to the rear lights. Inside, the 80mm wheelbase increase makes the car feel much more spacious, but the first thing you'll probably notice at the front is that the designers have incorporated a couple of 12.3-inch TFT screens, one in the instrument binnacle and one in the centre of the dash that works with the new 'MBUX' voice-activated multimedia system. There's more space in the second row too - plus for the first time, a third seating row has been fitted into this car. When you're not using it, there's 825-litres of luggage space - or up to 2,055-litres if you can fold down all the seats. In conjunction with AIRMATIC air suspension, the vehicle's rear can be lowered by around 40 millimetres using a switch, for easier loading and unloading.

Market and Model

There are in four mainstream models on offer and pricing kicks off with the GLE 300d 4MATIC diesel derivative - which costs around £56,000. Next up is the GLE 350d 4MATIC (around £61,000), with the GLE 400d 4MATIC costing around £63,500. The GLE 450 4MATIC petrol version retails for around £62,500. There's also a 350de plug-in diesel variant. Importantly, you can now have three seating rows in this car and, as you'd have a right to expect for the money being asked, it's very well equipped. All model's get the company's latest 'MBUX' multimedia system with 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. Plus there a 12.3-inch widescreen virtual instrument binnacle display and a further 12.3-inch touchscreen centre-dash infotainment monitor. Other standard kit runs to blind spot assist, 20-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, illuminated grab handles, illuminated running boards, LED headlights with active high beam assist and privacy glass. Inside, there's anthracite open-pore oak wood trim with Nappa leather upholstery. And a mirror package including automatic dimming for the driver's exterior mirror and the rear-view mirror, plus logo projection onto the ground when you open the door at night. You also get heated front seats, a parking package including active parking assist, automatic two-zone climate control and traffic sign assist. Many customers will want to pay extra on the 300d for AIRMATIC air suspension (which is standard on the '450' petrol version). A long list of camera-driven safety features are now included, including 'Active Steering Assist' and 'Active Distance Assist', plus an 'Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC' feature that gives a degree of autonomous driving.

Cost of Ownership

Mercedes quotes a figure of 46.3mpg (combined cycle) with emissions of 162g/km for the GLE 300d diesel, with the GLE 350d and GLE 400d V6 diesel variants managing 40.4mpg and 184g/km. The GLE 450 petrol variant manages up to 33.6 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 191g/km of CO2. The alternative 350de plug-in diesel variant offers a 61.5 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range. 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. There's also an ASSYST dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due. It's also worth mentioning that the 'Mercedes me' remote online services package that comes as part of the infotainment system includes remote self-diagnostic capability, enabling your GLE to monitor wear and tear items and alert your local dealer to let you know if something needs seeing to.

Summary

So, how to sum up this GLE? First, here's what it won't do: stride across the Gobi desert quite like any Land Rover product. Or power round Brands Hatch quite like a more sporting BMW X5. But for us, that's not a problem: this car, after all, intentionally sets out to offer more of a middle ground between these two extremes and it's a place in which this second generation GLE seems far more comfortable than its predecessors was. 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. Quick, capable, practical and luxurious, this is at last the car Mercedes always should have had in this segment.

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