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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Compact Crossover (4th gen, W167)

MSRP 71350 USDNEX score 68%

Product Overview

The 4th-generation GLE is a mid-size crossover SUV. The new engines are very efficient, and the diesel engines comply with Euro 62d and RDE level 2. The petrol models will include an inline-6 that include a 48-volt mild-hybrid system.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful twin-turbo petrol engine
  • Quickshift all-wheel drive system
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Excellent range
  • Superb infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of standard equipment
  • Lack of driver-aiding tech
  • Lack of refinement
  • Lacklustre infotainment
  • Expensive to run
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Specifications

Variants:
300d
350
350d
350de
400d
450
580
AMG 53
AMG 63
AMG 63 S

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
630 - 2055 L

Chassis

Suspension | Front
Double wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Turning Circle
12 m

Dimensions

Size | Height
1772 mm
Size | Length
4924 mm
Size | Width
1947 mm
300dWeight
2165 kg
Wheelbase
2995 mm

Performance

300dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.2 s
350Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.6 s
350dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.9 s
350deAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.8 s
400dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.8 s
450Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.7 s
580Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.9 s
AMG 53Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.3 s
AMG 63Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.0 s
AMG 63 SAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.8 s

Powertrain

300dEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
350Engine | Displacement
2.0 L
350dEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
400dEngine | Displacement
2.9 L
450Engine | Displacement
3.0 L
580Engine | Displacement
4.0 L
AMG 63Engine | Displacement
4.0 L
AMG 63 SEngine | Displacement
4.0 L
300dEngine | Power
241hp
350Engine | Power
255hp
350dEngine | Power
268hp
350deEngine | Power
315hp
400dEngine | Power
326hp
450Engine | Power
362hp
580Engine | Power
483hp
AMG 53Engine | Power
429hp
AMG 63Engine | Power
563hp
AMG 63 SEngine | Power
603hp
300dEngine | Torque
500Nm
350Engine | Torque
370Nm
350dEngine | Torque
600Nm
350deEngine | Torque
700Nm
400dEngine | Torque
700Nm
450Engine | Torque
500Nm
580Engine | Torque
700Nm
AMG 53Engine | Torque
520Nm
AMG 63Engine | Torque
750Nm
AMG 63 SEngine | Torque
850Nm
300dEngine | Type
I4 diesel
350Engine | Type
Petrol turbo I4
350dEngine | Type
I4 diesel
350deEngine | Type
Petrol turbo I4
400dEngine | Type
I6 diesel
450Engine | Type
Petrol turbo I6
580Engine | Type
Petrol twin-turbo V8
AMG 63Engine | Type
Petrol twin-turbo V8
AMG 63 SEngine | Type
Petrol twin-turbo V8
Transmission | Gears
9-speed
Transmission | Type
9G-Tronic automatic

Production

Availability
2019
Debut
2018 Paris Motor Show
Made In
USA, Thailand, Indonesia

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 is the second-generation high-performance SUV coupé. The car is AMG-ised via a toothy 'Panamericana' grille, bonnet power bulges, different bumpers and a big rear diffuser. The interior is plush and well lined with brightwork, with special AMG graphics for the steering wheel and sophisticated, screen-based instrumentation.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lack of refinement

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Mercedes-AMG has embraced the growing trend for super-SUVs. The GLE 63 S is the only version of the model offered in the UK. It has been armed with a 22bhp electric motor to cope with GLE's near-two-and-a-half tonne kerb weight. It's ridiculously powerful and quick for a machine of its size.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb power for a small SUV
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • No eco-warrior
  • Not cheap

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 38%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Step-off is generally smooth provided you don't have all the delicacy of an elephant. The nine-speed ‘box can be a touch difficult to get along with at times. The cabin is impressively roomy, and for the most part well finished. The square air vents in the centre of the dash are a smart new design touch.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sophisticated air suspension
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Uncomfortable to ride
  • Not the most fun to drive

autocar[4]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Of the 10 SUVs Mercedes currently offers, it and the GLE Coupé sit around seventh and eighth in the size rankings, below only the GLS and G-Class. Running on electric only, this relatively big battery gives more than a token range, at 61.5 miles officially. It can charge at up to 22kW, which replenishes the battery in an hour.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Lots of fun to drive
Cons
  • No true one-pedal driving

autocar[5]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The new Mercedes-Benz GLE 350de is well worth considering if you’re in the market for a luxury SUV, especially if you spend a good part of your time on urban roads. With a claimed 62 mile electric range and markedly improved regeneration qualities, most commutes can be achieved on battery energy stores alone. The added weight brought on by its complex driveline has robbed the suspension of some of its compliance. However, with Mercedes' latest air spring technology, the car still manages to deliver a quiet and cosseting ride that suites its interior ambience.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Decent ride quality
Cons
  • Expensive for what it offers
  • High CO2 emissions

autocar[6]

Sentiment Score 48%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The GLE 400d uses a 2.9-litre straight-six turbodiesel producing 325bhp and a hefty 516lb ft. This new GLE is longer, wider and lower than the car before it and comes with the option of seven seats for the first time. It's also a technological tour-de-force, with a high-tech, high-quality interior and just one trim 'option': AMG Line.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • No E-Active suspension
  • Lacklustre ride quality

autoexpress[7]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Mercedes has improved its best-selling SUV, with a subtle but effective styling makeover and what we believe to be the best interior in its class. AMG Line is the only trim available in the UK, and while this makes it an attractive prospect, it also means that it's an expensive car to buy. Seven seats are standard on all but the entry-level model, while all models are fitted with four-wheel drive and a smooth nine-speed automatic transmission.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive cabin quality
  • Impressive infotainment tech
Cons
  • Expensive to run
  • Alternatives are more fun to drive

autoexpress[8]

Sentiment Score 55%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Standard kit includes 20-inch alloys, LED headlights, blind spot and traffic sign assist. MBUX system consists of a pair of 12.3-inch displays mounted side-by-side. Main screen is touch-sensitive, although it can still be controlled through conventional buttons, or a slightly fiddly touchpad mounted on the centre console. Forward visibility is hampered by a high dashboard line.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Slippery ride
  • Slow steering response

autoexpress[9]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The GLE 53 uses Mercedes' EQ Boost mild-hybrid tech to improve performance and efficiency. It's a 2,305kg machine, mind, and with ‘only’ 429bhp to shift that bulk you might think the GLE isn't all that rapid. The 0-62mph sprint takes 5.3 seconds, so this seven-seat family SUV can embarrass hot hatchbacks. However, with official fuel consumption of 26.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 248g/km, it's still going to be as pricey to run as it is to buy.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of tech
Cons
  • Pricier than rivals
  • No infotainment

carmagazine[10]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
For a 2.5-tonne four-wheel drive monster it really shifts. Steering is a little light, even its raciest mode. But dip it into an undulating corner and there's enough feel to guide you round. 48-volt active-roll suspension does its magic to make it feel positively un-boat-like.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Extremely fun to drive
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Expensive for a four-cylinder

carmagazine[11]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE starts at £55,685. It will come as standard with seven-seats and Airmatic air suspension. The former two will only cost a few thousand more to buy the base 300 d. The 400 d and plug-in hybrid versions will arrive a few months later. It's a shame that most of the car's potentially life-saving driver-aiding technology is only available as an option.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent range
Cons
  • Lack of driver-aiding tech
  • Lacklustre infotainment

carwow[12]

Sentiment Score 82%
Reviewers from carwow have found the following***:
The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 is a high-performance version of the luxurious GLE SUV. It comes with a more powerful engine and a few visual upgrades to help you tell it apart from the standard car. The 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine produces 435hp thanks to the help of an electric motor and compact battery pack.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • More expensive than standard GLE

cnet[13]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
Mercedes-Benz's latest infotainment system stands at the forefront of the GLE350's technological freshening. MBUX has been slowly creeping into every revised Mercedes, and I think it's a fantastic system. Between both rows of seats, there are an impressive five USB-C ports standard.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent fuel economy
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[14]

Sentiment Score 93%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The GLE450 has a huge list of driving aids, making commutes around San Francisco a breeze. The navigation system features augmented reality with addresses and directions laid directly over the forward-facing camera display. The cabin looks and feels top-notch, with great leathers and a number of different wood and metal inlay options.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Huge array of driving aids
  • Comfortable seats
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Expensive compared to other GLE models

User Reviews

References

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2. ^ Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-amg/gls-63/first-drives/mercedes-amg-gle-63-s-2021-uk-review. 2021-09-27. Retrieved 2021-10-03.
3. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/gle/first-drives/mercedes-benz-gle-2019-uk-review. 2019-05-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLE 350de 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/gle/first-drives/mercedes-benz-gle-350de-2020-uk-review. 2020-10-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLE 350de 4Matic 2019 review . [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/gle/first-drives/mercedes-benz-gle-350de-4matic-2019-review. 2019-09-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d 2019 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mercedes-benz/gle/first-drives/mercedes-benz-gle-400d-2019-uk-review. 2019-08-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
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