Mercedes Benz GLE 550 E
Defining a vehicle needs perfect wording that suite its overall style, body and most importantly give perfect picture of vehicle for which it’s been made. Mercedes Benz GLE can be called extra ordinary from ordinary this is what makes it separate from other vehicles. This is the perfect ride right according to your needs because this is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that has both performance and economy at the same time. This GLE class of Mercedes was introduced in the year of 2016 and from external appearance there are no major changes in 2017. This GLE class is the advancement in M-Class where it didn’t have change in its name only but there are many improvements especially inside cabin with addition of new features.
Mercedes Benz GLE 550 E is an SUV vehicle that has powerful presence on road with luxury, comfortable and safe environment for users.
Front of Mercedes Benz GLE is same like other SUV including 250 4MATIC and 300 4MATIC but its overall length and width is more than those that make this vehicle a true SUV because previous two sometimes make you feel of hatchback instead of SUV. It has fully automatic projector beam halogen day time running headlamps that usually found in most of Mercedes vehicles.
It has 19 inch aluminum alloy wheels that come standard in all versions of GLE including GLE 350, GLE 400 , AMG GLE 550e and AMG GLE 63S.
Rear side of vehicle is nicely finished specially tail lights with half part inside tail gate. As mentioned earlier this is a plug-in hybrid vehicle so the charging plug is given on the rear side of vehicle.
Luxurious interior with unique improvements to cabin is what GLE 550e has, specifically it has premium leather seats with nice stitching same leather also applied on door trim, dashboard and steering wheel.
Talking about features it has long list but most fascinating is floating screen, as Mercedes is all about safety and the cool thing about screen is ergonomically adjustment in front of your eyes that didn’t divert your attention and can easily controlled using touch pad placed on center console.
It has no touch interface because that can create difficulties sometime. Features inside car are settled in such a way that you become familiar unknowingly.
Engine and Transmission:
It has 3.0 Liter turbo charged V6 engine with auto stop start feature, Engine has 6 inline cylinders that combine produce 436 horse power. It has fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon within city while 22 miles per gallon on highway but if combine electric and gasoline gives 39-40 Miles per gallon because it give 19 miles per gallon on pure electric.
You can use both modes whatever you want electric and gasoline. Top speed of GLE 550 E is 132 miles per hour where its takes 5.5 seconds to reach 0-60 miles per hour.
It has 7G- Tronic speed automatic transmission and if you prefer manual over automatic there are present paddle shifter right behind the wheel.
As I mentioned earlier there are improvements to the cabin of GLE 550 E plug-in hybrid so does there is enough head and leg room for rear seat passengers, there can sit five persons comfortably 2 on front and 3 on rear. Front seats are heated and have 4 way power lumbar support with driver memory where rear seats have cushion and seatback rear set.
Many other features related to comfort also included that can be found below under specifications section.
- Cross wind assist electronic stability control (ESC) and roll stability control (RSC)
- ABS and driveline traction control
- Side impact beams
- Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
- Blind spot assist blind spot sensor
- Active brake assist forward collision
- Lane keeping assist lane departure warning
- Tire specific low tire pressure warning
- Curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
- Airbag occupancy sensor
- Driver knee airbag
- Rear child safety locks
- First aid kit
- Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 pint- height adjusters and pretensioners
- Back up camera
Price in USA =67295 $