Launched as a CBU product, local assembly will commence later this year.
Mercedes India has launched a petrol variant of the Mercedes GLE in the country. Priced at INR 74.90 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), it will be sold as a CBU initially, while local assembly will commence later this year.
This is the first time a petrol engine option is being offered in the GLE (previously M Class). The GLE 400 4MATIC is powered by a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine generating 333 hp at 5250-6000 rpm and 480 Nm of torque between 1,600-4000 rpm. The engine is paired to Merc's 7G-TRONIC Plus automatic gearbox as standard, which sends power to all four wheels via the 4MATIC system.
Standard features include full LED headlamps, electric sunroof, memory package for power-operated driver and passenger seats, parking package with sensors and 360-degree camera, Harman Kardon audio system, COMAND infotainment system with a 7-inch display, Dynamic Select and AIRMATIC air suspension with adaptive dampening.
Up until now, the Mercedes GLE was offered with a choice between two diesel motors: a 2.2L inline-four-cylinder unit capable of 204 PS & 500 Nm and 3.0L V6 engine with 258 PS & 620 Nm. They are offered as the GLE 250d and the GLE 350d respectively. Unlike the GLE 400 though, the two diesel variants feature the newer 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard.