India-bound Mercedes GLE unveiled - IAB Report

26/03/2015 - 15:41 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Mild changes to the interior and exterior.

The Mercedes GLE Class (M-Class facelift following the new nomenclature) has been revealed prior to its unveiling at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Mercedes GLE front three quarter official image

Starting with the looks, the GLE features a revised grille flanked by rehashed headlights. The rear gets new LED taillights and a sportier looking exhaust system.

The AMG variants gain virility with a new front bumper, a single band grille and 20-inch alloy wheels with a titanium grey finish. Included in the package is a rear diffuser and a quad exhaust.

Mercedes GLE rear three quarter official image

The interior is very similar to the outgoing vehicle but gets a new multi-function steering wheel and a freestanding infotainment display. The new colour palette has espresso brown, ginger beige, saddle brown and porcelain - and an exhaustive trim options list that has carbon fiber, aluminum, piano black, brown ash, brown burred walnut and brown eucalyptus, among others.

Engine options for the Mercedes GLE

  • 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 333 PS and 480 Nm of torque
  • 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 with 435 PS and 700 Nm of torque
  • 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel with 204 PS and 480 Nm of torque
  • 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 258 PS and 620 Nm of torque
  • 5.5-liter V8 engine with 557 PS and 700 Nm of torque (AMG)
  • 5.5-liter V8 engine with 585 PS and 700 Nm of torque (AMG S)

Mercedes GLE dashboard official image

Additionally buyers will be offered the GLE 500 e 4MATIC plug-in hybrid that employs 3.0-liter V6 engine, an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox with an integrated electric motor. Combined, it makes 442 PS and 650 Nm of torque, and delivers a mileage of 33.3 km/l in the UK, and can travel up to 30 km purely on electricity at speeds up to 130 km/h.

Mercedes GLE 63 AMG side profile official image

The GLE, like the outgoing car, should be launched in India as a CKD, later this year. You can find more info in the press release below the gallery.

Mercedes GLE - Official Image Gallery

Mercedes GLE - Press Release

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