Mercedes-Benz has launched its new GLE, which features “a wealth of innovations”.
The company said this includes the active suspension system E-ACTIVE, new driver assistance, an optional third seat row, big-screen infotainment system, colour HUD, 4MATIC drive, and the option of a plug-in hybrid model.
The GLE will be powered by a new six-cylinder petrol engine, with diesel and hybrid models available at a later date.
This provides the GLE 450 4MATIC model with 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque, with a further 250Nm of torque and 16kW available via EQ Boost over short periods.
“The integrated starter/alternator (ISG) is responsible for hybrid functions such as EQ Boost or energy recuperation, while allowing fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology,” said Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz said the 4MATIC all-wheel drive works with this powertrain to provide agile performance on the road, and superior off-road capabilities.
“The new Mercedes-Benz GLE will be presented to the public from 4 October 2018. It will be in the dealerships in early 2019 – USA and Europe.”