The Mercedes GLE is a large crossover that delivers superb levels of interior space, and makes plenty of room for passengers and luggage alike. Described by Top Gear as “one of the best luxury SUVS on sale”, the practical GLE provides an extremely comfortable ride for all the family.
This tall vehicle possesses large doors, ensuring that access to either compartment is a breeze. The car’s aluminium roof rails are fitted as standard, providing extra load-bearing options. While the GLE is extremely practical, it is also very easy on the eye. For instance, it rides on stylish 19-inch alloy wheels, and features a range of body-coloured fixtures that include power-operated, light-sensitive and heated door mirrors.
Inside the GLE, there’s plenty of room for four full-size adults, or a young family of five. Occupants are provided with an array of generously proportioned cubby spaces, which are positioned throughout the cabin. The interior is at once uncluttered and sportily refined, and high-end materials have been used extensively to create the car’s fixtures. Front-row travellers get to enjoy electric three-way-adjustable and lumbar-supporting positions that are also heated. A raised driving position ensures that the person behind the wheel has a good view of the road ahead. A class-competitive 690-litre boot space can be expanded to a van-like 2,010 litres, should you ever need to transport large amounts of cargo.
Entry-level editions of the GLE are typically installed with a 2.1-litre 204bhp diesel engine, which delivers 500Nm of torque and 0-60mph in approximately 8.4 seconds. This four-cylinder unit also manages up to 47.9mpg, and produces a 156g/km CO2 emission figure. If optimal performance levels are required, select a model that is fitted with a 5.5-litre petrol engine. This puts out 585bhp and 760Nm of torque, and enables the vehicle to go from 0-60mph in just four seconds.
Thanks to the inclusion of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, it’s possible to mirror your smartphone via the car’s eight-inch high-resolution display screen. Mercedes-Benz’s COMAND Online infotainment system features too, providing audio entertainment that includes DAB digital radio. Bluetooth connectivity is also included, facilitating music streaming from compatible smartphones, and hands-free telephone communication
The GLE is based upon the M-Class, which was awarded five out of five stars by Euro NCAP. A wide range of safety features are included, such as an active bonnet, which rises on impact with a pedestrian or cyclist, minimising contact in the process. Attention Assist features too, alerting the driver if drowsiness is detected and urging him or her to take a break. Numerous airbags are in place, as are two ISOFIX child seat attachments that help to secure the most precious cargo of all.
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