2016 Mercedes GLE announced, replaces ML

The 2016 Mercedes GLE is finally here and it’s set to replace the ML. Essentially a facelifted version of the mid-size SUV,  the model benefits from a revised front fascia featuring an updated grille and reshaped headlights while the rear end has gained tweaked LED taillights as well as a sportier-looking exhaust system. Opt for one of the AMG versions and these come with 20-inch rims, a more aggressive front bumper, a single-bar front grille, rear diffuser along with a quad exhaust setup. The interior now has a fresh multi-function steering wheel, updated color palette and a variety of trims like carbon, wood, aluminum, piano black and others.

2016 Mercedes GLE
2016 Mercedes GLE

The 2016 Mercedes GLE is going to be offered with an extensive engine lineup including a V6 3.0-liter twin-turbo developing 333 PS & 480 Nm as well as a V8 4.7-liter twin-turbo rated at 435 PS & 700 Nm. There’s also a more economical 4-cylinder, 2.1-liter turbodiesel with 204 HP & 480 Nm along with a beefier V6 3.0-liter turbodiesel churning 258 PS & 620 Nm.

The range-topping Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 has a V8 5.5-liter twin-turbo with 557 PS & 700 Nm while the S version packs 585 PS & 760 Nm. The latter will need just 4.2 seconds to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) before topping out at an electronically-governed 155 mph (250 km/h).
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The 2016 Mercedes GLE can also be had as a plug-in hybrid in the GLE 500e 4MATIC guise which combines a V6 3.0-liter BlueDIRECT engine, a 7-speed automatic transmission, an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor built into the gearbox. It has a combined output of 442 PS & 650 Nm and will consume just 3.3 liters / 100 km and cover up to 30 km on electric power.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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