Mercedes-Benz GLE Now Available in Two New Petrol and Diesel Variants

by Jatin Chhibber | 14/06/2020
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Mercedes-Benz has finally launched the new petrol-powered GLE trims named as GLE 450 and GLE400d in our market. The new SUV is priced at Rs 88.80 lakh.

Early this year, Mercedes-Benz launched the new-gen GLE in the Indian market, but it was only offered in diesel engine variantss namely- GLE 300d and GLE 400d Hip Hop Edition. Now the German automaker has launched two more variants of the SUV in our market- GLE 450 and GLE400d.The GLE 450 petrol priced at a starting price tag of Rs 88.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), going all the way up to Rs 89.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the GLE400d trim. Now, the Mercedes-Benz GLE line-up comprises of four distinctive trim levels- GLE 300d, GLE450, GLE 400d and GLE 400d Hip Hop Edition.

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The new GLE petrol is launched in two different trim levels

With the launch of the new GLE 400d, customers now have the options to buy a petrol-powered GLE. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 derives power from a 3.0-litre, six-pot, turbocharged petrol engine mated to a 48V mild-hybrid system. The IC engine puts out 367bhp of power and 500 Nm of torque and the mild-hybrid system further adds 22bhp and 250 Nm of more power and torque. Transmission duties are done by a 9-speed automatic gearbox, sending power to all four wheels. The automaker claims that the petrol-powered GLE 450 can sprint front 0-100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds. 

Mr Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “The new GLE LWB has already excited the market and has a 3 months waiting period. With the introduction of a petrol model, we expect it to further drive its popularity and cater to the requirements of those customers who waited for a petrol model." 

The SUV is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo-petrol mill paired with a mild-hybrid system

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The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 and the 400d Hip Hop Edition shares a lot of equipment and features. These features include 20-inch alloy wheels, multi-beam LED headlamps, memory function for front seats, electrically adjustable rear seats, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with company’s latest MBUX software, four-zone climate control, active air suspension, a panoramic sunroof and much more. Moreover, the new SUV comes loaded with safety features like multiple airbags, 360-degree camera with hands-free parking function, blind-spot monitoring and active brake assist. 

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