On the New York Auto Show ( 3 to 12 April 2015) shows the Mercedes M-Class successor GLE first time. With the new nomenclature keep a modified front and rear collection, but also under the sheet, the Swabians have improved. An average of 17 percent will have one reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The price list, the improvements are, however, affect only marginally. Mercedes speaks of " prices virtually unchanged ". The entry into the GLE world has become cheaper by as much as 1,900 euros. However, this is not due to Stuttgart generous mood, but the new, 204-hp entry-level GLE 250 d, which is the first time available with rear-wheel drive. The new base diesel costs from 53,967 euros and is therefore exactly 84 euros cheaper than the also rear-wheel drive BMW X5 25d sDrive with 218 - hp diesel.
Who would not want to give up the right in this class useful all-wheel drive, starts with the GLE 250d 4Matic from 56,704 euros, almost 500 euros more expensive than before. The other GLE models more expensive on average by 600 to 700 euros. The six-cylinder diesel GLE 350 d 4Matic with 258 hp will cost at least 60,750 euros, the six-cylinder petrol GLE 400 4Matic with 333 hp is to have from 60,928 euros. Eight pots are available from € 76,874 in the 435-hp GLE 500 4Matic. Brand new and first time available in the Benz SUV 's story is a plug-in hybrid drive in the GLE 500 e 4Matic. The combination of 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine with 333 hp and a 166 - horsepower electric motor adds up to 442 hp system performance. The hybrid SUV will accelerate as the V8 GLE in 5.3 seconds to 100 km / h, but only consume 3.5 liters on average. It costs at least 73,899 euros.
Another innovation that brings the facelift of the M-Class on GLE with it, is the presence of two AMG models. The " home " is now with the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4Matic from 111,384 euros. These are good 1,100 euros more than in the past, but its performance is also increasing from 525 to 557 hp. In ranking the 585 hp and better equipped GLE 63 S 4Matic for at least 121,621 euros. The standard equipment for all GLE models of products now includes a crosswind assistant as well as the so-called Collision Prevention Assist Plus. Both diesel engines are equipped with this nine-speed automatic transmission. The launch of the new Mercedes GLE starts in August 2015th (sw)