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Mercedes-Benz launched the facelifted GLE at a starting price of Rs. 96.4 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has launched the facelifted GLE at a starting price of Rs. 96.4 lakh. It can be had either with a professional line trim or the AMG line trim, depending on what variant you pick. The GLE now features a redesigned headlight and taillight along with a redesigned front grille. It also features a redesigned interior that takes inspiration from the GLS. For starters, it gets a new steering wheel, and the AC vents get a chrome surround. Mercedes-Benz has also added a 13-speaker Burmester surround system with a 580-watt output. Additionally, a 360-degree camera features a transparent bonnet function that enables the driver to have better visibility over near or hidden obstacles. The AMG line trim has additional features like a heads-up display and air suspension, along with a bigger engine.
 
The GLE can currently be had in three variants that include one petrol and two diesel engines. The 300d variant is a 2.0 diesel motor that produces 269 bhp of power and 550 Nm of torque. Mercedes-Benz claims it can go from 0-100 in 6.9 seconds. The GLE 450d gets a six-cylinder diesel motor that produces 367 bhp and a hefty 750 Nm of torque. It also does 0-100 in just 5.6 seconds and costs Rs. 1.15 crore.
 
Meanwhile, the petrol-powered 450 variant also uses a six-cylinder that produces a healthy 381 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. It can be had for Rs. 1.10 crore. All engines are paired with a 9-speed gearbox that puts power down via Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. They also have a mild hybrid 48V integrated starter-generator (ISG) that adds 20bhp and 200 Nm of torque to their peak outputs.
 
The key rival of the Mercedes-Benz GLE is the Audi Q7, which costs Rs. 84.7 lakh. The Range Rover Velar costs Rs. 94.3 lakh, and the BMW X5 costs Rs. 95.2 lakh.
TopGear Magazine May 2024