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20 Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE 300d 4Matic AMG Line Prem 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 St]

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3" digital instrument cluster displayAttention assist
Brake wear warning displayDirect steer speed sensitive steering
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
ECO start/stop functionGeofencing
Hey Mercedes Voice activationMBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigation
Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenanceMercedes-Benz emergency call
Outside temperature displayRemote boot release
Service indicator (ASSYST)Status display for rear seat belts in instrument cluster
Traffic Sign Assist, Traffic sign recognition including wrong way warning function and display of posted speed limits in the instrument clusterTrip computer in multifunction display showing current fuel consumption
Widescreen cockpitWireless charging system for mobile devices

Entertainment

Additional USB connectionDAB Digital radio
Dual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)High resolution 12.3" multimedia colour display

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAdaptive high beam assist
Aerial for GPSAluminium look, illuminated running boards with rubber studs
AMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirts in polished aluminiumBody colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersElectric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensors
Exterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustableFront green tinted glass
LED high performance headlampsLED rear lights
Multi beam LED headlightsPrivacy glass - heat insulating dark tinted glass
Radiator grille with integrated star and single louvre in matt iridium silver with chrome trimRadio aerial integrated into rear window
Rain sensing windscreen wipersRear wiper
Roof rail systemTop surround of side windows in polished aluminium
Visible twin pipe exhaust system integrated into bumperWaistline in polished aluminium

Interior Features

3 spoke AMG multifunction steering wheel with touch control buttons, trimmed in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section3rd row of seats for 2 people
4 way lumbar support40:20:40 split folding rear seats
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsAMG floor mats with AMG lettering
Artico man-made leather upper dashboard with contrast topstitchingAutomatic child seat recognition sensor
Black roof linerCentral stowage compartment with 12 V socket in centre console
Chrome door pinsCourtesy lights in rear grab handles with reading light functionality
Electronically adjustable three second row seatsFour way fully front electric seat adjustment
Front centre armrest with stowage compartment and illuminated grab handlesFront/rear adjustable head restraints
Glasses compartment in overhead control panelGlove compartment - lockable, air conditioned and illuminated
Heated front seatsInterior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lighting
ISOFIX child seat attachment points two outer rear seatsNappa leather upholstery
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seatSteering column manually adjustable for height and reach
Steering wheel multifunction with gearshift paddlesSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Thermotronic automatic 4 zone climate controlTouchpad

Packs

Anti theft Protection package - GLEMemory package - GLE
Mirror package - GLEParking package with 360 camera - GLE

Safety

Active bonnetAdaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wet
Airbags - driver and front passenger, with extended adaptivity for front passenger airbagAirbags - sidebag for driver and front passenger with combined thorax/pelvis bag
Airbags - windowbagsAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windowsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brakeElectronic Stability Programme (ESP)
Matt surround electronic keyPerforated front brake discs and brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety systemThree point rear seat belts
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserCentral locking with interior switch, automatic locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Keyless entry go starting function 

Technical

85 litre fuel tankAgility control lowered suspension with selective damping system
Diesel particulate filter (DPF)Incorrect fuelling protection

Trim

Dashboard and door, anthracite open pore oak wood trimTrim - Centre console, anthracite open pore oak wood trim

Wheels

20" AMG 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in tremolite grey with high sheen finishSummer tyres with noise reducing absorber
TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)162Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb203 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1950Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.3
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)46.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)50.4EC Urban (mpg)40.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb7.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low9.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.7WLTP - MPG - Comb36.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High35.3WLTP - MPG - High42.8
WLTP - MPG - Low28.5WLTP - MPG - Medium36.7

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power245Coin Descriptiond 4Matic
Coin SeriesAMG Line Prem [7 st]Generation Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %90NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %78NCAP Safety Assist %78
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.2Engine Power - BHP245
Engine Power - KW180Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4200Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed140

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC CorrelatedRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/50 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/50 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1795Length4930
Wheelbase2995Width2018
Width (including mirrors)2157 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)85Gross Vehicle Weight2890
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2055Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)630
Max. Loading Weight720Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2170No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.02
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz GLE

In MK2 model guise, the Mercedes GLE is a large luxury SUV with a more dynamic look and a more sophisticated feel than its M-Class-based predecessor. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The second generation Mercedes GLE is now a much stronger contender in the large luxury SUV segment thanks to smarter looks, more efficient engines and the option of seven seats for the first time. That's because it's significantly bigger inside than its predecessor, hence the bigger boot. The suspension's more sophisticated too and there are greater levels of safety and media connectivity. Rivals like BMW's X5 and Porsche's Cayenne must now take this car very seriously indeed.

Background

Think of all the reasons not to like a large, luxury SUV. Thirst. Poor performance. Huge tax liabilities. Wobbly handling. Yet upper-middle class motorists still love them, patiently sure that one day, the brands involved would bring us something better. Something perhaps, like this - the second generation Mercedes GLE. This contender sits at the heart of the large section of the luxury SUV segment, just above the brand's more compact Audi Q5 or BMW X3-sized GLC model. And just below the Range Rover-sized Mercedes GLS. As you might be aware, cars in this GLE's class tend to fall into two categories in their approach to likely buyers. Seven-seat practicality is favoured by SUVs like Land Rover's Discovery, Audi's Q7 and Volvo's XC90 - which is one way to go. As an alternative, contenders like BMW's X5, Porsche's Cayenne and Volkswagen's Touareg give you only five seats but offer more dynamic looks and agile handling. This Mercedes can now offer up to seven seats and hopes to appeal to both areas of this segment. There's a separate stylised GLE Coupe model still on sale, but that's based on the previous generation model and won't be replaced until 2020.

Driving Experience

There are five GLE engine options and most buyers are likely to choose the base diesel derivative, a 300d 4MATIC variant that features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 245hp and 500Nm of torque. It can travel from 0 to 62mph in 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 140mph. Next up is the six cylinder diesel 350d 4MATIC, which offers 272hp, the same engine also available in 330hp guise in the GLE 400d 4MATIC. If petrol power is of more interest, there's an alternative GLE 450 4MATIC variant powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine with EQ Boost, which has an output of 367hp and 500Nm of torque. EQ Boost uses a 48-volt onboard network with a belt-driven starter/alternator - the system adds 22hp to the car's overall output. It can sprint from 0 to 62mph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph. There's also a PHEV plug-in version, a 350de diesel variant. In all variants, power is transmitted via 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The broad ratio spread of gears allows for a clearly perceptible reduction in engine speed. Ride comfort and agility improvements are promised by the optional 48V E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL suspension, which is combined with the optional AIRMATIC air suspension. This is the only system in the market where the spring and damping forces can be individually controlled at each wheel. This means that it not only counteracts body roll, but also pitching and squat.

Design and Build

This second generation GLE has a much more purposeful look than its predecessor (which was really only a lightly facelifted version of the old M-Class). With this MK2 design, you get a longer wheelbase, short overhangs and large, flush-fitted wheels. There's also a very upright radiator grille and a purposefully-sculpted bonnet with two power domes. This GLE also cuts an athletic figure from the rear. This is particularly emphasised by the powerful shoulder muscle line extending from the C-pillar to the rear lights. Inside, the 80mm wheelbase increase makes the car feel much more spacious, but the first thing you'll probably notice at the front is that the designers have incorporated a couple of 12.3-inch TFT screens, one in the instrument binnacle and one in the centre of the dash that works with the new 'MBUX' voice-activated multimedia system. There's more space in the second row too - plus for the first time, a third seating row has been fitted into this car. When you're not using it, there's 825-litres of luggage space - or up to 2,055-litres if you can fold down all the seats. In conjunction with AIRMATIC air suspension, the vehicle's rear can be lowered by around 40 millimetres using a switch, for easier loading and unloading.

Market and Model

There are in four mainstream models on offer and pricing kicks off with the GLE 300d 4MATIC diesel derivative - which costs around £56,000. Next up is the GLE 350d 4MATIC (around £61,000), with the GLE 400d 4MATIC costing around £63,500. The GLE 450 4MATIC petrol version retails for around £62,500. There's also a 350de plug-in diesel variant. Importantly, you can now have three seating rows in this car and, as you'd have a right to expect for the money being asked, it's very well equipped. All model's get the company's latest 'MBUX' multimedia system with 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. Plus there a 12.3-inch widescreen virtual instrument binnacle display and a further 12.3-inch touchscreen centre-dash infotainment monitor. Other standard kit runs to blind spot assist, 20-inch five-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels, illuminated grab handles, illuminated running boards, LED headlights with active high beam assist and privacy glass. Inside, there's anthracite open-pore oak wood trim with Nappa leather upholstery. And a mirror package including automatic dimming for the driver's exterior mirror and the rear-view mirror, plus logo projection onto the ground when you open the door at night. You also get heated front seats, a parking package including active parking assist, automatic two-zone climate control and traffic sign assist. Many customers will want to pay extra on the 300d for AIRMATIC air suspension (which is standard on the '450' petrol version). A long list of camera-driven safety features are now included, including 'Active Steering Assist' and 'Active Distance Assist', plus an 'Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC' feature that gives a degree of autonomous driving.

Cost of Ownership

Mercedes quotes a figure of 46.3mpg (combined cycle) with emissions of 162g/km for the GLE 300d diesel, with the GLE 350d and GLE 400d V6 diesel variants managing 40.4mpg and 184g/km. The GLE 450 petrol variant manages up to 33.6 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 191g/km of CO2. The alternative 350de plug-in diesel variant offers a 61.5 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range. What else? Well, we'll tell you that the comprehensive three year warranty is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. And it's worth knowing that your maintenance outlay can be kept a little in check by going for the optional Service Care package that takes care of routine maintenance, spreading the cost of regular servicing, guaranteeing the price of parts and labour for up to four services and covering the cost of all recommended service items such as brake fluid, spark plugs, air filters, fuel filters and screen wash. There's also an ASSYST dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due. It's also worth mentioning that the 'Mercedes me' remote online services package that comes as part of the infotainment system includes remote self-diagnostic capability, enabling your GLE to monitor wear and tear items and alert your local dealer to let you know if something needs seeing to.

Summary

So, how to sum up this GLE? First, here's what it won't do: stride across the Gobi desert quite like any Land Rover product. Or power round Brands Hatch quite like a more sporting BMW X5. But for us, that's not a problem: this car, after all, intentionally sets out to offer more of a middle ground between these two extremes and it's a place in which this second generation GLE seems far more comfortable than its predecessors was. It's true that there are sportier, more dynamic models of this kind you could buy. But we're struggling to think of many that offer a better all-round package. Quick, capable, practical and luxurious, this is at last the car Mercedes always should have had in this segment.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
60%

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£759
Deposit£1799
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate6.7%
Cash price£51,698
Credit amount£49,899
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£23,538.27
Total amount payable£61,779.27
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge15.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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