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Brand New Mercedes-Benz Gle GLE 250 d 4Matic Sport 5dr 9G-Tronic

Available at Business Sales Cars branches
£2634 deposit + VAT
£439 per month+ VAT

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneCollision prevention assist plus
COMAND online HDD Nav with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 8" screen, linguatronic voice control, 10GB music register, memory card slotCrosswind Assist
Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automaticallyMercedes connect me
Multi function trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Rear view cameraRemote boot release
Service indicator (ASSYST PLUS)Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay
Speed limit and traffic sign assistSpeed sensitive power steering

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSD card slot
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAluminium roof rails
Auto dimming door mirrorsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlights with high beam assistBody coloured bumpers
Chrome door handlesDoor sill panels
Elec heated + adjust door mirrorsElectric folding door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchHeadlamp assist
Headlight washersHeated windscreen wash system
Intelligent LED headlight system with active cornering lightsLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsPrivacy glass
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear wash/wipe

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V socket in front and rear
3 spoke nappa leather steering wheel4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for front passenger seat
4-way lumbar support for drivers seat6 way electric front seats
Adjustable front and rear headrestsArtico leather upholstery
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorCentre armrest and door handle illumination
Courtesy light switch-on with door unlockingDoor centre panels in artico leather
Front and rear door pocketsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholdersFront height/angle adjust neck pro active head restraints
Front seat back map pocketsHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated glovebox
Interior rear light/integral reading lightsIsofix rear child seat fastenings
Leather gear knobLockable glovebox
Luggage compartment coverMulti function steering wheel
Rear armrest with storage + cupholdersSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Storage compartment under load area floorSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Thermotronic automatic climate controlVelour floormats

Safety

ABS with Brake AssistActive bonnet
Adaptive brake systemChild proof door locks
Downhill speed regulation (DSR) with switchDrivers knee airbag
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic four wheel traction control
Electronic parking brakeESP with ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront and rear pre-tensioning and force limiting seatbelts
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety systemRear seatbelt warning indicator
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system/interior protection/immobiliserKeyless ignition
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Brushed aluminium trim 

Wheels

19" 5 twin spoke design alloy wheels in himalaya greyTirefit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.181CO2 (g/km)155
HC+NOx0.086Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.075Particles0.0002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2143Compression Ratio16.2:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)99
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)42.8

General

Badge Engine CC2.1Badge Power204
Coin Descriptiond 4MaticCoin SeriesSport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0741EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.6Engine Power - BHP204
Engine Power - KW150Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3800Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed132

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/50 R19
Tyre Size Rear255/50 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1796Length4819
Wheelbase2915Width1935
Width (including mirrors)2141 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)93Gross Vehicle Weight2950
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2010Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)690
Max. Loading Weight800Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2950Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2150No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.8
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

Mercedes' full-sized GLE luxury SUV looks to deliver the extra style luxury SUV segment buyers are now seeking. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLE might not be a badge you're used to, but it's effectively a heavily revised M-Class. Sharper-looking, more efficient and with more equipment and better quality fittings inside, it's a class act. As well as diesels and plug-in hybrids, there's also a fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG GLE 63S flagship packing 585PS.

Background

Mercedes-Benz says that the GLE is more than a facelifted M-Class - and in some ways, they're right. Yes, this car is M-Class through and through under the skin, but its changes are more than skin-deep. With the GLE, virtually everything apart from the basic chassis has been tweaked, replaced, improved or completely refreshed. The M-Class spanned three generations. The first, built from 1997 to 2005, was almost universally terrible, with poor build quality and inefficient engines. The handsome second, living from 2005 to 2011, was a class act, replaced by a more cumbersome-looking third-generation model in 2011. That 'fresh from the ground up' 'W166' M-Class design has now been replaced by the GLE. So what's it like?

Driving Experience

The biggest sellers in the GLE range will be the diesel models, with the four-cylinder diesel GLE 250 d 4MATIC variant packing 204PS and the V6 GLE 350 d 4MATIC cranking out 258PS. With the start of the GLE generation, all diesel models will be equipped with the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard, for the first time also with the optionally available off-road reduction gear and inter-axle differential lock. If diesel's not your thing, there's a GLE 500e plug-in hybrid 4MATIC variant. This features a BlueDIRECT V6 direct-injection petrol engine with 333PS and a hybrid module with 116PS of electric power. The system peak torque is a massive 650 Newton metres. In addition to impressive acceleration thanks to the boost function, the innovative 'system drive' set-up also offers the option of near-silent all-electric driving at speeds up to 80mph. If high performance is more your thing than high efficiency, then you'll want to sign yourself up for the GLE 63 AMG S. This gets the behemoth 5.5-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine that Mercedes will shoehorn into anything that can take it, sending its 585PS through a seven-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels. Mercedes quotes a sprint to 62mph of just 4.2 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. The Dynamic Select drive controller includes an additional mode in this model, SPORT+, which adjusts the characteristics for throttle response, gear-change strategy, ESP thresholds, steering power assist and the continuous damper adjustment.

Design and Build

If you're used to the dimensions and proportions of the third-generation M-Class, the GLE isn't going to come as any great surprise. The front end has been tidied up a bit, with a lovely grille design and a classier look to the air intakes, but you'd probably need to park the new and old cars next to each other to pick them. Choose the 'AMG Line' exterior trim package and the GLE gets special front and rear bumpers and 20-inch AMG alloy wheels. Those who like things even more exclusive can combine this feature with the Night package, which features a high-gloss black radiator grille louvre and exterior mirror housings. Inside, the GLE gets a larger media display than its predecessor, and this is now partially integrated into the instrument panel. The centre air vents next to the display and the outer air vents get silver shadow surrounds. The interior colour palette now includes ginger beige, espresso brown, saddle brown or porcelain, which in combination with black interior elements create an interesting contrast. In addition to the standard aluminium with light-coloured longitudinal grain, the large trim elements are also available in a version featuring black piano lacquer or various types of wood: open-pore brown ash wood or the shiny wood types - brown eucalyptus, black poplar or brown burred walnut. There's also AMG carbon-fibre trim if you're feeling racy.

Market and Model

There are in fact two GLE-Class models on offer. As an alternative to BMW's X6, Mercedes is offering the GLE-Class Coupe, a racier sportier-looking SUV that dispenses with lower-order engines and sells at a model-for-model premium of around £4,500 over the standard GLE-Class design. It's that standard, more conventionally-shaped model we focus on here. Prices start at around £50,000 for the GLE 250d 4MATIC in Sport trim, with the AMG Line version adding around £2,400 to that asking price. The 350d starts at just over £56,000, with the 500e plug-in hybrid commanding a hefty £65,000 sticker price. Should you hanker after the GLE 63S, you'll need to stump up nearly £95,000. As an option, the latest generation of COMAND Online offers a 20.3 cm (8-inch) TFT display and touchpad. The system also includes a DVD player and Traffic Sign Assist with traffic sign recognition including wrong-way warning function. If required, the customer can equip COMAND Online with the 6-disc DVD changer, Rear Seat Entertainment System with remote control, TV receiver or Bang & Olufsen Sound AMG sound system. This being a Mercedes, you get plenty of safety kit. Twin front, side and full length curtain airbags are fitted, as well as a knee airbag for the driver. Rear seat side airbags can also be specified.

Cost of Ownership

Mercedes quotes a figure of 52.3mpg with emissions of 140g/km for the GLE 250d, with the 350d netting 44.1mpg and 169g/km. The company reckons the GLE range as a whole enjoys a 17% improvement in fuel economy and emissions compared to the outgoing M. The GLE 500e plug-in hybrid is an interesting vehicle, capable of driving 18 miles on electric power alone at speeds of up to 80mph. The posted figures for this car are 85.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 78g/km. Of course, for some people fuel economy and emissions really aren't a pressing concern and these are the buyers who might well be drawn to the GLE 63S. Now, we all know that you'll rarely approach the manufacturer-quoted fuel economy figures in real life, so we can't wait to get our hands on one of these to find out just how close to the claimed 23.9mpg it'll manage. CO2 emissions are rated 278g/km.

Summary

Mercedes has taken the opportunity to realign its utility vehicle range under the G-label. The M-Class becomes the GLE to fit in with that naming scheme and Stuttgart has given the car a thorough going over in the transition. It still looks much like an M-Class, but it's more efficient, features new kit, looks a bit sharper and the cabins enjoy a better finish. Prices haven't really crept up too much, so it's a win-win as far as we can see. Unless you're BMW. From the modest GLE 250d to the monster 63S AMG, the range offers plenty of variety and no shortage of capability. It'll need it though. With new models arriving from the likes of Audi, Porsche and Range Rover, Mercedes need to keep right on top of things. For the time being at least, they look to have things covered.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Monthly payment£439
Deposit£2634
Term (months)36
Contract mileage20000
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