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Brand New 20 Plate Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE 350de 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attention assistBlind spot assist
Brake wear warning displayCockpit display 12.3" widescreen digital instrument cluster
Cruise control with variable speed limiterDirect steer speed sensitive steering
DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
ECO start/stop functionGeofencing
Hard-disk navigationHey Mercedes Voice activation
Lane keeping assistant (LKA)Mercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Outside temperature displayRemote boot release
Reversing cameraService indicator (ASSYST)
Speed limit assistStatus 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
Wireless charging system for mobile devices 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioDual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)
High resolution 12.3" multimedia colour displayMBUX multimedia system

Exterior Features

85 litre fuel tankAdaptive brake lights
Adaptive high beam assistAerial for GPS
Aluminium look, illuminated running boards with rubber studsAMG bodystyling front and rear aprons and side skirts in polished aluminium
Body colour door mirrorsBody coloured bumpers
Electric windows with one touch opening/closing and obstruction sensorsExterior mirrors heated and electronically adjustable
Front green tinted glassIlluminated front door sill panels with "AMG" lettering
LED high performance headlampsLED rear lights
Privacy glass - heat insulating dark tinted glassRadiator grille with integrated star and single louvre in matt iridium silver with chrome trim
Radio aerial integrated into rear windowRain sensing windscreen wipers
Rear wiperRoof rail system
Top surround of side windows in polished aluminiumVisible twin pipe exhaust system integrated into bumper
Waistline in polished aluminium 

Interior Features

3 spoke AMG multifunction steering wheel with touch control buttons, trimmed in black nappa leather with flattened bottom section4 way adjustable front head restraints and 2 way rear head restraints
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 fabric roof linerCentral stowage compartment with 12 V socket in centre console
Chrome door pinsCourtesy lights in rear grab handles with reading light functionality
Four way fully front electric seat adjustmentFront centre armrest with stowage compartment and illuminated grab handles
Glasses compartment in overhead control panelGlove compartment lockable with 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 seatSecond row three seats
Steering column manually adjustable for height and reachSteering wheel multifunction with gearshift paddles
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorstouchpad
Two zone automatic climate control 

Packs

Anti theft Protection package - GLEMirror package - GLE
Parking package - GLE 

Safety

Active bonnetActive braking assist
Adaptive Brake System with HOLD function and brake drying in the wetAirbags - driver and front passenger, with extended adaptivity for front passenger airbag
Airbags - sidebag for driver and front passenger with combined thorax/pelvis bagAirbags - windowbags
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windows
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)Perforated front brake discs and brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety systemThree point rear seat belts
Tyre pressure monitoring system and loss warning 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
Chrome surround electric keyKeyless Go starting function

Technical

Agility control suspension with selective damping system and lowering by 15mmDiesel 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)162Noise Level dB(A)71
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb199

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) - Comb7.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium7.6WLTP - MPG - Comb37.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max33.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min39.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High36.2WLTP - MPG - High44.1
WLTP - MPG - Low29.1WLTP - MPG - Medium37.2

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power245Coin Descriptiond 4Matic
Coin SeriesAMG LineGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0744EManufacturers 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 Weight2910
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2055Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)630
Max. Loading Weight745Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2165No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12
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

The Mercedes GLE can be had in a very sensible form indeed. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at the 350 de plug-in variant.

Ten Second Review

The second generation Mercedes GLE makes most sense in this four cylinder 2.0-litre diesel/electric 350 de plug-in form. A much larger battery than you'd expect a PHEV model to have means a far longer all-electric driving range than any Plug-in car has previously offered. Sounds promising.

Background

The second generation version of Mercedes' GLE took a big step forward, but it's still a 2.2-tonne leviathan. Could a large SUV like this really ever make sense for someone with one eye on the environment? Someone wanting a combination of performance and low running costs? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, or at least it is in the case of the variant we're looking at here, the clever GLE 350 de PHEV plug-in diesel-/electric model. It specifically takes on plug-in versions of BMW's X5, Porsche's Cayenne and Volvo's XC90, but those are all petrol-powered and they've got nothing like the electric driving range of this Mercedes. Let's take a closer look.

Driving Experience

A little unusually, this is a diesel-based PHEV, using a 194hp version of the ordinary 300d model's 2.0-litre unit. The electrified element is taken care of by a 100kW electric motor able to take the car to a battery-powered top speed of 100mph. This rises to 130mph when the engine joins in, at which point 62mph from rest is achievable in only 6.8s. Of course, pushing on like that isn't going to help this PHEV model's potential NEDC-rated all-electric driving range, rated up at 66 miles thanks to the use of a lithium-ion battery that's one of the biggest we've ever seen in a plug-in model - 31.2kWh in capacity. The transmission here is the same nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox used across the rest of the range, which in the GLE works as seamlessly as it does in the many other Mercedes models in which we've tried it. Change times of that paddleshift auto 'box are one of the things influenced by the standard 'DYNAMIC SELECT' driving modes system - the others being throttle response, steering feedback and suspension feel. This set-up, accessible via a rocker switch on the centre console, doesn't unfortunately provide an auto' or 'adaptive'-style mode to make all the drive set-up decisions for you, but as usual, there is an 'Individual' setting allowing you to programme in your own parameters.

Design and Build

You expect a contender of this kind to make a big pavement statement - and of course this second generation GLE model does, courtesy of its larger dimensions and imposing front end. That's embellished by the twin power domed bonnet flowing down into an upright radiator grille flanked by piercing 'LED High Performance' headlamps. Inside, we're served up an interior that in our view, sets a fresh benchmark for quality and sophistication. Some features are of course familiar from other large Mercedes models - primarily the distinctive widescreen cockpit layout with its twin 12.3-inch virtual displays, which can be activated by the provided 'Hey Mercedes' voice-activated functionality. And of course, there's an exemplary standard of fit, finish and materials quality, with a very high-end blend of leather, open-pore wood and aluminium accents. Second row seating is more spacious than was the case with previous GLE models. And there's a third row too, though the pews there are strictly for kids. Out back in a GLE 350de, with all the seats folded, there's up to 1,915-litres of luggage space. Which is only fractionally less than the ordinary models.

Market and Model

You'll need a budget of around £62,000 for a GLE 350 de plug-in. That's for base 'AMG Line' trim. There's also mid-range 'AMG Line Premium' and top 'AMG Line Premium Plus' trim, the latter taking you up toewards the £70,000 mark. All versions come with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed auto gearbox and a 7-seat cabin. Inside, where the upholstery is trimmed with soft nappa leather and the front seats are heated with lumbar support, an interior highlight is the 64-colour ambient lighting system which bathes the cabin with soft, soothing shades at night. You also get THERMOTRONIC climate control, a multi-function leather-stitched sports steering wheel, cruise control with a speed limiter and a reversing camera, Decor touches include anthracite open pore oak wood trim, a dash top stitched with ARTICO man-made leather, AMG floor mats and brushed stainless steel sports pedals. The real cabin talking point though, is the 'MBUX' ('Mercedes-Benz User eXperience') multimedia infotainment system, which is controlled by two 12.3-inch screens, one for the instrument cluster and another in the centre of the dash. The 'MBUX' system doesn't give you smartphone-mirroring as standard, but it does include hard-disc Navigation, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, voice activation and a 'Live Traffic Information' feature that's free for the first three years of ownership.

Cost of Ownership

The electrified element of this GLE 350 de model's powertrain is provided by a 100kW electric motor activated by a lithium-ion battery that's one of the biggest we've ever seen in a plug-in model - 31.2kWh in capacity. This promises a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of 61.5 miles (NEDC 66 miles) and that facilitates an overall CO2 figure of 29g/km. The NEDC combined cycle fuel reading is 256.8mpg. This would be our variant of choice in the range, provided you don't mind the fact that you'll need a fast charger for really quick plug-in turn-around times with a GLE 350 de; Mercedes talks of a 50kW DC public fast charger (of which there are over 1,000 around the UK) delivering a zero-to-80% rapid charge in about 30 minutes. From a wallbox, this car will take 90 minutes for a full charge, while from a conventional power socket, it will require about five hours. 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.

Summary

Ultimately, the Stuttgart brand builds more SUVs than anyone else and there's a reason why globally, the GLE is the most popular model of that kind that the company makes. 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. Especially in the case of this GLE 350 de plug-in variant. Capable, practical and luxurious, it's our favourite version of the best mainstream large SUV we've yet seen from the Three-Pointed Star - by far. Mercedes is now at last fully credible 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%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£595
Initial Rental£3570
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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