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Brand New Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE 53 4Matic+ Premium 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seats]

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From £78,855
£8999 Deposit
£989 Per month

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

12.3 High resolution wide screen cockpit display with choice of three display styles Classic, Progressive or Sport and unique ambient lighting settingAMG DYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual)
Attention assistBlind spot assist
Brake wear warning displayCruise control with variable speed limiter
Direct steer speed sensitive steeringEasy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
ECO start/stop functionGeofencing
Hard-disk navigationHey Mercedes Voice activation
High resolution 12.3" multimedia colour displayInstrument cluster with AMG menu including RACETIMER and AMG start-up display
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)
Smartphone integrationSpeed limit assist
Status display for rear seat belts in instrument clusterTraffic Sign Assist, Traffic sign recognition including wrong way warning function and display of posted speed limits in the instrument cluster
Trip computer in multifunction display showing current fuel consumption 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

85 litre fuel tankActive roll stabilisation
AMG ride control+ sports suspension based on Air body control air suspension with Adaptive damping systemAMG Speedshift TCT 9 speed transmission
Mild Hybrid starter alternatorPetrol Particulate Filter (PPF)

Entertainment

Additional USB connectionDAB Digital radio
Dual bluetooth interface, 2 USB ports (type C)MBUX multimedia system

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 aluminiumAMG front apron with A wing strip and silver chrome front splitter plus sporty, striking air intakes with silver chrome 2 side louvres and black flics
AMG performance exhaust systemAMG specific radiator grille with integrated star, matt iridium silver single louvre with chrome trim and high gloss chrome vertical bars + AMG Logo
BITURBO 4MATIC lettering on front wingsBody colour door mirrors
Body coloured bumpersDynamically shaped AMG rear apron with diffuser look insert and trim strip in silver chrome
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 glassRadio 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 in silver chrome with AMG lettering, touch control buttons, flattened bottom section + 12' o clock marking3rd row of seats for 2 people
4 way adjustable front head restraints and 2 way rear head restraints40:20:40 split folding rear seats
AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsAMG floor mats with AMG lettering
AMG front sports seatsAMG Nappa leather upholstery
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
Electric height/reach adjustable steering columnElectronically adjustable second row three seats adjustments
Electronically adjustable three second row seatsFront centre armrest with stowage compartment and illuminated grab handles
Glove compartment - lockable, air conditioned and illuminatedHeated front seats
Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lightingISOFIX child seat attachment points two outer rear seats
Seat occupancy sensor for front passenger seatSilver coloured aluminium gearshift paddles
Sports steering wheelSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Thermotronic automatic 4 zone climate controlTouchpad

Packs

Anti theft Protection package - GLEMemory package - GLE
Mirror package - GLEParking package - GLE

Passive 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 anodised silver brake calipers with "AMG" lettering
Pre-Safe anticipatory safety systemRed seat belts
Three point rear seat beltsTyre pressure monitoring system and loss warning system
Warning 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

Trim

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

Wheels

21" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheelsSummer 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

CO0.215CO2 (g/km)212
HC0.018Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.02Particles0.0003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb246

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2999Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.4
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryTWIN TURBO
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)30.4EC Extra Urban (mpg)35.8
EC Urban (mpg)24.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb10.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High10.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low15WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium10.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb26.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High26.4
WLTP - MPG - High30.7WLTP - MPG - Low18.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium26.4 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC3.0
Badge Power435Coin Description4Matic+
Coin SeriesAMG Premium [7St]Generation Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750EManufacturers 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)5.3Engine Power - BHP435
Engine Power - KW320Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT384
Engine Torque - MKG53Engine Torque - NM520
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/45 R21
Tyre Size Rear315/40 R21Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type21" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1782Length4954
Wheelbase2995Width2018
Width (including mirrors)2157 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)85Gross Vehicle Weight3050
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2055Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)630
Max. Loading Weight745Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2305No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.4
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£989
Deposit£8999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.78%
Cash price£78,855
Credit amount£69,856
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£34,712.75
Total amount payable£91,193.75
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge19.0p per mile
Representative APR5.9%
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