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2018 (67) Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE 250d 4Matic AMG Line 5dr 9G-Tronic

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active park assist with parktronic systemAttention assist
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneChequered flag design instrument cluster
Collision prevention assist plusCOMAND online HDD Nav with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 8" screen, linguatronic voice control, 10GB music register, memory card slot
Crosswind AssistEasy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
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

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Diesel particulate filter 

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSD card slot
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAMG bodystyling
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/auto up/downHeadlamp 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 flat bottom AMG steering wheel in nappa leather4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for front passenger seat
4-way lumbar support for drivers seat6 way electric front seats
Adjustable front and rear headrestsAmbient lighting
AMG sports seatsAMG velour floor mats
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorCentre armrest and door handle illumination
Courtesy light switch-on with door unlockingDoor centre panels in artico man-made 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 + cupholdersSports pedals with stainless steel surfaces and rubber studs
Steering wheel gearshift paddlesStorage compartment under load area floor
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsThermotronic automatic climate control

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS with Brake Assist
Active bonnetAdaptive brake system
Brake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discsChild 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

Wheels

Collapsible spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.181CO2 (g/km)156
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 - ICE

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

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.1
Badge Power204Coin Descriptiond 4Matic
Coin SeriesAMG LineGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0742EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle 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 Speed130

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front265/45 R20Tyre Size Rear265/45 R20
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleAMG 5 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type20" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1789Length4819
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 Weight785Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2950Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2165No. 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

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

The Mercedes GLE, launched in 2015, is a large luxury SUV that had a more dynamic look and feel than its M-Class predecessor. Beautifully made and quietly capable, it kept its brand at the forefront of this segment. If you only need five seats from a car of this kind and want a prestigiously badged great all-rounder, it's a strong contender.

History

The old M-Class this GLE is based upon was for nearly two decades the world's most popular luxury 4x4, with over 1.5 million examples sold as it paved a path that other plush SUVs like BMW's X5 and Porsche's Cayenne would quickly follow. Rivals like these offered buyers a more dynamic interpretation of what a vehicle of this kind could be, but Mercedes fought back with the lighter, more agile third generation M-class design launched in 2012, the car that formed the basis for this GLE model. The change of name brought this car into line with other products in the Mercedes SUV range. In its era, it sat at the heart of the large section of this segment, just above the more compact Audi Q5 or BMW X3-sized Mercedes GLC model. And just below the Range Rover-sized Mercedes GLS. Only five seats were offered. Back in 2015, the brand bridled at accusations that this was merely a lightly facelifted version of that old MK3 model M-Class - and with some justification. After all, as well as smarter looks, this GLE got a completely fresh 9-speed auto gearbox and a clever 'DYNAMIC SELECT' handling control system. Under the bonnet, all the engines were significantly more efficient and there was the option of clever Plug-in petrol/electric hybrid technology for the first time, plus much improved safety provision and impressive levels of media connectivity. There was even an additional and complete separate sporty 'GLE Coupe' bodystyle. Here though, we're going to be concentrating on the standard GLE body shape which sold until early 2019, when it was replaced by a new generation model.

What You Get

This GLE is certainly a more purposeful-looking thing than its M-Class predecessor - and needed to be. If you're not going to provide seven-seat practicality in a luxury SUV of this sort, then you need it to have dynamic looks and a menacing overtaking presence instead, something that in truth, previous M-Class models never really had. Fortunately though for Mercedes, this GLE looked a lot sharper.. First impressions are of a sportier, more dynamic car, both when first you see it from the front and when you take a seat behind the wheel. In place of the dull, conventional family-orientated layout of the old M-Class, you're sat more purposefully in front of a sportier three-spoke leather-stitched wheel. Through it, you glimpse a pair of more deeply-cowled dials separated by the colour multi-information display that Mercedes uses on most of its other models. No, you don't get the exquisite attention to detail you'd get in an S-Class, but specified correctly, it can feel very high end indeed. In the rear, you'll find a cabin with ample head and legroom that'll certainly feel luxurious enough for a couple of adults, even if they're six-footers. Out back, one of the advantages this car holds over its BMW X5 arch-rival from this era is that it offers you 40-litres more boot space, the 690-litre total proving to be class-leading from this period.

What to Look For

The GLE's air suspension system can suffer expensive problems. If you're looking at a car with the system fitted, it pays to make sure it rides smoothly, with no untoward harshness over bumps, and that you can feel the ride comfort change when you're on the move when you switch between Comfort and Sport modes. Also be wary of any suspension-related warning messages on the dashboard, such as 'Please wait, car is rising', which might come up when you start the car. These could point to leaks, which will take a bit of time to sort and could lead to a costly burnt-out compressor. Otherwise, you'll want to check that all the electrics function, the sat-nav does its job properly and there are no concerning warning lights on the dashboard. Few cars will have been used off road, but check the underside just in case. And look out for the usual scratched alloy wheels and signs of back seat child abuse. Obviously insist on a fully stamped-up service history.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2015 G350d - Ex Vat) An air filter is around £30-£40. An oil filter costs in the £7 to £8 bracket. Front brake pads sit in the £63 bracket for a set, while rear brake pads cost around £25-£69 for a set. Front brake discs are around £213. Rear brake discs can cost around £134. A thermostat is around £55. A timing chain kit is in the £120-£180 bracket. A wiper blade is in the £10-£19 bracket.

On the Road

On the road, you'll find that Mercedes usefully embellished the package offered by the old third generation M-Class SUV this GLE is based upon. So mainstream models get a sophisticated nine-speed automatic gearbox. And across the range, there's a new 'DYNAMIC SELECT' vehicle dynamics system so you can set the car up to suit the way you want to drive. As with the previous M-Class model, there's a permanent '4MATIC' 4WD system and most GLE variants got supple AIRMATIC suspension. This can be tweaked through the 'Sport', 'Comfort' and 'Slippery' settings of the 'DYNAMIC SELECT' package, a set-up that at the same time will alter steering feel, throttle response and gearshift timings. You'll get more from these various modes if you get a car whose original owner paid the extra for the 'ACTIVE CURVE' roll stabilisation system that improves the ride and reduces body roll. Under the bonnet, the mainstream diesel engines were carried over from that old M-Class model. There's a four cylinder 2.1-litre 204bhp unit in a base GLE 250d variant frugal enough to return 49.5mpg on the combined cycle and 155g/km of CO2. Alternatively, the GLE 350d derivative offers 258bhp from its 3.0-litre diesel V6. There's a 3.0-litre petrol V6 on offer too. It develops 367bhp in the GLE 450 AMG, or alternatively, you can get it mated to an electric motor in a clever GLE 500e plug-in hybrid variant that puts out a combined 442bhp system output. At the top of the range, there's a Mercedes-AMG 63S high performance V8 petrol model with 585bhp. That's not a car you'd want to take off road but a mainstream diesel GLE variant should actually be quite happy on the mud, especially if you get a car whose original owner specified the optional 'Off-Road package' that provides a low range gearbox, a centre differential lock, an extra Off-road +' mode and various extra ride height settings.

Overall

And overall? Well 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 from this era. Find a car that was specified for off road use and it'll deliver mud-plugging prowess expert enough to suit any right-minded user. Yet with AIRMATIC suspension fitted, it can ride like a Rolls Royce. 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
90%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* 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.

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Monthly payment£620.98
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£37,198
Credit amount£36,949
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£14,806
Total amount payable£44,242.06
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.8p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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