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2018 (18) Mercedes-Benz GLE GLE 43 4Matic Premium 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
Remote boot releaseService indicator (ASSYST PLUS)
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlaySpeed limit and traffic sign assist
Speed sensitive power steeringSurround camera system

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioSD card slot
USB/aux input socket 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAluminum running boards with rubber studs
AMG bodystylingAMG sports exhaust system
Auto dimming door mirrorsAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic headlights with high beam assistBody coloured bumpers
Chrome exhaust finishElec heated + adjust door mirrors
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/down
Electric panoramic sunroofHeadlamp 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 brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studsAMG floor mats with red leather edging
AMG sports seatsAuto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Centre armrest and door handle illuminationCourtesy light switch-on with door unlocking
Door centre panels in artico man-made leatherFront and rear door pockets
Front centre armrest with storage compartmentFront cupholders
Front height/angle adjust neck pro active head restraintsFront seat back map pockets
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated gloveboxInterior rear light/integral reading lights
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLeather gear knob
Lockable gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Multi function steering wheelRear armrest with storage + cupholders
Steering wheel gearshift paddlesStorage compartment under load area floor
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsThermotronic automatic climate control

Packs

Memory package - GLE 

Safety

ABS with Brake AssistActive bonnet
Adaptive brake systemBrake calipers with Mercedes-Benz lettering + perforated brake discs
Child proof door locksDownhill speed regulation (DSR) with switch
Drivers knee airbagDual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
Electronic four wheel traction controlElectronic parking brake
ESP with ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front and rear pre-tensioning and force limiting seatbeltsFront side airbags
Hill start assistPre-Safe anticipatory safety system
Rear seatbelt warning indicatorTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

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

Technical

Adaptive damping systemAirmatic air suspension

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

CO0.275CO2 (g/km)199
HC0.031Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.039Particles0.0007
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2996Compression Ratio10.7:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)88Cylinders - Stroke (mm)82.1
Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTHFuel DeliveryTWIN TURBO
Gears9 SPEEDNumber of Valves24
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)32.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)39.2EC Urban (mpg)25.9

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power367
Coin Description4MaticCoin SeriesAMG Premium
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0747E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.7Engine Power - BHP367
Engine Power - KW270Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT384
Engine Torque - MKG53Engine Torque - NM520
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed155

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1762Length4816
Wheelbase2915Width1926
Width (including mirrors)2141 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)93Gross Vehicle Weight2930
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2010Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)690
Max. Loading Weight750Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2180No. 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%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

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

** 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£679.15
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£39,998
Credit amount£39,749
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£17,881
Total amount payable£50,051.05
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge11.03p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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