2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350
- 18 City
- 24 Hwy
- Cargo2,274 L (80 cu.ft.)
- Towing2,994kg (6,600lbs)
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Buyer's Guide
Just as Prince was at one time "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince," the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is the Mercedes-Benz SUV formerly known as the ML-Class. Mercedes has introduced a new naming structure for its SUV lineup with all the models paying homage to the original Mercedes-Benz Geländewagen (AKA the G-Class SUV). As the mid-level Mercedes SUV offering, the ML becomes the GLE (i.e. the E-Class GL model). The nomenclature change happens to coincide with the introduction of this all-new version, so technically, the GLE has always been the GLE and the ML is—dead. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV debuts with fresh styling, new engines, and for the very first time ever in the history of the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup, a hybrid powertrain.
What's the difference between trims?2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class GLE300d
- 2.1 Liter 4 cylinder diesel engine
- 4Matic all-wheel drive
- 8 inch color center screen
- Eco start/stop
- Eucalyptus interior trim
- 19 inch 5-spoke wheels
- Bluetooth audio streaming/phone connectivity
- 5 Liter V6 engine
- 4Matic all-wheel drive
- Dynamic select drive controller
- Agility control suspension
- 20 inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
- Handbuilt 5.5 Liter biturbo V8
- AMG Airmatic sport suspension
- AMG sport steering wheel
- Lane keeping assist
- 3.0 liter AMG-enhanced engine
- 21-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels
- Adaptive braking technology
- Heated front seats
What makes it move?
Engine choices are a 320-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with 273 ft-lbs of torque; a twin-turbo 329-horsepower 3.0-liter V6 with 354 ft-lbs; a 201-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 369 ft-lbs; a 550-horsepower turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 with 516 ft-lbs; a 577-horsepower version of the same engine with 561 ft-lbs; and the 436-horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor for 479 ft-lbs. While each engine employs all-wheel drive and seven-speed automatic transmissions, the base V6 can be paired with rear-wheel drive.
Why buy the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV's offroad capability is assured with an available off-road package which features lower gearing, an air suspension system capable of up to 11 inches of ground clearance and a locking differential. The plug-in hybrid version can travel 18.6 miles on electricity alone at a moderate pace, or up to 81 miles per hour flat-out. Towing capacity for all but the diesel is rated at 7,700 pounds. High-tech safety features include a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors, and a parallel parking assistant. Other key features include adaptive cruise control, semi-autonomous braking in emergency situations, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, cross-traffic alert, and crosswind alert. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV’s Active Curve System adjusts side-to-side stability during cornering to improve handling.