Mercedes-Benz India launches GLE LWB SUV variants

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz India on Tuesday launched its two new top-end variants, the 450 4MATIC (Petrol) & 400 d 4MATIC (Diesel), priced at Rs 88.80 lakhs and Rs 89.90 lakhs respectively (all prices are ex-showroom, India, except Kerala).

As per the company, it has introduced the EQ Boost technology for the first time in an SUV in India.

The SUVs are powered by an in-line six-cylinder engine systematically electrified with 48-volt technology. While GLE 450 4MATIC LWB produces an output of 270 kW (367 hp) and 500 Nm of torque, with an additional 250 Nm of torque and 16 kW/22 hp available via EQ Boost over short periods. The new GLE 400 d 4MATIC LWB produces an output of 243 kW (330 hp) & 700 Nm of Torque.

Both the SUV variants can accelerate from 0-100 km/hour in 5.7 seconds, as per the company statement.

The current LWB GLE range comprises the BS-VI GLE 300 d 4MATIC LWB and the top-end CBU GLE 400 d 4MATIC LWB Hip Hop variants.

Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “The new GLE LWB has already excited the market and has a three-month waiting period. With the introduction of a petrol model, we expect it to further drive its popularity and cater to the requirements of those customers who waited for a petrol model. It remains our endeavor to keep renewing our portfolio at regular intervals to meet customers’ preferences.”

The luxury carmaker has also announced financial benefits on the newly launched SUVs. STAR EASE service packages for the new GLE 450 start at Rs 77,600. For GLE 400 d are Rs 89,100 

The two new variants offer safety features like 7 airbags, active brake assist, blind-spot assist as a standard across variants.

Other features include Mercedes-Benz MBUX system with the interior assistant, MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with ULTRA RANGE High beam, Intelligent Headlight Control Plus, Auto Park Assist 360 degree surround-view camera, 50.8 cm (20-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, amongst others.

Here’s a detailed spec table:
  Engine Transmission Power Torque
GLE 450 3.0-liter petrol 9G-Tronic AT 362 bhp+21 bhp 500 Nm+250 Nm
GLE 400 d 3.0-litre diesel 9G-Tronic AT 326 bhp 700 Nm

Mercedes-Benz GLE price list:

  Price (ex-showroom, India)
GLE 300 d 4MATIC ₹73.7 lakh
GLE 450 4MATIC ₹88.8 lakh
GLE 400 d 4MATIC ₹89.9 lakh
GLE 400 d 4MATIC Hip Hop ₹1.25 crore

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