2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 23 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Premium Unleaded V-6, 302 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The GLE is a mid-sized luxury SUV that competes with vehicles such as the BMW X5 and the Audi Q7. Starting at around $52,000, the GLE comes in a variety of different flavors, offering everything from a relatively fuel efficient diesel to a 500-plus-horsepower performance machine. Quality lives up to the usual Mercedes high standards, with doors that close with a satisfying clunk and a general feeling of vault-like security. It all goes towards giving the GLE the luxurious look and feel that Mercedes is renowned for.

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What's New For 2017

In 2016, the former Mercedes-Benz M-Class received a major update and a name change, and now is known as the GLE. For 2017, the SUV only received minor feature updates.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Crosswind Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Active Brake Assist Forward Collision
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 8 Speakers
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Streaming Audio
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, Weatherband, DVD-Audio and External Memory Control
    • Radio: Audio 20 AM/FM w/Single CD
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 19" 5-Spoke
    • Tires: 255/50R19 AS
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
    • Aluminum Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Fixed Interval Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Chrome Grille
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Roof Rack Rails Only
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Interior Features
    • Power Front Seats w/Driver Memory
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • 4g-Lte Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
    • Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Compass
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Homelink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome/Aluminum Interior Accents
    • MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
    • Tracker System
    • eCall Emergency System
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual w/Tilt Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Heated Front Bucket Seats
    • 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6
    • Transmission: 7G-TRONIC 7-Speed Automatic
    • Axle Ratio: 3.90
    • GVWR: TBD
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 180 Amp Alternator
    • 70-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
    • 2 Skid Plates
    • 1631# Maximum Payload
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Suspension
    • Electric Power-Assist Steering
    • 24.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 80.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 38.2
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 38.2
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 600
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 180
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/213
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 302 @ 6500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 273 @ 3500
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 114.8
    • Length, Overall (in) - 189.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 75.8
    • Height, Overall (in) - 70.7
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 64.7
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 65.2
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 24.6
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 58.5
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 58.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 23
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.7
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Mercedes-Benz GLE
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P255/50HR19
    • Front Tire Size - P265/45R20
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/50HR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P265/45R20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 6600
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 660
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 6600
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 660
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 6600
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 427
    • Trans Type - 7
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.38
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.86
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.92
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.37
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.42
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.90
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4652
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 9
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 9
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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  • Black Dakota Brown Metallic designo Diamond White Metallic Diamond Silver Metallic Obsidian Black Metallic Polar White
  • Black
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White

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As the 2016 model year began, Mercedes-Benz took its M-Class family SUV, modified the body and interior, and changed its model designation to GLE. Not only the name, but the new front end, brought this luxury utility vehicle in accord with the rest of the lineup.

For 2017, the turbodiesel variant was dropped, but a plug-in hybrid remains, along with a quartet of gasoline engines. The off-road option package also faded away. A rearview camera is newly standard, as is 4G LTE wi-fi. Otherwise, except for new gray and blue body colors, little has changed.

Five distinct versions are available: GLE350, plug-in GLE550e, and three Mercedes-AMG variants: GLE43, GLE63, and GLE63 S. Each blends a handsome body with a quiet ride.

In addition to models with the conventional SUV body, the lineup includes two versions of Mercedes-Benz’s more audacious four-door coupe body style.

Each trim level gets a different engine. The base GLE350 holds a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 302 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Mating with a 7-speed automatic transmission, the GLE350 can have either rear-drive or all-wheel drive. All other versions come only with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

Next in line, the new Mercedes-AMG GLE43 gets a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that develops 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet, with a 9-speed automatic.

Topping the performance scale are two Mercedes-AMG models with twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engines. In the GLE63, the V8 generates 550 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The GLE63 S contains a 577-horsepower rendition that issues 559 pound-feet. Acceleration to 60 mph is achieved in approximately 4 seconds.

Beneath the hood of the plug-in GLE550e is a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 rated at 329 horsepower, coupled to a hybrid unit that develops 114 horsepower. Total hybrid-system output comes to 436 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The GLE550e can travel up to 19 miles on electricity alone. Four driving modes are available. Recharging of the 8.8-kWh battery, using a 220-volt charger, takes about two hours.

Although the federal government has not crash-tested the GLE, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it Good ratings in each category, with a Top Safety Pick+ award. Advanced safety features were dubbed Superior.

Plenty of advanced safety technology is available, but most items are offered in costly option packages. Attention Assist (drowsiness detection) is standard.


GLE350 ($52,000) includes the 302-horsepower engine, sunroof, power liftgate, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, 19-inch wheels, keyless ignition, rearview camera, 8.0-inch display, and parking sensors. All-wheel drive adds $2,500. (Prices are MSRP and do not include $925 destination charge.)

GLE400 ($65,650), with a 329-horsepower V6, faded away during the 2017 model year.

Mercedes-AMG GLE43 ($67,150) comes with the 362-horsepower V6, all-wheel drive, and 9-speed automatic.

Mercedes-AMG GLE43 Coupe ($69,650) features a sport steering system, air suspension with continuously variable adaptive damping, Active Curve System with active roll stabilization, and AMG sport front seats.

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 ($101,690) gets the handcrafted 550-horsepower V8, plus parking assist and a surround-view camera system.

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S ($108,840) is similar to GLE63, but with a 577-horsepower V8.

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe ($110,650) is equipped similar to regular SUV with the 577-horsepower V8.

GLE550e plug-in hybrid ($66,300) adds leather seating, \\adaptive suspension, Harman Kardon Logic7 sound, and COMAND navigation with an 8.0-inch screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Active-safety features include lane tracking and lane-keeping assist.


Handsome throughout in either body style, the current GLE has a refined, almost carlike, appearance. Wider than some midsize SUVs, the GLE flaunts rather emphatic front-end styling, framed by sculpted fenders.

Available LED lighting helps establish a sense of modernity. Though formal and attractive, the rear end is a bit ordinary, with rectangular exhaust outlets.

Sporting a fashionable, lower-slung roof, Coupes suffer a reduction in practicality for passengers. Critics may scoff, but the four-door GLE Coupe makes quite an impression.


Most notably, the GLE blends luxurious fittings with comfortable accommodations. Not only are front seats nicely-contoured and satisfying in comfort, but the back seat offers plenty of space for adults. Three will fit in back, but might feel too snug during longer journeys. AMG performance models feature aluminum trim and firmly bolstered sport seats.

Cabin details suggest Mercedes-Benz sedans, but with a sportier nature. Fit and finish excel. The 8.0-inch infotainment screen is freestanding.

The center console holds the COMAND controller, below a touchpad that’s within easy reach. Not everyone appreciates the screen-based COMAND interface.

Rear legroom is decent even in Coupes. Climbing aboard is easy enough, but heads of six-foot passengers are likely to reach the carved-out headliner.

With back seats up, SUV models provide 38.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. Coupes offer 23 cubic feet with a wide, low cargo floor, but they lack a folding rear seat.

Driving Impressions

In any form, the GLE delivers a quiet, comfortable, well-composed ride. Predictable highway behavior is the rule, though suspensions feel a trifle softer than some rivals.

Considering its rugged capabilities, a GLE performs masterfully on the road. Six-cylinder GLEs have steel springs, yielding a comfortable ride. AMG editions get air springs with continuously variable damping (optional for V6 models). Roadholding is most impressive in AMG models, without excessive loss of ride comfort, though the busy suspension can affect stability on straightaways.

As many as five driving modes are available: Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport, and Sport+. They can alter powertrain, chassis, steering, and suspension, and modify engine sound. Comfort mode provides a more traditional luxury ride, but tends to demand numerous small adjustments to stay on course. Sport mode provides a crisper feel and a more relaxed ride, adding only a touch of harshness

The GLE350’s V6 engine ranks among the best in its category, capable of accelerating to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds. Mercedes-AMG versions are far quicker. Power arrives strongly in GLE43 models, which come across as performance machines, more than everyday drivers. Sport mode makes it noisier, but 60 mph is reached in 5.6 seconds.

Moving up to GLE63 level slashes that acceleration figure to just over 4 seconds. Coupes are offered only in top-performance trim. Even the GLE550e plug-in hybrid is a strong performer, though its powertrain feels a trifle less coordinated. Most GLE SUVs are rated to tow up to 7,200 pounds.

Fuel economy trails some competitors. The base GLE350 is EPA-rated at 18/23 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive drops those figures to 18/22/19 mpg. The Mercedes-AMG GLE43 is EPA-rated at 17/23 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined, while the GLE63 manages only 13/17/15 mpg. The GLE550e plug-in hybrid is EPA-rated at 21 mpg combined (43 MPGe).


Even the GLE350 base models come with standard features that would be appropriate in a luxury automobile. Add a few options, typically offered in packages, and the GLE starts to approach ultra-luxury level. Stylish Coupes add a level of visual drama unheard-of in the past, clearly demonstrating that SUVs need not look alike; but a price is paid in loss of utility.

Driving impressions by Aaron Cole, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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