2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class replaces M-Class

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz GLE, Mercedes-Benz M-Class on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 4:38 pm
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Release Date

A few months ago, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the GLE Coupe at the Detroit Auto Show. More specifically, the GLE 450 AMG Sport 4MATIC. Since then, we’ve also been met the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC, which is the performance king of the GLE range. Now, ahead of the official worldwide debut at the New York Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has revealed the rest the entire GLE-Class SUV range.

As the replacement for the Mercedes-Benz M-Class that preceded it, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class release date will come this August, just a few months after it’s New York Auto Show debut on April 1.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a more traditionally styled variation of of the GLE Coupe. While the interior of the GLE Coupe and SUV are nearly identical, there are some clear differences on their exteriors, with the SUV showing a fluid evolution from the M-Class. The lines and creases are sharper and more pronounced where the Coupe maintains a free-flowing exterior to match its sloped roof.

Within the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class range, drivers will find a multitude of engine options.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Engine Specs

GLE-Class Model Engine Horespower Torque
GLE300d 4MATIC 2.1L 4-Cylinder Diesel 201 Horsepower 369 lb-ft Torque
GLE350 (4MATIC) 3.5L V-6 302 Horsepower 273 lb-ft Torque
GLE400 4MATIC 3.0L Biturbo V-6 329 Horespower 354 lb-ft Torque
GLE550e 4Matic PHEV 436 Horsepower 479 lb-ft Torque
Mercedes-AMG GLE63 5.5L Biturbo V-8 550 Horsepower 516 lb-ft Torque
Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S 5.5L Biturbo V-8 577 Horespower 561 lb-ft Torque

Mercedes-Benz provided a lot of key information about the new GLE-Class prior to its unveiling at the New York Auto Show, but stay posted to see what else the Silver Star has in store when the show kicks off on April 1.


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One Response to “2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class replaces M-Class”

  1. Daniel says:

    Banz is no longer once use to be… Alas.

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