2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d Diesel Chicago IL
For Mercedes-Benz, the 2016 model year will be best remembered for the vast upgrades, improvements, and overall changes to the Mercedes-Benz utility range. The GLK became the GLC, the GL was set to be replaced by the GLS, and the long-running M-Class became the GLE. Despite the name changes, the vehicles themselves stayed in their respective lanes, with some undergoing minor refreshers and others receiving complete redesigns. With the dust mostly settled on those changes, it's time to take a deeper dive into some of the new models, including the 2016 Mercedes-Benz 300d Diesel in Chicago IL.
As the only diesel-powered model in the GLE range, the 2016 GLE300d has a unique place in its segment, and is the perfect option for drivers who seek the many benefits of diesel-fueled vehicles. Receiving power from a 2.1-liter twin-turbo diesel inline-4 engine, the 2016 GLE300d is capable of towing up to 6,600 pounds when properly equipped, with 201 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque engine ratings. In addition to its raw power, the diesel-fueled SUV is surprisingly efficient, earning 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg city ratings from the EPA. Powerful and efficient, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d Diesel is the complete package for Chicago consumers in the market for a luxury SUV.
Chicago winters are tough, but nothing can prepare your for snow-covered roads better than 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Standard on the 2016 GLE300d, 4MATIC optimizes torque to every wheel, sending power to the wheels with traction when others spin on ice, snow, or mud.
While the GLE300d is plenty capable of conquering winter, it's also accommodating in the summer with its power-sliding sunroof. The tinted glass roof panel tilts up with the touch of a button, while an express feature will completely open or close the roof with just a touch.
Heated Front Seats
When temperatures dip into the negatives, normal heat won't save you. You need direct-to-body heat from the GLE300d's standard heated front seats. With three levels of warning, you can quickly normalize your body temperature then drop to the lowest setting to stay cozy the entire trip.
Versatility Meets Luxury in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d Diesel
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d does a little bit of everything, and it does them all very well. We already mentioned the 6,600-pound towing capacity and some of the high-end features, but there's plenty more to this diesel-fueled fury. In its everyday configuration, the SUV comfortably sits five passengers, but with 60/40 split folding rear seats, the GLE300d can accommodate up to 80.3 cubic-feet of cargo space. And with flip-forward seat cushions, they truly fold flat, unlike other so-called flat-folding rear seats. To secure your cargo, there are floor-mounted tie downs and side compartments with netting.
Whether you're considering the 2016 Mercedes-Benz 300d Diesel in Chicago IL for the family, trips to the hardware store, your daily driver, or a combination of the three, you're certainly on the right path. Fill out the form on this page and see the diesel-fueled Mercedes-Benz GLE up-close and personal at Loeber Motors.