2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 Chicago IL
The Mercedes-Benz ML350 had a heck of a run as one of the best luxury SUVs available, and although the M-Class badge no longer exists, its legacy lives on in the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Rebranded and updated for 2016, the Mercedes-Benz GLE350 now represents the brand's most popular midsize crossover SUV, and it is doing it every bit as well as the M-Class did. The five-passenger utility vehicle is available in six variations, but for now, we're going to take a deeper dive in the highly sought after GLE350 model.
The excellence of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 in Chicago IL starts right where you'd expect — under the hood. A naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 powers the SUV, generating 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. That engine teams with a 7-speed automatic transmission to send power to the rear wheels or all four in 4MATIC-equipped models. According to EPA estimates, the GLE350's power doesn't mean you have to sacrifice efficiency, with ratings of 24 mpg in the city and 18 mpg in the city.
Nappa Leather Steering Wheel
Comfort and convenience are two pillars of good driving experience. Mercedes-Benz helps achieve both with the Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel in the GLE350. The comfort and grip provided by the leather-wrapped rim are matched by an array of controls that allow you to manage commonly used vehicle functions without taking your hands of the wheel.
At the center of the GLE350's interior is an 8-inch high-resolution display that not only plays host to most of your vehicle's functionality, but also provides a true sense of luxury. Uniquely positioned partially into the dash, the display is operated via steering wheel controls or the COMAND with touchpad controller, for properly equipped models.
Rear Seat Entertainment
For growing families on the go, the optional rear-seat entertainments system may be an option that isn't so optional. Prevent back seat arguments and stop the "are we there yets?" with two LCD monitors built into the front head restraints. Passengers can watch DVDs and play video games together or by themselves, and two sets of wireless headsets ensure peace and quiet.
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Sitting on 19-inch 5-spoke wheels and with 4MATIC AWD offerings, the GLE350 is plenty capable of handling anything Mother Nature throws its way in the winter. Combine that with components like an Agility Control suspension and active safety features like Adaptive braking, an Electronic Stability Program, and rain-sensing wipers, and you have an SUV that is not only luxurious, but incredibly durable.
Drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 near Chicago IL at Loeber Motors and find out how the M-Class has evolved into one of the most stunning vehicles of 2016.