The Mercedes GLE and GLE Coupe have received the mildest updates to the exterior, interior technology, and equipment. You probably will not notice the slight redesigns of the front and rear bumper and headlights. But it’s about time because the current generation GLE and GLE Coupe was launched in 2018, five years with no updates is a long time in the car industry. And with the never-ending march of technology, Mercedes wants to ensure that both GLE models are future-proofed as much as possible.
The engine range is now electrified throughout and includes mild hybrids with a 48-volt system and Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) as well as fourth-generation plug-in hybrids. Most models now have 40bhp more power than previous models.
The GLE SUV and GLE Coupe petrol and diesel powertrains are now electrified throughout with the latest 48-volt technology and the Integrated Starter Generator as well as plug-in hybrids. The plug-in hybrids have a permanently excited 100 kW synchronous machine and offer a system output of up to 280 kW (380bhp) and a system torque of up to 750 Nm.
With slightly increased electric ranges of up to 55 miles, most everyday journeys can be covered purely electrically. An 11 kW charger is now on board the plug-in hybrid models for charging from the domestic AC mains or the three-phase wallbox. In addition, an optional 60 kW DC fast charger is available on request.
Standard equipment includes four-wheel drive and plenty of off-road modes to boot. And there are plenty of driving assist features for those who like semi-autonomous driving features such as lane assist and active steering assist. Inside is pretty much unchanged, the 12.3-inch digital display includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The updated models will reach dealers in Europe from July 2023.