The GLE-Class luxury sport utility is comfortably sized, seating five with room for plenty of luggage. It drives like a sedan and is a capable off-roader. For 2018 the GLE400 and GLE300d are no longer available. Most models are equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The AMG GLE43 includes a nine-speed automatic. Electronically managed 4MATIC all-wheel drive is standard on all models except the rear-wheel drive GLE350. The GLE350 includes a 3.5-liter V6, generating 302 horsepower and the AMG GLE63 has a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 with either 550- or 577-hp and ECO stop/start. The AMG GLE43 has a 385-hp twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. The GLE550e is a full plug-in hybrid and includes a 329-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 together with a 114-hp electric motor. The extensively equipped GLE-Class includes standard features such as stability control and active front head restraints, as well as front, side, side curtain, and driver knee airbags. Collision Prevention Assist, a color display instrument cluster and Mercedes-Benz in-vehicle services are standard on all models. Available features include a navigation package, satellite radio, bi-xenon headlamps, and a driver assistance package. The GLE-Class is a carryover for 2018. The GLE400 and GLE300d are no longer available.
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|MPG||18 City / 22 Hwy|
|Transmission||7-spd auto w/OD|
|Power||302 @ 6500 rpm|
|Drivetrain||4MATIC all wheel|
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