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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Families wanting something to carry the whole tribe will be glad to hear the latest Mercedes-Benz GLE is a luxury large SUV well worth considering.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE can trace its heritage back to the ML-badged SUVs of the late-‘90s, with this all-new model arriving in Australia in 2019. A variety of petrol, diesel, mild-hybrid, and high-performance engines are on offer, with the GLE’s party trick being clever optional suspension that gives it one of the best rides money can buy.

The cheaper GLE models cost around $100,00, while high-performance V8 variants from AMG can cost upward of $200,000.

Competing against the Mercedes-Benz GLE is the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Volvo XC90.

Is the Mercedes-Benz GLE a green car?

To meet the higher Luxury Car Tax threshold applied to fuel efficient cars, you need a claimed combined fuel efficiency rating of 7.0L/100km or less. There are no GLE variants that meet these criteria. If you want a green Mercedes-Benz SUV we can recommend the plug-in hybrid GLC 300e or fully-electric EQC.

When will the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE come to Australia?

The Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLE coupe were launched in Australia last year, and there are seven different variants across both bodystyles.

Where is the Mercedes-Benz GLE made?

All Australia-delivered GLE SUVs are built at Mercedes-Benz’s factor in Vance, Alabama in the United States. Mercedes-Benz also builds GLEs at facilities in Samut Prakan, Thailand, as well Bogor and West Java in Indonesia.

What does GLE stand for in Mercedes-Benz?

GLE isn’t technically an acronym with a clear English translation but is part of Mercedes-Benz’s naming conventions. The G in GLC stands for Geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle), while L is a linking letter (and used on every SUV in the range), while the E denotes that the model is in the same large category as the E-Class sedan that is it is based on.

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (3)
  • GLE300 d
    SUV
    Price:$105,088
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:9 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.0L, 4cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
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    Fuel Economy:6.9 L / 100 km
  • GLE450
    SUV
    Price:$117,035
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Hybrid
    Transmission:9 SP Automatic
    Engine:3.0L, 6cyl Hybrid Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:9.1 L / 100 km
  • GLE400 d
    SUV
    Price:$124,036
    Body:SUV
    Fuel:Diesel
    Transmission:9 SP Automatic
    Engine:2.9L, 6cyl Diesel Turbocharged
    Seats:7
    Safety Rating:
    StarStarStarStarStarStar
    Fuel Economy:7.7 L / 100 km