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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Overview

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe Exterior

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is available as a coupe (pictured) or SUV

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a completely new vehicle in Mercedes’ lineup—at least in terms of name, as it replaces the legacy left by the M-Class. Already, it is proving successful as one of the top three best-selling Mercedes vehicles in September.

The GLE is available as a coupe in two trims (GLE450 AMG and AMG GLE63 S) and as an SUV in six trims (GLE300d 4MATIC, GLE350, GLE350 4MATIC, GLE400 4MATIC, AMG GLE63 4MATIC, and AMG GLE63 S 4MATIC).

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe Exterior

What’s New for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?

Everything, sort of. With a new name, new design, new technologies, and updates to the body, the GLE-Class is more like an all-new model than an M-Class with a name change.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe Exterior

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV Exterior

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe Exterior

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Exterior

As a coupe and as an SUV, the GLE-Class is nothing but sleek and stylish. LED lighting is a signature for the GLE, from the Daytime Running Lamps to the optional active headlamps to the fiber-optic taillamps. The GLE radiates a pure athleticism with a powerful stance and wheels that range from 18 inches to oversized 21-inch AMG alloys (22-inchers are optional on the coupe).

Color options include Black, Polar White, Obsidian Black Metallic, Steel Gray Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, designo Cardinal Red Metallic, and designo Diamond White Metallic.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe Exterior

Optional exterior packages for specific models include the Exterior Sport Package, the Night Package, and the Lighting Package.

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Exterior on the GLE300d 4MATIC SUV

  • 18-inch 10-spoke wheels, All-season tires, Aluminum roof rails, Privacy glass, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps, Chrome highlights, Rear-bumper load sill, Power liftgate

Exterior on the GLE350 SUV

  • 19-inch 5-spoke wheels, All-season tires, Aluminum roof rails, privacy glass, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps, Chrome highlights, Rear-bumper load sill, Power liftgate

Exterior on the GLE350 4MATIC SUV

  • 19-inch 5-spoke wheels, All-season tires, Aluminum roof rails, Privacy glass, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps, Chrome highlights, Rear-bumper load sill, Power liftgate

Exterior on the GLE400 4MATIC SUV

  • 20-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels, All-season tires, Aluminum roof rails, Privacy glass, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps, Chrome highlights, Rear-bumper load sill, Power liftgate, Remote keyless entry

Exterior on the AMG GLE63 4MATIC SUV

  • 20-inch AMG 10-spoke titanium wheels, High-performance tires, Aluminum roof rails, Privacy glass, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps, Chrome highlights, Rear-bumper load sill, Power liftgate, Remote keyless entry

Exterior on the AMG GLE63 S 4MATIC SUV

  • 21-inch AMG cross-spoke titanium wheels, High-performance tires, Aluminum roof rails, Privacy glass, LED daytime running lamps, LED taillamps, Chrome highlights, Rear-bumper load sill, Power liftgate, Remote keyless entry, Carbon fiber engine cover

Exterior on the GLE450 AMG Coupe

  • 21-inch AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels, Power liftgate, Active full-LED headlamps and LED taillamps, LED Daytime Running Lamps, Power-folding side mirrors

Exterior on the AMG GLE63 S Coupe

  • AMG sport exhaust, 22-inch Titanium AMG cross-spoke alloy wheels, Active full-LED headlamps and LED taillamps, LED Daytime Running Lamps, Power liftgate, Power-folding side mirrors

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Performance

Performance varies by trim:

  • The GLE300d 4MATIC SUV is powered by a 2.1-liter BlueTEC turbodiesel four-cylinder engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It delivers 201 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.
  • The GLE350 SUV and GLE350 4MATIC SUV are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. They deliver 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • The GLE400 4MATIC SUV is powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It delivers 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque.
  • The AMG GLE63 4MATIC SUV is powered by a handcrafted 5.5-liter AMG biturbo V8 engine, mated to a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It delivers 550 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
  • The AMG GLE63 S 4MATIC SUV and AMG GLE63 S Coupe are powered by a handcrafted 5.5-liter AMG biturbo V8 engine, mated to a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS automatic transmission with aluminum shift paddles. They deliver 577 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque.
  • The GLE450 AMG Coupe is powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It delivers 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Efficiency

Efficiency varies by trim:

  • The GLE300d 4MATIC SUV merits 22/29/24 mpg city/highway/combined.
  • The GLE350 SUV merits 18/24/20 mpg city/highway/combined.
  • The GLE350 4MATIC SUV merits 17/22/19 mpg city/highway/combined.
  • The GLE400 4MATIC SUV merits 18/22/20 mpg city/highway/combined.
  • The AMG GLE63 4MATIC SUV and AMG GLE63 S 4MATIC SUV merit 13/17/15 mpg city/highway/combined.
  • The GLE450 AMG Coupe merits 17/23 mpg city/highway.
  • The AMG GLE63 S Coupe merits 14/18 mpg city/highway.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe Interior

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Interior

The interior is marked by roominess, technology, and, above all else, luxury. With an 8-inch screen, safety technology including COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, and entertainment provided by an optional Bang & Olufsen® BeoSound™ premium sound system, the GLE-Class is the top-of-the-line in interior luxury. Options vary among trims, including an available Interior Sport Package on some models.

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Interior on the GLE300d 4MATIC SUV

  • Features: 14-way power front seats with memory, Heated front seats, Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, SmartKey with keyless start, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Power tilt/sliding sunroof, 60/40 split rear seats, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Power-folding side mirrors, Retractable luggage cover, premium lighting, Eucalyptus wood trim, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel
  • Radio and Technology: 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, 8-inch high-resolution color screen, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, USB audio port, COMAND with touchpad controller, HD Radio receiver

Interior on the GLE350 SUV

  • Features: 14-way power front seats with memory, Heated front seats, Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, SmartKey with keyless start, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Power tilt/sliding sunroof, 60/40 split rear seats, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Power-folding side mirrors, Retractable luggage cover, Premium lighting, Eucalyptus wood trim, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel
  • Radio and Technology: 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, 8-inch high-resolution color screen, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, USB audio port, COMAND with touchpad controller, HD Radio receiver

Interior on the GLE350 4MATIC SUV

  • Features: 14-way power front seats with memory, Heated front seats, Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, SmartKey with keyless start, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Power tilt/sliding sunroof, 60/40 split rear seats, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Power-folding side mirrors, Retractable luggage cover, premium lighting, Eucalyptus wood trim, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel
  • Radio and Technology: 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, 8-inch high-resolution color screen, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, USB audio port, COMAND with touchpad controller, HD Radio receiver

Interior on the GLE400 4MATIC SUV

  • Features: 14-way power front seats with memory, Heated front seats, Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, SmartKey with keyless start, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Power tilt/sliding sunroof, 60/40 split rear seats, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Power-folding side mirrors, Retractable luggage cover, Premium lighting, Burl Walnut wood trim, Topstitched dashboard trim, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, Multicolor ambient lighting, Leather upholstery
  • Radio and Technology: 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, 8-inch high-resolution color screen, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, USB audio port, COMAND with touchpad controller, HD Radio receiver, 115V power outlet, Brake HOLD feature, 13-speaker Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 sound system, Rear Seat Entertainment system prewiring, SiriusXM Radio

Interior on the AMG GLE63 4MATIC SUV

  • Features: 14-way power front seats with memory, Heated and ventilated front seats, Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, SmartKey with keyless start, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Power tilt/sliding sunroof, 60/40 split rear seats, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Power-folding side mirrors, Retractable luggage cover, Premium lighting, Burl Walnut wood trim, Topstitched dashboard trim, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, Multicolor ambient lighting, Nappa leather upholstery, AMG instrumentation, Brushed aluminum pedals
  • Radio and Technology: 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, 8-inch high-resolution color screen, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, USB audio port, COMAND with touchpad controller, HD Radio receiver, 115V power outlet, Brake HOLD feature, 13-speaker Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 sound system, Rear Seat Entertainment system prewiring, SiriusXM Radio

Interior on the AMG GLE63 S 4MATIC SUV

  • Features: 14-way power front seats with memory, Heated and ventilated front seats, Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, SmartKey with keyless start, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Power tilt/sliding sunroof, 60/40 split rear seats, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Power-folding side mirrors, Retractable luggage cover, Premium lighting, Burl Walnut wood trim, Topstitched dashboard trim, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, Multicolor ambient lighting, Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery, AMG instrumentation, Brushed aluminum pedals, Black DINAMICA headliner, Brushed aluminum pedals
  • Radio and Technology: 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, 8-inch high-resolution color screen, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, USB audio port, COMAND with touchpad controller, HD Radio receiver, 115V power outlet, Brake HOLD feature, 13-speaker Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 sound system, Rear Seat Entertainment system prewiring, SiriusXM Radio, Voice control with learning feature

Interior on the GLE450 AMG Coupe

  • Features: Nappa leather multifunction sport steering wheel, Natural Grain Brown Ash wood trim, Eucalyptus wood trim, Privacy glass, 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, Brushed aluminum pedals, Power sport front seats with driver-seat memory, Memory system for front passenger seat, Heated front seats, Dual-zone automatic climate control, 60/40 split rear seats, Retractable luggage cover, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, Garage door opener, Infrared-remote window opening and closing
  • Radio and Technology: COMAND with touchpad controller, Dual high-resolution screens, COMAND hard-drive navigation, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, USB audio port, HD Radio receiver, SiriusXM Radio, Sirius XM Traffic and Weather, Voice control, Bluetooth audio streaming, In-dash DVD/CD player and SD card reader, Rearview camera, SmartKey with KEYLESS START

Interior on the AMG GLE63 S Coupe

  • Features: AMG Performance steering wheel, AMG instrumentation, Panorama roof, Illuminated brushed aluminum running boards, Multicolor ambient lighting, Anthracite Poplar wood trim, Privacy glass, 4.5-inch color instrument cluster display, Brushed aluminum pedals, Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery, Topstitched Nappa leather dashboard trim, 14-way power sport front seats with memory, Heated front seats, Ventilated front seats, Dual-zone automatic climate control, Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, Household-type 115V power outlet, Retractable luggage cover, Garage door opener, Infrared-remote window opening and closing
  • Radio and Technology: Rain-sensing windshield wipers, SmartKey with KEYLESS START, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assit, PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist, COMAND with touchpad controller, Dual high-resolution screens, COMAND hard-drive navigation, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, harman/kardon LOGIC7® sound system, USB audio port, HD Radio receiver, Sirius XM Radio, SiriusXM Traffic and Weather, Voice control, Bluetooth audio streaming, In-dash DVD/CD player and SD card reader

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Safety

Safety is a number one priority for the GLE-Class, with features such as PRE-SAFE® PLUS, DISTRONIC PLUS®, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, ATTENTION ASSIST, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, 11-way airbag protection, and more.

Below are some key features shared among all GLE-Class models:

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring system
  • 11-way air bag protection
  • Electronic stability assist
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Night security illumination

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