2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE facelift revealed

Updated versions of Mercedes-Benz’s BMW X5 and X6 rivals adopt European-widened mild hybrid power and subtle visual changes, among other tweaks.

the face lift 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE The large range of luxury SUVs has been unveiled, ahead of the first arrivals in European showrooms expected later this year.

At four and a half years of their life cycles, the gle The ‘wagon’ and GLE Coupe siblings have received subtle exterior changes, improved interior technology, upgraded driver assistance systems, and increased availability of mild-hybrid technology abroad.

Details of the arrival time in Australia, and the price, have not yet been confirmed.

Among the exterior changes made to the updated Mercedes Benz The model is a revised front bumper, modified LED headlight graphics, new wheel designs, and refreshed taillight graphics.

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S station wagon.

The AMG Line Styling Package features subtle changes to the front bumper, a diamond-shaped grille insert, body-coloured wheel arch trim and new side skirts.

Inside, there’s a new multifunction steering wheel from the Lessons limousine, with touch sensitive buttons on the horizontal spokes. There are also new color combinations and finishes.

The MBUX 12.3-inch central infotainment touchscreen has been updated with new software, bringing new features including expanded camera views and redesigned info graphics for examples specified with the optional Off-Road Package.

New among the driver assistance systems is a more advanced adaptive cruise control system and a new Parking Package with revised 360-degree camera views.

Mercedes-Benz GLE and AMG GLE53 interiors.

Mercedes-Benz has added new functionality to the optional Trailer Assist, which automatically controls the steering angle while reversing a trailer, and can now maneuver into perpendicular parking spaces via controls on the center touchscreen. The maximum towing capacity remains 3500 kg.

Also new is the Smart Home function, which connects with home devices to allow occupants to check if someone is home and control lights, blinds, heating and other appliances remotely.

In Europe, three petrol and diesel mild hybrid engines will be available, as well as petrol-electric and diesel-electric plug-in hybrid options, and two AMG GLE53 six-cylinder and GLE63 twin-turbo V8 semi-hybrid models.

Mercedes-Benz GLE wagon.

The Australian model range is yet to be confirmed, however it is expected to continue with GLE300d and GLE400d (now GLE450d) diesel, GLE450 petrol and both AMG models.

The 48-volt mild hybrid system standard on all foreign diesel and petrol engines can add up to 15kW and 200Nm under hard acceleration, or switch off the engine after extended periods of low accelerator pedal load to save fuel.

In European markets, the GLE300d 4Matic’s 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine is 18kW/50Nm more powerful than the current model sold in Australia, which now produces 198kW/550Nm, while the GLE450 4Matic gains 10 kW for powers of 280 kW and 500 Nm.

Mercedes-AMG GLE53 wagon.

The GLE400d 4Matic has given way to a new GLE450d 4Matic model, which upgrades its 2.9-litre inline-six turbocharged diesel engine with mild-hybrid technology and an additional 50Nm, for outputs of 243kW/750Nm.

Petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid models sold in Europe, but not Australia, have been upgraded with more power, faster charging and up to 105km electric range.

The AMG range-opener remains the GLE53, running a more powerful version of the GLE450’s 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six with 320kW and 560Nm, 40Nm more than the old GLE53, cutting down on time. declared from 0 to 100 km/h in 0.3 seconds. , to 5.0 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe.

Meanwhile, the flagship GLE63 S retains a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine with remaining power outputs of 450kW and 850Nm, good for a 0-100km/h time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 280 km/h electronically limited.

Both AMG models feature 48-volt mild hybrid technology, new for the GLE63 but already fitted to the GLE53, with a gearbox-mounted electric motor delivering an additional 15kW and 200Nm in the GLE53, and 16kW and 250Nm in the GLE53. GLE63, under hard acceleration.

He 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE It is expected to hit European dealerships later this year. The timing of the Australian release has yet to be confirmed.

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