The recently revealed 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE range has just been priced in Germany. Created as a facelifted variant of the M-Class, the new GLE adopts a number of visual and mechanical modifications.
The entry-level Mercedes-Benz GLE250d will set German customers back 53,966 euros. Next up, the GLE250d 4Matic has been priced from 56,703 euros while the GLE350d 4Matic is priced at 60,749 euros, the GLE400 4 Matic from 60,928 euros and the hybrid GLE500e 4Matic at a cool 73,899 euros. The three most expensive models are the GLE500 4Matic starting at 76,874 euros, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4Matic for 111,384 euros and the GLE 63 S 4Matic which costs a minimum of 121,261 euros.
The entry-level Mercedes-Benz GLE250d makes use of a 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder engine delivering 201 hp and returning an impressive 52.3 mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 140 g/km of CO2 emissions. Elsewhere, the Mercedes-Benz GLE350d offered with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel pumping out a more substantial 254 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. This GLE variant returns 44.1 mpg and 169 g/km of CO2 emissions.
As for the GLE400e 4Matic hybrid, it adopts a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine with 328 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Alongside this internal combustion engine is an electric motor providing an additional 114 hp resulting in 436 hp and 479 lb-ft. The transmission found on this GLE version is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission driving all four wheels. In pure electric mode, the GLE500e 4Matic can travel 28 km and reach a top speed of 128 km/h.
At the top of the range is the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S. It features the German firm’s staple 5.5-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering a total of 577 hp as well as 561 lb-ft of torque. As a result of this power and torque, the potent GLE derivative will rocket to 100 km/h in a mere 4.2 seconds as well as an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It returns 23.9 mpg on the combined cycle and 278 g/km of CO2 emissions.