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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

At a Glance

Pricing $51,100 - $107,100
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 2.1l I4 T D, 3.0l V6 HEV T, 3.0l V6 T, 3.5l V6, 5.5l V8 T
Transmissions A7
Fuel Economy 13-22 (city), 17-29 (highway)

The M-Class was the first mainstream SUV from Mercedes-Benz. Now in its third generation, the M-Class is primarily a road-oriented SUV with car-like ride and handling. Competitors in this segment include the BMW X5, Infiniti FX, Cadillac SRX, Porsche Cayenne, and Lincoln MKX. Mercedes-Benz offers the base ML350 with a 3.5L V-6 rated at 302-bhp. A standard 7-speed automatic is optimized for maximum fuel economy. Buyers looking to further improve their fuel economy can opt for the ML350 BLUETEC diesel model which is rated at 20 MPG City, 27 MPG Highway. The M-Class is also offered with two different V8 engines. The ML550 equips a 4.7l V8 rated at 402-bhp, whereas the AMG performance model of the series equips a 518-bhp hand built 5.5l V8. Pricing starts at about $50,000 and does not include leather upholstery.

What Changed:

Mercedes-Benz is adopting a new naming system. The M-Class (also known as ML-Class) is renamed GL E-Class or GLE.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
GLE-Class GLE350 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 RWD 18/24/21 49 $51,100
GLE-Class GLE350 4MATIC 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 AWD 17/22/19 46 $53,600
GLE-Class GLE300d 4MATIC 2.1l I4 T D (201-bhp) A7 AWD 22/29/25 43 $52,500
GLE-Class GLE550e 4MATIC 3.0l V6 HEV T (329-bhp) A7 AWD 45 TBD
GLE-Class GLE400 4MATIC 3.0l V6 T (329-bhp) A7 AWD 18/22/20 48 $64,600
GLE-Class GLE63 AMG 5.5l V8 T (550-bhp) A7 AWD 13/17/15 51 $99,950
GLE-Class GLE63 S AMG 5.5l V8 T (577-bhp) A7 AWD 13/17/15 53 $107,100