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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

At a Glance

Pricing $52,000 - $108,840
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l V6 HEV T, 3.0l V6 T, 3.5l V6, 5.5l V8 T
Transmissions A7, A9
Fuel Economy 13-18 (city), 17-23 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 60*

Overview Information

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.

Official Word:

Mercedes-Benz has thoroughly revised its best-seller in the SUV segment. The highlights of the new GLE include considerably more appealing front and tail ends and extensive measures which make new benchmarks with regard to emissions and drive system possible. For the first time in its SUV history, Mercedes-Benz offers a plug-in hybrid model, the GLE550e 4MATIC, which combines maximum efficiency with outstanding performance. This multi-talent will even best the already low fuel consumption figures of the...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
GLE-Class GLE350 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 RWD 18/23/20 49 $52,000
GLE-Class GLE350 4MATIC 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 AWD 17/22/19 51 $54,500
GLE-Class GLE400 4MATIC 3.0l V6 T (329-bhp) A9 AWD 54 $65,650
GLE-Class GLE550e 4MATIC 3.0l V6 HEV T (436-bhp) A7 AWD $66,300
GLE-Class AMG GLE43 3.0l V6 T (362-bhp) A9 AWD 17/23/20 58 TBD
GLE-Class AMG GLE63 5.5l V8 T (550-bhp) A7 AWD 13/17/15 56 $101,690
GLE-Class AMG GLE63 S 5.5l V8 T (577-bhp) A7 AWD 13/17/15 60 $108,840