2020 Mercedes GLE Redesign: Bigger and Techy

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2020 Mercedes GLE Presented at the Mondial de Paris, the new version of the successor of the famous ML takes care of its line and adopts the latest technological refinements.

2020 Mercedes GLE Redesign & Changes

More than twenty years after revolutionizing the world of high-end with the ML, Mercedes opens a new chapter of its SUV by renewing its successor, the GLE. The design has been changed, but we immediately recognize a production of the firm at the Star. The SUV, camped on its big wheels, has the imposing look that is the marker of its category. Here and there we recognize some aesthetic codes borrowed from the younger brother GLC. We do not say that the stroke of pencil testifies a great audacity. But this is probably what the buyer of a Mercedes requires: the change in continuity. The firm is proud of the GLE Cx. With a figure of 0, 29, this fairly massive car claims the best value of its segment. The interior and especially the dashboard are inspired by the EQC, an electric crossover the size of Class C.

2020 Mercedes GLE Dimensions: 3rd Row SUV

The length of this new GLE climbs to 4 924 mm (+ 100 mm): the 5 meters are not far. Mirrors included, its width exceeds two meters (2 157 mm). Its standard height is 1,772 mm, but it can go up to 1,787 mm depending on the suspension. Values that will not worry American motorists, to whom this new GLE seems mainly intended. It is also produced in the factory owned by the brand in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. With a wheelbase of 2,995 mm (+80 mm), the GLE becomes even more spacious. The legroom in the second row of seats now stands at 1,045 mm (+69 mm). The rear seat roof guard also increased by 33 mm (1,025 mm).

With front uprights more vertical, access to the front is facilitated. As an option, the GLE can be equipped with a second row of fully electric seats with 6 positions. The trunk volume stands at no less than 825 liters. It goes up to 2,055 liters once the second row of seats folded down. What appeals to a few antique dealers until then loyal to the break Class E. Always optional, a third row can be installed.

2020 Mercedes GLE Specs & Performance

The first gasoline engine proposed at the launch of this new GLE is a six-cylinder in-line hybridized 48V (450 4MATIC). Its consumption, in the mixed cycle, would be between 8.3 and 9.6 liters per 100 km. It develops 367 hp and displays 500 Nm of torque, to which can be added punctually additional 250 Nm and 22 hp with the function “EQ Boost”. “Other engines, including diesel versions and a plug-in hybrid model, will follow over time,” says Mercedes. Thanks to the integrated starter-starter, the belt drive for the auxiliary components at the front of the engine is abandoned, reducing its length. A clever move to “fit” the six-cylinder, longer than a V6. For easements that consume a lot of energy, such as the water pump or the compressor of the air conditioner,

2020 Mercedes GLE 350 Redesign and Changes

All versions of the 2020 Mercedes GLE will be equipped with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. On four-cylinder engines, the 4MATIC all-wheel drive uses a transfer case that distributes the drive torque between the axles in a fixed ratio of 50/50. Other models, such as the GLE 450, will be equipped as standard with a transfer case incorporating an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch. The latter makes it possible to modulate the distribution of the torque between the axles in a variable manner in a ratio of 0 to 100% (“Torque on Demand” system). A specific transfer box developed for off-road drivers. It has an additional gear to facilitate driving off-road.

Interior Features & Safety

Among the little touches that are always appreciated by any Mercedes owner is a jumble of head-up display in full color, the “MBUX” assistant, who recognizes the movement of hands and arms, touch-sensitive and acoustic controls, and seats that help the driver, through small movements of the seat and backrest, to change posture during a trip! Note the presence of two new active driving aids. A “congestion assistant” detects traffic jams very early and assists the driver in an accordion traffic up to a speed of 60 km / h. This assistant also guides him to free a passage corridor for possible help. And, finally, a “function of change assistance” of direction allowing,

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