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The new Mercedes GLE: video clip

OEM’s updated SUV line-up will include a hybrid variant, as well as a 593ps 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 in the range-topping AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC 

by Matt Ross

 

Mercedes has released a video showcasing the new GLE range, following a thorough revision of the its best-selling SUV. The new model shows a reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of 17% across the entire engine range (compared to its predecessor) and, for the first time, a plug-in hybrid variant is available with the GLE 500 e 4MATIC – which offers 410ps, but just 78g/km of CO2 and a fuel economy of 3.3l/100km. Power comes from a BlueDirect V6 direct-injection petrol engine with 338ps and a hybrid module with 117ps of electric power. The system peak torque is 650Nm,a nd the model also offers all-electric driving at speeds up to 129km/h, with a range of up to 30km.

The video also hints at the soundtrack provided by the performance variant, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC – which boasts an AMG 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The S-Model is rated at 593ps, with peak torque of 760Nm, a 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 249km/h.

The new GLE 500 range will also offer a 4-cylinder 2-liter turbocharged powerplant in the GLE 250d 4MATIC, and a 3-liter V6 turbocharged diesel in the GLE 350d 4MATIC – with peak outputs of 207ps and 262ps respectively.

 

 

30 March 2015



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