The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE launches in three flavors.
For $54,695 and up, you can get behind the wheel of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. That price, though, will net you a GLE 350. The GLE 350 with 4MATIC all-wheel drive starts at $56,200. Finally, the GLE 450 4MATIC kicks off at $61,150, including destination fees.
The lesser 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine. This smaller engine manages 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, the GLE 450 produces more power, with a bit of a twist. There’s a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 362 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. That’s what you’d expect. However, the GLE 450 is a 48-volt mild hybrid with an EQ Boost facility. EQ boost provides an additional 21 horsepower acceleration boost. That comes thanks to the engines Integrated-Starter Generator (ISG). All 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE models come mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Other highlights of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE include dual 12.3-inch displays. You get one for the instrument cluster, and the other for the MBUX infotainment system. MBUX, or Mercedes-Benz User Experience, is the company’s latest system that incorporates natural language understanding and gesture recognition. There’s also a plethora of safety features, including Blind Spot Assist and Active Parking Assist.
The party piece in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, however, is the E-Active Body Control. It’s an adaptive suspension system hooked into the car’s 48-volt battery. Not only does it allow the car to dance, but it uses Road Surface Scan and a “curve inclination function” to level out the car in the corners and make for the most comfortable ride possible.
Mercedes will start selling the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE in the spring of 2019. That’s for the all-wheel drive GLE 350 and GLE 450. The rear-wheel drive GLE 350 will be available later, by the summer. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more news, views and real-world reviews!