We are getting another SUV, this time it is the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. The European carmaker is famous in every circle of the automotive industry. Recently they even announced that they will be making a pickup truck. But the SUV models have been around for quite a while. When purchasing a Mercedes-Benz, you know what will come with the name tag.
A hefty price to start, but also has amazing engineering and quality build. Their vehicles stood the test of time and have reliable powertrains. This GLE-Class won’t be an exception. It has received updates quite frequently and each one was better than the previous one. Let’s take a look at what the new SUV from Mercedes will look like.
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Interior
Mercedes-Benz vehicles are luxurious as a default. You know you will get quality materials, updated technology, and contemporary style when you buy one. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is no exception. High-quality leather is available with contrast stitching. Massaging feature is included at the lowest price tag. Along with heated and ventilated seats.
There is a 13-inch touchscreen for infotainment with standard connectivity. The dashboard is digital but without a heads-up display. Perhaps higher trims have that option. There is a driver-assistance system. It can steer the car on its own in low traffic. So it’s a hands-off, eyes-off self-driving system. This will be offered on all trims.
The outside of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class will look quite similar to its predecessor. It is virtually the same to the naked eye. The changes include minor body tweaks to improve ergonomics and aerodynamics. This helps with handling and steering, while also improving fuel economy. The front fascia is the same and the headlight design is unchanged.
There are 19-inch wheels as standard, with the option of upgrading to 20-inch if you desire so. Bumpers are prominent and protrude a bit. This only makes the SUV more aggressive and the overall design is great.
One thing about Mercedes-Benz is, that they know how to make a good powertrain. They last long, require less upkeep, and are quite powerful. The new 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class will probably continue with the same lineup of powertrains. And we see it as an absolutely great decision. This means the base engine will be a 2.0-liter turbo-four. There is also a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline 6 engine for those who wish for more power.
This engine is paired with an electric motor. It has a 48-volt mild hybrid tech in itself. There is also a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 for maximum power. This will also come with a side of electrification. What kind of hybrid it will be, remains to be seen. A fully electric GLE class isn’t in the works right now. This does come as a bit of a surprise. As this would future-proof the SUV and give it an upside for upcoming emission regulations.
A battery pack of at least 100kWh would be enough for some great power and over 300 miles of range. Fast charging is quite standard nowadays and perhaps Mercedes could throw in peer-to-peer charging. A bigger battery means more power and simply more range. That would increase the price though, but it’s worth it in the long run. All of the previously mentioned engines are paired with 9-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional. The smallest engine has 250 horsepower, while the bigger one has 360 horsepower. The biggest engine boasts over 500 horsepower.
The fresh 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class can get 21mpg in the city, 26 on the highway, and 23 combined with the smallest engine. For the four-cylinder one, it is 19/26/22 mpg. While the biggest one is the thirstiest at 17 mpg in the city,22 on the highway, and 19 combined. Not bad for an SUV of that size.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Price and Release Date
The newly redesigned 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is bound to hit the road in the summer of 2023. Starting price for the smallest engine is around $60,000, the GLE 450 costs around $65000, and the GLE 580 is a whopping $82,000. Still a good bang for your buck considering what you get with the Mercedes tag.