The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE Facelift and its coupe sibling have just made their online debut. All versions are electrified, feature updated tech, and are more capable in the off-road.
A new PHEV is part of the lineup, the GLE 400e 4MATIC. It combines a 2.0-liter engine and a 100 kW electric motor for a total of 280 PS and 600 Nm of torque. It does 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 6.1 seconds and hits a top speed of 210 km/h.
The plug-in hybrids come with a setup that includes a permanently excited 100 kW synchronous motor and a system output of up to 280 kW (381 PS and 375 HP) and a system torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft). The electric range has slightly increased as the GLE PHEVs can drive with zero emissions up to 109 kilometers (68 miles), according to WLTP. An 11 kW charger is standard equipment for plug-in hybrids and there is an optional 60 kW DC fast charger available on request.
The entry-level AMG GLE is getting some extra oomph. The 53 variant with the 3.0-liter L6 will have to handle 435 PS (429 HP). The 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time now drops to 5.0 seconds. Meanwhile, there is still a 612 horsepower output for the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+.
The diesels are also getting a 48-volt system and the Integrated Starter Generator.
Mercedes updated the front fascia, bringing a new horizontal bar that splits the radiator grille in two. The AMG version features, of course, the Panamericana grille with vertical slats. Headlights with a different light signature flank that grille. The standard LED High‑Performance headlamps are standard, while the MULTIBEAM LED headlights come for extra money. The AMG Line is standard for the GLE Coupe. It brings a diamond grille with the Mercedes-Benz pattern in chrome, an AMG front apron, AMG side sill panels as well as wheel arch cladding in the body color. There is also an AMG rear apron with a diffuser-look insert.
Sodalite blue metallic and Manufaktur alpine grey solid are the two new colors in the lineup. Two new wheel designs are also available in 19-inch and 20-inch sizes. Meanwhile, the AMG Line brings 21-inch wheels on the Coupe version or 22-inch forged ones in a ten-twin spoke design for the range-topping Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupe.
The SUV gets updates on board as well. There is a new three-spoke steering wheel in there with touch sensors on the horizontal spokes. That is one of the ways the driver will be able to command the infotainment and other features. They are also getting the latest-gen MBUX and two 12.3-inch displays. Mercedes claims that the voice assistant that activates when it “hears” “Hey Mercedes” is now more interactive and capable of learning, even recognizing the position of the occupants that command it.
Customers can choose Piano Black Flowing Lines, chrome, and carbon fiber inserts in the dashboard. The Burmester surround sound system now also features the personal sound setup as well as the Dolby Atmos immersive audio experience. There are 13 speakers, 13 separate amplifiers, and a 590-watt system output.
They will also be able to tick the box for the Off-Road Engineering Package. That one brings an extra 30-millimeter (1.2-inch) ground clearance and an underride guard. When the Off-Road Mode is active, the central display will show a view from under the front of the car, thus the hood becoming virtually transparent.
The GLE now features a towing capacity of 3.5 tons. The navigation system also gets the Trailer route function, which considers the extra weight and width. The Trailer Maneuvering Assist will give a helping hand as well.
The Driving Assistance Package now includes the Active Assist Distronic, Active Steering Assist and Traffic Sign Assist.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE Facelift will hit European showrooms in July 2023.