Mercedes-Benz GLE, you will can hardly imagine this is the next generation of ML-Class. The new model cars owned the impressive design with multiple upgrade daring, formidable opponent is worthy of the BMW X 5 and the new Audi Q7. We learn this through the following review.
Reviews of Mercedes-Benz GLE retained the features of ML-Class with the structure of the hull is solid.
But there are significant improvements on aesthetics, steering system, suspension system, luxurious interior, specifications change and a new price bracket. The lineup includes 3 gasoline engine version, two export version a Diesel engine and a Hybrid version of the 500e GLE will debut later this year.
GLE 500E is the first SUV from Mercedes-Benz is equipped with hybrid engine system, which combines gasoline engine 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo 329-hp and 114-hp electric motor. Total capacity of the system up to 436 kW and maximum torque of 650nm. This car has the fuel consumption is extremely impressive, just 3.3L/100km. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz GLE has the ability to run entirely on electric 30km stretch of road with a maximum speed of 130km/h.
In addition, this particular SUV model also added Dynamic driving mode selection system Select Drive Mode including Slippery, Comfort, Sport and Individual. In Sport mode, the engine will operate more, quick response and sound more impressive. At the same time the box of 7 levels was also consistent rate adjustment, the process of turning a gentle level.
Capable of handling and responsive steering system is quite good for an SUV of this size. Even so, the Mercedes-Benz GLE have a point except the suspension is quite stiff and so may cause discomfort on the rugged, but in return, this design helps move the car more stable when on crab. The foot brake is quite porous and cause little trouble in first start the car. However, when moving on the road, the operation of the brakes quite well, helping to ensure maximum safety for the driver and passengers.
In this test drive, fuel consumption reached 4.6 L/100 km, quite impressive, but still far from its parameters is 3.3 L/100 km. Can say quite perfect, Mercedes-Benz GLE only problem is only notable in the luggage compartment. Due to the lengthy battery space, so the ability to carry the baggage of the car dropped to 480L, instead of 650L as on the standard version. At the same time, the relatively high car deck, causing a bit of trouble to carry heavy or bulky luggage.
Step inside the vehicle, you will feel the exquisite design upgrades than predecessor ML-Class. Front and rear seats with spacious, comfortable and have more storage compartments. The second row seat vents, to help occupants feel airy. New entertainment system, similar to the above C-Class.Screen 8 inch tablet is placed between the control panel with functional buttons below. With knob controller and a modern touch. Navigation system easy to use and works fast. Under personal assessment, although the car’s interior design is quite okay, but if compared with the all-new Audi Q7 is somewhat inferior Mercedes-Benz GLE.
Like most of the other SUV model, Mercedes-Benz GLE primarily used in cities should only be additional featuring Off-road light. Those who often have to move Off-road, the German automaker introduced the package fitted Off-Road Engineering has many established Offroad in several different modes, including the Center differential lock and lifting ability to roar.
Mercedes-Benz GLE fitted Airmatic pneumatic suspension helps the car chassis height 285 mm, and is capable of wading up to 600 mm. In the process of driving, the engine always provide enough traction. Car traction for tires General Grabber 255/50 19 inch. Automatic level switch level 9, smoother and it is difficult to identify.
The car is capable of wading depth of up to 600 mm
For the common user, Mercedes-Benz GLE 250d a choice consistent with affordable rates. Cars supercharged Diesel engine 4 cylinder 2.1 L has a capacity of 201 horsepower and maximum torque of 500Nm. new engine technology and automatic transmission 9 levels help Mercedes-Benz GLE 250d have lower fuel consumption ML 250 BlueTEC (6.0 L/100 km).
In fact, when compared with the car maker the same flavor, the 2.0 L Diesel technology of the BMW proved better, provide more energy, higher performance than the engine of the Mercedes-Benz GLE. Diesel engines of Mercedes-Benz GLE not yet comprehensive upgrade compared with the ML-Class.
Steering and suspension system of the Mercedes-Benz GLE works well than his predecessor. While the ML-Class have little hull vibrations when moving Off-road and into the crab then Mercedes-Benz GLE 250d feeling more comfortable and stable. Not too hard as well as quite comfortable. Rudder has a more direct feel and heavier the car accelerate.
Mercedes-Benz GLE CLASS equipped light Offroad features
Mercedes-Benz GLE CLASS are equipped very much standard safety technologies, including 8 airbags, active cruise control Distronic Plus to support active steering system, automatic brake, reverse support wind, observation blind spot and warned off the lane.