With Mercedes Benz always staying a class apart act, it is time it brings out its new and face-lifted Mercedes Benz GLE 2024, and the buzz is already buzzing even though Benz HQ was trying so hard to keep the updates under the wrap.
Mercedes Benz GLE has been in manufacturing only since 2020, and needless to say, the SUV was a significant hit in the US in 2021 and became the best-selling car in Mercedes that year.
|Seating Capacity||5 Seater|
It also became the second most popular model in 2022, with only competition from GLC, even though the number of sales of GLE declined by 9% only in the US from 2021 to 2022.
Though the SUV has graced the roads for the past few years, Mercedes HQ have decided to give it a mid-cycle brush-up, and we don’t think it would touch in the performance area, and most of the changes would be in the exterior.
When will the Mercedes Benz GLE 2024 be released?
This year started off well for Mercedes GLE enthusiasts as the luxury car giant announced on February 6th that the new face-lifted GLE would be reaching the dealerships by 2022 end.
But, there was a piece of updated news on August 26th, 2022, that the new face-lifted GLE would launch in the year of 2023, making the new restyled GLE as a 2024 model.
So, as of now, we have to rely on the news that caught every Mercedes fan talking.
What is the price of GLE 2024?
Even though we do not have an official announcement about the price chart yet, we can come up with a figurative amount for the upcoming GLE 2024 and experts think the luxury SUV will touch the USD 58,000 MSRP border for its basic model.
What are the changes in GLE 2024?
With no significant alterations to the GLE 2024, we still have some minor but good ones.
The notable interior changes as of now would be the keyless entry, a 12.3-inch touch screen, digitalized 12.3-inch gauge cluster, navigation updates, ambient lighting and also dual-zone climate change.
The infotainment system will see some changes with 5 USB ports, wireless charging for devices, “Hey Mercedes” virtual assistant, HD Radio, Satellite Radio, Android Auto and, Apple CarPlay and not to mention, Bluetooth too.
There are seven different models of Mercedes-Benz GLE. When it comes to the Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid, there are two variants, they are GLE 350 e 4MATIC and GLE 350 de 4MATIC.
Mercedes Benz GLE 2024 Specifications
|Specifications||Mercedes GLE 350 e 4MATIC||Mercedes GLE 350 de 4MATIC|
|Engine||M 274 2.0-liter gasoline||OM 654 2.0-liter diesel|
|Engine Power||155 kW (211 PS/208 hp)||143 kW (194 PS/192 hp)|
|Engine Torque||350 Nm (258 Lb.-Ft.)||400 Nm (295 Lb.-Ft.)|
|Electric Motor Power||100 kW (136 PS/134 hp)||100 kW (136 PS/134 hp)|
|Electric Motor Torque||440 Nm (325 Lb.-Ft.)||440 Nm (325 Lb.-Ft.)|
|System Power||245 kW (333 PS/328 hp)||235 kW (320 PS/315 hp)|
|System Torque||700 Nm (516 Lb.-Ft.)||700 Nm (516 Lb.-Ft.)|
|Transmission||9G-TRONIC 9||9G-TRONIC 9|
|Battery Pack||31.2 kWh lithium-ion||31.2 kWh lithium-ion|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)||6.9 seconds||6.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||210 km/h (130 mph)||210 km/h (130 mph)|
|EV Mode Top Speed||140 km/h (87 mph)||140 km/h (87 mph)|
|EV Mode Range (WLTP)||106 km (66 miles)||106 km (66 miles)|
According to a report published on August 4th, 2022, the GLE 350 e 4MATIC, which uses the M 274 2.0-litre gasoline engine, will be switched with the M 254 2.0-litre gasoline engine, while GLE 350 de 4MATIC which uses the OM 654 2.0-liter diesel will be switched with OM 654 M 2.0-liter diesel for the new 2024 model.
Even though these plug-in hybrid variants could not be purchasable in the US.
Many customers who have been driving the GLE since 2020 have only one big complaint about the interior, and that would be the cramped leg space in the SUV’s third row.
Looks like this mid-cycle update will not be covering those concerns. But it is said that there will be changes to improve fuel efficiency, and that might add more years to the SUV.
While a spy photographer has caught a prototype being taken for a test run with camouflaged details, it is confirmed that it is GLE 2024, and with that, we can bring you the said changes in appearance.
While we can confirm that most of the changes were in the front, including a brand new facelifted bumper, headlights, grille patterns and some changes to the taillights at the rear side, including a new tailgate.
Needless to say, some new colours will be available for customization along with wheel types.
As mentioned earlier, all the changes will be from the appearance end, and mechanical aspects remain the same. You can either choose air suspension for a comfortable ride or stick to the adaptive suspension, which is a part of the standard basic model.
While most of the interior will be the same, we are sure to get a luxurious upgrade to the materials inside, and many car sites suggest that the new GLE will be getting a new steering wheel.
This concludes our take on the Mercedes-Benz GLE 2024, which is back by popular demand in mid-2023, but to those car buffs who would touch a new car only if it gets significant updates, you might have to sit this one out.
If you are looking to know what is up with the GLE Coupe, then we are happy to share with you that the Coupe is also going through some makeovers and will be available in 2024.
According to the reports available on it, the Coupe is also set to go through similar changes as the SUV, with minor interior and exterior changes leaving the mechanical part intact.
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When is Mercedes Benz GLE 2024 launching?
After Mercedes-Benz updated the release date for GLE 2024 on 26th August 2022, you can expect the car to go into production by this year-end and be available in the dealership by mid-2023.
What is the price of the Mercedes Benz GLE 2024?
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2024 is set to start at a price of $58,000 MSRP. The top-end model might come up to a whopping amount of $1,16,000 MSRP.
Is Mercedes Benz GLE 2024 a good SUV?
GLE has been one of the second best-selling SUVs in the Mercedes brand in 2021 and 2022. So, even though it has its deficits with the legroom in the 3rd row, otherwise the car does not have any significant defects, so it would be a good buy.
How many doors do Mercedes Benz GLE 2024 have?
Well, it has four doors and 3-row seats with a seating capacity for seven members.
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