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July 07, 2015

Meet the New Mercedes-Benz 2016 GLE-Class

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Introducing the 2016 GLE-Class by Mercedes-Benz. This line of SUVs and Coupes is the successor to the M-Class, and is pushing boundaries on world-class comfort, agility and versatility. The M-Class family was launched in 1997, and included the German automaker’s first American-made vehicles. Since then, Mercedes has been setting benchmarks in safety, sophistication and state of the art technologies for SUVs and is now proud to showcase their new GLE luxury vehicles.

 

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The GLE SUV is scheduled for release this summer. This includes the GLE300d 4MATIC, which has a 201-hp turbo-diesel four and all-wheel drive. Mercedes will also be introducing its first-ever SUV plug-in hybrid, the GLE550e 4MATIC with a total of 436 hp. Extensive measures were taken during the design and creation of these vehicles to ensure new benchmarks with regard to emissions and drive systems could be achieved.

This Class of SUVs offers extensive drive and off-road programs for even the base models: Standard Crosswind Assist, Collision Prevention Assist PLUS, and Dynamic Select are just a few of the comprehensive Intelligent Drive suite of safety and convenience systems included. 

To read more about the GLE SUV’s key features click here.

 

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The 2016 GLE Coupe is a dynamic new perspective on an SUV. With sensual lines, a stretched greenhouse and striking front grille, the bold new shape is something to talk about. Available in a range of colours, it can be customized with 11 upholstery and six distinctive trim choices.

Seating 5, the GLE 450 AMG SPORT 4MATIC Coupe is powered by a thrilling 362-hp biturbo V6 engine maximizing driving performance through handling and responsiveness. This coupled with the advanced technologies like Dynamic Select that allow you to personalize engine, steering and efficiency enhances safety and reduces stress behind the wheel. 

To read more about the GLE SUV Coupe’s key features click here.

 

Fun Fact

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In September 1996, before the first M-Class vehicles were launched Mercedes-Benz allowed the producers of the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic Park to use the vehicle as a way to advertise. Fast-forward 18 years and the first GLE SUV Coupe’s are being featured in the remake: Jurassic World! The 2016 GLE SUV & SUV Coupe will be coming to dealerships this summer, but you can get a preview at a showing of Jurassic World now playing in theatres!