The new Mercedes 500e Hybrid shares the same powerful and muscular appearance as the 250d and 350d diesel models, but under the bonnet it hides a pleasant surprise. The 330hp V6 petrol engine is joined by a highly efficient 110hp electric motor, making it the world’s first mid-sized luxury SUV hybrid model. Combined, the dual engine system delivers impressively low emissions and fuel economy of around 78g/km CO2 and 85mpg. With acceleration from 0 to 60mph in around 5.2 seconds, the efficiency of this model certainly doesn’t detract from its impressive performance. As with all models in the GLE range, the 500e includes all-wheel drive and 4MATIC traction control.
The hybrid GLE 500e is available in a choice of two design specifications: the AMG Line spec (starting at around £65,000), which includes Airmatic Air Suspension, with Active Damping System for a sporty ride, interior ambient lighting and 3 spoke AMG sports steering wheel, along with a host of other AMG design features; and the sumptuous design Line spec (at just under £74,300), which adds exclusive paint and upholstery options to the executive SUV, such as high-gloss black poplar wood trim and multi-contour front seats with in-built massage function. Both options provide an elegant finish, and add to the desirability of the Mercedes GLE 500e.
A seven-speed 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission is included as standard in the 2018 GLE 500e Hybrid, which can be controlled using the steering wheel gearshift paddles for an even sportier feel. This gearbox also includes Mercedes’ SPEEDTRONIC cruise control system for no added cost; this innovation allows drivers to set a temporary speed limit in cruise control mode, which can be overridden by accelerating. This is just one of many modern technologies and superb features on offer in the Mercedes GLE SUV range.
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