Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 2021 is the medium-sized luxury SUV from Mercedes. Mercedes redesigned it last year and has since maintained its top spot in our ranking due to its high levels of luxury, sophistication, and technology.
This year Mercedes is expanding its GLE program to include the performance-oriented AMG variants GLE 53 and 63 S. This new performance version complements the range of the most impressive engine in the segment, which is used by the 603 PS AMG GLE 63 S.
The GLE also offers optional third rows of seats, extraordinary luxury equipment, and the ultra-modern MBUX infotainment system from Mercedes.
This is a great choice for a luxury SUV, although as part of your SUV search you may also want to check out the Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Volvo XC90. Would you like to learn more about GLE? Check out our expert reviews for our in-depth testing and evaluations.
Model Type of Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class will be a mid-size luxury SUV with five available equipment options: GLE 350, GLE 450, GLE 580, AMG GLE 53, and AMG GLE 63 S.
All equipment variants are equipped with all-wheel drive (4Matic with Mercedes-Benz) as standard, with the exception of the GLE 350, which is optionally available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
All GLE models are equipped with five seats as standard but can be selected with three rows for seven people, with the exception of the AMG GLE 63 S, which only has five seats.
Mercedes Benz GLE 350
The main features of this basic GLE include:
Four-cylinder turbo engine (255 hp) LED headlights 19-inch wheels Electrically adjustable heated front seats Keyless and start at the press of a button Hitch door Sunroof Simulation leather seats (MB-Tex) 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen 12.3-inch digital dashboard Integrated navigation system Compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Automatic emergency braking (warning if a collision is imminent and braking if there is no timely reaction) Blindspot monitor (warns you when the vehicle is in your blind spot in the next lane)
Mercedes Benz GLE 450
You have added the following items:
Six-cylinder with turbocharging (362 hp) Wireless charger Intensive colored interior lighting
Mercedes Benz GLE 580 addition
Functionality and luxury with:
V8 turbo (483 hp) Vertical adjustment (can increase or decrease the vehicle height) 20-inch wheel AMG-Line decoration package
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Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 53
Focus on performance through:
Six-cylinder turbo engine (429 hp) LED headlights on 20-inch AMG wheels Improved brakes Sporty AMG exterior and interior trim
Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63 S
Maximize performance by:
V8 with turbocharging (603 hp) 21-inch wheels An electronically limited-slip differential (to increase traction) More durable seat with AMG badge
The GLE comes alone, but Mercedes-Benz still offers a wide range of style, comfort, and technology. The highlights include:
3rd-row seating package
Available for all trim elements except AMG GLE 63 S:
Sit in the third row The improved second row of seats with electric adjustment Two USB-C ports in the third row
Driver assistance package plus
It is available in all trim levels and offers a range of advanced driver assistance functions, including:
Adaptive cruise control (adjusts the speed to keep a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front) Lane-keeping system (make small adjustments to the steering to keep the vehicle in lane) Steering Avoidance Assistance (improves the forward collision mitigation system with steering-based collision avoidance) Speed Limit Assist (detects and displays a speed limit sign on the instrument panel and notifies you when the limit is exceeded)
Warmth and comfort package
Available in all versions:
Front seat with a quick heating Heated front armrest and upper door panel
Outdoor lighting package
Increase nighttime visibility by:
Ultra-wide LED high beam Automatic high beam AMG Line interior package
Add a sporty touch to most GLE fairings by:
Sporty accents in the interior Sports seat in front Aluminum pedals Sports steering wheel Unique doormat
Available in the GLE 350 and 450 decors:
- Improved audio system
- Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the GLE and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
Household type 115 volt socket
Other standalone lock options include:
Panoramic sunroof Premium leather or leather upholstery Multi-contour front seats with massage Air conditioning with four zones
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