Mercedes-Benz GLE in Durham

From Practical to Paramount, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV is a Durham Top Choice

The luxury SUV is a complicated endeavor. It must be beautiful, but modest. It must be practical, but have passion. It must be powerful and capable, but functional enough for daily errands. It must be everything, without being excessive. With the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, the brand has struck gold in their latest recipe, and Durham drivers shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of exquisite performance art.

Available trim levels and configurations for the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz SUV include the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 and GLE 350 4MATIC®, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid, and three high-performance crossover options: the Mercedes-AMG GLE 43, Mercedes-AMG GLE 63, and the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S.

Interior

Sumptuous Interior Comfort

The lineup of 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE models is broad and covers a range of possibilities. But, no matter which you choose, each level comes incredible well-equipped and offers additional package options as well. Standard features include power everything, heated front seats, a sunroof, COMAND infotainment, and leather-like upholstery. Choose from packages like Premium 1, 2, and 3 for advanced comforts, technology, and connectivity for your pleasure.

Exterior

A Bold, Bright Look

This is an SUV that might surprise you. While the exterior does carry a strong resemblance to the retired Mercedes-Benz M-Class (which was the inspiration for the new model, after all), its lower and more aggressive front fascia makes it stand apart from the family. The grill of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is more balanced and refined, the three-pointed star prominently inlaid into two broad chrome bars. The body is tighter and more athletic, muscles bunched and ready to spring ahead. Choose a model with AMG Line Exterior for even more breathtaking style.

Power

Versatile Performance Options

In keeping with the brand, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE offers a huge range of powerful engine options to fit a wide variety of performance needs. The standard engine in the 350-marked models is an impressive 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, that can be paired with either standard rear-wheel drive or available 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive. The eco-conscious 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e boosts output with a standard 3.0-liter V6 biturbo and a hybrid electric motor, good for a combined 436 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Upgrade to one of the brand's AMG-rated luxury SUVs for a 385-horsepower AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V6 biturbo or one of two iterations of Mercedes-Benz's AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo, tuned to up to 577 horsepower.

Why buy: When shopping for your next midsize crossover, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE should be at the top of your list; its impressive balance of performance, capability, and premium comfort can't be surpassed by any rivals in Durham, and its growing popularity across North Carolina proves it. Explore new models online to see why this eye-catching SUV is right for you.

Seating and cargo: Though its large size may suggest otherwise, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a five-passenger in name and nature. To get a third-row seat, shoppers will have to upgrade to the brand's largest luxury SUV. However, unless you genuinely need seating for six or more, the spacious versatility of the Mercedes-Benz GLE is well worth the slight compromise. This premium crossover gives up 38.2 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the second row, and an incredible 80.3 cu. ft. of storage area in total with the rear seats folded down. That's a lot of room for just about anything you 

Quick Specs

  • Base MSRP: $52,200
  • Horsepower: 302 - 577 horsepower
  • Torque: 273 - 561 pound-feet
  • MPG: up to 18 city / 23 highway
  • Class: midsize luxury SUV
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