Mercedes is going strong into a new season. The German company sets the challenges to all other premium carmakers. But now, it is more than refreshes for all existing models. For example, the carmaker will launch the new GLB and GLG models. Its largest GLS is getting an all-new hybrid system for the AMG version. Pieces of this will be found on the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. This is going to be a spacious three-row model with the powerful drivetrain. The bad thing is that a few options will bump the price too much.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will introduce a big redesign that will make the SUV completely new. The base model will be GLE 350 while the upper trim is GLE 450. Of course, the company will introduce the new AMG version. For the next season, Mercedes brings more options and equipment, mostly thanks to the upgraded MBUX system. Younger buyers will love the look, the sound, and the infotainment options of the upcoming three-row SUV.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Changes
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is the SUV that will fulfill all your needs. The model is redesigned for the upcoming year. That means a lot more features and modifications. Of course, the engine offers huge capabilities. Rivals will have to take the challenge, but very few companies can follow the footsteps of the German giant. The highlight of the new GLE is definitely the MBUX infotainment system. It is new, and standard for all models in the lineup – GLE 350, GLE 450, and AMG GLE. This season, it offers more features, which are easier to use. Some of them are advanced and you won’t find these on vehicles by other carmakers.
The safety is a very important segment in building a new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE. The SUV is getting some self-driving assistance, as well as more warning features. At the upper GLE 450 model, buyers are getting the E-Active Body Control suspension. That is the major factor that will make you buy this instead of the GLE 350 version.
GLE 350 vs GLE 450
The major difference between the GLE 350 and GLE 450 model will be the drivetrain. However, two trim levels will offer a different set of features. Both are five-seaters by default. Buyers can opt for a seven-seat version. Whatsoever, the third row is useful only if you are driving children back there. Standard equipment includes 19-inch wheels and a hands-free liftgate. The GLE 350 offers parking assist and leather covers interior. Heating for front seats and two-zone climate is standard. A 12-inch screen is the center of the infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available on all trim levels. Safety includes forward collision alert and blind spot monitor.
Optional features are making the mid-size luxury SUV pretty expensive. But, you will get options such as audio surround system by Burmester. It has 13 speakers. Two USB ports could be added. Other options include upgrades through Driver Assist and Premium packages. Finally, there is the AMG model with the top-notch technology and accessories that will take yyour breat away.
2020 Mercedes GLE AMG
The AMG badge can add 12 more speakers to the Burmester audio (25 total). Sportier seats, cooling for front chairs, a lot of details on dashboard and steering wheel, and unique exterior upgrades will make this version very special. But, the real advantage of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE AMG is its drivetrain that creates an unreal amount of power.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Specs
Under the hood of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be a turbocharged 2.0-l displacement. Engineers are tuning it to deliver 255 hp and 275 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic gearbox is standard and it sends power to rear wheels. Also, the GLE 350 model is available with the 4Matic AWD system. The upper trim level is the GLE 450 and it uses a larger drivetrain. In this model, a 3.0-liter turbo V6 is producing 360 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. This one consumes more fuel, but it also tows more cargo. Additionally, you can purchase the GLE 450 SUV with EQ Boost hybrid system. Then, the power output reaches 385 ponies. The E-Active Body Control suspension pack is available exclusively with GLE 450 model. This one is a serious upgrade that will boost handling and overall driving impression.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Pricing
The entry-level of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV will cost $55,000 with a destination fee. Upgrade it to all-wheel drive, with the famous 4Matic system, and you will have to pay $2,500 more. The upper trim level, GLE 450, starts at $62,000 and goes over $70,000 after few upgrades are applied. The price of the new AMG version is not announced yet. The 2020 Mercedes GLE will fight with its compatriots for more buyers, BMW X5 and Audi Q7. Whatsoever, it seems the only model that can catch up with MB is Volvo XC90.