Mercedes-Benz introduces for the first time a petrol version of its highest selling SUV in India, the GLE

The GLE 400 4MATIC is a fully-loaded SUV designed for avid petrol heads 

Mr Roland Folger, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC

 Mr Roland Folger, MD and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC

·         The GLE 400 4MATIC is the 7th car to be launched this year by Mercedes-Benz India and is offered as a CBU
·         The launch of the GLE 400 4MATIC further strengthens Mercedes-Benz’s petrol portfolio | Customers now have a choice between petrol and diesel variants for their favorite SUV
·         Path-breaking Performance: The GLE 400 4MATIC features a V6 petrol engine that churns out 245 kW (333 hp) and 480Nm of torque available at as low as 1600 rpm
·         Motorized by the 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission, this SUV ensures rapid gear shifts, in turn enhancing the driving performance
·         DYNAMIC SELECT:The five modes of Comfort, Sport, Slippery, Individual and Off-road enable enthusiasts to make the best of every ground
·         Cutting edge technology: The GLE400 features the revolutionary Apple CarPlay™ as standard and a Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system that provides 360 degree acoustic experience in every seat
  ·         The Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC is priced at Rs. 74.90 lakhs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi)

Chandigarh 25 August 2016 : Today,the country’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz-launched for the first time, a petrol variant of its highest selling SUV, the GLE. The GLE has been an outright bestseller SUV for Mercedes-Benz in India and has created new benchmarks in the segment. GLE 400 4MATIC has been launched with a powerfulV6 petrol engine,in order to provide patrons with an option between a diesel and petrol version. The SUV segment has been the fastest growing for Mercedes-Benz India for the past two years, and underlines the growing penchant of SUVs amongst customers. The GLE 400 4MATIC was introduced by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India and will be available across Mercedes-Benz dealerships.

Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented, “Mercedes-Benz has the most comprehensive luxury SUV portfolio in the country. With the launch of the GLE 400 4MATIC, our discerning customers will now have the option of choosing between the petrol and the diesel version of our highest selling SUV. The GLE has been the highest selling SUV ever and with a growing penchant for SUVs among customers, we believe the introduction of the petrol version will further bolster our presence in the luxury SUV segment.For the first time, we are introducing the GLE with a petrol mill and this underscores our strategy of offering the right product for our growing customer base.This is the fourth SUV we have introduced this year and with this variant, we now offer our bestselling SUV in 4 different options, GLE 250d, GLE 350 d, GLE 400 and the dynamic GLE 450 AMG Coupe.”

Technical Specifications
Arrangement / No. of Cylinders


Total displacement (cc)


Rated output (kW [hp] @ rpm)

245 [333] / 5250-6000

Rated torque (Nm @ rpm)

480 / 1600 - 4000

Top speed approx. (km/h)






Tank capacity (l)/incl. approx. reserve


Feature highlights of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC:
AIRMATIC suspension with Adaptive Dampening System
This unique suspension enables enhanced ride comfort, a higher driving dynamics and offers higher ground clearance. The GLE’s AIRMATIC air suspension combined with the Adaptive Damping System (ADS) guarantees extremely stable driving. The damping system changes its priorities depending on the preselected DYNAMIC SELECT mode. SPORT focuses on the greatest possible lateral dynamics with the best possible ride quality. Conversely, COMFORT mode enables maximum ride quality with the best possible dynamics. The AIRMATIC suspension ensures constant vehicle level irrespective of loading and raises the maximum ground clearance to 232 mm and also automatically lowers the suspension by 15 mm at high speeds.
The innovative DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic handling control system of the GLE offers up to five driving modes for an unparalleled driving experience. The DYNAMIC SELECT changes parameters such as the characteristics of engine, transmission, steering and suspension. The five different driving modes are ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’, ‘Slippery’, ‘Individual’ and ‘Off-road’.
COMAND Online with New Generation Telematics
The infotainment system of the GLE offers COMAND Online with New Generation Telematics and features Mercedes-Benz Apps. Navigation, telephone, audio, video, internet, Wi-Fi hotspot – with the COMAND Online controller and display system enables the driver to keep these and many other functions in view and under control. Information is shown in high-resolution and in colour on the large 20.3 cm (8-inch) Media Display.
Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system
The renowned Harman Kardon Logic 7 Surround sound system is specially matched to the vehicle interior Logic 7® multi-channel surround sound technology for an enthralling 360-degree sound experience of stereo and discrete 5.1 recordings in every seat. The powerful multi-channel DSP amplifier with up to 830 watts for precision dynamics and excellent sound balance enhances the overall acoustic experience. It also features a speed-sensitive volume control for a uniform audio experience that is channeled via 14 high-performance loudspeakers.
Advanced safety and assistance systems
The GLE is one of the safest vehicles in the luxury SUV segment. GLE offers comprehensive safety features and advanced assistance systems. Numerous assistance systems have been coordinated in terms of function and packaged under the Intelligent Drive. The extensive safety equipment of the GLE is extended with assistance systems such as Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist, Active Parking Assist and Brake Assist. The GLE is equipped with 6 airbags for driver and
passenger protection, i.e., adaptive front airbags, side bags for driver and front passenger and also window air bags between A, B and C-pillars.
Other key features of the GLE 400 4MATIC
·         Full LED Headlamps with Intelligent Light System
·         Electric sunroof
·         Memory package for driver and front passenger
·         Parking package with Active Parking Assist and 360° camera
·         Mirror package with brand logo projection

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About Mercedes-Benz India:
Established in 1994, Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. pioneered the luxury car market in India and boasts of more than 130 years of cutting edge innovation in the luxury automobile industry globally. Set up in 2009, Mercedes-Benz India’s world class production facility is spread over 100 acres in Chakan near Pune. Since June 2015, Mercedes-Benz India also commenced production from its new expanded production facility located in the same premises. The production facility now carries an investment of INR 1000+ crores and has the largest installed production capacity for any luxury car maker in India.
Mercedes-Benz India product portfolio comprises the locally produced Mercedes Maybach S 500, S-Class, E-Class, C-Class, CLA luxury sedans and the GLA, GLE and the GLS luxury SUVs. Completely Built imported cars portfolio includes the A-Class, B-Class, CLS, SLK, E-Class Cabriolet, S-Class Coupé, GLC and the S 600 Guard a range of other Guard vehicles etc.
The product portfolio also comprises the iconic off-roader Mercedes-AMG G 63 as well as a wide range of other Mercedes-AMG performance cars like the AMG CLA 45, AMG C 63 S, AMG S 63 Coupe, AMG GL 63, AMG S 63, AMG GLA 45, GLE 450 AMG Coupe, AMG GT S sports car and the AMG SLC 43. Given Mercedes-Benz’s continuous success in India across myriad spectrum of sales,

network, operations, services, finance, etc. 2016 will be the cornerstone to inculcate the spirit of winning despite emerging market challenges.
‘Winning with Mercedes-Benz’ philosophy is also derived from the unrivalled success created by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team in the highly competitive Formula 1 in the past years. In 2016, Mercedes-Benz will initiate a range of innovative customer oriented initiatives which are ‘winning’ in nature and will further underline the brand’s strong customer centric approach. In 2016, Mercedes-Benz began its ‘winning’ motto with the launch of the fascinating GLE 450 AMG Coupe, as the first product of the year. This was followed up with the introduction of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard which is the costliest product from Mercedes-Benz India fleet, yet. Mercedes-Benz also introduced the S400 flagship sedan and also the luxurious SUV GLS 350 d. The quintessential SUV that strengthens the SUV portfolio of Mercedes-Benz is the GLC and this was launched in June. The sixth launch of the year, AMG SLC 43 got launched in India nearly after four months of its international debut with a two-digit nomenclature 43. The seventh launch is the petrol variant of the highest selling SUV, GLE 400 4MATIC.
Underlining the service excellence achieved in India, the company has also been ranked number one in the prestigious J.D. Power Customer Service Index 2015, among all the luxury brands for the second year in a row. Mercedes-Benz India also registered a historic 32% year-on-year growth by selling 13502 units in the Jan–December 2015 period and became the No. 1 luxury car brand in terms of sales volumes. Mercedes-Benz scripted historic sales for the 2015-16 Fiscal Year, selling 13,558 units between April 2015 and March 2016. The company has maintained steady sales growth by selling 6,597 units from January to June 2016 period. The brand has won as many as 30 prestigious automotive awards conferred by different media houses across India, the highest won by any luxury automotive brand in India this year.
Mercedes-Benz launched one-of-its kind, innovative service programme, ‘My Mercedes-My Service’. With the launch of this programme, Mercedes-Benz aims to completely redefine the after-sales experience by digitizing service process and create an unparalleled benchmark in the luxury car service do-main. ‘My Mercedes-My Service’ programme comprises industry first initiatives like ‘Digital Service Drive’, ‘Premier Express Service’ and innovative ‘Service Products’.