Mercedes-Benz added two powerful diesel to New GLEDecember 20, 2018
Mercedes-Benz has expanded the European range of the new generation GLE crossover engines. Prior to this, the car was offered only with a 245-horsepower two-liter diesel engine (300 d) and a 367-horsepower gasoline “turbo-tester” (450).
The SUV will now be available with a 2.9-liter six-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine, which can also be found on the E-Class and CLS. On a modification of 350 d, the unit develops 272 forces and 600 Nm of torque, which is available in the range from 1,200 to 3,200 revolutions per minute. The engine is paired with all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The older version of 400 d will get a 330-strong version of the same unit. Maximum torque will be 700 Nm in the range of 1200-3000 revolutions per minute.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 d will be able to accelerate to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds (maximum speed – 230 kilometers per hour), and the most powerful modification – in 5.8 seconds (240 kilometers per hour).
In Germany, sales of the crossover with this engine will begin in the spring. Prices start at 69.5 thousand euros (350 d) and from 76.1 thousand euros (400 d).