Mercedes-Benz has published information about the hybrid crossover GLE 580

Mercedes-Benz has published information about the hybrid crossover GLE 580

May 24, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Eco-friendly German innovation will receive a “soft hybrid” power plant based on a powerful V8. Mercedes says the new GLE 580 will be available at the end of this year. Crossover prices start at $ 76,800.

Earlier this month, there was evidence that a new performance of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class mid-size crossover could be presented. Representatives of the company said that the new product will be located above the version of the GLE 450 and high-performance version of the GLE 53 from Mercedes-AMG. These rumors really turned out to be true, because Mercedes has just introduced its crossover in the performance of the GLE 580.

Under the hood of the novelty is the familiar 4.0-liter V8 Twin Turbo, which now delivers the maximum 483 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. As an assistant to this motor is the EQ Boost system, which includes a built-in starter-generator (ISG), which can add an additional 21 hp. (249 Nm) for short periods of time.

The salon boasts the familiar GLE crossover amenities. Two 12.3-inch screens – one for the dashboard, the other for the infotainment system. Externally, the car boasts the AMG Line “package” and 22-inch wheels.

The Mercedes-AMG sports brand has plans to launch the high-performance GLE 63 crossover, which will be able to develop 550 hp. or more. Power will come from a proven 4.0-liter Twin-Turbo V8, driving all four wheels and accelerating the mid-size crossover to a speed of 100 km / h in 4.0 seconds. This fall may be presented and the “charged” version of the hybrid GLE 580 AMG GLE 63, in this case, sales of new items will start next year.