The new Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class will not be released until 2016. However, there have been so many rumors about the coming cars. Mercedes Benz has not been releasing the price or release date. However, there are many predictions as well as estimations on both the price and release date. It looks like this car is going to get so much attention when it is revealed as it already has its own share of interest even before it is launched.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
BASE PRICE $52,025-$108,025 VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, AWD, 5-pass, 4-door SUV ENGINES ENGINE TYPE
- 2.1L/201-hp/369-lb-ft turbodiesel DOHC 16-valve I-4
- 3.5L/302-hp/273-lb-ft DOHC 24-valve V-6
- 3.0L/329-hp/354-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6
- 3.0L/329-hp/354-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6 plus 114-hp/251 lb-ft electric motor; 436-hp/479 lb-ft combined
- 5.5L/550-577-hp/516-561-lb-ft twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8
POWERTRAIN TYPE (PHEV) twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter V-6, 329 hp, 354 lb-ft; permanent magnet synchronous AC electric motor, 114 hp, 251 lb-ft; combined power rating, 436 hp, 479 lb-ft; 8.7-kWh lithium-ion battery pack TRANSMISSION 7-speed/9-speed automatic with manual shifting mode BASIC DIMENSIONS CURB WEIGHT 4,600-5,200 lb (mfr) WHEELBASE 114.8 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 189.1-191.0 x 76.1 x 69.3-70.7 in PERFORMANCE DATA 0 – 60 MPH 5.2-8.3 sec 0 – 100 mph 12.1-26.8 sec 0 – 130 mph 27.9 sec Standing ¼-mile 13.7-16.3 sec Top speed 130-155 mph FUEL DATA FUEL ECONOMY
- EPA city/highway (nonhybrid): 14-22/19-29 mpg
- EPA city/highway (PHEV): 48/46 MPGe
*not counting battery-charging electricity
The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class information says that this will be one of the cars in the M-Class. Mercedes Benz is going to launch cars in the class as well as in the E Class this year and the next. Even though they claim that this year will be the year of SUVs, but it does not mean that they will not be producing any other types of cars. Even with the ever growing fans of SUV, there are still other car customers who simply like to have other models.
There have not been any details yet being launched by the car manufacturer. However, it is estimated that the car would not be a fast car. It can reach from 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds. The top speed would be 125 mph. But once again, it is only estimation. The exact number will be revealed in a few months. As for the estimation of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Plug-in price, it is estimated that the car will be on sale on $ 75,000.
The M class is not new. In fact, the M class has been around for almost two decades. It was first introduced in 1997. The first M class car was a mid size luxury SUV. It was even claimed to be the first luxury SUVs ever produced. How about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Plug-in? Looks like it will not be the newest in anything, but will it be as attractive?
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