Mercedes GLE GLE 53 4Matic+ Prem + 5dr 9G-Tronic [7 Seats] Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £84,165What Car? Target Price£83,350
Review

Some rivals are more practical and better to drive, but the Mercedes GLE has a dazzling interior, and on air suspension, is a comfortable cruiser.

All full-fat AMG models get sportier styling, 21in wheels, AMG tweaked air suspension, a 360deg camera system, four-zone climate control and a choice of powerful six or eight-cylinder petrol engines

With an official 0-62mph time of just 5.3 seconds, the GLE 53 feels appropriately brisk. It also gets a sports exhaust that sounds delightfully tuneful when accelerating hard; with snaps, crackles and pops when you let off the accelerator. That said, it never quite has the effortless pace of the grunty 400d diesel.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH5.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

25.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

630

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

248

g/km

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