If you know your Mercs, then you’re most likely aware that the GLE is the German luxury brand’s midsize SUV. It is most likely used for ferrying passengers to and from the boarding school, the golf course and other wealthy places of interest. But the latest variant, officially called the Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG, should make trips to the country club a hell of a lot more exciting.
The already stylish GLE exterior is made even more striking with high-gloss black alloy wheels wrapped in 265/45 R20 tires. Buyers can even opt for larger 21-inch rollers for more bling. Either way, these go nicely with the twin tailpipes that hint at what’s under the power-dome hood.
In this case, you’ve got a 3.0-liter biturbo direct-injection V6 gasoline engine that puts out 367hp at 5,500rpm and 520Nm at 2,000-4,200rpm. The lump is mated to a nine-speed 9G-Tronic transmission and Mercedes-Benz’s patented permanent all-wheel drive system. This combination makes driving truly enjoyable on any road surface. Plus, the driver can choose from five driving modes: Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport and Sport Plus. All this gives one the utmost in customization options while behind the wheel.
Speaking of suiting one’s style, the GLE’s chassis features tech goodies like Airmatic air suspension, automatic level control, sports direct steering system, and a host of other driving and riding aids to give you the best of either sporty motoring, comfortable cruising, or even a bit of off-road ability.
Since this is a Mercedes, you would expect nothing but the best equipment to come with it. And you won’t be disappointed, with stuff such as adaptive brake, attention assist, crosswind assist, Distronic Plus, and even a night package. And that’s just the short list.
The GLE450 AMG 4Matic is the third sports model to come out of the AMG stable, following the C450 AMG and the GLE450 AMG Coupe. With this kind of package, isn’t it great to have the best of everything in one cool ride? Knowing how aggressive Mercedes-Benz Philippines is lately, we’re sure we’ll see one on our roads soon.