The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE: A Luxurious and Eco-Friendly SUV

Mercedes-Benz is known for its luxurious car production, and it has come up with a new version of the GLE SUVs. The 2024 GLE is a midsize SUV that features a spacious interior and five-seat arrangement, with an optional third-row seat. What’s new on this Mercedes-Benz model is the facelift and the new plug-in hybrid powertrain, which consists of a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor.

Mercedes Benz GLE 450

Design and Pricing

The GLE class’s exterior styling includes a revised front bumper design, an upgraded grille, new lighting elements, restyled wheels, and a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls on the spokes. Updated chrome trim around the air vents and new two-tone upholstery options have been added to the options sheet. The price of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE class ranges from $63,800 to $87,850, depending on the trim option.

Mercedes Benz GLE 450

Interior, Comfort and Cargo

The interior is made up of fine materials such as genuine leather, wood, and a true sense of luxury. The front seats, the armrest, and the center console lid can be heated to provide a more conducive environment while inside. The interior is spacious enough and can be outfitted with an optional third row of seats. On the dashboard, the GLE boasts a prominent display, and the interior is equipped with other tech features. 

2024 Marcedes BENZ GLE 450 interior

For the cargo, with the optional third-row seat in place, the GLE can hold up to 11 carry-ons, and when the seats are folded, it can hold up to 26 carry-ons.

2024 Mercedes Benz GLE 450 Cargo area

Infotainment and Connectivity

A dual 12.3-inch infotainment display stretches nearly the length of the dashboard. The upgraded MBUX voice recognition makes it easier to interact with the system. A touchpad at the center console allows for tactile interaction with the infotainment system, and the screen is also touch-sensitive. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, are all standard, which makes keeping up with calls, texts, and other communications while on the go a little easier.

Mercedes Benz GLE 450 interior

Engine, Transmission and Performance

The GLE 450 comes with a standard all-wheel drive and a 362-hp powertrain that consists of a turbocharged inline-six 2.0-liter engine and an electric motor that combine to provide 381 horsepower. This combination makes the GLE 450 move from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds, compared to the GLE 350, which can move from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. The GLE 350 is powered by a 255-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine with either rear- or all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission.


The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 comes with a 23.3-kWh battery pack, but Mercedes has not yet released information on the estimated driving range. The GLE 450 is a fuel-efficient SUV, thanks to its four-cylinder engine. It also comes with safety and driver assistance features such as:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available adaptive cruise control

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