Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay Android Auto
Production years: 2023
The German automaker introduced a facelifted version for the GLE lineup at the beginning of 2023, adding more features to its well-known premium SUV, improving the powertrains, and refreshing the car's look.
Mercedes-Benz introduced the fourth generation of the GLE (which was known as the ML-Class) in 2018 at the Paris Motor Show and gave it a well-deserved facelift in 2023. Usually, the automaker used to upgrade its models every other four years. But the automaker didn't cut any corners on this refreshed version, improving the car's look, the interior, and the drivetrains.
The 2024 GLE featured an improved front fascia that sported high-performance LED headlights with two blocks for the daytime running lights and four for the versions fitted with the multibeam LED technology. Its grille also sported a new double slat. Finally, the GLE featured two blocks on the taillights at the back, divided between the rear quarter panels and the racked-forward tailgate.
The interior boasted bolstered front seats and a split-folding bench in the rear, as its predecessor. On the dashboard, though, Mercedes-Benz installed two wide screens behind the same piece of glass, creating the image of a seamless wide display. The driver had its digital instrument panel, while atop the center stack was the touchscreen for the MBAUX infotainment system. New features were also added to the car, including a system that could help the driver when backing up with a trailer attached.
Under the hood, the German automaker introduced a new generation of hybrid drivetrains that included an integrated starter generator (ISG), which helped the luxurious GLE get better fuel efficiency. As expected, all versions were paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox that sent the power to all corners.