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Mercedes-Benz GLE Specials in Fredericksburg, VA


Mercedes-Benz GLE: Luxury Capabilities in an SUV or Coupe

When drivers are looking for a vehicle that is dependable and distinguished, they turn to the Mercedes-Benz brand. The Mercedes-Benz GLE is an SUV in the automaker's lineup that is also offered in a coupe body style. While both GLE body styles are similar in the front, the GLE Coupe has a sleeker rear while the GLE SUV's is more spacious and versatile, making it ideal for those who need lots of cargo space. The GLE will draw in the eye with sleek LED taillamps that illuminate your path and add style. They are complemented by LED Daytime Running Lamps and available active LED headlamps that can even adapt to curves.

There is an impressive range of engine choices for the Mercedes-Benz GLE depending on the model you choose, letting you maximize performance, efficiency, or a combination. Between the regular V6 and the bi-turbocharged version, those who prefer traditional gas engines will find their perfect choice, or you can opt for the AMG model with a bi-turbocharged V8. For those looking to minimize emissions, consider the plug-in hybrid. Every GLE comes standard with 4MATIC all-wheel drive that will deliver torque to the wheels that can put it to the best use, giving you confidence.

2016 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Updates to Know

If you just glance at them, the 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE models look incredibly similar. Take a closer look, and you will notice a few adjustments to the lineup. While the 2016 GLE offered a turbodiesel powertrain on the GLE300d, this has been dropped for the 2017 model year. Most drivers will not miss it, however, particularly since the 2017 GLE still offers four different powertrains with an incredible range of power and efficiency. Since the 300d was the base model for the 2016 GLE-Class, there is also a slightly different list of standard features for the 2017 model, such as the switch from standard 18-inch alloy wheels to 19-inch alloys.

The History of the Mercedes-Benz GLE and Its Predecessors

Looking at the history of just the Mercedes-Benz GLE will not give you a great idea of where this vehicle comes from, as the GLE name has only been around for two model years. That said, the 2016 GLE was heavily based on the 2015 M-Class with changes that amount to a heavy mid-cycle refresh. For the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE, there were small exterior changes, such as updates to the wheel designs, front bumper, and taillights. Inside, the infotainment screen got larger and both the steering wheel and materials were updated. Under the hood, the GLE improved power on the M-Class's AMG high-performance model and added the plug-in hybrid.

The M-Class began in 1998, meaning that the Mercedes-Benz GLE's history actually covers a full two decades. To give you an idea of how far this Mercedes-Benz vehicle has come, the original M-Class was only offered as the ML320 with a 3.2-liter V6 engine generating 215 horsepower and a torque of 233 pound-feet. The most recent complete redesign before being renamed was the 2012 M-Class, which brought in its third generation. It had all-new V6 engines with more efficiency and strength, more safety features, improved isolation of both vibration and noise, and more details in the interior.

Start Shopping for Your New Mercedes-Benz in Fredericksburg, VA

With a name like Mercedes-Benz, you know you're getting more than just a luxury vehicle; you are getting a car that you can depend on for years to come. With the GLE, you can select between the SUV body style and the coupe. With the different body styles and trims, it is easy to configure something that suits your individual needs. For a large selection of quality vehicles, stop in Mercedes-Benz of Fredericksburg in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Our friendly professionals are ready to guide you through the selection and configuration process. We are happy to provide competitive financing rates right here at the dealership. To keep your Mercedes-Benz as dependable as the name, make sure to visit our certified mechanics at the garage for your regular maintenance needs. To learn more and get started with a test drive, stop in today!

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