The Mercedes GLE range has gotten another variant added to its lineup. It’s the new GLE 580 and it came with an electrified V8 powertrain which was unveiled with the all-new GLS.
Engineers from the German car production plant installed Mercedes’ 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo petrol engine, together with a 48-volt architecture. Also fitted to the model is an integrated starter generator (ISG) which serves as EQ boost. With it, the model won't be needing a belt drive to be used by its ancillary parts found in front of the car engine. The new GLE 580 has a maximum power of 483hp with torque coming at 516lb-ft (700Nm). Not only that, the model offers drivers an extra 21 horsepower and a torque of 181lb-ft (245Nm) provided via the EQ boost.
The GLE 580 features Mercedes’ 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo petrol engine
Also featured is the fully variable 4Matic system from Mercedes which powers all the four wheels. There’s also the E-Active Body Control system which specifically regulates damper and spring rates on individual wheels. This provides comfort and better off-road performance.
The new model is also joining other GLE lineups to feature a dual 12.3-inch touchscreen, augmented reality video used for navigation, intelligent voice control and an Active Stop-and-Go Assist.
The new model features a dual 12.3-inch touchscreen, augmented reality video used for navigation
It has a third row of seats, though optional. Naijauto learned It’s the first time Mercedes is offering this feature in a GLE range.
Other features are the AMG line exterior package, leather upholstery, Aromatic air suspension system plus an adaptive damping system and a 22-inch alloy wheels (optional).
The Mercedes Benz GLE 580 provides comfort and better off-road performance
The GLE 580's performance and efficiency figures haven't been announced by Mercedes but its pricing details are available. It’s starting at a selling price of $77,795 (N28 million). Also included is a destination and delivery charge placed at $995.
The 22-inch alloy wheels are an optional feature
The Mercedes GLE 580 will start selling in the US market in late 2019.
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