If you are on the hunt for smartly and quality built, roomy interior and high performing vehicle in the market, you need to stop whatever you are doing and take a look at the Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 brief analysis here on Naijauto!
1. Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 overview
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 belongs to the fourth generation and ever since its debut, it has made lots of impressive performance tests. It promises lot of features you would wish for your dream posh, large SUV offering you on the platter of gold. It comes with the new E-Active air suspension system which promises sublime ride and size defying handling and a range of new smart driver aids that you won’t find on the S-Class.
There are actually slight changes with this 2019 version with the previous version of 2018 model year. Yet, those remarkable slight changes should be enough to change your mind and go for it or even stick to other models.
It comes equipped with swapped high-tech, flawless EQ-boost 6-cylinder (3.0-liter) gasoline using engine with the less sophisticated 4-cylinder diesel engine. This shows absence of air suspension which shouldn’t be since the first tested model had regular Airmatic suspension for Mercedes. So, you shouldn’t expect this in the 300d version.
The 2019 GLE 300d offers a 2.0-liter with the generative power of 242 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which is deployed to all its 4-wheel.
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2. Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 300d - Look and performance
For a large SUV like this, the engine is built to take care of that with a decent amount of shove. The new model boasts of accelerating from a standstill of zero to 62 miles per hour in just 7.2 seconds.
You might experience slight challenge on refinement considering your huge expectation. There is agrarian edge that you would notice under the open throttle, which starts feeling and sounding strained earlier enough during the acceleration process. We expect this to be rectified in the coming GLE 350d, featuring two additional cylinders. For now, we keep our arms crossed.
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The 9-speed box in the 300d could be a bit touch difficult to get along at times. It is usually smooth to perform step-off since the simple and the shuttling manner between ratios while moving is remarkably slick. Sometimes, even when you are not in Sport mode, it feels overly eager to hold on to the gears.
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This implies you will have to experience that slightly rough edged diesel soundtrack more than you bargained for. While pulling away from low speeds, it is also susceptible to being caught out and that could be as a result of moment of hesitation. This is before it takes off after shunting its chosen gears.
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3. Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 Driving experience
You feel lot of comfort driving this SUV around town and also on the highway. It performs a smooth job by rounding off potholes, expansion joints and other related secondary intrusions. This could be as a result of the side wall of the 20-inch alloy wheels that carry the car. The car moves about flawlessly and on lumpier road. With its soft set-up, it moves around with pronounced body movement. Its undulations are uniformly ironed out in a regular smooth way. But it could generate irregular unwelcome head from irregular surfaces.
You might find Sport mode more preferable compared to other modes but it could sometimes takes things a touch too far in separate direction. With this, you would have to compromise some of the pliancy it shows on smoother stretches of Tarmac. So, to get the Goldilocks zone, it is mostly found in the setting between the Sport and Comfort zone.
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You could also experience little difficulty masking its mass through corners but it is moderate enough. Sport mode is acknowledged for bringing in a lot of weight here with minor difference at best. Well, the introduction of Mercedes 4Matic AWD architecture could supposedly mean it promises a good grip on a balanced throttle. When you begin to get too apeish with the corner speeds, it will begin to get under-steered. Also, you could predict the way by which its front end starts edging out-warding, which also could be delicate. To classify its dynamic manners, we should put it under impressive safety rather than exciting experience.
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4. Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019: Should I buy one?
One of the strong suits of this new Mercedes-Benz lies in its cabin. The interior design is remarkably roomy and well finished. It comes with a smart new design touch in its square new vents at the centre of the dash. Its digital cockpit and MBUX infotainment system are 12.3-inch screens as standard. They both perform very well for the price.
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Although, many might have issue with its price and feel the need to go for the BMW X5 xDrive30d, which is slightly 1,500 euro more expensive and comes equipped with impressive 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo-diesel with air suspension as standard. It’s definitely a more resolute car than Mercedes. But it all boils down to what you really love in a car.
It might be hard to give the Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 300d a perfect node but we cannot fail to acknowledge its awesomeness despite its setbacks. If it suits your needs and convenience, why not?
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