There’s only one original though and our GLE 450 4Matic AMG Line cut through the wind in elegant record aerodynamic form. It rode on optional Active Body Control suspension with 48 volt electrics and best Mercedes safety. GLE is now longer, wider and lower and has a longer wheelbase to deliver a bigger, more spacious and more comfortable cabin. It has a handy 7700 lbs braked towing capacity and luggage capacity that grows cavernous with the 40:20:40 split second seat row stowed, too. Yes. It’s big!
This 362 HP 369 lb.-ft three litre straight-six turbo petrol GLE 450 gets EQ Boost 48V mild hybrid assistance and carries all the typical ML/GLE traits forward. That means all the latest Benz tech. Which also makes it amongst the quickest of the 3-litre turbo-six über-SUV’s we’ve tested. Never mind, Mercedes has also stolen the dynamic high ground of late.