The new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC is displayed at the New York Auto Show this week and is arriving to the markets this fall.
The 2016 GLE550e 4MATIC is company’s first SUV with plug-in hybrid technology and third plug-in hybrid in the range, after the 2015 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid and the 2016 C 350e.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e 4MATIC with plug-in hybrid drive combines the power and refinement of a V8 engine with the fuel consumption of a three-liter car and the versatility of a premium SUV. The drive system components comprise a V6 direct-injection gasoline engine with 329 hp and a hybrid module with 114 hp of electric power.
The system peak torque is a massive 479 lbs-ft. In addition to impressive acceleration thanks to the boost function, the innovative system drive also offers all-electric driving at speeds up to 81 mph, optimized energy recovery thanks to the intelligent operating strategy and comfort functions such as pre-entry climate control in summer and winter.
With a power consumption of 16.7 kWh/100 km, the GLE 500 e 4MATIC is the benchmark in this market segment. In addition, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e is capable of up to 30 km (18.6 mi) of all-electric driving.