• 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE side view

    Defining the Premium SUV

    Mercedes-Benz initiated the premium SUV class nearly 20 years ago with the introduction of the GLE. Years on, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE continues to evoke the coveted styling, potent performance, and surprising capability that defines the segment. The new 2017 GLE-Class adopts a look and feel more akin to the M-Class line, but it’s one of the most well-rounded models around. A variety of powertrain options and a comfortable cabin broaden its appeal beyond the competition, and a vast selection of features indulge you during every journey.

Power and Efficiency as You Desire It

The commanding stance and sleek, muscular lines of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE allow Austin and Round Rock drivers a taste of its athleticism before they even enter the cabin and fire up the engine. Once they do, there will be no going back. Three powertrain options are available, creating an array of combinations between pure performance and efficiency. Each engine is paired to a state of the art 7G-TRONIC 7-speed transmission system that takes care of shifts seamlessly to ensure a smooth and controlled ride. For all-weather capability, adopt the 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system to have torque sent intuitively to the right wheels for a nimble and sure-footed drive. Engine options include:

  • A 3.5L V6 with 302-hp, 273 lb.-ft. of torque, and a maximum towing capacity of up to 7,200 lbs. Expect 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
  • 3.0L V6 biturbo for up to 329-hp, 354 lb.-ft. of torque, and a maximum towing capacity 7,200 lbs. Mileage ratings come in at 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
  • 3.0L V6 biturbo with hybrid electric battery for 436 combined horsepower, 479 combined lb.-ft. of torque, and a tow rating up to 4,410 lbs. Achieve a stunning 39 MPGe in the city and 50 MPGe on the highway.
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE side view

Safety Features

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE side view

Drivers will have the opportunity to put a wide selection of next-generation driver assistance technologies at their disposal, including Active Blind Spot Assist, Speed Limit Assist, Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function, and Active Lane Keeping Assist. These amenities act semi-autonomously in order to alert you to hazardous situations and prevent them from developing further, while thembrace® Secure suite offers security and emergency services if the worst should happen. Its features include:

  • Automatic Alarm Notification
  • Automatic Collision Notification
  • SOS/Emergency Call
  • Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance
  • Agent-assisted Vehicle Information
  • Agent-assisted Remote Door Lock & Unlock
  • Crisis Assist


Any vehicle adorned with the three-pointed star of Mercedes-Benz can be counted upon to take your breath away with a modern and luxurious interior. Even by those standards, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE swiftly exceeds expectations. Hand-fitted upholstery, metallic accents, and hand-finished wood details are brought together to deliver a sense of refinement, openness, and comfort that moves outside anything else in its class. Beyond styling, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE remains eminently practical; there’s up to 80.3 cubic feet of storage space for you to utilize once the rear seats are folded, and a handy rear center-armrest pass-through for when you need to take longer items into the cabin without disrupting your ability to carry passengers in the back. Further interior enhancements include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Power liftgate
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Heated and cooled front cupholders
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Sport seats with Nappa leather upholstery
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE interior features

Tech Features

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE tech features

Austin and Round Rock drivers will find a high-resolution 8-inch COMAND® touchscreen with their 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE. Use high-end swipe and touch technology to bring up crisp clean menus and control your driving environment. An in-car Wi-Fi hotspot option brings the world wide web to your 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE, providing the ability to hook up multiple devices without having to deplete data plans. When you’re ready to park or conduct some low-speed maneuvering, turn on the Surround View Camera System to use a 360-degree birds-eye image of the 2017 GLE and its surrounding areas. These are just a few standout features, with further technologies including:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • HD Radio receiver
  • COMAND® GPS navigation
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound premium sound system
  • In-dash DVD/CD player and SD card reader
  • Parking Assist with Parking Pilot

Expect the Extraordinary When You Drive a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE is a peerless luxury SUV that showcases tasteful styling and a painstaking attention to detail across every possible measure. Reading about this Class-Leading model is sure to have whetted your appetite for more, so don’t hesitate to contact one of the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Austin to hear further details or arrange a test drive.

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