Mercedes-Benz continues its SUV offensive; adds a top-end petrol and a diesel variant to the LWB GLE- its best-selling SUV

Mercedes-Benz continues its SUV offensive; adds a top-end petrol and a diesel variant to the LWB GLE- its best-selling SUV

“The new GLE LWB has already excited the market and has a 3 months waiting period. With the introduction of a petrol model, we expect it to further drive its popularity and cater to the requirements of those customers who waited for a petrol model. It remains our endeavour to keep renewing our portfolio at regular intervals to meet customers’ preference.” Martin Schwenk


Introduces the EQ Boost technology for the first time in an SUV in India, providing additional power and torque (22 hp & 250 Nm Torque) in the GLE 450

  • GLE LWB now has two new top-end variants– the 450 4MATIC (Petrol) & 400 d 4MATIC (Diesel)
  • The GLE 450 4MATIC LWB and 400 d 4MATIC LWB is powered by BS VI in-line six-cylinder engines
  • The new GLE 450 4MATIC LWB produces an output of 270 kW (367 hp) & 500 Nm of Torque and an additional 250 Nm of torque and 16 kW (22 hp) available via EQ Boost | 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds! 
  • The new GLE 400 d 4MATIC LWB produces an output of 243 kW (330 hp) & 700 Nm of Torque | 0 -100 km/h in just 5.7 seconds!  
  • Safety features include 7Airbags in GLE 400 d 4MATIC and GLE 450 4MATIC, also Active Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist as a standard across variants, the new LWB GLE is one of the safest SUV’s on the roads  
  • The new GLE LWB is targeted at customers who are seeking a premium experience in urban environment and also love to tread the unbeaten path and outdoors
  • Mercedes-Benz offers the largest SUV portfolio in the luxury car segment
  • STAR EASE service packages for the new GLE 450 start @ INR 77,600 for 2 years/unlimited kms and for GLE 400 d is Rs 89,100 for 2 years/unlimited kms
  • The new Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC LWB is priced at INR 88.80 lakhs and GLE 400 d 4MATIC LWB is priced at INR 89.90 Lakhs (all prices are ex-showroom, India, except Kerala)


Pune: India’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz today strengthened its SUV offering by adding two new top-end variants to its popular GLE portfolio. The newly launched top-end GLE 450 4MATIC LWB and 400 d 4MATIC LWB further diversify the model line-up of the GLE by adding a petrol and a top-end diesel variant. The current LWB GLE range comprises the BS VI GLE 300 d 4MATIC LWB and the top-end CBU GLE 400 d 4MATIC LWB Hip Hop variants.


The GLE 450 4MATIC LWB and 400 d 4MATIC LWB features the same iconic design, exuding presence and power, plush interiors, just like the other variants in the current generation GLE range. It comes packed with the latest technology, including the cutting-edge Mercedes-Benz MBUX system with interior assistant. The permanent 4MATIC all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution capability together with 9G-TRONIC transmission will ensure it is just as agile and capable an off-roader as its diesel siblings.


Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, “The New long wheelbase GLE has already created a benchmark in the luxury SUV segment and we are very satisfied with the customer response. Encouraged by this response we are now introducing a petrol and a diesel variant of the GLE LWB. The locally made LWB GLE 450 4MATIC and the 400 d 4MATIC thus make important additions to our GLE SUV range and will further attract customers who seek comfort, luxury and off-roading prowess in their SUV. We are confident that the GLE 450 4MATIC and the 400 d 4MATIC will help this SUV retain its top billing in the luxury SUV segment.”


“The GLE LWB is an important pillar in our expansive SUV portfolio, leading our product offensive in the SUV segment and it remains Mercedes-Benz’s highest selling SUV in India. With the addition of these two new variants, we once again reiterate our customer focus and our commitment to the Indian market.” added Mr. Schwenk.


An in-line six-cylinder engine systematically electrified with 48-volt technology powers the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 LWB 4MATIC. Its performance data of 270 kW (367 hp) and 500 Nm of torque, with a further 250 Nm of torque and 16 kW/22 hp available via EQ Boost over short periods is quite commendable. The integrated starter/alternator (ISG) is responsible for hybrid functions such as EQ Boost or energy recuperation, while allowing fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology.


Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) eliminates the need for a belt drive for ancillary components at the front of the engine, which reduces its overall length. The slim design, together with the physical separation of intake/exhaust, creates space for near-engine exhaust after treatment. The 48-volt on-board power supply serves not only high power consumers such as the water pump and air-conditioning compressor, but also the Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), which also supplies energy to the battery by means of highly efficient energy recuperation.


The GLE 400 d 4MATIC LWB comes equipped with an OM 656  in-line six-cylinder diesel engine which generates 243 kW (330 hp) and 700 Nm of torque. The most powerful diesel engine in the history of Mercedes-Benz bundles together state-of-the-art technology components. As a result, the engine sets standards in terms of agility and consumption. More than an additional bonus: the six-cylinder in-line engine boasts an unsurpassed level of refinement.


Technical specifications of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC LWB and GLE 400d 4MATIC LWB


Performance Data







Engine arrangement/cylinders



OM 656                                

BS VI In-Line/6 Cylinder


M 256                                

BS VI In-Line/6 Cylinder


Number of valves per cylinder






Displacement (cc)






Power (kW [hp] @ rpm)


243 [330]  @ 3,600 – 4,000


270 [367]  @ 5,500 – 6,100

(+16kW/22 HP)


Torque (Nm @ rpm)


700 @ 1,200 – 3,000


500 @ 1,600 – 4,500

(+250 Nm)


Acceleration (0-100 km/h)


5.7 Secs


5.7 Secs


Top Speed (km/h)






Drive system


4MATIC all-wheel drive with VTD


4MATIC all-wheel drive with VTD


Electrical systems


14 V


48 V








All new GLE 450 4MATIC LWB and 400 d 4MATIC LWB highlights:


  • MULTIBEAM LED headlamps with  ULTRA RANGE High beam
  •  Intelligent Headlight Control Plus
  • 4MATIC with VTD (Variable Torque Distribution)
  • AIRMATIC suspension with ADS+
  • 50.8 cm (20-inch) 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels
  • Auto Park Assist 360 degree surround view camera
  •  MBUX NTG6 with “Hey Mercedes”
  • Hard-Disc Navigation
  • Smartphone Integration
  • Widescreen Cockpit
  • Easy pack tail gate
  • Memory Package for Front Seats
  • Electrically adjustable rear seats
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Wireless Charging Front
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Anthracite open-pore oak wood trim
  •  Illuminated aluminum running boards


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