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Old 5th October 2015, 15:41   #1
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Default Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class to be launched on October 14

Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will launch the GLE SUV in India on October 14, 2015.

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The GLE has been known as the M-Class since its introduction in 1997. Under the new model nomenclature that Mercedes-Benz has adopted, all its SUVs start with the letters GL. Only the iconic G-Class will continue without any change.

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With the change in nomenclature the GLE also gets a facelift. The exteriors of the car feature restyled headlamps, a new grille, tweaked tail lamps and reworked tail pipes. On the inside, the car gets a revised multifunction steering wheel and larger display for the infotainment system among other changes.

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In international markets, the GLE comes with a range of petrol and diesel engines. In India, the vehicle is likely to come in two diesel variants - GLE 250d and GLE 350d. While the GLE 250d comes with a 2.1-litre, 4-cylinder engine that develops 203 BHP and 500 Nm of torque, the GLE 350d is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 engine that produces 255 BHP and 620 Nm of torque. Both engines will be mate to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

This will be the first Mercedes-Benz car to be launched in India since Roland Folger has taken over from Eberhard Kern as the Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
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Default Re: Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class to be launched on October 14

Any idea if this will be a CKD or a CBU (ballpark pricing)?

Guess the way the prices of the German trio have moved, we may be in for an inflationary surprise here too.

Have they been able to sort out the niggles of the erstwhile ML and now GLE?

Don't think the GLE shares the platform with the E class, so this nomenclature is for the heck of it (and till the next generation sharing the platform with the E class).

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Default Re: Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class to be launched on October 14

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Any idea if this will be a CKD or a CBU (ballpark pricing)?
I believe this will be a CKD.

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Dont think the GLE shares the platform with the E class
It is indeed based on the E-Class platform.
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Don't think the GLE shares the platform with the E class, so this nomenclature is for the heck of it (and till the next generation sharing the platform with the E class).
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It is indeed based on the E-Class platform.
Hi GTO: Nope, pls do recheck

I believe GLE (Renamed from ML) using the GL platform and uses styling clues of the E class but not the platform.
It is renamed GLE to represent E Class level of refinement and luxury while the GL will represent S Class levels.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_M-Class#GLE
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class (or ML-Class), renamed Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class in 2015, is a mid-size luxury crossover sport utility vehicle (SUV) introduced in 1997, and built by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz. In terms of size, it is slotted in between the smaller GLK-Class (based on the C-Class) and the larger GL-Class with which it shares platforms


http://www.carscoops.com/2014/08/mer...to-rename.html

Well, according to AutoNews Europe, Mercedes-Benz appears to have the courage to rename its SUV lineup so that each model is aligned with the most closely related sedan. Mercedes’ first ever SUV and one of its best-selling models, the M-Class, will therefore be renamed as the GLE-Class, to show it’s related to the E-Class, just like the GLA is related to the A-Class.
The next generation of the GLK compact SUV will be renamed the GLC-Class to show its connection to the C-Class, while the GL-Class full-size SUV will be called the GLS-Class. The latter will migrate even more upmarket and will offer a Maybach trim level.

Mercedes-Benz has already applied the same naming system to its four-door coupes, the CLA and CLS, although in the case of the CLS, the suggested connection to the S-Class doesn’t exist, as the model is based on the E-Class’ platform.


Essentially it is about being of similar class as E-Class NOT the same platform as in chassis though.

MERCEDESE NOW HAS ONLY 4 PLATFORMS INSTEAD OF THE EARLIER 9 AND GLE uses MHA - Modular High Architecture ML/GLE & GL share this platform.

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