The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE facelift has been launched in India with a starting price of Rs 96.4 lakh (ex-showroom). The premium luxury SUV is offered in three main variants and two trims. Here are some key details:
The changes to the 2023 GLE are relatively minor. The front end features a tweaked bumper, a new single-slat grille, and updated LED headlights. The profile remains largely unchanged except for the new alloy wheels. It also includes illuminated running boards that create a captivating ambience at night.
At the rear, you'll find subtle updates to the bumper and taillights. There are several color options available, including Obsidian Black, Polar White, High-Tech Silver, Sodalite Blue, and Selenite Grey.
The interior changes are subtle, with the overall dashboard layout remaining similar. Updates include a new steering wheel, chrome-finished air vents, and the latest version of Mercedes' MBUX infotainment system. Electric seat controls are now integrated into the door panel.
Technology and Features
The 2023 GLE comes equipped with a 12.3-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay, a 12.3-inch fully digital driver’s display, a 4-zone climate control system, an electric tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, electrically adjustable ventilated seats with memory function for front seats, and a 13-speaker Burmester sound system. The safety package includes nine airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, a 360-degree camera system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and select advanced driver assistance systems like active brake assist and blind spot monitoring.
Buyers can choose from three powertrain options for the 2023 GLE facelift. These include a 269PS/550Nm 2.0-liter diesel, a 367PS/750Nm 3.0-liter diesel, and a 381PS/500Nm 3.0-liter petrol engine. All powertrains are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and come equipped with an all-wheel-drive system.
Prices for the 2023 GLE facelift start at Rs 96.4 lakh and go up to Rs 1.15 crore (all ex-showroom). The GLE competes with rivals like the BMW X5, Audi Q7, and Volvo XC90.
The changes to the 2023 GLE may be subtle, but they offer an enhanced and luxurious driving experience in this premium SUV.