The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE, formerly the 2023 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE class offers cutting-edge technology, a spacious interior, and more off-road capability than most car owners dare to explore. 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE models come with two rows of seats, both comfortable and luxurious. An optional third row is available, but it’s only really good for kids.
The 2023 GLE’s dash is dominated by a screen wall, providing a fully digital instrument display and a comprehensive view of the car’s infotainment system in a single panel. The 2023w GLE gets an additional 80mm of wheelbase, offering more space for rear seat occupants. The legroom in the second row has been increased by 69mm compared to the previous generation, while the rear headroom of the new GLE has now been increased by 35mm.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE is sleeker and longer than before, manufacturer claims the Mercedes GLE has good aerodynamics, with a segment-best drag coefficient of 0.29. The taillights are divided into two sections that give the impression of width and add to their sporty appeal. Regarding safety, the GLE 400d gets nine airbags, while the GLE 300d gets seven in addition to standard safety features like active brake assist and blind spot assist. The 400d has E-ACTIVE body-controlled suspension combined with the newly developed AIRMATIC air suspension. The company claims this is the only system on the market where the spring and damping forces can be controlled individually at each wheel. This means that it not only inhibits body rolling but also pitch and squat.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE : Interior
The 2023 Mercedes GLE has all the modern premium features such as premium leather upholstery, an extensive touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, and more. The Mercedes-Benz GLE has one of the best interiors in the luxury mid-size SUV class. The design is modern yet classy and the level of fit and finish is excellent, from the soft upholstered surfaces and close-fitting panels to the widescreen infotainment system and controls that feel essential to operate. The cabin also maintains chassis-to-frame silence with minimal road or wind noise even at high speeds. All in all, a nice place to sit.
The Mercedes-Benz 2023 GLE is equipped with the MBUX infotainment system with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that fits seamlessly into the 12.3-inch touchscreen. This setup is a feast for the eyes, thanks to its slick graphics and fast animations. Redundant controls make it extremely easy to use while driving. For example, you can control the system by tapping or swiping the screen, using the touchpad in the center console, or via buttons on the dashboard and steering wheel. The basic menu structure is simple, but some functionality is embedded in the submenus.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE : Engine
Mercedes-Benz offers the 2023 Benz GLE with various powertrain options. First off, the GLE 350 has a 255-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and nine-speed automatic transmission. That may not sound like a lot of power, but the engine provides plenty of low-end torque that helps get the SUV off the line and accelerates quickly. The Mercedes GLE 350 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in seven seconds. The gearbox changes smoothly and quickly.
The 2023 Mercedes GLE 450 features a 362-horsepower turbocharged inline-six with an effortlessness that the base engine can’t match. This engine pulls confidently – it takes 5.5 seconds from zero to 60 mph – and feels like it has backup power, even when passing other vehicles on the highway. This is partly thanks to the 48-volt mild-hybrid system (EQ Boost), which can provide an extra surge of torque when accelerating and at the same time reduce fuel consumption in stop-and-go driving.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE : Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE an overall safety rating of five out of five. The GLE earned five stars in the front and side crash tests, as well as four stars in the rollover test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not evaluated the 2023 GLE at this time, but the nearly identical 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE scores well across the board. Key safety features include Adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, road sign recognition, driver drowsiness detection, lane keeping assist, parking sensors, collision warning, perimeter parking camera system, emergency brake, pedestrian detection, high beam headlights, hands-free parking aid, and head-up display.