Juffali Automotive Co. Ltd (JACO) the exclusive distributor for Mercedes-Benz in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, recently unveiled its new 4×4 Mercedes- Benz model GLE.
The all new GLE blends tradition and modernity with a luxurious interior ambience and a sportier exterior design.
As the successor to the M-Class, the all new GLE is equipped with the best on-road and off-road handling, outstanding spaciousness and high levels of active and passive safety with driver assistance systems.
With the start of the new GLE generation, all models are equipped with the nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission as standard.
The Dynamic Select handling control system lets you personalize your drive settings to suit your driving style.
The Active Curve System provides better driving comfort both when cornering and on straights as well as expanded off-road capabilities.
Mercedes-Benz is continuing its product offensive in the year of the SUV by revising its bestseller in the SUV segment, the M-Class. As a result, customers can expect a premium SUV perfected in all disciples – performances, comfort and design. A true multi-talent, the new GLE is an SUV prepared for an occasion. Celebrated efficiency, performance and its incredible range of equipment, and equipped with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive as standard, the new GLE is ready to take on the world.
The GLE driver puts comfort first which is why the spaciousness of the interior holds instant appeal. It is classic and emotional, yet never comprises on performance. A perfect all-rounder SUV, this off-roader is aimed at those who appreciate a classic vehicle that offer versatility and a modern take on premium quality.
Mr. Safi Kobeissi, the general Manager of JACO said: “The M-Class established the segment of premium SUV’s in 1997 and since then has been one of the most successful models in the world. We expect the GLE to continue the success story of our best-seller and surpass it. Capable on any terrain, the GLE is theSUV for customers who want to drive a versatile vehicle with great off-road capability, striking design and premium quality.”
Thanks to the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system, the GLE delivers outstanding dynamics and precise handling, even in tough driving conditions. The advantages of the new GLE include the best on-road and off-road handling, outstanding spaciousness and high levels of active and passive safety. The new GLE is available is four models: The new GLE 400 4MATIC and the GLE 500 4MATIC and the high-performance SUV models, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4MATIC and the GLE 63 S 4MATIC.
Modern times: New design with classic style elements
The new GLE blends tradition and modernity, with classic SUV elements meeting modern Mercedes-Benz design. The distinctive appearance of the GLE is enhanced by the stylistic features typical of all generations of Mercedes-Benz SUVs. At the same time, elements of the modern Mercedes-Benz design idiom catch the eye – the front section is particularly attractive with its dramatic air intakes, twin-louvre grille, and wraparound full LED headlamps. Power domes in the bonnet further emphasizes the car’s dynamic, purposeful character.
For those who like things even more exclusive, the Night package features black radiator grille louvers, exterior mirror housings, roof rails and window surrounds. Green-tinted, heat-insulating glass reduces the glare of the sun in the summer. The headlamps, daytime running lamps, rear lights and third brake light are all equipped with LED technology.
Dynamic Select combined with off-road driving modes
The Dynamic Select handling control system lets you personalize your drive settings to suit your driving style, whether you prefer a sporty or comfortable feel, or whether you want more control on slippery or off-road surfaces. If the GLE model is equipped with the optional Off-Road Engineering package, Off-Road+ mode is also available. According to the selected mod, the characteristics of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering are automatically adjusted, All Dynamical Select programs are visualized on the central media display.
High-grade interior: Exquisite materials and superior craftsmanship
The interior of the new GLE highlights whats makes a true Mercedes-Benz vehicle: exquisite materials, first-class workmanship and maximum precision. With the Exclusive interior things become significantly more premium – luxury seats, the roof liner in either back, crystal grey or porcelain, ambient lighting and the Interior Light package create a particularly luxurious atmosphere. Artico man-made leather upholstery not only extends to the five seats, but also to the entire dashboard, centre console, door trim and armrests. The interior of the GLE is particularly impressive in two-tone design exclusive nappa leather in porcelain/black.
More dynamic, more assertive, more premium – the GLE AMG line transfers the sporty appearance of the car to the interior with features such as AMG sports seats with Artico man-made leather upholstery, a black nappa leather multifunction AMG sport steering wheel, an instrument cluster with distinctive dial in checkered-flag design, brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs and floor mats with AMG lettering.
Uncompromising active and passive safety
The system uses active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle and compensates the roll angle of the body during cornering. This enhances agility and driving fun. At the same time, the system provides increased handling stability and safety, especially at higher speeds. Better driving comfort both when cornering and on straights as well as expanded off-road capabilities are also part of the advantages of the Active Curve System.
Safety innovation has always been one of the cornerstones of Mercedes-Benz. Setting benchmarks in passive and active safety generation after generation, the all new GLE continues this proud tradition. The Driving Assistance+ package includes Distronic+ with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian detection, BAS+ with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Pre-Safe+.