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2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid Review | Northbrook, IL

Are you looking for a luxury SUV with exceptional capability and unbeatable comfort, but aren’t willing to sacrifice efficiency? Now you don’t have to. The new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid SUV, starting at $66,700 MSRP, delivers the power and amenities you want while still delivering the eco-friendly fuel consumption your daily drive demands. To help you learn more, the experts at Autohaus on Edens have compiled this detailed new 2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid review below.

Starting at $66,700

2018 mercedes-benz gle 55e 4matic plug-in hybrid
43/21miles per gallon (city/highway)
436horsepower, 3.0L V6 biturbo + plug-in hybrid electric motor

If you already have your eye on the 2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® SUV, browse the new 2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® inventory at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL. We also recommend visiting our incentives page to see if you qualify for our current finance and lease offers.

2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid: Performance & Capability

While the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC® may be a hybrid model, it still offers the impeccable performance you’ve grown to love from Mercedes-Benz SUVs. The 3.0L V6 biturbo engine and plug-in hybrid electric motor work together to produce an incredible 436 horsepower and nearly 480 lb.-ft. of torque. You’ll enjoy a smooth ride and confident handling thanks to the coveted 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system and AGILITY CONTROL® suspension. Standard DYNAMIC SELECT® offers four driving modes that alter the throttle response, shift points, and steering effort to create a driving experience all your own. Key engine and performance specs are as follows:

Engine 3.0L V6 biturbo + plug-in hybrid electric motor
Horsepower 436 HP (combined)
Torque 479 lb.-ft. (combined)
Acceleration (0-60 MPH) 5.2 sec.
Transmission 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic with shift paddles
Drivetrain 4MATIC® all-wheel drive
Fuel Economy (combined) 43 MPGe / 21 MPG
Max. Towing Capacity 4,410 lbs.

2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid: Interior & Exterior

The new 2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® SUV delivers luxury you’ll revel in every time you get behind the wheel. From heated leather seats to soft-touch premium materials, you’ll enjoy trips of any length. The 2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Hybrid SUV will also have heads turning with its muscular but elegant body styling and modern design details. Additional interior and exterior features include:

Interior Features:

  • Seating for five
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power driver seat with memory
  • Topstitched dashboard trim
  • Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel

Exterior Features:

  • 19-in. twin 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and taillamps
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Power liftgate

2018 GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid: Safety & Technology

Whether you’re running errands around town or making the long commute to work, you want to know you and your loved ones will stay connected and protected every step of the way. The ATTENTION ASSIST® system continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. Create an immersive listening experience with Bluetooth® audio streaming. Check out additional safety and technology features you’ll find inside below.

Safety Features:

  • Rearview camera
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Brake Assist (BAS®)
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist

Technology Features:

  • COMAND® with touchpad controller
  • 8-in. high-resolution color screen
  • COMAND® navigation
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • harman/kardon® Logic 7® sound system
  • HD Radio® receiver
  • 5 years of Mercedes-Benzmbrace® Connect Package
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS GO®
  • Rear seat entertainment system prewiring

Schedule a Test Drive in Northbrook, IL!

Slide into the driver’s seat of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC® Plug-in Hybrid SUV to experience unbeatable power and luxury first hand. Schedule a test drive at our Mercedes-Benz dealership in Northbrook, IL today. If you have any questions, reach out to the Autohaus on Edens team by calling (847) 272-7900 or through our contact form.

*Bluetooth® is a registered mark Bluetooth® SIG, Inc.

*harman/kardon® and Logic 7® are registered marks of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.

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