After the successful launch of the GLC and GLE Coupe in 2015. This time at the beginning of 2016, Mercedes-Benz Indonesia introduced the latest model in the premium SUV segment with Mercedes Benz GLE. Car Trends in the segment Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) apparently began developing in 2016, even Mercedes-Benz Indonesia calls this year is the year for SUV.
Roelof Lamberts, Sales and Marketing Director for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars Indonesia stated that the premium SUV market in Indonesia potential to be growing, we are always trying to answer the requests of customers who crave a premium SUV with features cutting-edge technologies. The presence of The New GLE, as the successor of the popular M-Class, is a response to the request and we will certainly further strengthen our presence in the premium SUV segment in Indonesia.
The advantages of the new GLE includes the best driving experience on all terrains, a roomy cabin space and the level of active and passive safety in the highest in its class. For perfect comfort, the New GLE is equipped with Keyless-GO starting function, which is programmed with all the access and functionality. Comes with two variants, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 Exclusive & GLE 250d, both this premium SUV is a leader in each class and prioritize comfort and safety with the concept of a larger room.
In the engine and performance, The New GLE 400 Exclusive equipped with a 2,996 cc 6-cylinder capable of producing 245 kW (33Hp) combined with quick response dual clutch transmission 7G-Tronic Plus. As for New GLE 250 d equipped with a diesel engine 4 cylinder in-line with common rail direct injection, which can generate power of 150 kW (204Hp) and torque of 500Nm. Combined with the latest automatic transmission system from Mercedes-Benz that 9G-Tronic, the vehicle is able to offer superior performance with exceptional driving experience.
In the context of environmentally friendly, both is equipped with a controlled oil pump to reduce fuel consumption and emission levels. 9G-Tronic transmissions in diesel engines for The New GLE 250 d is able to reduce fuel consumption by 7% compared with its predecessor. Features eco start / stop further confirms the environmental friendliness of this GLE.
New GLE 400 exclusive comes with a price at Rp. 1,209 billion and for GLE 250d Rp. 1.099 billion (off the road).