The first plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz SUV teams an electric motor with a biturbo gasoline V6 for an exceptional 436 hp (combined). An E-BOOST feature lets the electric motor raise total torque up to 479 lb-ft, for quick acceleration along with remarkable fuel-efficiency. The advanced lithium-ion battery can be charged by the gas engine while driving (in 40 minutes), at public charging stations, or at home.
Mercedes GLE550e 2017 7 has a G-TRONIC automatic transmission with shift paddles. AGILITY CONTROL suspension automatically adjusts the individual shock absorbers based on the road surface and the driver’s current driving style, while AIRMATIC suspension employs electronically controlled air springs that provide an ideal balance of ride comfort and handling composure for a balanced and comfortable ride. It takes only 5.3 seconds for Mercedes-Benz GLE550e to reach 60 miles per hour (100 km).
The GLE550e has the same Dynamic Select modes that other GLE models have, including Comfort and Sport modes, controlling steering, ride firmness, and transmission behaviour.
First available: January 2016
Next Upgrade: April 2017
Electric/Hybrid: Plug-In Hybrid
Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 5.3s
Range: 12 miles20 km
Range & Battery
9 kWh lithium-ion battery
normal outlet to full capacity around 4 hours
level 2 wall charger (at about $2,000) less than 2 hours
using Charge mode while driving – less than 40 minutes