Innovation is the name of the game.
Mercedes-Benz, with almost a century of existence -it will be 94 years old next June- is one of the carmakers that has learned -and taught- this lesson.
Being the German automotive behemoth that it is, there is nothing easy or accidental on MB’s success, the company has never rested on its laurels.
This means that it might be known for gorgeous, classy cars, those cars that you see at red carpet events, those cars that celebrities and moguls drive or are driven around town; but that is not it for Mercedes, that is not all at all.
Mercedes knows that there are families that deserve and can afford more than the average minivan or family wagon.
Mercedes knows that there might be companies that need first class vehicles for employee or executive commutes.
Mercedes knows that it has to deliver the best of the best for group rides.
Mercedes is aware that can deliver one of the best luxury Sports Utility Vehicles in the world.
And this is where 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 takes its shot.
A happy family -with a lot of heart
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is one of the versions available for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the other two being the GLE 350 4Matic and the GLE 450 4Matic.
For 2020, the GLE-Class has been totally, completely redesigned, with more features than ever, a refined design, better looking than ever and more equipped than ever. Long story short, it raises the bar once again.
In addition, this is not just a pretty face. There is also a lot of heart and excitement under its hood.
The GLE 350 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that reaches 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque; this engine is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, that drives the rear wheels.
Just as a reference, let me tell you that the second trim from this family, the GLE 350 4Matic, is -obviously- the GLE 350 with all-wheel-drive.
And finally, the GLE 450 4Matic comes standard with all-wheel drive, and replaces the four cylinder engine with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder, that delivers 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.
Besides having a powerful engine, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 is packed with features and accessories.
It offers a virtual instrument panel, 19-inch wheels, an automated parking system, heated front seats, a hands-free liftgate, automatic wipers, keyless ignition and entry, power-folding mirrors, adaptive suspension dampers, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, LED headlights, sunroof, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, Bluetooth, an infotainment system and HD radio, just to name a few examples.
On the safety front, it does not disappoint, either: A forward collision warning and mitigation system, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and a drowsy driver monitoring system are just some examples of this area.
There is a bunch of optional packages for this beauty, do not hesitate to request more information about them with your nearest MB dealer.
Behind the wheel
This is one stable, well-behaved, responsive and confident SUV.
There is also a very ample visibility of the road and it surroundings, making it a very safe vehicle.
In addition, regarding its cabin, well… we are talking about an MB car here. Luxury, upscale materials, elegance and good taste abound, what else can I say?
With an engine with ‘oomph’, a wide array of accessories and features and well-behaved driving, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 raises the bar on the luxury SUV market. Competitors: Beware.