The Mercedes-AMG GLE has similarly received updates, including a refreshed design and new features. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE has changed, with its new appearance and the addition of a 48V hybrid system. The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE lineup has been expanded with the addition of a GLE400e featuring plug-in hybrid technology, delivering 381 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. The Mercedes-AMG GLE has similarly undergone updates, including updated styling and newly available features.
For 2024, both the Mercedes-Benz GLE and AMG GLE are receiving updates, including changes to the power system and the inclusion of a hybrid model. Mercedes has also upgraded the interior and exterior design and added new standard features and options for the AMG models. The Mercedes-Benz GLE is not particularly favored by driving enthusiasts among other mid-size luxury crossover SUVs. Instead, it prioritizes comfort and luxury. Although AMG versions offer more driving enjoyment, the GLE excels in comfort. Moreover, it is a benefit for large and heavy vehicles. Therefore, for the 2024 model year, the GLE has received a makeover.
The updated GLE 580 sports newly designed front and rear lights and an AMG Line exterior design package which is included as a standard feature with the GLE 580 variant.
The new GLE 580 has updated front and rear lighting fixtures and an available AMG Line exterior design package which comes standard on the GLE 580 grade. The AMG Line package boasts a distinctive grille design with small Mercedes star, body-colored wheel arch trim, a rear fascia with a diffuser-like design, and two new wheel designs.
The updated GLE showcases a fresh grille design complete with chrome accents and chrome trimming on the air inlets. The daytime running lights on the GLE now have a distinctive “flare” look, with two points that come together, and the taillights have been revamped into two horizontal sections. Further modifications include an updated brush guard design and the introduction of 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels. Two new hues have been added to the available color choices. One of them is Twilight Blue Metallic and the other one is Manufaktur Alpine Grey.
The interior of the 2024 GLE has taken inspiration from the GLS and S-Class. The steering wheel has undergone a redesign, now featuring touch controls for both the driver and central displays. The central displays have been updated to the second generation of Mercedes’ MBUX user interface, which includes the ability to receive updates wirelessly. Additionally, the air vents have been updated to feature the same chrome finish as the GLS, and the interior now offers two new color combinations: black with beige accents and black with brown accents. The GLE now has a configurable interior lighting setup, similar to the S-Class.
The updated 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE is gaining attention for adding a plug-in hybrid model and enhanced off-road driving and towing capabilities rather than its exterior and interior changes. The PHEV is named the GLE 400e 4Matic and has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, similar to the GLE 350. However, the GLE 400e 4Matic also features an electric motor that provides 134 horsepower, resulting in a combined output of 381 horsepower and a massive 479 pound-feet of torque from gas and electric power sources.
The GLE 400e is equipped with a 23.3 kWh lithium-ion battery, which is a significant capacity for a plug-in hybrid. The vehicle has been designed to prioritize electric driving in urban areas, and the computer will automatically choose the best driving mode. Still, manual overrides are available for off-road driving. Standard features include 11 kW Level 2 AC home charging and an option for 60 kW Level 3 DC fast charging, which is not commonly found in PHEVs.
The Trailer Route Planner is a helpful tool for anyone who plans to tow. By entering the size of your trailer, the system will consider this when generating navigation routes. Additionally, you can save two different trailer types and a bike rack in the preset options. The Trailer Maneuvering Assist has been updated to utilize cameras and provides assistance with steering at low speeds. It also helps navigate your trailer when backing up, and can handle turns of up to 90 degrees. Unfortunately, the company has yet to specify the maximum weight capacity for towing this year. The pricing information has not been announced by the company yet. It is expected to be disclosed before they become available at dealerships.