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  • Great safety spec
  • Same standard equipment as the higher grades
  • Most efficient in the range


  • Ride comfort isn't good enough
  • Four-cyl can feel the weight of the car
  • Auto can be busy

The Mercedes-Benz GLE300d is the entry point to the new-generation 2020 model range.

The list price is $99,900 plus on-road costs, and it is equipped identically to the higher-grade models as Benz claims that consumers want to choose their drivetrain and then customise their model from that point onward.

Therefore, standard equipment includes the company’s MBUX multimedia system with dual 12.3-inch screens, LED lighting with adaptive high beam headlights, 20-inch alloy wheels, a power tailgate, 360-degree parking camera, colour head-up display, the company’s ‘Artico’ leatherette upholstery with heated front seats, DAB+ digital radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

There are multiple ways to personalise and customise your GLE, but one that’s expected to attract a lot of custom is the “7 Seat Package” which adds third-row seats for people up to 180cm tall, and also incorporates electric second row seat adjustment (tilt and slide) and electric seat folding. The pack is $3900.

The GLE is loaded with the safety technology and equipment you would expect. There’s auto emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist (with active lane assist - it will merge into the next lane when you indicate), blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera with reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, semi-autonomous parking, and driver fatigue detection.

The GLE300d uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with 180kW of power (at 4200rpm) and 500Nm of torque (from 1600-2400rpm). It has a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard. Fuel consumption is claimed at 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres

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Mercedes-Benz GLE300 2020: D 4Matic

Safety Rating
Engine Type Diesel Turbo 4, 2.0L
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Efficiency 6.9L/100km (combined)
Seating 5
Price From $79,640 - $91,520

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gle300 D 4Matic 2.0L, Diesel, 9 SPEED AUTOMATIC G-TRONIC $79,640 - $91,520
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