The base GLE 400 comes with the twin-turbo 3.0L, 329 horsepower, V6 and a 4MATIC all-wheel drive. Standard features include 19-inch wheels, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, power folding rearview mirrors, synthetic leather upholstery, leather steering wheel, wood trim, dual 12.3-inch screen gauges and infotainment system, Bluetooth audio streaming, a rear-view camera and a power liftgate.
The GLE 43 and GLE 43 Coupe benefit from the more powerful 3.0L V6 engine, making 385 horsepower. Standard features include 20-inch wheels, performance tires, adaptive computer-controlled suspension, a Harman/Kardon audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, a navigation system, a power-tilting sunroof and LED headlights.
The GLE 63 gets the 5.5L V8 engine, which makes 550 horsepower and can sprint to 60 mph in a claimed 4.2 seconds. Standard features include 20-inch wheels, performance tires, leather seats, multi-zone climate control with rear air conditioning, automatic parking and heated/ventilated front seats.
The GLE 63S and GLE 63S Coupe feature the 577-horsepower V8 engine, and with a more performance-oriented suspension and exhaust system, it is the ultimate version of the GLE. This top of the line GLE also adds 22-inch wheels, larger brakes and a dual moonroof, bringing together the performance and luxury expected from a Mercedes-Benz.
A host of safety features are standard in the GLE, which is expected from a high-end luxury SUV. A suite of airbags, traction control, stability control, brake-assist and daytime running lights are standard in all trims. The higher-level trims also come standard with blind spot monitoring, auto-leveling headlights and lane-departure warning.