Meet the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC AMG Line.
Introduced by Michael Jopp, the vice president for sales and marketing of passenger cars at Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, the Mercedes GLE 450 is the carmaker’s new locally-assembled premium SUV set to capture the market.
“From its luxurious appeal to best-in-class driver assists, the SUV is at the forefront of innovation,” shared Michael about the brand’s latest full-sized seven-seater SUV.
We take a closer look at what this latest variant of the Mercedes GLE 450 has to offer:
Featuring an AMG Line exterior, the GLE 450 4MATIC AMG Line dials up its expressive and sporty character to the highest level. Its body styling features the iconic diamond radiator grille with chrome pins, sporty aprons all-round with large air inlets, multi-beam LED headlamps and 21-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels.
The interior blends luxuriously elegant aesthetics with a progressive character. Having a generous amount of space, free-standing elements and the excellent attention to detail the interior conveys exclusivity and wellbeing. Fully digital instruments visually float on a linear-themed dashboard. Then flowing door-to-door and into a console integrating prominent twin grab handles you will notice anthracite open-pore oak wood trim elements.
With a turbocharged six-cylinder engine capable of generating a thunderous 367hp, the SUV is powered by a 3.0-litre engine which allows it to complete the century sprint in under six seconds! Which taking into account the build and weight of the car, is a pretty impressive feat.
Then there’s the Dynamic Select mode which allows drivers to tune the drivetrain to their personal liking – turning up the power when necessary, or basking in the comfortable drive. On top of that, the seven-seater also features an Airmatic package – an adaptive damping system that meets modern air suspension resulting to an intelligent comfort suspension which is able to adjust automatically to the driving conditions, speed and load.
All these are brought together with a 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission and state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and the new Mercedes-Benz user experience for a truly enjoyable ride.
As expected from Mercedes-Benz, a host of safety features are included into the latest SUV, akin to all of the carmakers releases. Safety has always been top priority.
As such, the GLE 450 4MATIC AMG Line is equipped with best-in-class safety and driving assistance systems including Active Distance Distronic, Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and a 360-degree camera to ensure you can view your surroundings when you need to.
Thanks to the GLE 450 now being available as a CKD offering, buyers have slightly more than RM100K shaved of the previous import model.
The locally-assembled GLE 450 4MATIC AMG Line is now available at RM 475,501.23 – that is during the sales tax exemption period; but even after, it would priced slightly below RM500K.
To find out more, visit the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia website.