Arriving in dealerships this summer, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE promises to raise the bar in regards to technology and sophistication. It’s at the Montreal Auto Show that the SUV made its first Canadian appearance.
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The GLE gets two new engines, including a turbocharged, 2.0-litre four cylinder and the twin-turbo, 3.0-litre V6. In the GLE 350 trim, it’s the first time that the vehicle will be powered by a four-cylinder mill, which happens to develops 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.
However, it’s the GLE 450 that will likely generate the most sales—at least in North America. Equipped with a 48-volt mild hybrid system called EQ Boost, its V6 engine not only reduces its consumption considerably, but also delivers a total output of 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. All variants of the GLE will come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drivetrain.