2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Enhanced Design, Tech, and Higher Pricing - All You Need to Know

Jacob Brooke
November 14, 2023
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The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE, a prominent luxury SUV in Australia, is set to receive substantial updates in both design and technology, accompanied by a notable increase in pricing. This refreshed model showcases enhancements across its entire lineup, including mild-hybrid powertrains now standard across the range. With the introduction of the latest 48V mild-hybrid technology, the GLE 450 petrol model sees a power boost of 10kW, while the diesel GLE 300d and GLE 450d gain an additional 18kW and 27kW respectively.

Overseas model shown
Courtesy - Merecedes-Benz

In terms of aesthetics, the 2024 GLE and GLE Coupe range feature new front bumpers, and updated LED headlight and tail light signatures, complemented by new-look alloy wheels. The interior is upgraded with the latest generation of MBUX infotainment, boasting a 12.3-inch touchscreen, compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, alongside a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Enhancements include an improved “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant and interior changes like a new steering wheel with touch-sensitive buttons and chrome dash highlights.

2024 Mercedes GLE featuring 12.3-inch dual displays with MBUX

The model range sees a significant price increase, with the entry-level GLE 300d wagon experiencing the largest hike, previously priced at $119,174 plus on-road costs and now listed at $144,900 plus on-road costs. This represents a 45% increase over the past five years. The GLE 450d wagon has also seen a price rise, from $141,670 to $166,900 plus on-road costs. In addition, the top-of-the-range AMG versions have become up to $11,631 dearer.

Despite these price rises, Mercedes-Benz has significantly upgraded the standard equipment list for these models. Standard features now include adaptive LED headlights, a 13-speaker Burmester 590W sound system, panoramic sunroof, head-up display, and the AMG Line exterior package, among others. All non-AMG models now also include a mandatory AMG Line exterior package, and the company has streamlined its options packages for simplicity.

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE is offered with two diesel and three petrol engines, all standard with a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Engine options range from a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder in the GLE 300d to a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 in the AMG GLE 63 S models.

Model Grades and Pricing

  • GLE 300d 4MATIC: $144,900 (+$25,726)
  • GLE 450d 4MATIC: $166,900 (+$25,230)
  • Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+: $179,900 (+$32)
  • Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC+: $266,900 (+$11,631)
  • GLE 450 Coupe 4MATIC: $159,900 (+$3430)
  • Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe 4MATIC+: $190,900 (+$131)
  • Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe 4MATIC+: $268,900 (+$10,931)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Key Changes

  • Mild-hybrid powertrains standard across the range.

Exterior:

  • New front bumpers
  • Updated LED headlight and taillight signatures
  • New alloy wheels

Interior:

  • Latest MBUX infotainment
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Improved “Hey Mercedes” voice assistant
  • New steering wheel
  • Chrome dash highlights

Power boost:

  • GLE 450 (petrol) +10kW
  • GLE 300d (diesel) +18kW
  • GLE 450d (diesel) +27kW

Features by Grade

All Models:

  • 48V mild-hybrid technology.
  • 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • 13-speaker Burmester 590W sound system
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • AMG Line exterior package

Specific Models:

  • GLE 300d: 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine (198kW/550Nm).
  • GLE 450d: 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine (270kW/750Nm).
  • GLE 450 Coupe: 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (280kW/500Nm).
  • AMG GLE 53 Models: 3.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (320kW/560Nm).
  • AMG GLE 63 S Models: Twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 (450kW/850Nm)​

Jacob Brooke
Jacob Brooke, a respected voice in the world of automotive journalism, brings a wealth of knowledge and insights to his reviews at CarSauce. His keen eye for detail and passion for all things cars shine through in his in-depth analysis and honest evaluations of the latest models of cars. Join him as he guides readers through the car-buying process and explores the exciting world of motoring.

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