The new face-lifted Mercedes Benz M-Class now gets some minor changes for the exteriors and Mercedes has not really revamped the car entirely like the totally new E-class midlife facelift that was done earlier.
This M-Class gets a midlife facelift and Mercedes has decided to call it the GLE in line with the company’s strategy to link its sedan and SUV lineups based on shared platforms. Mercedes has done a minimalistic job in this case and design tweaks are far and few in between. There are new Led tail-lamps and headlamps though which is a nice touch. The interiors have been majorly revamped by Mercedes and come with a mint fresh COMAND online infotainment system coupled with newer trims and 8 inch display unit. There is a newly integrated touch pad for the infotainment system along with Wi-Fi hotspot options. The existing apps, audio, video and telephony functions and navigation system are already present in the car.
The engine is still the same but is now coupled with a new and lightweight 9-Gtronic transmission system. The 9 gear setup feels lighter than its 7 gear predecessor and gear shifting is way faster along with downshifting. The sluggish nature of gearshifts has been done away with and the 9 speed box will definitely ensure improved fuel efficiency as well according to sources. The dynamic select knob is a customary feature for all GLE models in India and feature off road settings and Slippery which have been added to the earlier Sport, Comfort and Individual modes. Airmatic suspension will be featured in the car like before and the inclusion of the off road mode is a handy touch by Mercedes.
There are some potent changes that have been made to this new M Class and attractive pricing will still be a major draw for this in India.