“GLE 400 with a Performance Turn”: the 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLE 43 SUV
When Mercedes-Benz designed its GLE 43 coupe with the athletic prowess of a sleek, gloss-black-trim 4-door, we at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto knew a complementary SUV wouldn’t be far behind. But when Mercedes-Benz revved its ninth model in the AMG® 43 line, the GLE 43, onto the scene on January 31 of this year, its turn toward performance had us floored, with notable improvements on the GLE 400 SUV build.
Starting with an AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo powertrain shelling out up to 362 horsepower and up to 384 lb-ft of torque, GLE 43 shows itself a paragon of the drive to excel, and with an AMG®-enhanced 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission and AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive to optimize power for tuned steering and handling precision. GLE 43’s AMG® Dynamic Select System’s Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and Slippery modes are selectable, too, making it easy to personalize suspension stiffness, shift points, throttle mapping and idle speed according to terrain and your own road feel.
GLE 43’s got the storage capacity to make the most of road trips and day trips alike, too. Up to 38.2 cu. ft. of cargo space (up to 80.3 cu-ft with seats lowered) burgeons behind the rear seats, a standard power lift gate making for quick access to it. And with power sunroof and heated front seats coming standard, you can experience the range of pleasant weather and comfortable cabin conditions that define a truly memorable trek.
We know you’ll be excited to explore what a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 43 can mean for your travels, or maybe you’re excited by the prospect of its veritable forebear, GLE 400. We’d be glad to let you take a test drive in either! Stop by our showroom, located on McHenry Ave. here in Modesto, CA, and we’ll set you up.