Mercedes-Benz announced the 2017 AMG GLE43 SUV, the ninth model in its new line of AMG 43 performance vehicles. Replacing the GLE400 by early 2017 as a more performance-oriented variant, the 2017 GLE43 SUV is a companion model to the GLE43 Coupe.
Powered by an AMG-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo engine producing 362 hp and 520Nm of peak torque, all AMG 43 models are equipped with the AMG-enhanced 9G- TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. All models (except the SLC43 Roadster) also feature standard AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive as well as AMG- tuned steering, AMG braking system, AMG Sport Suspension and throttle mapping.
Distinctive and sporty exterior and unique interior features include paddle shifters and other AMG elements such as optional sport seats and unique trims.
The GLE43 SUV features an AMG Dynamic Select System that offers driver- selectable Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual, and Slippery modes, which alter suspension stiffness, transmission shift points, throttle mapping and idle speed to fit any condition.
A power sunroof and heated front seats come standard. Available ventilated front seats offer three levels of heating and cooling, and a heated steering wheel is available. Mercedes-Benz multimedia and connectivity features include COMAND with intuitive touchpad controller and 8-inch high-resolution color screen. Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system and Bang & Olufsen BeoSound premium sound system are optional.
Standard active and passive safety systems in the 2017 GLE43 SUV include ATTENTION ASSIST and the PRE-SAFE safety system. PRE-SAFE can sense an impending collision and take measures to protect occupants during the valuable seconds before impact, including tightening front seat belts, raising side windows and closing the sunroof.
Other features in the Premium 3 Package include Distance Pilot DISTRONIC and Steering Pilot, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, PRE-SAFE Plus, Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, and Speed Limit Assist.
The new generation Mercedes-AMG GLE43 SUV will come to the European market by early 2017. However, Mercedes-Benz have not confirmed if the car will be coming to India.
News Source: IndiaToday AutoToday