Premium Mercedes-Benz GLE arrives in South Africa

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Premium Mercedes-Benz GLE arrives in South Africa

Prashirwin Naidu

The ultimate luxury, the Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLE Coupé has arrived in South Africa.

Ranging in price from R2 million for the GLE 300 d 4kMATIC seven-seater to R2,4 million for the GLE 450d 4MATIC Sports Coupe seven-seater, the Mercedes-Benz has upped the ante in the premium segment. 

Premised on elegant designs, intelligent infotainment and, wait for it, a premium audio system, Burmester® surround sound system, which now also features the personal sound setup and the Dolby Atmos immersive audio experience. To ensure no bittersweet symphony, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has 13 speakers, 13 separate amplifier channels and a system output of 590 watts. Hearing aids should be mandatory.

Born in the 20th century, 1997, the origins of the GLE lie in the metal that is the marvellous M-Class. However, the GLE was born in 2015, with the current model series arriving in 2018. 

Produced at the Tuscaloosa Mercedes-Benz plant (USA), the GLE and GLE Coupé look set to cement the brand’s reputation in South Africa.

Mark Raine, co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, says the original ML, launched in 1997, set the luxury benchmark within the SUV segment. “The refreshed Mercedes-Benz GLE once again reaffirms its position within the SUV segment as the luxury leader. The GLE Coupe adds an extra level of dynamic styling unrivalled on the road. The latest GLE carries the DNA of the iconic G Class with the latest technology and refinement.”

Alex Boavida, Vice President of Sales and Marketing MBSA, adds: “Sporty yet elegant – the latest GLE offers much technology that has trickled down from the S Class. The drivetrain features new technical enhancements, and the latest addition, the GLE 450 d, packs a potent punch while remaining efficient. The GLE Coupé undoubtedly stands out as the dynamic and sporty sibling.”

Look out for the GLE badge at a dealer near you!


GLE 300 d 4MATIC 7-seater R1,984,000.00

GLE 450 4MATIC R2,075,400.00 

GLE 450 4MATIC 7-seater R2,094,800.00

GLE 450 d 4MATIC R2,041,500.00 

GLE 450 d 4MATIC 7-seater R2,060,900.00

GLE 450d 4MATIC Sports Coupé R2,340,500.00



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