Amazing Cars and Drives Car Buyer Guide: Mercedes-Benz GLE 300D 4MATIC AMG Review
The latest in our series of car reviews is the Mercedes-Benz GLE 300D 4MATIC AMG – the very latest in the Mercedes sleek GLE series, spacious and packed to the roof with advanced driving technology.
The engine is powerful, yet verging on silent in this latest model. Equipped with a 9-speed automatic gearbox, this car promises a simplified driving experience, both on open roads and tight urban spaces. One of our favourite features is the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz user Experience) system: a voice assistance which allows personalisation on nearly all aspects of the car, from seat heating and radio to ambient lighting and mirrors.
The 2019 sees significant improvements – especially in the field of comfort. Adjustable seating with its own heating system creates a comfortable driving experience, especially with all that extra space considered. In this regard, the attention to detail is spectacular. Similarly to the S Class, we have a beautiful wooden finish on the dashboard of the car. Packed with hidden and interesting features, the vehicle’s interior is equipped with numerous storage spaces, as well as twin USB ports.
The GLE 300D is the first in its series to offer such an advanced offering of technology. The car’s sat nav system, for example, uses augmented reality to draw a real time path, using real traffic organisation. In this regard, Traffic Sign Assist is a fantastic feature, analysing the road ahead and displaying road signs and national speed limits on a sleek LED screen. Parking Assist, with its intuitive rear camera is a golden feature, and one we love to use in those tighter car parks. A choice of driving mode makes this model one of the most customisable, comfortable motoring experiences out there.
On the road, the GLE 300D is a pleasure. Ample foot and headspace in the front of the vehicle is matched in the back, where adjustable seat buttons can be found on either door. The passengers also have full control over their own heating. With this model, Mercedes-Benz have considered everything, from comfort to sheer performance. Drop down seats make the already-substantial boot space even larger. Modern yet robust, The GLE 300D deservedly takes its place in the ranks of truly luxurious SUVs.