2022 mercedes-amg gle |Amazing Ultra-Luxury Interior Exterior and Driving Review
What’s new for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class?
Supply-chain issues have left the GLE-Class with no V-8 choices this year, but all versions now come with automatic high beamsThe GLE’s dueling body styles let drivers choose whether they’d like a conventional SUV silhouette or a sleeker, tapered shape that’s dubbed a “Coupe,” whether it’s really one or not. Both have a muscular attitude graced with interesting details, from choices of grille textures to AMG-spec or blacked-out exterior trim. Inside, the GLE’s rectangular vents and dual digital displays graft a futuristic look onto traditional luxury fittings like nappa leather and walnut.
With no V-8s on tap, the GLE steams ahead with a perfectly capable 255-hp turbo-4 and rear-wheel drive in base spec. Its solid acceleration complements a relatively plush ride, good steering feel, and a seamless-shifting 9-speed automatic. The mid-size crossover grows more compelling with either of a pair of turbo-6 engines, which issue either 362 hp in the GLE 450 or 429 hp in GLE 53 AMG. It’s swifter, firmer, and more assertive as it ascends to GLE 53 AMG status, where an air suspension with adaptive damping and active roll stabilization extract un-SUV-like grip from the tarmac.
In the taller-roofed GLE SUV, the front and second-row seats suit five passengers well, with lots of leg and shoulder room; GLE Coupes get stingy with rear-seat head room, obviously, and we’d skip the SUV’s third-row seat, as it’s too small for anything but occasional use. Get a GLS-Class if you’re the go-to for mass transportation.
The GLE’s near-spotless safety record augurs well, as does its standard list of safety technology, which includes automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitors. Adaptive cruise control costs extra, but comes with lane-change capability.