2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE: A Technological Marvel

December 10th, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz has made a name for itself for always being ahead of its time when it comes to automotive technology. However, they usually flex their muscles on the flagship model—the S-Class. The current S-Class might be one of the best cars in the world right now due to the tech gadgets it bears. This means that Mercedes-Benz can add some of its features to their other models, and they certainly have. The recently announced 2020 model of the GLE-Class is certainly one of the best midsize luxury sedans that you can buy from the market today.

The demand for SUVs and crossover vehicles has skyrocketed in the last few years. Mercedes-Benz has also realized this surge in demand and has started revamping its SUV lineup. The first type to be treated with the refresh is the GLE-Class. However, the new redesigned version will be available in early 2020 so you might have to wait a little bit.

Optional Third Row

One of the most anticipated features in the upcoming new model of the GLE-Class is the optional third row. This is a pretty big deal because the GLE-Class, since its debut in 1988 as the M-class, has never had a third row. Its competitors, the BMW X5 and Lexus RX, are offering optional third rows in their current models, which is why Mercedes-Benz has also decided to go with this option.

E-Active Body Control

The brand new GLE-Class features the E-Active Body Control, which is an intelligent air suspension system. This system features independent dampers on each wheel of the car to provide the optimal ride. This system allows the car to put on impressive times on the track by going through the corners at insane speeds. Because of this feature, the car can bounce on sand dunes or climb rocky mountains.

The new GLE-Class also features a 48-volt battery dedicated to power the E-Active Body Control system. The battery is located under the floor of the driver’s seat. This simple addition of the battery makes the GLE a ‘mild hybrid’ vehicle.

Still Adventurous

Most of the current GLEs bought nowadays stay on the road their entire lives. They are hardly considered as the first choice for an offroading adventure. Mercedes-Benz plans to change that with their upcoming model of the GLE. The manufacturers have been quite adamant that the GLE is a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and not just a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), which most vehicles are branded as in this category. You can buy branded offroading equipments, made by Mercedes-Benz, such as crossbars, bike racks and cargo boxes.

If you are looking to see how the GLE stacks up against the competition, or compare the 2020 GLE vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC, then simply visit the local dealership. We offer certified used Mercedes-Benz vehicles for sale, and we also offer excellent repair services for your vehicle. Visit us today at:


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