Mercedes-Benz made sure to make their mark on the 2020 model year with the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. The mid-sized SUV was once called the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, but a facelift brought it in line with a new naming scheme. With the lineage of the M-Class, the Mercedes-Benz GLE has over twenty years of history behind it. One thing that hasn’t changed over all that time is its designation as a 5-door vehicle. Although a coupe version of the SLE exists, this past will only refer to the SUV version of the vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz buyers may already be familiar with the M-Class and would be confused at why such a distinguished name would need to be changed. After the facelift back in 2015, Mercedes-Benz decided to name all SUVs with a “GL” prefix, which comes from the automaker’s German roots. The “G” stands for Geländewagen and the “L” is a sort of linguistic link to the third letter. Since the GLE is the SUV equivalent to an E-class, the midsized crossover inherits the “E” as its third letter.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Highlights
It wouldn’t be a Mercedes-Benz without an element of luxury. As the GLE steps into the new decade, the German automaker was sure to outfit the GLE SUV with technology and equipment for the future of vehicles. Like many other new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the new 2020 GLE comes with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) suite of technology that is sure to inspire awe in newcomers and added respect to loyal customers. Some available highlights of the newest model year of the GLE include:
Gas/electric hybrid engine option
4-zone climate control
MBUX augmented video for navigation
Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system
Heated and ventilated front seats with heated rear seats
Front seat memory
Steering-wheel mounted transmission, cruise, and audio controls