Mercedes GLE to offer both mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains

Mercedes is launching the next generation of its GLE line, and the vehicle will come standard as a mild hybrid. Mercedes will also offer a plug-in hybrid version of the small SUV. The mild hybrid system utilizes a forty-eight volt electrical system, slated to improve “ride quality.”

The upgrade vehicle contains a fully redesigned interior, in combination with a number of technological advancements, including E-Active Body Control, throughout the car. At least one trim-level of the vehicle will employ a 3L turbo six cylinder engine capable of producing 362hp. When in EQ Boost mode, the mild hybrid’s 48V starter motor adds an additional 22 horsepower to the system. Read more.

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