The Mercedes-Benz GLE has entered 2022 unchanged, though some option packages are unavailable.

    While Mercedes-Benz notes its large SUV hasn’t lost any standard equipment due to semiconductor chip shortages, the optional Energising Package Plus and Innovation Package have been unavailable on GLEs produced since September 2021.

    The Energising Package Plus includes massaging front seats, while the Innovation Package includes the MBUX Interior Assistant. It’s unclear when these packages will return to the option list.

    Spied prototypes of a facelifted GLE have been spied testing of late, pointing to a potential reveal later this year.

    It appears to be a modest mid-life update with only detail changes inside and out, though it could receive an updated infotainment system.

    In 2021, Mercedes-Benz sold 3591 GLE wagons and 1122 examples of the GLE Coupe. The GLE wagon alone was Australia’s best-selling large luxury SUV, ahead of the BMW X5 (3173), while the GLE Coupe outsold the BMW X6 (581).


    GLE wagon

    • 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d: $115,781
    • 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450: $129,181
    • 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 400d: $136,881
    • 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53: $173,433
    • 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S: $241,790

    GLE Coupe

    • 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Coupe: $151,053
    • 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe: $183,850
    • 2022 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe: $244,335

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The GLE 300d is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 180kW of power and 500Nm of torque. It has a claimed 0-100km/h time of 7.2 seconds.

    The GLE 400d uses a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline-six with 243kW of power and 700Nm of torque, with a claimed 5.7-second 0-100km/h time.

    The GLE 450 uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol engine with outputs of 270kW of power and 500Nm of torque. Like the GLE 400d, it has a 5.7-second 0-100km/h time.

    It’s assisted by the 48V EQ Boost mild-hybrid system, which can add 16kW and 250Nm for short bursts.

    The GLE 53 features a more powerful 3.0-litre turbo inline-six with 320kW of power and 520Nm of torque, with a 0-100km/h time of 5.3 seconds.

    It has an extra 16kW and 250Nm from the 48V EQ Boost mild-hybrid system when the driver buries the throttle

    The GLE 63 S uses a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 with 450kW of power and 850Nm of torque, and a 3.8-second 0-100km/h time.

    The twin-turbo V8 also includes a 48V mild-hybrid system that can provide an extra 16kW and 250Nm in short bursts.

    All models feature a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    Combined cycle fuel economy for the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE is as follows:

    • GLE 300d: 6.9L/100km
    • GLE 400d: 7.7L/100km
    • GLE 450: 9.1L/100km
    • GLE 450 Coupe: 9.2L/100km
    • GLE 53 Coupe: 9.3L/100km
    • GLE 53 wagon: 9.4L/100km
    • GLE 63 S Coupe: 12.6L/100km
    • GLE 63 S wagon: 12.4L/100km


    The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE wagon measures 4924mm long, 1947 to 2022mm wide (2157mm including the mirrors), and 1772 to 1797mm tall. It rides a 2995mm wheelbase.

    The GLE Coupe measures 4939mm long, 2010mm wide (2157mm including the mirrors), and 1730mm tall, on a 2935mm wheelbase.

    The GLE has 630L of luggage space behind the second row and the GLE Coupe has 655L, expanding to 2055L and 1790L, respectively, with all rear seats folded.

    Servicing and Warranty

    Servicing is required every 12 months or 25,000km, except on the AMG GLE 63 S models which have 12-month/20,000km intervals.

    Mercedes-Benz offers three-, four- and five-year prepaid service plans.

    The GLE 63 S’ plans cost $3600, $4600 and $5300, respectively, while the GLE 53’s plans cost $3200, $4400 and $6250 and all other models have plans costing $3050, $4100 and $5950.

    All GLEs are backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


    The Mercedes-Benz GLE has a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted in 2019.

    It received an adult occupant protection rating of 91 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 92 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 78 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 79 per cent.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking with junction and cross-traffic assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Lane departure warning
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Safe exit warning
    • Front, front-side and curtain airbags
    • Driver’s knee bag

    Standard Equipment

    Standard equipment on the GLE 300d, GLE 450 and GLE 400d includes:

    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
      • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
      • DAB+ digital radio
      • Satellite navigation
    • Surround-view camera
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • 64-colour adjustable ambient lighting
    • Anthracite open-pore wood trim
    • Artico artificial leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Manually-adjustable steering column
    • Climate-control air-conditioning
    • Head-up display
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Power tailgate
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • LED headlights
    • 20-inch alloy wheels

    The GLE 450 Coupe also includes:

    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • LED headlights with adaptive high-beam
    • Nappa leather upholstery
    • Memory Package, with driver and front passenger seat memory
    • 13-speaker 590W Burmester sound system
    • Panoramic sunroof

    The GLE 53 wagon adds:

    • AMG Nappa leather upholstery
    • AMG Performance Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Memory Package, with driver and front passenger seat memory
    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • Airmatic adaptive air suspension
    • AMG exterior styling package
    • AMG selectable performance exhaust
    • 13-speaker 590W Burmester sound system
    • Panoramic glass sunroof
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    The GLE 53 Coupe also receives:

    • LED headlights with adaptive high-beam
    • AMG Active Ride Control

    The GLE 63 S adds:

    • AMG Exclusive Nappa leather upholstery
    • Nappa leather/Dinamica microfibre steering wheel
    • Dashboard and door trims in Nappa leather
    • Seat heating plus (heated armrests and centre console)
    • AMG high-performance composite braking system
    • Electronic rear limited-slip differential
    • Active stop/go assist (part of Driving Assistance Package Plus)
    • Heated windscreen washers
    • Four-zone climate control
    • Heated and ventilated multicontour front seats
    • Temperature-controlled cupholder
    • Power-closing doors (coupe)
    • 22-inch alloy wheels (coupe)


    There’s a wide range of both standalone options and option packages available, some of which are only available in conjunction with others.

    We’ve detailed key options below, however more information can be found on the Mercedes-Benz website.

    The AMG Night Edition (all non-AMG wagons) adds:

    • AMG Line exterior package
    • AMG Line interior package
    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • Nappa leather upholstery
    • Sports steering wheel
    • Front sports seats
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • 13-speaker 590W Burmester sound system
    • Third row of seating
    • Power-adjustable rear seats
    • Memory Package, with driver and front passenger seat memory

    The separate Night Package (GLE 450 coupe and wagon, GLE 300d, GLE 400d) adds:

    • AMG front and rear aprons
    • Airmatic air suspension
    • 22-inch alloy wheels

    The 7 Seat Package (all wagons bar GLE 63 S) adds:

    • Third row of seating
    • Power-adjustable rear seats

    The AMG Sport Package (all non-AMG wagons) adds:

    • AMG Line exterior
    • Dark-tinted privacy glass
    • 21-inch alloy wheels
    • Exclusive interior with leather upholstery
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Memory Package, with driver and front passenger seat memory

    The Vision Package (GLE 300d, GLE 450 and GLE 400d wagons) adds:

    • Panoramic sunroof
    • 13-speaker 590W Burmester sound system

    The Luxury Package (GLE 300d, GLE 450 and GLE 400d wagons) adds:

    • Heated and ventilated front seats
    • Power-closing doors

    The Rear Seat Comfort Package (GLE 63 S wagon) adds:

    • MBUX rear tablet
    • Power-adjustable rear seats
    • Heated rear seats
    • Rear wireless phone charger
    • Temperature-controlled rear cup holder


    Black or Polar White non-metallic finishes are standard, though only the latter is available on the coupe.

    The following finishes are an option (no-cost on GLE 63 S models and GLE 53 coupe):

    • Obsidian Black
    • High-tech Silver
    • Mojave Silver
    • Cavansite Blue
    • Emerald Green
    • Selenite Grey

    The following are extra-cost options:

    • Manufaktur Diamond White Bright
    • Manufaktur Hyacinth Red

    There’s a wide range of optional interior colourways beyond the standard black. These include:

    • Espresso brown/black (non-AMG GLE wagons)
    • Macchiato beige/black (non-AMG GLE wagons)
    • White/black Nappa leather (GLE 450 coupe)
    • Red pepper/black Nappa leather (GLE 53)
    • Exclusive red pepper/black Nappa leather (GLE 63 S)

    Brown open-pore walnut trim is an option on all wagons bar AMG-badged models, while all AMG GLEs can be had with carbon-fibre trim.

    MORE: Everything Mercedes-Benz GLE

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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