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  • Daimler Communications, 70546 Stuttgart/Germany

    Mercedes-Benz A Daimler Brand

    The new GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC

    Third sports model from AMG:

    dynamic SUV for new target groups

    Stuttgart/Affalterbach. Mercedes-AMG is extending its offering of AMG

    sports models. The GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC is already the third vehicle in

    this new line. The power SUV facilitates a further, attractive way of

    entering the AMG performance world. The hallmark characteristics of the

    sports models include the enhanced engine output and the higher torque

    of the 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine, the specific AMG suspension, the

    Sports Direct-Steer system, the nine-stage automatic transmission

    9G-TRONIC and the permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC with the rear-

    biased torque distribution of 40:60. The new V6 top model of the GLE

    series facilitates impressive driving performance: acceleration, handling

    and top speed are on a par

    with those of sports saloons.

    The new GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC impresses with agility and sportiness.

    The immediate and direct implementation of all driving commands,

    combined with the powerful yet not overpowering sound of the sports

    exhaust system, create a highly emotive and appealing driving feel.

    "With our sports models we are making our sports car technology and

    the hallmark AMG driving experience accessible to new target groups",

    says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. "The GLE 450 AMG,

    the third sports model from AMG after the C 450 AMG and GLE 450 AMG

    Coup, is fulfilling our brand promise of Driving Performance in every


    Press Information

    15 October 2015

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    Page 2 The data at a glance:

    GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC

    Engine V6 petrol engine, direct injection,


    Displacement 2996 cc

    Output 270 kW (367 hp) at 5500-6000 rpm

    Peak torque 520 Nm at 2000-4200 rpm

    Transmission 9G-TRONIC

    nine-speed automatic transmission

    Drive system 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive

    Torque distribution FA/RA 40:60

    Length/width/height 4816/1926/1762 mm

    Wheelbase 2915 mm

    Track width front/rear 1654/1673 mm

    Wheels front/rear 9 J x 20 / 9 J x 20

    Tyres front/rear 265/45 R 20 / 265/45 R 20

    Acceleration 0-100 km/h 5.7 s

    Top speed 250 km/h

    Fuel consumption,

    NEDC combined

    8.6 l/100 km

    CO2 emissions 199 g/km

    Efficiency class C

    With the five drive programmes Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport and

    Sport Plus the characteristics of the new GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC can be

    modified depending on the driving situation. The interventions occur via

    numerous parameters such as throttle response, load development,

    switch points, shift speed, chassis, steering, engine sound or


    "Sport" and "Sport Plus" turn the GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC into a sporty,

    dynamic vehicle with pronounced longitudinal and transverse dynamics for

    plenty of fun at the wheel on winding stretches of road. In the "Comfort"

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    Page 3 setting the emphasis is on relaxed, effortlessly superior cruising plus driving

    power that is as energy-efficient as

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    Page 4 possible. "Slippery" mode optimises the handling on surfaces with low

    friction coefficients such as snow or ice. In addition, "Individual" mode

    enables the driver to programme and store personal preferences in the

    individual setting parameters, regardless of the engine variant.

    A perfect combination: 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive and

    9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission

    Depending on the drive programme, the nine-stage automatic


    9G-TRONIC changes gears with high agility and responsiveness or

    effortless calm. The potential of the new transmission is exploited to the

    full. It offers an impressively high shift speed and perfect transitions for

    energetic sprinting, as well as gentle, barely perceptible gear shifting for

    enjoyable travelling. The transmission's large kingpin inclination enables

    cruising with the lowest engine speed during relaxed driving. This

    simultaneously ensures optimum efficiency.

    The AMG development engineers have also specifically designed the

    standard-fit permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC for performance-

    orientated use in the GLE 450 AMG. The drive torque is distributed in a

    ratio of 40:60 (front axle:rear axle). This rear-biased configuration raises

    the lateral dynamics to an above-average level supported by the perfect

    interplay with the adapted acceleration skid control ASR, the ESP with

    Curve Dynamic Assist and the all-wheel drive control system 4ETS. Also

    new is the specific AMG rear axle transmission with a shorter ratio of


    Sophisticated chassis: AIRMATIC air suspension with ADS Plus

    damping system and Sports Direct-Steer system

    As standard, the vehicle comes with the AIRMATIC package including an

    air suspension, infinitely variable adaptive damping system (ADS Plus)

    and automatic level control. The damping system changes its priorities

    from highly dynamic to comfort-orientated depending on the drive

    programme. The current operating conditions are detected via a steering

    angle sensor, four turning angle sensors and the driving speed from the

    ESP signal and the brake pedal switch. The control unit uses these

    signals for infinitely variable adjustment of the current damping force

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    Page 5 required for each individual wheel. In "Sport" and "Sport Plus" mode the

    body is lowered by 15 millimetres.

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    Page 6 In combination with the newly configured, degressive Sports Direct-Steer

    system, the steering ratio of which is very direct at 17.4:1, and the

    compact sports steering wheel, the handling is outstanding in all

    operating conditions whether manoeuvring in the city, at high speeds on

    the motorway, or with a brisk style of driving on winding mountain passes.

    Decidedly sporty design

    The sportily striking design makes the enhanced performance discernible

    at first glance: the two chromed twin tailpipe trims and the black-painted

    and high-sheen 50.8 cm (20-inch) 5-spoke light-alloy wheels in the

    dimension 265/45 R 20 plus exclusive trim in black and silver chrome

    ensure a clear differentiation. On request 5-twin-spoke 53.3 cm (21-inch)

    light-alloy wheels are also available.

    The interior of the GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC is enhanced by the nappa

    leather sports steering wheel with its flattened bottom section, as well as

    the trim parts in light longitudinal-grain aluminium and brushed stainless

    steel sports pedals with rubber studs. Sporty round dials on the

    instrument cluster, including a 280 km/h speedometer scale, signal pure

    dynamism even while the car is at a standstill. AMG carbon fibre/black

    piano lacquer trim enhances the appearance of the interior as an

    additional option.

    The standard equipment for the GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC includes





    ECO start/stop function

    ISOFIX child seat attachment in the rear

    PRE-SAFE system

    Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Crosswind Assist

    Front seats electrically adjustable

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    Page 7 The following appointments are available on request (extract):

    Two-tone black nappa leather in porcelain/black

    COMAND Online

    Bang & Olufsen BeoSound high-end surround sound system

    LED Intelligent Light System


    Driving Assistance package Plus

    Night package

    Climatised seats for the driver and front passenger

    Contacts: Birgit Zaiser, Press and Public Relations Mercedes-AMG, tel.: +49 (0)7144 302-581, Koert Groeneveld, Global Product Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars, tel.: +49 (0)711 17-92311, Further information about Mercedes-Benz is available online: and



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