2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE LWB SUV Launched In India At Rs 73.70 Lakh

The 2020 GLE marks the beginning of Mercedes-Benz’ 10-car launch plan for the Indian market

  • The 2020 GLE is priced from Rs 73.70 lakh to Rs 1.25 crore (ex-showroom).
  • Placed between the GLC and GLS, the GLE is offered in two variants.
  • The GLE finally gets Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system with connected car technology.
  • The 2020 GLE comes with two BS6-compliant diesel engines.
  • The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE rivals the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 in the luxury SUV segment.

Mercedes-Benz India has launched the 2020 GLE SUV with prices starting from Rs 73.70 lakh (ex-showroom). The GLE comes in its Long Wheelbase (LWB) form and is offered in two variants with two different BS6 engine options. The base-spec GLE 300 d is a locally assembled Completely Knocked Down unit (CKD) while the top-spec GLE 400d Hip Hop Edition is an imported Completely Built Unit (CBU). Here’s the detailed price list of all the variants: 

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

GLE 300 d 

Rs 73.70 lakh 

GLE 400 d Hip Hop Edition

Rs 1.25 crore


The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE looks sleeker and rounder than its predecessor, which is no bad thing as it now resembles the more luxurious 2020 GLS. Mercedes has retained traditional design elements like the twin-slat grille, twin eye-brow DRLs and the sleek LED tail lamps. 


Inside, the 2020 GLE gets a revamped and well-appointed cabin. It comes with Mercedes’ familiar twin-screen setup that consists of a digital driver’s display and the brilliant MBUX infotainment system. Below it sits a wooden panel that houses four rectangular AC vents. The lower console comes with individual grab rails and a track pad to control the infotainment system. 


In terms of features, the top-spec 2020 GLE Elite packs connected car technology, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, a Burmester sound system, ambient lighting, cruise control, four-zone climate control, AIRMATIC air suspension as well as active parking assist. The tops-spec GLE400D also coems with Mercedes' e-Active body control suspension. You can read about it here. Safety features include 9 airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera. 


The 2020 GLE is offered with two BS6-compliant diesel engine options. Both come with Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive technology and 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. Here’s a detailed spec table:


GLE 300 d

GLE 400 d


2.0-litre 4 cylinder

3.0-litre 6 cylinder

Power (PS)



Torque (Nm)



0-100kmph timing

7.2 seconds

5.7 seconds


The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE rivals the Audi Q7 and BMW X5 in the Indian market. We’ll be driving the new GLE soon. Stay tuned to ZigWheels for a detailed first drive review.


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