2020 Mercedes GLE - Key Highlights
3.0L inline six-cylinder turbo engine (GLE 450 4MATIC)
367 hp and 369 lb-ft torque with EQ Boost up to 22 hp (GLE 450 4MATIC)
2.0L inline-4 turbo engine (GLE 350 & GLE 350 4MATIC)
255 hp and 273 lb-ft torque (GLE 350 & GLE 350 4MATIC)*
9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission
0-60 mph in 7.0 seconds est. (GLE 350 & GLE 350 4MATIC)*
0-60 mph 5.5 seconds est. (GLE450 4MATIC)*
Top speed of 130 mph (electronically limited)*
Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control
12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster and 12.3" Touchscreen Multimedia Display
Enhanced navigation with augmented reality technology
LED headlamps and taillamps
Smartphone Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Blind Spot Assist
Active Brake Assist
PRE-SAFE® System, including PRE-SAFE® Sound
Driver Assistance Package with new Active Traffic Jam Assist feature
Available AMG Line and Night Package
Optional features: E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL with AIRMATIC air suspension (GLE 450 4MATIC), 3rd Row Seat Package, Augmented Video for Navigation, MBUX Interior Assistant gesture control, Head-Up Display, 4-Zone Climate Control, Inductive Wireless Charging, ENERGIZING Comfort, Air Balance cabin fragrance system, Warmth and Comfort Package, Burmester® High-End 3D Surround Sound System
2020 Audi Q7 Revealed: price, spec and release date
Our favourite luxury SUV, the Audi Q7, has been given hybrid tech and a new look inside and out as part of a mid-life update...
2019 Price from £56,000 (est)
The Audi Q7 is as good as luxury SUVs get, having been our reigning champion in this class since we introduced it at our 2017 Car of the Year Awards. But with its position at the summit finally being threatened, following the arrival of the all-new BMW X7 and revised Mercedes GLE, Audi has decided it's time for an update.
The biggest change is at the front, where a wider grille brings the Q7 in line with Audi’s most recent SUVs, including the Q3, Q8 and E-tron. It's flanked by larger air intakes and redesigned LED headlights.
At the rear, meanwhile, there’s a new chrome strip running across the tailgate and new, angular exhaust tips. All of this adds up to a more muscular, aggressive look – exactly what most buyers in this market are after.
Under the skin, the Q7 is now available with the same active anti-roll bars that impressed us on the sportier SQ7, and should serve to make this largest of Audi SUVs feel easier to handle.
What's more, the steering has been fettled with the aim of making it more communicative at higher speeds, as has the optional four-wheel steering system, which improves stability and the turning circle.
Three engines are available in the regular Q7, and they’re all 3.0-litre V6 units. The entry-level 45 TDI, which produces 228bhp and can get you from 0-62mph in 7.1sec, is likely to be our recommended choice.
In the 50 TDI, that same engine produces 282bhp and shortens the 0-62mph sprint time to 6.3sec. And new to the line-up is the 55 TFSI petrol with 335bhp – making it the most powerful choice outside of the 429bhp V8-engined SQ7.
All Q7s are now mild hybrids, too, meaning they can recover energy usually lost in braking or deceleration, and use it to restart the engine faster than a conventional stop-start system. An eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard, as is Audi’s quattro four-wheel drive system.
Buyers hoping for a greener Q7 won’t have long to wait, either, because the 55 TFSI will be mated with an electric motor to become a plug-in hybrid soon after launch.
Inside, the Q7 has had a significant overhaul, most noticeably receiving the same twin central touchscreens as the Q8. The top screen (8.8in as standard but upgradeable to 10.1in) controls things like the sat-nav and audio, with the bottom screen given over to climate controls and other vehicle settings. But while it looks flash, this set-up is actually more distracting to use on the move than Audi’s old rotary dial controller.
A head-up display is also available, as is a configurable digital instrument panel in place of conventional dials. And in its top-end form, Audi’s infotainment system can give you a countdown to the next green traffic light, or be used to order products through Amazon.
Boot space is unchanged, but there are now more cubbyholes dotted around the interior for the detritus that usually accompanies a family outing.
Prices won’t be announced until closer to the updated car’s launch in the autumn, but we’d expect a starting price of around £56,000 to reflect the upgrades. That means the Q7 will remain cheaper than BMW’s rival X5, but the Mercedes GLE will cost you less again.
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