Mercedes-Benz has announced that the 2024 GLE-class and AMG GLE models are getting mid-cycle updates, with some styling updates and new powertrain options.
The entire GLE lineup is now electrified thanks to the addition of a 48-volt hybrid system with a starter-generator. The GLE 350 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 255 horsepower, while the GLE 450 gets a 3.0-liter engine with 375 hp and the GLE 580 has a 4.0-liter engine with 510 hp.
The big news is the addition of the new GLE 400 e plug-in hybrid, which features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that’s mated to a 134 hp electric motor to generate a combined 381 hp and 479 lb-ft. Mercedes hasn’t announced the electric range for the GLE plug-in hybrid. The GLE 580 also gets a new off-road package that adds additional production under the SUV and an additional 1.2-inches of ground clearance.
The sportier options are the AMG versions with the GLE 53 arriving with 429 hp and the GLE 63 S with 603 hp. The AMG versions come standard with more features, like the AMG Performance exhaust system, parking assistance package, heated and ventilated front seats, MBUX Augmented Reality for Navigation and the AMG Performance Steering wheel. New trailer technology has also been added.
On the outside the changes are small with updated headlights and taillights, and additional chrome.