2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Performance: Specs & Features

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Defined by its modern take on automotive design and interior luxury, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE craves off-roading to exhibit its raw ability to traverse rugged terrain, as it generously dispenses power and confident stability. The capabilities of the GLE were engineered to meet your demands regardless of whatever road you are on. Agile and powerful on the road, the new GLE is here with something to prove and succeeds in doing so. Learn more about the Mercedes-Benz GLE performance specs and features below, and then see how it compares to the BMW X5!

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Grille

Engine Power

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® boasts a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine making 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, new GLE has a 0-60 mph time of 7.1 seconds. In terms of acceleration, this puts it on par with the 2.0L turbo A-Class engine. The Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 4MATIC® comes with a 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine resulting in 367 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Offering more horsepower and torque, this engine decreases the GLE SUV’s 0-60 mph acceleration time to just 5.5 seconds. Other notable performance features include:

  • 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission with shift paddles
  • Selective damping suspension

EQ Boost

The engine found in the GLE 450 4MATIC® is supplemented with a powerful and efficient Integrated-Starter Generator. This integrated electric motor system, known as EQ Boost, assists the combustion engine by adding up to 21 hp for short periods of time. EQ Boost also assists when accelerating, making driving without the combustion engine turned on possible (“sailing”) and supplies the battery with power by means of high-efficiency recuperation. By doing so, it makes fuel savings possible that were previously the exclusive domain of high-voltage hybrid technology.

9G-TRONIC® 9-Speed Automatic Transmission

Ever the superior athlete, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE features a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission — making exhilaration standard. Pioneering an all-new intelligent chassis — the only system of its kind on the market — this SUV uses 48-volt technology to increase efficiency and comfort wherever you roam.

4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® comes standard with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive — the brand’s intelligent go-anywhere drivetrain. Unlike many systems of its kind, 4MATIC® includes an additional system, 4-Wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS®), to deliver the appropriate amount of torque to each wheel based on weather and road conditions. This means you’ll have the greatest amount of power possible as you travel through Irvine and Costa Mesa.


Available E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL is an all-new suspension system powered in part by the 48V battery and developed by Mercedes-Benz. As the only system on the market where the spring and damping forces can be individually controlled at each wheel, E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL is the world’s most intelligent SUV suspension that uses Road Surface Scan and a curve inclination function, making an extraordinary level of comfort possible. The hydropneumatics generate dynamic forces that overlay the air suspension forces and actively support and dampen the vehicle body during linear and lateral acceleration or when driving on uneven roads.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Test Drive the 2020 GLE at Fletcher Jones Motorcars!

Do you have additional questions about the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE performance specs and features? Contact us at Fletcher Jones Motorcars to schedule a test drive near Huntington Beach and Corona Del Mar. Our team can also answer any questions you have about other new models as well, such as “What are the specs of the A-Class engines” or “What features are included with the 2020 EQC?”