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Mercedes-Benz Slots Electrified V-8 in GLE Class

Mercedes-Benz Slots Electrified V-8 in GLE Class

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class has only been on the market for a short period, but the company is already adding new trim levels. Mercedes has announced a new mild-hybrid V-8 engine option, creating the GLE 580.

At the heart of the GLE 580 is Mercedes’ well-known twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V-8 engine paired with the company’s EQ Boost mild hybrid system. The pair manages a power output of 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, but the 48-volt hybrid system can surge those figures by an additional 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in short intervals.

The additional power is credited to what Mercedes is calling integrated starter generator (ISG). ISG eliminates the need for a belt drive for ancillary components at the front of the engine, which reduces its overall length. The slim design of the engine, together with the physical separation of the intake/exhaust, creates space for a close-coupled exhaust after treatment.

Of course, all GLE 580’s will come with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive and the host of other new features found on the rest of the GLE lineup, including its E-Active Body Control suspension system and MBUX infotainment system.

Mercedes says the 2020 GLE 580 will go on sale in late 2019. When it arrives, expect a starting price of $76,800.





 

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