2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43

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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

The Mercedes all-time favorite SUV is back to make a statement even in 2019. The GLE class SUVs are the mid-sized Luxury SUVs that fall just above the GLC class in terms of power while sharing the luxurious features of the GLS. More over its AMG models are quite impressive and are more prone to become the talk of the town.

The GLE has been around in the Market for quite some time now and has earned a fair position. But with that position, it has also earned a lot of rivals. Today it stands amongst some of the most power packed performers of the midsize luxury SUV class such as the BMW X5, the Porsche Cayenne, the Jaguar F- Pace, the Maserati Levante, Audi Q8, Range Rover Velar, etc.

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Pros

Spacious Interiors

Powerful engine

Loaded up with features

Cons

Dated Design

Sluggish Acceleration

What's New?

Not many major noticeable upgrades


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$68150

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

385 hp @ 6,100 rpm

torque

384 lb.-ft. @ 2,500 rpm

transmission

9-speed automated manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

114.8 in.

length

189.6 in.

width

76.2 in.

height

69.5 in.

curb weight

4987 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

payload capacity

1650 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/TBD/22 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 in Iridium Silver Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 in Diamond Silver Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 in Dakota Brown Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 in Brilliant Blue Metallic color  2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 in Black color
Iridium Silver Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Base

Base

power
385-hp @ 6100 rpm
fuel
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
mpg
19 combined

$68,150 - $71,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr 4MATIC SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $68,150 MSRP (17 mpg/19/22 mpg) 385-hp @ 6100 rpm, 3 L, V-6, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
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9-speed automatic manual all wheel drive 5
4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9AM) Starting at $71,350 MSRP (17 mpg/19/22 mpg) 385-hp @ 6100 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
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9-speed automatic manual all wheel drive 5
4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $68,150 MSRP (17 mpg/19/22 mpg) 385 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive TBD

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 4, 2019


One of the most prominent members of this class is the AMG GLE 43 SUV. Although it is a younger sibling amongst the AMG line up, it quite powerful while still being quiet and composed. The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 SUV is priced at $68,150 and comes with a 3.0 Liter V6 engine.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Features

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 comes only in one trim as always. This trim comes priced at $68,150 and equips a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 and the AMG 4matic driving system. Although its all the AMG provides us in the GLE 43, this trim is filled up with quite some abundant features along with the performance features induced by the AMG.

Trims

AMG GLE 43 4matic

MSRP

$68,150

Key Features

AMG DYNAMIC SELECT

 

AMG Sport Suspension based on AIRMATIC

 

Adaptive Damping System (ADS PLUS)

 

Illustrated vehicle display

 

Aluminum shift paddles

 

AMG Sport Exhaust System

 

Gloss Black exterior accents

 

20-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels with black accents

 

Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel

 

Topstitched MB-Tex upper dash and door trim

 

Brushed aluminum pedals

 

Side-mirror logo projectors

 

Premium interior lighting

 

Privacy glass

 

Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App

 

KEYLESS-GO

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Power tilt/sliding sunroof

 

MB-Tex upholstery

 

Versatile cargo space and 60/40 split rear seats

 

Retractable luggage cover

 

Infrared-remote window opening and closing

 

Power tilt/telescoping steering column

 

Power-folding side mirrors

 

COMAND with touchpad controller

 

8-inch high-resolution color screen

 

harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system

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Although it comes in only one trim, you get various optional features and packages to upgrade and customize your GLE 43 SUV. So all we recommend you is to have a look at them and customize your SUV as per your taste.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Engine

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 SUV comes with quite a powerful and responsive engine. Its 3.0 Liter twin turbo V6 engine is capable of producing a horsepower of 385 hp and a torque of 384.lb.ft. Moreover this engine is paired up with a smooth 9G-tronic 9 speed automatic transmission and the Mercedes AMG 4matic all-wheel-drive system.

Models

Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Audi Q8

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S (V6)

MSRP

$68,150

$60,700

$67,400

$65,700

$75,980

$61,500

$67, 600

Engine

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L twinturbo Inline 6

3.0L TFSI V6

3.0L turbo V6

3.0L twinturbo V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

Transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

8 Speed Automatic

Horsepower

385 hp@ 6100rpm

335hp

335hp

340hp

345hp

380 hp

380hp

Torque

384 ft-lbs@ 2500rpm

330 lb.ft

369 lb.ft

331 lb.ft

369 lb.ft

332 lb.ft

332 lb.ft

This V6 engine of the 2019 GLE 43 is quite powerful than most of the other midsize luxury SUVs in the class. It also beats the Jaguar F-Pace S and the Range Rover Velar S which come with a supercharged V6 engine.

Acceleration

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 might have quite a powerful engine but it's not such a power packed performer after all. It takes 5.6 seconds to accelerate to a speed of 60 MPH.

Models

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Audi Q8

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S (V6)

0-60 MPH

5.6 sec

5.3 Sec

5.6 Sec

5.9 Sec

5.8 Sec

5.1 Sec

5.3 Sec

Quarter mile

N/A

TBD

TBD

14.4 sec

TBD

TBD

TBD

Engine

3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

3.0L twinturbo Inline 6

3.0L TFSI V6

3.0L turbo V6

3.0L twinturbo V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L Supercharged V6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4987

4,813

4,938

4,377

4,649

4,090

4,471

The GLE 43 might be quite powerful but in terms of performance it is a sluggish performer. It lags behind from the X5, F-Pace S and the Range Rover Velar S by around 0.2 seconds. However it still runs on par with the others in the series such as the Audi Q8 and in fact is faster than the Levante and Cayenne.

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Mercedes GLE 43 might not feel so sporty and athletic on the run but still feels quite composed and behaves well on the roads. It runs smoothly on the plain roads but might get a little grumpy on bumpy roads. However it corners on edgy turns with ease.

Moreover its AMG Dynamic Selects provides the driver with various driving modes such as Individual, Comfort, Slippery, Sport, and Sport + modes. These modes control the suspension and drivetrain and accordingly generates a traction in accordance to the road conditions.

Braking

The 2019 Mercedes AMG GLE 43 comes with quite large metallic brakes that give a pretty sharp bite. Its front brake is of 14.8 inches and its rear brake is of 13.6 inches. Together these two brakes are quite capable enough to stop this heavy SUV at a safe distance in emergency situations.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Audi Q8

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S (V6)

Brake Front (in.)

14.8

TBD

14.8

13.7

14.9

Tbd

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

TBD

13.8

12.9

12.9

Tbd

12.8

60-0 MPH (ft.)

TBD

TBD

Tbd

Tbd

118

Tbd

TBD

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Fuel Economy

The 2019 Mercedes AMG GLE 43 SUV might get thirsty easily. It has an average fuel economy of 19 MPG with a mileage of 17 MPG in the city and 23 on the highway.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Audi Q8

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

MPG (city)

17

20

17

25*

16.2*

18

TBD

MPG (highway)

23

26

22

35*

24*

23

TBD

MPG (combined)

19

22

19

30*

20.2*

20

TBD

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

Tbd

Tbd

5.04*

6.4*

Tbd

Tbd

* The fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval.

The 2019 Mercedes GLE 43 is not the best SUV when it comes to fuel economy. There are others in the market such as the X5 and the F-Pace that are quite some performers and also maintain a decent thirst.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Interior

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 might look quite compact from the outside, but it is quite spacious, comfortable and luxurious on the inside. It has a head room of 40.4 inches (front) and 38.5 inches (rear), a shoulder room of 58.5 inches (front) and 58.4 inches (back and a spacious leg room of 40.3 inches (front) and 38.4 inches (back).

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Audi Q8

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.4/58.5/40.3

40/60/39.8

37.1/ NA/ 41.6

TBD

TBD

37.8/57.7/40.3

38.1/NA/40.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.5/58.4/38.4

40/58.1/37.4

38.1/NA/40.2

TBD

TBD

37.5/55.8/37.2

38/NA/37.2

Passenger Volume (cu.ft)

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

108

TBD

TBD

Looks like the AMG GLE 43 is quite spacious from the inside than most of its competitors. So this is that SUV which you don't have to hesitate to take someone on a long drive.

Infotainment

The 2019 GLE 43 comes with the Standard Mercedes COMAND infotainment system. This system comes with a touchpad controller, an 8 inch screen, COMAND Navigation, etc. There are also many other features that come in addition to this infotainment system. They are:

  • COMAND with touchpad controller
  • 8-inch high-resolution color screen
  • COMAND navigation
  • No-charge navigation map updates for 3 years
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface
  • Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
  • Dual USB audio ports
  • HD Radio receiver
  • SiriusXM Radio with 6-month All Access trial
  • 5 years of SiriusXM Traffic and Weather service
  • Voice control
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • In-dash DVD/CD player and SD card reader
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto

Interior Features

  • Power driver seat with memory
  • Heated front seats
  • Power liftgate
  • 3 years of Mercedes me Connect Services
  • Mercedes me Assist Services
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • MB-Tex upholstery
  • Versatile cargo space and 60/40 split rear seats
  • Retractable luggage cover
  • Infrared-remote window opening and closing
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Household-type 115V power outlet
  • Garage door opener
  • Brake HOLD feature

Cargo volume

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 gets quite spacious and helps you to easily load it up with as many utilities as you want. It has an impressive cargo cabin of 38.2 cu.ft for this purpose behind its second row.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Audi Q8

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

38.2

33.9

30.5

27.1

19.4

33.5

34.4

Looks like GLE 43 has the maximum cargo when compared to its other competitors. It has around 4 cu.ft more than the Velar which comes second in line in the competition.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Exterior

The 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE does not get any major changes even this year. It still carries the looks of its predecessors. This 4987 lbs heavy SUV is 189.6 inches in length, 76.2 inches in width and 69.5 inches in height.

Model

Mercedes AMG GLE 43 SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i

Audi Q8

Porsche Cayenne

Maserati Levante

Jaguar F-Pace S

Range Rover Velar S

Curb weight (lbs.)

4987

4,813

4,938

4,377

4,649

4,090

4,471

Length(in)

189.6

194.3

196.6

193.7

197

186.3

189

Width(in)

76.2

78.9

86.2

86.4

85

81.5

85.4

Height(in)

69.5

69

67.2

66.8

66.1

65

65.5

Ground clearance (in)

6.7

TBD

5.75

8.2

TBD

8.4

8.3

Wheelbase (in)

114.8

TBD

117.9

114

118.3

113.1

113.1

Track width (in) F/R

65.1/65.9

TBD

66.1/66.8

66.2/65.9

63.9/66

64.6/65.1

64.6/65.2

The GLE looks like that SUV which is quite compact but stands tall when parked besides its competitors.

Exterior Features

  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Gloss Black exterior accents
  • 20-inch AMG 5-spoke wheels w/black accents
  • Topstitched MB-Tex upper dash and door trim
  • Brushed aluminum pedals
  • Side-mirror logo projectors
  • Aluminum trim
  • Privacy glass

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Safety

The predecessors of the AMG GLE 43 has been one of the top listers of the NHTSA and IIHS charts for few years now. However the ratings of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 SUV are not yet out. Still it can be said that it is pretty safe after looking at the list of Safety features it provides you. So let's see what they are:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and taillamps
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • PRE-SAFE
  • Seat belt technology
  • 9 air bags
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist (BAS\xae)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • High-strength unibody
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START
  • Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors
  • Lane Keeping Assist

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Competition

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 vs BMW X5

The BMW X5 and GLE 43 have been arch nemesis for years now. The GLE 43 is powerful but the X5 is a better performer. The GLE 43 is thirsty but X5 is not that thirsty. The X5 could feel a bit congested while the GLE 43 is a bit more spacious. Most of the remaining aspects are almost on par with each other. So it's a tough decision to be taken.

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 vs AUDI Q8

The Audi Q8 debuts the market this year. So with this SUV in the game, the Audi does not have to compromise this segment. In terms of power and performance, both the Q8 and the GLE 43 have similar stats. However the GLE 43 is is more spacious with its lush interior and an impressive cargo space than the Q8. So Paying anout a $1,000 for it sounds justified.

2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 43 vs Porsche Cayenne

The Cayenne enters an all-new generation this year and has many major updates. Still the GLE 43 is quite better than the new 2019 Porsche Cayenne in almost all the aspects. Although you will have to compromise with the dated look if you are planning to for the GLE 43 SUV.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE 43 Final Verdict

The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLE 43 SUV might not be updated but still takes its stand amongst the top liners of this midsize SUV segment while giving them a tough competition. But looks like it's time for the Mercedes to update it. However the price being paid for it is quite justifiable for the service it provides.