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Old 02-18-2019, 10:15 AM
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Saw this at my local dealer when I brought it in for service.

There were two. A white gle 350 and a gle 450. The 450 looked really nice!
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:34 AM
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Saw this at my local dealer when I brought it in for service.

There were two. A white gle 350 and a gle 450. The 450 looked really nice!
They're HEEEERE!!

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Old 02-18-2019, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by kombifan View Post
Saw this at my local dealer when I brought it in for service. There were two. A white gle 350 and a gle 450. The 450 looked really nice!
Thanks for the post. Did you happen to ask if they are for sale or demo units (for test drives only, not for sale)?
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:44 AM
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I also included a screenshot in #1573 - results may vary. Even with improved aero and electric assist, given the current GLE 400 is rated at 20 combined (same as my 2012), and given the Euro numbers, no way it will be close to 28. 23 would be a reasonable guess. I'm willing to place a wager on that

Okay, Joe, hate to say I told you so!




Interesting they're calling the 450 a "hybrid vehicle."

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Old 02-18-2019, 10:50 AM
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Okay, Joe, hate to say I told you so!
Just had to rub it in.
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the post. Did you happen to ask if they are for sale or demo units (for test drives only, not for sale)?
no i didnt go inside to ask if they were for saleor demo units.

They were parked with all the demo test drive units though. So maybe?
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:06 AM
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FWIW, some reviewers observed real-world combined MPG higher than the 21 MPG combined results.

One example: 27 MPG - https://www.thecarconnection.com/ove...gle-class_2020

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Originally Posted by kombifan View Post

no i didnt go inside to ask if they were for saleor demo units.

They were parked with all the demo test drive units though. So maybe?
Thanks, I'm thinking they are both demo units and cannot be sold. My local dealer just got an A Class demo.
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:41 AM
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FWIW, some reviewers observed real-world combined MPG higher than the 21 MPG combined results.
One example: 27 MPG - https://www.thecarconnection.com/ove...gle-class_2020
Your results may vary. Of course, relying on the in car computer for mileage is not always the most accurate. History shows it tends to be optimistic. I was hoping for a little better rating, but it's still better than the current car with more power.

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Two GLE 350 demo units were shipped to my dealer over the weekend, he had no advance notice they were coming. My wife and I will be test driving them later this afternoon so I'll post my impressions when we get back. As for our order, no change in status, still slated for a March 24 completion.
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:10 PM
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Not very happy with that 24 mpg highway.....Big drop from our X5d at 31 mpg highway and ml350 bluetec at 28 mpg highway
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:20 PM
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Saw this at my local dealer when I brought it in for service.

There were two. A white gle 350 and a gle 450. The 450 looked really nice!
What did that interior look like, do you have any pictures of that
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:26 PM
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Not very happy with that 24 mpg highway.....Big drop from our X5d at 31 mpg highway and ml350 bluetec at 28 mpg highway
Maybe the plug in hybrid is the way to go for better fuel economy. That's what I'm waiting for.
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:15 PM
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Not very happy with that 24 mpg highway.....Big drop from our X5d at 31 mpg highway and ml350 bluetec at 28 mpg highway
Of course that's what diesels excel at. If MB brings in the GLE 350d or 400d I'm sure it will be competitive.
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:32 PM
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How come the reviews all were getting combined MPG around 25-28? Maybe the real world highway MPG will be more better than this. I commute 90 miles a day 5 days a week so I can potentially be able to fill up once on the weekend and do about 24-25 mpg x 23 gallons to get about 575 or so miles on a tank. The tank is 24.5 gallons so its durable that I can do 600 miles on it. Still gonna stick with my order on the GLE450
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Old 02-18-2019, 04:28 PM
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How come the reviews all were getting combined MPG around 25-28? Maybe the real world highway MPG will be more better than this. I commute 90 miles a day 5 days a week so I can potentially be able to fill up once on the weekend and do about 24-25 mpg x 23 gallons to get about 575 or so miles on a tank. The tank is 24.5 gallons so its durable that I can do 600 miles on it. Still gonna stick with my order on the GLE450
I’m not certain on this but... I think that EPA is calculated using the most aggressive driving mode. On our 2018 SQ 5 it’s easy to beat the EPA even at 80mph Freeway speeds in Comfort mode. But not in Dynamic mode where it’s a more aggressively tuned engine and shifts designed to hold R’s higher. I’m guessing, (maybe hoping) that it works that way in the GLE.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:14 PM
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Is there a newer version of the DOG? I have the first version posted in november-ish ?

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I think they are made for children so they have easier access climbing to their seats.
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I've had the illuminated running boards on our last 3 GLS's and have decided to skip them on our new GLE. Here's why:

1. They are shallow and do not provide much of a step but may be useful for elderly or children but in general. For my wife and I, nearly useless.
2. They tend to get my pant leg wet or dirty when exiting the vehicle on rainy days or during bad weather.
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I agree with Joe and would add one more thing. In many cases the running boards make the vehicle more attractive and that isnít true for the GLE, IMO. There are probably others that like the look.
Since I have young children, I can attest they are very useful in helping out for ingress and egress. Funny thing is I never dirty my pant legs, but my wife does when it isnít her boots.
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Is there a newer version of the DOG? I have the first version posted in november-ish ?

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I saw one with Dec 4 still marked Prelim. There should be US pricing now that loses the Prelim.
Oops, meant Feb 4��

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I saw one with Dec 4 still marked Prelim. There should be US pricing now that loses the Prelim.
Post #2178 (2/12) has latest with almost all pricing; still marked "preliminary," though. Also includes my updated spread sheets. I am reposting all here.

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Just returned from our test drive. Both demo units were base GLE 350's with almost no options (only Active Lane Keeping Assist). That said, we were impressed with the MBUX system that comes standard. The touch-screen is very easy to use. The touch-pad is quite sensitive to your touch and will take a little getting use to. The small touch pads on the steering wheel are easy to use. The 12.3" displays are hi-def and very readable. The grab handles actually looked nice and were not as noticeable when sitting in the car. They felt natural while driving and I found myself resting my right arm while holding the grab handle. After adjusting the front seat exactly where I wanted it, I sat in the 2nd row seat and was very pleased with the amount of legroom. I'm 5' 10" and had 5 or 6 inches of room in front of my knees. The rear cargo area was also very roomy looking. Out on the road it handles much more nimble than our GLS 550 but that is expected. The 4 cylinder engine moves the car easily but we noticed some engine noise when hitting the gas harder. I expect the I6 to behave better with an additional 107 hp. I'll post some pics later.

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Just returned from our test drive. Both demo units were base GLE 350's with almost no options (only Active Lane Keeping Assist). That said, we were impressed with the MBUX system that comes standard. The touch-screen is very easy to use. The touch-pad is quite sensitive to your touch and will take a little getting use to. The small touch pads on the steering wheel are easy to use. The 12.3" displays are hi-def and very readable. The grab handles actually looked nice and were not as noticeable when sitting in the car. They felt natural while driving and I found myself resting my right arm while holding the grab handle. After adjusting the front seat exactly where I wanted it, I sat in the 2nd row seat and was very pleased with the amount of legroom. I'm 5' 10" and had 5 or 6 inches of room in front of my knees. The rear cargo area was also very roomy looking. Out on the road it handles much more nimble than our GLS 550 but that is expected. The 4 cylinder engine moves the car easily but we noticed some engine noise when hitting the gas harder. I expect the I6 to behave better with an additional 120hp. I'll post some pics later.
So these are Demo units-not for resale? Any word on the DOG going off Prelim or Release Date for the GLE?
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