Luxury – yes. But what you don’t see makes this car outstanding.

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Luxury – yes. But what you don’t see makes this car outstanding.

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What, in this day and age, does it mean to be the ruler of the road?

The vehicle that wears the crown must drive confidently and powerfully, for sure, but also allow its driver to survey everything around her or him. One that rides high but handles like an athlete. And above all, provides ultimate safety for the driver and all of its occupants.

            Welcome to the age of the GLE from Mercedes-Benz, the same brand that invented the automobile 129 years ago. The GLE is designed for the most versatile of lifestyles, as it seats up to five passengers and is chockfull of innovation. The exterior looks fabulous and the interior defines luxury. 

            Mercedes-Benz has always been at the forefront of groundbreaking automotive engineering. They began building “sport utility vehicles” before the name was even coined. The legendary Geländewagen, or G-Class, has been in production for more than 35 years. Go anywhere in the world and you’ll find the G-Class has conquered some of the tallest mountains and the deepest deserts.

            Today, many families need a different kind of king — one that conquers the rigors of today’s highways and byways, navigating among other drivers who are too often distracted.

It is clear, even from a glance, that this is that new leader — a proud Mercedes-Benz and a beacon among its contemporaries. The exterior of the GLE has been re-sculpted, with a fresh face and rear. The interior is a palace of comfort, with top-tier and ultra-refined materials, seats that cradle you in every position, and optional Bang & Olufsen premium sound system.

Of course it gets infotainment and navigation systems, a range of powerful and efficient engine options (including clean diesel and a plug-in hybrid), and the confidence of 4MATIC all-wheel-drive.

Still, you expect all that luxury from a Mercedes-Benz. It’s the features under the skin which are even more important, designed to protect you and your family. The GLE features Intelligent Drive, a suite of some of the most advanced safety technologies found on any modern vehicle.

The GLE’s systems work in several ways. They work to help the driver avoid dangers by alerting the driver if he or she is drowsy, or to warn of possible hazardous situations. And if the driver doesn’t react in time, the systems can actively intervene to help keep you out of harm’s way.

For example, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS helps to avoid a rear-end collision ahead if it senses an impending accident. If the GLE is approaching the rear of another vehicle too quickly, it will give a timely alert and “pre-load” the brakes, so less pressure is needed to fully activate them. The system can also apply the brakes autonomously if it detects that a collision is imminent.

Another more everyday system is Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, which uses ultrasonic warning sensors on the front and rear bumpers to measure the distance to other vehicles and obstacles, making parking easy and stress-free.  And the list of safety and convenience technologies goes on.

This is luxury you can use, to make your life better and safer, engineered as only Mercedes-Benz can.