Mercedes to launch GLE facelift & AMG C43 on November 2

The updated GLE SUV and AMG C 43 get several updates both inside and out and are powered by mild-hybrid engines.

Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch two new models in India this festive season. The carmaker has confirmed that the GLE facelift and AMG C43 will be introduced on November 2, 2023.

Mercedes-Benz GLE facelift:

The latest iteration of the GLE gets several changes both on the exterior as well as inside the cabin. The SUV features redesigned LED headlights and tail lights, reworked bumpers and new alloy wheels.

Inside, the GLE facelift gets a new multifunction steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls, an updated MBUX infotainment system and an improved version of the Distronic Plus active cruise control system.

In the global markets, Mercedes offers the GLE with three powertrain options equipped with a 48V mild-hybrid system. These include the base GLE 300d with 265 BHP / 550 Nm, the GLE 450d with 362 BHP / 750 Nm and the GLE 450 powered by a 376 BHP / 500 Nm petrol engine. Mercedes also offers two plug-in hybrid variants: GLE 400e and GLE 350de.

Mercedes-AMG C43:

The AMG C43 uses a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine paired with an electric turbocharger and a 48V mild-hybrid system. It packs 397 BHP and 500 Nm and is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

The AMG C43 is a sportier version of the C-Class. It will compete with the BMW M340i and the Audi S5 Sportback in the Indian market.

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