It's hard to believe we are up to the fourth-generation Benz SUV - one of the most popular towing vehicles. Remember, it was in 1997 that Mercedes, with the M-Class truly popularised the SUV category.
Bursting with technology, the fourth-generation Benz SUV hopes to reassert its status in a segment it instigated. The question remains, what is the towing capacity of the new GLE W167?
Mercedes has finally revamped the interior - two giant 12.3-inch screens, mounted atop the dashboard , beam massive quantities of information at you.
If you’re moving up from the previous GLE, you’ll note it’s 105mm longer overall,12mm wider, and 24mm lower than before - the W166 and W167 towbars should not be interchanged so you'll need a towbar specially made to fit the new GLE.
The boot is 165 litres bigger than the old GLE’s. As a five-seater, you’re offered 825 litres, with a 72mm stretch in the through-loading length for those trips to the hardware store. Fold all the seats back and it becomes a 2,005-litre ute. Need more space, fit a GLE towbar.
The new GLE is a complete car, supremely quiet and refined, technology is now up to date with competitors, rather than the bulky and button-intensive fascia of the older W166 that was beginning to look its age.
Mercedes has rated the new GLE to tow a maximum of 2700kg. The 450 petrol GLE's can be factory increased to tow 3500kg.
Looking to tow with your new Mercedes GLE - order your Mercedes GLE towbar today.