Mercedes launches third plug-in indication in Thailand

The GLE500e 4Matic comes with a 442hp 3.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid labelled from a class-rocking 4.49 million baht.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV has turn a third indication in Thailand to get a petrol-electric drivetrain with plug-in facility, with assertive pricing to compare from 4.49 million baht.

The so-badged GLE500e 4Matic facilities a 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engine and electric engine producing a total 442hp of energy of 650Nm of torque. It drives all 4 wheels around seven-speed automatic. Without 4Matic, a drivetrain is radically common with a S500e.

The GLE500e has a pure-electric pushing operation of 30km during speeds no some-more than 130kph. It spews out 78g/km of CO2 and has a fanciful fuel expenditure rating of 30kpl. 

Like in other plug-in Mercs, a GLE500e can be driven in 4 modes: Hybrid for normal driving, E for pristine electric, E-Save for EV pushing during a after theatre and Charge for extended revitalisation of a batteries.

Priced during 4.49 million baht in Exclusive trim and 4.99 million baht in AMG Dynamic form, a GLE500e is being positioned as a oppulance SUV mixing both opening and economy factors. 

Some SUVs from 3 other brands that have already left plug-in in Thailand embody a BMW X5 xDrive40e, Porsche Cayenne S-E Hybrid and Volvo XC90 – all able of reduction than 100g/km to validate for a lowest 10% rate in Thai dig taxation for newcomer cars. 

Even so, a Merc undercuts all rivals in price. While a BMW and Volvo are labelled likewise from a aloft 5.39 million baht, a Porsche is beloved during 7.999 million baht. 

The Cayenne S-E Hybrid uses a 416hp 3.0-litre supercharged V6, X5 xDrive40e 313hp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot and XC90 T8 408hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder mixing both turbocharging and supercharging forced induction.

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