Auto Express - - Winter Driving Special -

AS part of Mercedes’ re­cent re­nam­ing plan, its midrange SUV switched from M-class to GLE. Oth­er­wise, not much changed, so you still get a pre­mium cabin and a va­ri­ety of en­gines rang­ing from mild to wild.

A GLE Coupé was re­leased in 2015, but like the smaller GLC Coupé, this model fo­cuses on style over sub­stance, be­cause it’s not as roomy as the stan­dard ver­sion in­side, and you pay a pre­mium for the sportier looks. An all-new GLE is due at the end of next year.

Price range: £51,290-£98,885 Our pick: GLE 350 d AMG Line (£58,420) En­gine: 3.0-litre V6 diesel, 258bhp Trans­mis­sion: 9-spd auto, per­ma­nent 4WD Top speed: 140mph Econ­omy: 42.8mpg CO2: 179g/km

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