The Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d in SUV and coupe-guise will now be fitted with the brand’s second-generation integrated starter-generator. This 48V electrical system will resultantly add more power to the system among other elements.
With the ISG fitted, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d will benefit from a quick and comfortable ignition sequence as well as a more efficient stop-start sequence. The turbodiesel 2,0-litre four-cylinder unit is supported by a NOx storage catalytic converter that stores nitrogen oxides, especially under cold-start conditions, so that they can be reduced in the SCR catalytic converter when the engine is warm.
The specially coated diesel particulate filter reduces particulate emissions. The two active SCR catalytic converters (Selective Catalytic Reduction) with separately metered AdBlue injection allow effective nitrogen oxide reduction in all operating ranges. These converters are installed close to the engine and in the floor of the vehicle.
As a result of this kit, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d now delivers a combined power output of 200 kW and 550 N.m of torque with an additional torque boost effect of 200 N.m. Both body styles boast a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 6,8 seconds. The SUV will reach a top speed of 230 km/h while the coupe, 226 km/h.
The all-wheel drive system on the Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d has also been improved. Previously, the four-cylinder-powered models have featured a transfer case that directs the drive torque to the axles in a fixed ratio of 50:50 percent. The SUV now has the transfer case with electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. This allows a variable transfer of drive torque from 0-100 per cent (torque on demand) between the axles. The fully networked transfer case with Torque on Demand also claims to allow an improvement in driving safety and agility on the road, especially when cornering. This is achieved by specifically influencing the yaw moment to induce vehicle oversteer or understeer.