Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In

Plug-in Hybrid

Price from £67,675

Availability In production
Available from April 2015
Available until -

Lease (BCH) from £800 pcm

Annual VED £440
Congestion Charge £11.50
Insurance Group 49
Price shown is On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

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Real Range (Electric Only) between 8 - 16 mi

City - Cold Weather 12 mi
Highway - Cold Weather 8 mi
Combined - Cold Weather 10 mi
City - Mild Weather 16 mi
Highway - Mild Weather 10 mi
Combined - Mild Weather 12 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 5.3 sec
Top Speed 152 mph
Electric Range 12 mi
Fuel Range 522 mi
Total Power 325 kW (436 hp)
Total Torque 479 lb-ft
Drive AWD
Fuel Petrol

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity 8.8 kWh
Port Location Rear Side - Rechts
Charge Port Type 2
Charge Power 3.7 kW AC
Charge Time (0->12 mi) 2h30m
Charge Speed 5 mph
Battery Useable* 7.2 kWh
FC Port Location -
Fastcharge Port -
Fastcharge Power -
Fastcharge Time -
Fastcharge Speed -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range 12 mi
Vehicle Consumption 600 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 67 mpg

NEDC Ratings

Range 19 mi
Rated Consumption No Data
Vehicle Consumption 385 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Rated Fuel Equivalent No Data
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 105 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption (Electric Only) between 450 - 900 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather 600 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather 900 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather 720 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather 450 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather 720 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather 600 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Fuel Consumption

Rated NEDC 86 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 78 g/km
Battery Empty NEDC 39 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 171 g/km
Fuel Range NEDC 685 mi
Total Range NEDC 703 mi
Fuel Tank 80 L
Real 15/30/60 mi 0 / 60 / 40 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 0 / 110 / 167 g/km
Battery Empty Real 30 mpg
» CO2 Emissions 221 g/km
Fuel Range Real 522 mi
Total Range Real 534 mi
Engine Displacement 2,996 cc

Dimensions and Weight

Weight Empty 2365 kg
Seats 5 people
Cargo Volume 690 L
Cargo Volume Max 2010 L
Length 4819 mm
Width 1935 mm
Height 1796 mm
Wheelbase 2915 mm

Company Car Tax Indication

BIK Tax Rate 19%
P11D Value from £67,620
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £12,848
BIK @ 20% £214 pcm
BIK @ 40% £428 pcm
BIK @ 45% £482 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

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Range comparision based on electric range only. Rapid charging comparison based on rapid charge rate. Fuel economy based on start with full battery and average fuel consumption over first 50 mile. Comparisons can be based on estimates.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 3h45m 3 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 2h30m 5 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h30m 5 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h30m 5 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW † 2h30m 5 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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All about the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In

Pricing

The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In has a Recommend Retail Price (RRP) of £66,870 and an On The Road Price (OTR) of £67,675. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The maximum power of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is 325 kW (436 hp). The maximum torque is 479 lb-ft. The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds. The top speed is 152 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In has a total capacity of 8.8 kWh. The usable capacity is 7.2 kWh (estimate). A range of about 12 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 8 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 16 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 3.7 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 2 hours 30 minutes. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 3 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is not possible.

Energy Consumption

The combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In is about 600 Wh per mile in electric-only mode. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 67 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 900 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 450 Wh per mile.

Fuel Consumption

The Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In has a combined (electric and fuel) range of about 534 mi, of which about 12 of fully electric range. Please note that, even when driving in full-electric mode, the internal combustion engine may kick in under high loads.

When the battery is empty or 'hold charge' mode is engaged, the fuel consumption is about 30 mpg on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. When starting off with a full battery and applying a moderate driving style, no fuel is consumed over a 15 mile trip and fuel consumption is about 60 mpg over a 30 mile trip and 40 mpg over a 60 mile trip.

The combined average consumption of petrol of the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In will therefor depend on the average trip distance and whether the car is charged before each trip. Climate, driving style and route will have a further impact on the actual fuel consumption. The official figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for fuel consumption of 86 mpg and a range of 685 mi are irrelevant in practice.

CO2 Emission

While driving in full-electric mode, the Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In will not emit any CO2. When the battery is empty, or if the engine load is high, the internal combustion engine will be used. As fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are directly proportional, the average CO2 emssions of a Mercedes GLE 500e Plug-In will depend greatly on several key factors that determine fuel consumption. Note: CO2 emissions are calculated per kilometre.

When driving using only the petrol engine, CO2 emissions will be around 221 grams of CO2 per kilometre on the combined (motorway and city) cycle. However, if the average trip distance is relatively short and the car is charged between trips, the average CO2 emissions will be reduced significantly.

CO2 Emissions will drop to 0 g/km on a 15 mile trip, 110 g/km on a 30 mile trip and 167 g/km on a 60 mile trip. This only includes tailpipe CO2 emissions. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels. The offical figures in accordance with the NEDC driving cycle for CO2 emissions of 78 g/km are for comparison of vehicles only and have no relevance in practice.

More information from Mercedes

The link below will open the page of the GLE 500e Plug-In on the official Mercedes site.

Go to the GLE 500e Plug-In on the official Mercedes website.