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Old 11-26-18, 07:25 PM
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mercedes brought back the touchscreen.

Lexus is the absolute last holdout.
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Originally Posted by pman6 View Post
mercedes brought back the touchscreen.

Lexus is the absolute last holdout.
itíll be back on the next generation of Lexus infotainment. I believe the next RX will debut it
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This 1 hr review is amazing as a review plus the drive quiet and comfort (just after 31 mins into the video) is incredible...


this will be high on my list for a next vehicle.
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having no character lines on this car reminds me of the bland old acura mdx.


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having no character lines on this car reminds me of the bland old acura mdx.


that was typical back then...




I think this new gle has a ton of nice details.

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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
This 1 hr review is amazing as a review plus the drive quiet and comfort (just after 31 mins into the video) is incredible...

https://youtu.be/yGvZMgFD3iQ

this will be high on my list for a next vehicle.
Man I love that continuous screen where the speedometer and the nav are all part of the same piece of glass. Agree things seem very quiet in the cabin as he starts driving, even at highway speeds. My mother-in-law has a 2017 and it rides very nice - my main beef with MB is the seats are a bit hard/firm for me. I think it's the material of the leather they use in both the E class sedan and the GLE. The S class seems to use different material which I prefer.
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doug reviews it and LOVES it (as do i )

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Default 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 580



Although the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class midsize luxury crossover only launched with four- and six-cylinder engines, it was only a matter of time before a V8 option came along. Somewhat surprisingly, though, the first V8 isn't an AMG, but rather a regular Mercedes-Benz GLE 580.

The V8 is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter engine shared with the recently revealed GLS-Class full-size crossover. That means it also packs a 48-volt mild-hybrid assist system with an electric motor/generator that contributes 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque for short amounts of time. Overall output is 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is 121 more horsepower and 147 more pound-feet of torque than the GLE's most powerful inline-six. Fuel economy numbers haven't been given, but expect them to be a bit less than the six-cylinder's numbers of 19 mpg in the city, 24 on the highway, and 21 combined.

Selecting the GLE 580 also brings a few extra standard features. It comes with air suspension, leather and the more aggressive AMG Line exterior package. Naturally, dual 12.3-inch screens and the hydraulic E-Body Control system are available. The crossover goes on sale later this year with a base price of $77,795, which is $15,650 more than the base six-cylinder GLE 450.
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the problem with this car right now is the horrible production delay... a lot of people are losing patience with their builds from months ago with no promised dates yet and dealerships are not getting many cars, especially the GLE450
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Originally Posted by pman6 View Post
mercedes brought back the touchscreen.

Lexus is the absolute last holdout.
Wait, I'm confused.
Lexus had touchscreens back then and people b itched and whined about fingerprints (i've always liked touchscreens and have no issues with fingerprints). Now people want it back since other companies are bringing it back?
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Originally Posted by GS3Tek View Post
Wait, I'm confused.
Lexus had touchscreens back then and people b itched and whined about fingerprints (i've always liked touchscreens and have no issues with fingerprints). Now people want it back since other companies are bringing it back?
The crucial difference is that Mercedes created a system that has a touch screens, but three other input methods; voice, pad controller, and thumb pad controller on steering wheel. Theres something for everyone, even for those who hate fingerprints
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