Mercedes-Benz has introduced another variant of the GLE dubbed the GLE 580 4Matic, which joins others in the range like the performance-focused GLE 53 4Matic+ and GLE 450 4Matic. The new addition comes with an electrified V8 powertrain that is also offered with the larger GLS in the form of the GLS 580 4Matic.

Under the bonnet, there’s a 4.0 litre biturbo V8 engine that produces 483 hp and 700 Nm of torque, paired to a nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive system. While it may not be an AMG model, the V8 makes more power than the GLE 53’s electrified 3.0 litre turbo inline-six (429 hp and 520 Nm).

The company’s EQ Boost 48-volt mild hybrid system is the electrified aspect of the GLE 580’s powertrain, and features an integrated starter generator (ISG). The ISG is responsible for functions such as EQ Boost, whereby an extra 21 hp and 249 Nm is made available to the driver, as well as energy recuperation. The 48-volt architecture also serves other ancillary systems such as the water pump and air-conditioning compressor.

Additionally, there’s also the E-Active Body Control system, which can individually control the spring and damper rates on each wheel for better comfort and off-road performance. For now, the company has not released performance or fuel economy figures.

The GLE 580 4Matic will go on sale in the United States later this year, and will be priced from USD76,800. Standard equipment includes Airmatic air suspension with adaptive damping, leather upholstery and an AMG Line exterior package. There’s also the dual 12.3-inch displays on the dashboard, which are linked to the Mercedes-Benz User Experience system.