V167 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d Thai CKD – RM712k

V167 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d Thai CKD – RM712k

The Thai-assembled V167 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d has just gone on sale in the Land of Smiles with a price tag of 5.19 million baht (RM712k), representing a chunky 870k baht (RM119k) reduction from its CBU counterpart introduced earlier.

However, according to the Bangkok Post, the tri-star SUV – equipped in the sole AMG Dynamic trim – is still not the most attractively priced model in its class. For starters, it now undercuts the G05 BMW X5 30d by 450k baht (RM62k), but costs over 400k baht (RM55k) more than the Audi Q7 40 TDI. The Volvo XC90 D5, on the other hand, costs 4.19 million baht (RM575k).

To quickly recap, the GLE 300d is powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, making 245 hp at 4,200 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,400 rpm. It sprints from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds before maxing out at 225 km/h, and the combined fuel consumption rating is 5.1 litres per 100 km. A nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic and all-wheel drive are standard.

In Malaysia, the new GLE is currently available in the sole GLE 450 AMG Line, which is priced at RM633,888. It’s powered by the brand new M256 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six petrol engine making 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque, and the engine is augmented with a 48-volt mild hybrid system that provides 22 hp and 250 Nm of boost under hard acceleration.

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  • I hope mercedes benz malaysia bring a much lesser petrol engine power with less tech from the GLE to bring the price down a little (to compete with xc90/Q7/X5)

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  • Ugly is the modest description for this Merc SUV, which stands for Mercedes Super Ugly Vehicle

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  • Brian on Dec 09, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Some joker said that our car prices is most expensive in the world. Where is that joker now? Has he returned to Mars? Lying joker, where are youuuu?!!!!

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  • Wow… plus another 300k you can get a condo walking distance to KLCC…

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  • Rakyat Malaysia on Dec 09, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    RM712k damm pensip in tomyamland.
    Rakyat Malaysia nasib baik , minyak paling murah. Harge kereta sempoi dan mampu milik.

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    • Celup King on Dec 09, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      As Brian pointed out, where da heck is our regular basher that keep saying our car prices is highest in the world. He keeps lying and now his lies are open for all to see. Shame on him la.

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  • RM700k+ for a 245hp engine? Yucks

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  • Mr Hakim on Dec 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Ugly, the rear already imitating the X70. Also not safe because the gear lever at signal stalk (Who the heck think that?)

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  • I suspect that they are going to manufacture the GLE 350 DE over in Thailand.

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