The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e is a midsize luxury plug-in hybrid SUV.

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Although the all-electric range is a paltry 10 miles, the electric motor provides extra power to the gas engine, for more oomph under your right foot.

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The GLE550e uses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 and adds a 8.7-kWh lithium-ion battery and 85-kW electric motor.

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The powerplant puts out 436 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

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The hybrid system has four different modes. 

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An optional $1,610 air suspension helps mitigate the imperfections of bumpy highways and byways.

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The Benz is packed with driver's aids, but they are part of a $4,890 package.

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The inside is a comfy place to spend a commute, but it's far from a modern design.

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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on the COMAND infotainment system.

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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e starts at $66,700. Keep scrolling for more photos of this plug-in hybrid SUV.

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2017 GLE550E

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