Modern diesels are doing their damnedest to shed their old dirty and slow image. This GLE 350d helps things along in the only way it knows how, stretching its legs on the Autobahn.
What you're seeing is a brand new GLE 350d cruising the Autobahn before accelerating to 207 km/h (128 mph). We're treated to both on board and instrument views. Watch as the new 9G-Tronic gearboxes flips through its gears, transferring 457 lb-ft of torque to the expectant asphalt.
The 350d scampers to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds, compared with the lighter BMW's 6.8 seconds. In the video the 350d reaches 200 km/h in 37.7 seconds.