Veteran actor Boman Irani has bought a pre-owned Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV. He got the car from AutoHanger Advantage, who has put a video of the car delivery to the actor and his family.
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The video shows the whole delivery process of the Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV including a cake-cutting ceremony with the family. While we are not sure about the exact details of the GLE, it does look like a less-used SUV from the glimpses in the video.
This looks like the latest-generation GLE SUV that costs around Rs 1 crore when bought new. In the Indian market, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is available in three variants. The base variant, the GLE 300d, is equipped with a four-cylinder diesel engine delivering 245 PS of maximum power and 500 Nm of peak torque. For more power, the GLE 400d features a six-cylinder diesel engine with 325 PS of maximum power and 700 Nm of peak torque. The top-of-the-line variant, the GLE 450MATIC, is powered by a petrol engine producing 365 PS of maximum power and 500 Nm of peak torque. All engine options are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and come with the 4MATIC AWD system for enhanced traction.
In terms of features, the Mercedes-Benz GLE offers a luxurious experience. It boasts air suspension, multibeam LED headlamps, LED high-performance headlamps, a panoramic sunroof, under guard, and aluminum running boards. Inside the cabin, you’ll find 64-colour ambient lighting, leather upholstery, a digital driver’s display, a touchscreen infotainment system, sunblinds, a multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate control, wireless charging, and a plethora of other options to enhance comfort and convenience.
Many celebrities prefer buying pre-owned cars
From Virat Kohli to to Hard Kaur, there are many celebrities who own a pre-owned car in India. In Bollywood, Shilpa Shetty loves pre-owned cars and almost all her luxury cars are pre-owned.
Used cars often experience significant depreciation, making them much more affordable compared to brand new ones. For instance, purchasing a pre-owned Bentley Continental GT can save the new owner a considerable sum, almost a crore, when compared to buying a brand-new model. Although luxury cars tend to depreciate the most, used luxury cars experience a lower percentage of depreciation, ensuring a better market value for them. This means that the value of a used luxury car is retained for a longer time compared to a new car.
Over the years, the used car market has become highly organized, with dealerships certifying vehicles and conducting multiple point checks to ensure they are in top condition. Prominent used car networks like Big Boyz Toyz offer impeccably maintained vehicles.
Luxury car dealers also offer various extended warranty packages, which can extend up to 8 years. This provides peace of mind for used car buyers, as they can enjoy a similar ownership experience to that of new car owners with the added protection of an extended warranty.