Indian cricketers have a penchant for luxurious cars, and Jaydev Unadkat, the talented left-arm pacer, is no exception. Recently, Jaydev Unadkat added a gleaming Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d SUV to his impressive car collection. The exquisite SUV, priced at around Rs 90 lakh, was seen in a delivery video shared online. The pictures of him taking delivery of the car were also shared by the cricketer himself on his personal Instagram profile.
In the delivery video that was shared on social media, Jaydev Unadkat was seen arriving at the Mercedes-Benz dealership with his wife and family. The video showcased a moment of sheer delight as the cricketing star unveiled his new prized possession by dramatically taking off the covers, revealing the stunning GLE 300d SUV finished in a classy shade of black. As he stepped inside, Jaydev’s excitement was palpable, and to commemorate the occasion, he even took the time to sign a cricket ball, making it a cherished memento.
Jaydev Unadkat shared his joy with fans by posting pictures of the car delivery on his Instagram handle. The snapshots captured the cricketer and his wife, adorned with radiant smiles, posing alongside their brand-new Mercedes GLE 300d. The photographs quickly garnered attention, receiving compliments from fellow cricketers, fans, and luxury car enthusiasts alike.
As mentioned, the SUV chosen by Jaydev Unadkat is the Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d. It is one of the most popular SUVs that the German luxury carmaker currently offers in India, making it a highly sought-after Mercedes vehicle. Positioned between the GLC and the GLS, the GLE 300d impresses with its upscale design and an array of premium features that define the modern-day luxury driving experience.
The Mercedes Benz GLE 300d SUV comes equipped with features like seven airbags, four-zone climate control, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a similar-sized fully digital instrument cluster, electrically adjustable front seats, panoramic sunroof, LED headlamps, hands-free parking, powered tailgate, and so on. The SUV also offers leather-wrapped seats, a multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, and many more features.
In terms of the drivetrain side of things, the Mercedes Benz GLE 300d comes powered by a diesel engine. This SUV uses a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine that generates 245 Ps and 500 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The SUV can do 0-100 kmph in 7.2 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 225 kmph. There are two more expensive variants of the GLE: the 400 variant and the GLE 450 variant. These variants are priced at Rs 1.05 crore and Rs 1.04 crore, ex-showroom, respectively.
The GLE 400 uses a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, meanwhile, the 450 uses a 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine that generates 365 Ps and 500 Nm of peak torque. Other than these regular variants, Mercedes-Benz also offers an AMG version of the GLE in the market. This variant gets a coupe-like design that is different from the regular versions. It uses a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that generates 435 Bhp and 520 Nm of peak torque. This variant is priced at Rs 1.64 crore, ex-showroom.