Young entrepreneur Prafull Billore, who is the founder of MBA Chai Wala does have an inspiring story. In 2017, the MBA dropout started a tea stall right outside IIM Ahmedabad. The tea stall quickly became popular and soon expanded to other places. The MBA Chai Wala now has multiple outlets across the country. Prafull Billore recently brought home a brand new Mercedes-Benz SUV worth Rs 90 lakh. The videos and images of him taking delivery of his new ride have already surfaced online.
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Prafull Billore himself shared the videos and images of his new Mercedes-Benz SUV. The young entrepreneur bought a brand new Mercedes-Benz GLE luxury SUV. Prafull has bought the 300d variant of the GLE SUV. Prafull shared the image and wrote, “Unleashing our adventurous spirit and conquer the roads with style and grace in our brand new Mercedes GLE 300d, a testament to the power of hard work and inspiration. Ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.” He even shared a video of the same on his Instagram profile.
Mercedes-Benz GLE is an expensive luxury SUV and is placed between GLC and GLS. Like other Mercedes-Benz cars in its segment, GLE offers a variety of premium features to its customers. The SUV offers features like seven airbags, four zone climate control, 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 tail gate and so on. The leather wrapped seats, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control and many more features are offered with the SUV.
Mercedes-Benz offers this SUV in multiple variants and both petrol and diesel engine options are available with the SUV. The variant that Prafull has bought is the GE 300d which is the entry-level variant that costs around Rs 90 lakh. Above GLE 300d, there is a 400d and 450 variants available in the market. The GLE 400d is priced at Rs 1.05 crore, ex-showroom and the GLE 450 gets a price tag of Rs 1.04 crore, ex-showroom.
Coming to the engine details, The Mercdes-Benz GLE 300d is powered by a diesel engine. This SUV uses a 2.0 litre, 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. The 400d uses a 3.0 litre six-cylinder engine and the 450 uses a 3.0 litre 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.
It gets a coupe-like design which is different from the regular versions. It uses a 3.0 litre, 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. Mercedes-Benz is India’s largest luxury car manufacturer. They have one of the largest line-up of vehicles in India. The manufacturer offers sedan, SUVs, performance cars and even electric cars in India. Mercedes-Benz SUVs are quite popular among celebrities in India.