The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa is the traditional home of SUV production for the current GLE, GLE coupé and GLS model series, including the Mercedes-Maybach GLS.
The current generation of SUVs produced in Tuscaloosa includes models with a plug-in hybrid drive system. In the future, the plant will produce all-electric Mercedes-EQ models, the EQE SUV and EQS SUV, starting in 2022. In addition, a battery factory is being built near Tuscaloosa’s existing vehicle plant. The facility in Tuscaloosa is thus part of the global battery production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars, which has locations on three continents.
The plant in Tuscaloosa was the first major Mercedes-Benz passenger car production facility outside Germany and is regarded as the nucleus of the automotive industry in Alabama.
GLE 53 4M+ Coupé (320 kW/435 hp, 520 Nm, combined fuel consumption 9.3 l/100km, CO2 emissions combined 212 g/km*)