Most Popular Luxury Vehicles of 2017

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8. Mercedes-Benz GLE
2017 Sales: 54,595
Vs. 2016: 5.4%
When it debuted as a 1998 model the M-Class was one of the first luxury SUVS, and in 2016 it was renamed GLE-Class to align with other Mercedes-Benz SUV monikers. At that time the GLE also received fresh styling and new features, and it has clearly resonated with consumers. Sales of the GLE-Class are up overall in 2017, making it not only the best sales year for the GLE, but it also beat annual sales figures of the M-Class over the last 15 years. A few GLE variants are available, ranging from the GLE350 powered by a 302-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine with rear-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel drive, to the outrageous Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe powered by a 577-horsepower bi-turbo 5.5-liter V8.

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