I just recently got the GLE 350 with premium package 1. I love everything of it except the halogen headlights. I could not believe that a $60,000 car does not even have LED headlights. I got used to the bright white of the Lexus RX 350, so driving this one at night in a dark area is a scary feeling for me since the light is not bright at all. I told the sale man Matt Turk, and he said for 3 years he has been selling cars, he never heard anybody complain about Halogen Headlights. Well, he should get online and search this term "Halogen Headlights in GLE 350". You will be surprised of what you found. Check out MBWorld forums.
I called the dealer right away and willing to get a different car, upgrade to premium package 2 and willing to pay the difference to get a car with LED lights. However, this is how car business survive I guess. They are willing to do it with the condition that they will buy back my car with $5,000 less. When you still drive the car as a demo, the value will be the same,, but when you just sign a paper, no matter the next day or next hour, you will be lost. Overall, I need to pay $12,000 more to get a car with Premium Package 2 while I can get a car with Premium Package 2 just $3,000 more from the beginning. I am frustrated, disappointed and stuck with the Halogen headlights for now. After arguing with them, begging them, the dealer offers changing the brighter light bulb for me, but it did not help at all. This is a costly lesson for me and now every time I drive this car at night, I hate it. The car is a bad experience and the service is even worst. They push me, not very honest with me and don't taking the time to take care for me. They lost the spare key somewhere and said that they will order it for me. It's been more than a week, and I don't hear anything from them. Let's see when they will call me for the spare key.
I hope this message helps other in the future in making decision whether they should own a Mercedes with Halogen Headlights, and better awareness when they come to this dealer. :-(