Mercedes asserts that it created the luxury-SUV sector with the initial ML in the 1998 model– although that belief needs forgetting about the Range Rover. The section is extremely popular, and Mercedes-Benz needed to modernize the GLE to bring it up to the standards of the competition, to state absolutely nothing of the level of Mercedes’ own passenger cars. The 2019 GLE will be somewhat lighter and have far more innovative infotainment, telematics, and driver-assistance systems.
The next-gen GLE will be the first model constructed atop Daimler’s new MHA architecture. This internal moniker stands for Modulare Hoch-Architektur, or Modular High Architecture, and it will form the basis of the next GLS as well. We anticipate another fastback “coupe” variation down the road, too.
At the front, the larger headlights are totally new and have double LED daytime running lights, which for some factor were just working on one of the clusters. At the back, the taillights are mainly masked by the swirly camouflage, however even so you can quickly see these are brand new also.
Looking at the side profile, it seems the brand-new GLE will have a little shorter front and rear overhangs while the wheelbase is going to be stretched taking into account the rear doors appear to be a tad longer than those of the existing model. That can just indicate something: a more spacious interior, with most of the stretch to pay dividends in regards to legroom for rear passengers.
The extremely flexible MHA platform must accommodate 4-, six-, and eight-cylinder engines in back- and all-wheel-drive applications, with hybridization a guaranteed possibility. For the United States market, search for diesel and gas inline-six engines (the gas in routine and AMG specification), a hybrid version, and an AMG-branded twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8.
Late 2018 as a 2019 model, at prices near to those of the present GLE.