The brand new Mercedes GLE has been spotted screening in a camouflage wrap. The spy shots reveal an upgraded exterior, while the engines and interior are expected to be thoroughly revised when it goes on sale either late in 2018 or early in 2019.
2019 Mercedes GLE Styling
The new 2019 Mercedes GLE will look noticeably different to the existing car, which has only been a little changed given that the old ML-Class models. It’ll use a whole new platform so will be longer and more practical than the outbound car.
The front end has brand-new, sharper-looking headlights and an imposing grille. While they’re covered in plastic mouldings in the pictures, it’s clear that the bumpers have been revamped and the wheel arches will be squarer. The quick AMG GLE 63 variation will look even more aggressive– keep reading for the latest information. At the back, the brakelights look slimmer to accentuate the car’s size, and it’ll feature new exhaust finishers.
2019 Mercedes GLE Interior
The 2019 Mercedes GLE control panel will employ the huge dual-screen setup initially used in the E-Class saloon. One reveals all the instruments and driving details rather of traditional dials, while the other looks after infotainment and navigation. It’ll get physical dials for the environment control, which are easier to utilize while driving than prodding on the touchscreen.
The interior will feel a lot more modern-day than the present car, which is starting to reveal its age with a very button-heavy centre console. The majority of the style and parts are expected to be lifted from the elegant E-Class and newly revealed CLS. There’ll be a raft of safety technology including lane keep help, auto emergency situation braking and radar-guided cruise control, while minimal self-driving abilities will likewise feature.
2019 Mercedes GLE Engines and Driving
A new 2.0-litre diesel will be readily available– it’ll be less grumbly than the old 2.1-litre unit and will provide much better efficiency and economy than the 204hp and 47.9 mpg that the present engine manages. Throughout the range, the heartland engines– a more effective six-cylinder diesel and two gases– will likewise be enhanced.
Bookending the range will be two fast AMG models and a plug-in hybrid version. A mid-strength GLE 43 model will surprise a couple of people far from traffic control and the GLE 63 provides unhinged, incredible performance from such a big SUV. The latter will use the 4.0-litre V8 from the AMG E63, and it’s anticipated to produce 563hp in the ‘standard’ AMG model and 603hp in the GLE 63 S. Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid model need to have the ability to drive for 31 miles on electric-only power. Entry-level models will be provided with rear-wheel-drive for the very first time to conserve expense and improve fuel economy, however all-wheel-drive will still be utilized on the majority of the range.
2019 Mercedes GLE Price and Release Date
You’ll have to wait until completion of 2018 at the earliest prior to you’ll be able to purchase the brand-new 2019 Mercedes GLE, but rates should not rise excessive. Expect an entry-level car to cost from just over ₤ 50,000, double that cost if you want a bonkers AMG GLE 63 S and somewhere in between the 2 extremes for a plug-in hybrid.