The all-new Mercedes GLE has actually been spotted testing in a camouflage wrap. The spy shots show a redesigned exterior, while the engines and interior are anticipated to be thoroughly modified when it goes on sale either late in 2018 or early in 2019.
2019 Mercedes GLE Styling
The brand-new 2019 Mercedes GLE will look visibly various to the current car, which has only been slightly changed since the old ML-Class models. It’ll use a whole new platform so will be longer and more useful than the outgoing car.
The front end has brand-new, sharper-looking headlights and an enforcing grille. While they’re covered in plastic mouldings in the images, it’s clear that the bumpers have actually been redesigned and the wheel arches will be squarer. The fast AMG GLE 63 variation will look a lot more aggressive– keep reading for the most recent information. At the back, the brakelights look slimmer to accentuate the car’s size, and it’ll feature brand-new exhaust finishers.
2019 Mercedes GLE Interior
The 2019 Mercedes GLE control panel will employ the massive dual-screen setup originally utilized in the E-Class saloon. One shows all the instruments and driving details instead of conventional dials, while the other looks after infotainment and navigation. It’ll get physical dials for the environment control, which are simpler to utilize while driving than prodding on the touchscreen.
The interior will feel a lot more modern than the existing car, which is beginning to show its age with an extremely button-heavy centre console. Most of the design and parts are expected to be raised from the elegant E-Class and freshly exposed CLS. There’ll be a raft of safety technology including lane keep assist, auto emergency situation braking and radar-guided cruise control, while minimal self-driving abilities will likewise feature.
2019 Mercedes GLE Engines and Driving
A brand-new 2.0-litre diesel will be available– it’ll be less grumbly than the old 2.1-litre unit and will offer much better efficiency and economy than the 204hp and 47.9 mpg that the present engine handles. Across the range, the heartland engines– a more effective six-cylinder diesel and 2 petrols– will likewise be improved.
Bookending the range will be two fast AMG models and a plug-in hybrid variation. A mid-strength GLE 43 model will amaze a few people away from traffic lights and the GLE 63 uses unhinged, amazing efficiency from such a huge SUV. The latter will use the 4.0-litre V8 from the AMG E63, and it’s expected to produce 563hp in the ‘basic’ AMG model and 603hp in the GLE 63 S. Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid model ought 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 save expense and enhance fuel economy, however all-wheel-drive will still be used on most of the range.
2019 Mercedes GLE Price and Release Date
You’ll need to wait until completion of 2018 at the earliest before you’ll have the ability to buy the brand-new 2019 Mercedes GLE, but costs shouldn’t increase excessive. Expect an entry-level car to cost from simply over ₤ 50,000, double that cost if you desire a bonkers AMG GLE 63 S and someplace between the 2 extremes for a plug-in hybrid.