Mercedes asserts that it developed the luxury-SUV segment with the initial ML in the 1998 model– although that belief requires forgeting the Range Rover. The sector is hugely popular, and Mercedes-Benz needed to improve the GLE to bring it approximately the requirements of the competition, to state nothing of the level of Mercedes’ own passenger cars. The 2019 GLE will be rather lighter and have even more advanced infotainment, telematics, and driver-assistance systems.
The next-gen GLE will be the very first model developed atop Daimler’s new MHA architecture. This internal moniker represents Modulare Hoch-Architektur, or Modular High Architecture, and it will form the basis of the next GLS also. We anticipate another fastback “coupe” variation down the road, too.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Design
At the front, the larger headlights are completely new and have double LED daytime running lights, which for some factor were just working on among the clusters. At the back, the taillights are mostly masked by the swirly camouflage, but nevertheless you can easily see these are all-new also. Looking at the side profile, it appears the new GLE will have somewhat shorter front and rear overhangs while the wheelbase is going to be stretched taking into account the rear doors appear to be a little bit longer than those of the existing model. That can only mean something: a more spacious interior, with most of the stretch to pay dividends in regards to legroom for rear travelers.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Engine
The extremely versatile MHA platform must accommodate four-, 6-, and eight-cylinder engines in back- and all-wheel-drive applications, with hybridization a guaranteed possibility. For the United States market, try to find diesel and gas inline-six engines (the gas in routine and AMG spec), a hybrid variation, and an AMG-branded twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Price
Late 2018 as a 2019 model, at prices close to those of the existing GLE.