Mercedes asserts that it invented the luxury-SUV segment with the original ML in the 1998 model– although that belief requires ignoring the Range Rover. The segment is hugely popular, and Mercedes-Benz had to update the GLE to bring it approximately the standards of the competition, to state nothing of the level of Mercedes’ own automobile. The 2019 GLE will be somewhat lighter and have far more advanced infotainment, telematics, and driver-assistance systems.
The next-gen GLE will be the very first model constructed atop Daimler’s brand-new MHA architecture. This internal name means Modulare Hoch-Architektur, or Modular High Architecture, and it will form the basis of the next GLS too. We expect another fastback “coupe” variation down the road, too.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Design
At the front, the wider headlights are completely brand-new and have double LED daytime running lights, which for some factor were only working on one of the clusters. At the back, the taillights are primarily masked by the swirly camouflage, but even so you can easily see these are brand new too.
Looking at the side profile, it appears the brand-new GLE will have a little shorter front and rear overhangs while the wheelbase is going to be extended taking into consideration the rear doors appear to be a little bit longer than those of the existing model. That can only indicate one thing: a more spacious interior, with the majority of the stretch to pay dividends in regards to legroom for rear travelers.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Engine
The extremely flexible MHA platform ought to accommodate 4-, 6-, and eight-cylinder engines in back- and all-wheel-drive applications, with hybridization a guaranteed possibility. For the U.S. market, look for diesel and gasoline inline-six engines (the gas in regular and AMG specification), 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 near those of the present GLE.