The GLE model from Mercedes saw the light for the first time last year, but actually, that was just an update of the last M-Class that was revealed for the first time back in 2012. Because of that, the engineers from Mercedes decided to make the newly, or it is better to say, redesigned GLE model. New 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE is expected to come probably next year, like a model for 2019. We’ve received some spy photos from the first testing of some prototype. We say some because Mercedes didn’t confirm that this is GLE model. However, according to size and proportions, we assume that this prototype is the future GLE model.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Changes
The exterior design of the next GLE model is pretty mysterious. As we already say, there is no confirmation from the Company that this is GLE and only trough that fact, you can actually see how good this vehicle is hidden. According to pictures, it looks like this model is slightly less hard-edged compared to the current GLE. We can expect more rounded lines, and the aerodynamics will probably benefit from this move. This model will be built on the MRA platform of the current E-Class, and according to Mercedes, we can expect a change in the weight. More precisely, this model will go down a few hundred kilograms. At the pictures, we can also notice that some of the body panels will be borrowed from the GLC model. Also, the designers will adopt more rugged look for this refreshed model, which is very good. According to rumors, 2019 Mercedes GLE will resemble a bit to the original GLK model.
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Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 Interior
The photos of the cabin are unavailable, with only a few pieces of information. Some reliable speculations say that the new Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019 cabin will benefit from a bit longer wheelbase and that we can expect more space inside and thanks to that fact improved comfort. They also say that the interior will be similar to the E-Class and that means that we can anticipate luxurious and modernistic design with a lot of high-tech features, connectivity options, and safety systems. As soon as we receive more, and official information about the cabin, and the list of the systems, we will update this review and let you know.
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Engine and Performance
Underneath the bonnet, the most recent model will most likely borrow the engine from the E-Class. What does that mean? That means that we can expect two variants of the twin-turbo six-cylinder engine as well as one high-performance variant with the twin-turbo V8. We can also expect the introduction of the plug-in hybrid as well as four cylinders borrowed from the E300 model. All the engines will be probably mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission developed by Mercedes. Also, all wheel drive type will come as a standard feature. At this point, we don’t have info about the 2019 Mercedes GLE max power output. As soon as Company announces something new, you will know.
Price and Release date
The release date of the future 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE model will be most likely by the end of next year. At this moment, the pricing information for the 2019 GLE is unknown.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spy shots