Mercedes asserts that it created the luxury-SUV sector with the original ML in the 1998 model– although that belief requires forgeting the Range Rover. The section is hugely popular, and Mercedes-Benz needed to improve the GLE to bring it as much as the requirements of the competitors, to state absolutely nothing of the level of Mercedes’ own automobile. 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 constructed atop Daimler’s new MHA architecture. This internal moniker stands for Modulare Hoch-Architektur, or Modular High Architecture, and it will form the basis of the next GLS as well. We anticipate 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 reason were just dealing with one of the clusters. At the back, the taillights are mainly masked by the swirly camo, however you can quickly see these are brand new as well.
Taking a look at the side profile, it appears the new GLE will have somewhat shorter front and rear overhangs while the wheelbase is going to be extended considering the rear doors appear to be a little longer than those of the current model. That can just suggest one thing: a more spacious interior, with most of the stretch to pay dividends in terms of legroom for rear travelers.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Engine
The extremely flexible MHA platform should accommodate 4-, six-, and eight-cylinder engines in back- and all-wheel-drive applications, with hybridization a definite possibility. For the United States market, try to find 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 costs close to those of the current GLE.