Mercedes GLE is the name for the facelifted M-Class. It debuted at the 2015 North American Auto Show and the first 19 models were sold in America in June this year. It is still unclear whether GLE is an abbreviation and stands for something, but all eyes are focused on this class. The GLE comes in several different variants such as a coupe and wagon. Its popularity is growing in the US and it is expected that the future model will have a way bigger share of the market than the original model. The 2019 Mercedes GLE is going to arrive in a few years, but we already have some info about it.
2019 Mercedes GLE Spy Photos and Platform
We don’t have just details about it but spy photos as well. The upcoming GLE was spotted on the roads, allegedly somewhere in southern Europe. The vehicle was heavily camouflaged thus it was quite difficult to spot all possible modifications. However, we could see some improvements and refreshments through camp. There is no doubt that it was the GLE since its shape is easy to recognize. The car is based on the MHA platform. Generally, it resembles new GLC, but has a longer wheelbase and thus more space inside. Despite heavy camo, we spotted changes at the front as well as at the back.
Exterior Review and Interior Speculations
The front fascia is coming with a unique grille we could see in previous models. The front grille will be similar to the previous model and will be divided into two parts with a Mercedes-Benz emblem in the middle. Front bumper should also be redesigned and get a new shape. It appears that headlights will also get a new look and will resemble headlights that new GLC uses. Generally, the whole car looks more aggressive, especially with a lowered roof.
As you are probably expecting, the cabin of the 2019 Mercedes GLE is still being kept off the record. There is absolutely no clue what is hiding inside, but major improvements are not expected this time. On the other hand, we do expect tech updates. Seat upholstery should remain the same as well as all tech features that came with the present model. As soon as Mercedes-Benz releases some info about
To tell you the truth, when it comes to the engine there is absolutely no detail released by the Mercedes-Benz. The powertrain is still a big secret and this entire section is based on speculations. However, it’s easy to speculate about the engine unit since it is believed that the 2019 Mercedes GLE won’t get any significant changes under the hood. Based on our knowledge and experience of the GLE we can tell it is going to have several different units in the lineup.
The base model of the 2019 variant should have either a V6 diesel or V6 petrol unit. There is still no speculation about power and torque figures, but don’t expect them to be lower than the previous year. However, this won’t be the complete lineup and there will be at least one more unit. The top trim is getting a twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder. This engine is going to be paired with a 9G-tronic automatic gearbox and it will be equipped with 4Matic AWD. A hybrid unit should complete the lineup which means there will be at least four different engines. It’s quite possible that Mercedes-Benz will introduce one more unit, but at this point, there are no indications about it.
At this moment there are no rumors about the price of the 2019 Mercedes GLE hence we won’t discuss anything about it. On the other side, many speculate about the launching date. One thing is sure, though – new GLE won’t come to the market before 2018 so there is a lot of time ahead and we need to hold our horses.