Formerly known as the M-Class, the 2019 Mercedes GLE is about to come completely new. The famous mid-size crossover has been around for more than two decades. During all these years, we have seen three generations of it. The current model is present since 2011 and was about time to see the new version, especially if we consider that the biggest rival, X5 came completely new recently. The testing model has been spotted already. Considering the heavy camouflage, there is no doubt that the 2019 GLE will come with a significant amount of changes. The company has prepared a completely new platform, new styling and much more. A sloping-roof version is also expected to come, to be a direct rival to the X6 model.
2019 Mercedes GLE Redesign
This redesign is about to bring a lot of changes. There is no doubt that the new model will get a completely new architecture. At the moment, we don’t know too many details, but there is no doubt that the new platform will utilize a lot of lightweight materials, which will have a highly positive effect on things like fuel economy, driving dynamics, performances etc.
The fourth generation of this crossover is likely to come in two body styles. Besides a classic crossover design that we have used to, there is also a 2019 Mercedes GLE Coupe to come. As you can presume, the new version will come with a coupe-like layout, with a sloping roof. These kinds of crossovers are becoming more and more popular, so there is no doubt that Mercedes won’t let BMW dominate the segment with its X6 model so easily.
In terms of styling, the new 2019 Mercedes GLE will come with a more angular approach. The new model will adopt the brand’s newest design language, characterized by a sharper line, which is easy to notice in all areas of the vehicle. Basically, the new model will feature a dose of resemblance to the iconic G Class with such angular approach. Still, that definitely won’t affect the model’s driving characteristics. Moreover, the new 2019 Mercedes GLE should be more athletic than ever.
2019 Mercedes GLE Interior
This aspect of the crossover is even a bigger mystery at the moment. The test mule has been camouflaged completely, including interior parts. Still, we can presume that the 2019 Mercedes GLE interior will have a lot in common with new models from the brand. That would probably mean a similar tablet-like touchscreen, as well as a dashboard design with horizontal lines dominating. Other than that, expect to see higher-quality materials, new standard features, advanced safety systems and much more.
Which engines will be in the offer for 2019 Mercedes GLE?
When it comes to engines, the latest reports suggest that the new model will continue with the same engines in the offer. Of course, we should see some powertrain rework, so each version would feature more power, better economy, and overall efficiency.
So, the 2019 Mercedes GLE 350 will be a base version. Count on a familiar 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, which is currently good for about 300 horsepower.
The next in the line is a hybrid version, which in the current shape features a max output of 436 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.
Stepping up to the area of AMG models, and there is an AMG GLE 43, with a 3.0-liter turbo V6, which is good for about 385 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to 2019 Mercedes GLE 63 AMG, there is a chance to see a completely new 4.0-liter V8, instead of an old 5.5-liter unit, which delivers around 550 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.
When will 2019 Mercedes GLE arrive?
We expect to see the new 2019 Mercedes GLE early in the next year. When it comes to price, base models should go around 50.000-55.000 dollars.