The German luxury car maker is working on the new model 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE. The midsized SUV is tested at several places including Stuttgart and Sweden and some spy shots have been released online.
Despite the camouflage on the test models, it is clear that 2019 Mercedes Benz GLE Class SUV is getting a moderate design makeover. The new car has a more organic form with reduced sharp lines.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE – Use of High-Strength Steel and Aluminum
The upcoming 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be larger but still lightweight than the existing one. This is owing to the company using its much-touted Modular High Architecture (MHA) platform. The car will be made with high-strength steel and aluminum. It may get three trims- GLE 350, GLE 350 E 4matic and GLE 550e PHEV along with 3 AMG high performance trims. Exterior color choices are polar white, Obsidian Black Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Selenite Grey Metallic and design Cardinal Red Metallic etc. Based on trim, the car will get 18-20 inch wheels. The car will get enhanced LED lights.
The cabin of the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLE class is bigger and that will offer more room to rear set passengers. This time, the dashboard will get a new look with less clutter. It will look similar to the interior of E class. Ambient lighting may feature in 2019 model. The cargo space may be more than 38 cubic feet of the previous model.
Safety and Amenities
Beyond doubt, the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLE class will be laden with several advanced safety features and class-leading amenities. All trims also get airbags and rearview cameras. More advanced features like blind spot monitor, lane keep assist and forward collision warning are included in AMG trims and can be bought as an option on base trims.
The GLE 350 also gets synthetic leather upholstery, power sunroof, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, 8.0-inch infotainment display. Alos, the optional are sound systems from Bang & Olufsen and Harman Kardon. GLE 550e Trim adds adaptive dampers, safety technology bundle, leather seating. The COMAND navigation system is polished and easy to use.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE – Powertrain and Towing Capacity
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE class may use the same engines used in the 2018 models but the output may be enhanced. So the base trim may get the same V6 engine while 550e PHEV model may get better and powerful electric motor. Towing capacity also varies from one trim to another and top end model can tow up to 7,200 pounds.
However, the AMG models may be laden with powerful twin-turbo V8 engines. The GLE63 S variant will have the most powerful engine and fastest acceleration, as expected. The ride quality is excellent and you get separate drive modes including Comfort, Slippery, and Sport etc.
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE – Date of Release and Price
The new GLE-class will be unveiled in late 2018. It will have a base price of $53.000.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE class gets decent to revamp and enhanced amenities will help it cope with rivals. Its main rivals include Volvo XC90 and Porsche Cayenne.