Next-gen Mercedes-Benz GLE is Ready For Global Reveal

Wednesday, August 8 2018

Next-gen Mercedes-Benz GLE is Ready For Global Reveal 8th, Aug 2018 2:30 PM View: 198 (1 rate) The next-gen GLE SUV (codename W167) is about to finish the road testing. The new GLE is expected for global debut around October during the Paris Motor show. The new Mercedes SUV will take the place of the outgoing M-class model named W166 which was launched back in 2012 and received the update and the new GLE moniker in 2015. It has some similarity with the first-gen ML-class SUV, as seen in the spy shots. It gets slightly smaller headlamps and a wider grille housing. The front bumper contains chunks and makes a strong muscular appearance of the SUV. The company is likely to offer options with the grille design types on the GLE, along with the vertically slotted Panamericana grille available with the new Mercedes models. Read Also - Pre-Facelift Mahindra XUV500, Rexton SUVs Available On Discounts Considering the sides, the large wheel arches get styling updates like the typical Mercedes SUV appearance. The rear side gets longer wraparound tail-lamps and chrome finish with the tailgate. From the sketches, the interior seems to get two 12.3-inch digital displays, steering wheel with 18 controls comprising the horizontal spokes with two touch-sensitive pads and a larger touchpad in the centre console. The gear selection is made using stalk on the steering portion which creates more space for the positioning of the two large cupholders. The new-gen GLE is likely to get a bit larger footprint as compared to the predecessor. The SUV uses MHA (Modular High Architecture) platform related to the Modular Rear Architecture setup which is the main basis of the S-class, the E-class, and the C-class. Read Also - XC40 : The Flag Bearer for Volvo’s Brand in India The company will offer various powertrain options comprising four- and six-cylinder diesel and petrol engines. Some markets will obtain plug-in hybrid variants of the SUV. The high-performance AMG GLE 63 is likely to obtain a new twin-turbocharged V8 engine generating a peak power of 611hp. We expect that the company will launch the new GLE SUV in India by the next year.