Design of the new generation of Mercedes-Benz GLE revealed before the premiereAugust 31, 2018
Mercedes-Benz has started the final tests of the new generation GLE. Photographers managed to shoot the car during the tests. Pictures on which the novelty is presented practically without camouflage, have been published by edition Motor1. The official premiere of the crossover should take place towards the end of this year. Most likely, the public will be introduced to the car at the Paris Motor Show. The main competitor of the novelty will be the BMW X6.
Judging by spy photos, the crossover will get a more sporty design. The car will have new lights, another rear bumper, and a different exhaust system. The traditional instrument panel will be replaced by two displays, the size of which is 12.3 inches. One of which will display the instrument readings, and the other will be responsible for managing the multimedia.
The crossover will receive a new multimedia system Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), which replaced the top Comand, and already debuted on the A-Class. Artificial intelligence knows how to self-learn and over time can understand even complex commands. The MBUX can work together with the Mercedes Pro system. Also, the car will receive a new multifunction steering wheel with touch panels.
The car will be built on the platform MHA (Modular High Architecture). The same chassis uses the new E-Class. Thanks to this, the car will become noticeably lighter than its predecessor. The engine range of the crossover will include gasoline and diesel power units with four and six cylinders. Later, the car will receive a hybrid modification.
Also, customers will be offered a sports version of the AMG crossover. According to unofficial data, this modification will get a 4.0-liter petrol twin-turbo V8 engine. The power of the unit will exceed 600 horsepower.