Mercedes-Benz showed the exterior of the new GLE

Mercedes-Benz showed the exterior of the new GLE

September 11, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The German premium brand continues to gradually declassify the crossover of the new generation. The public premiere of the model can be held in October in Paris, however, it is possible that the first display of the SUV will be held this month.

On the eve of the official debut of new Mercedes-Benz GLE video of the SUV new generation (factory index W167) appeared on the web – in the short video they demonstrated the front part of the crossover, but the car itself was never fully revealed. Also, earlier “live” spy photos of the SUV were published, they were made at the airport in Frankfurt am Main. Now the manufacturer has distributed a full-fledged sketch of the novelty, and the car depicted on it looks different from the one that was caught in Germany – in the picture of the GLE another radiator grille, with horizontal chromeplated dies instead of a dot pattern.

The company Mercedes-Benz has published new teaser images that reveal the design of the new generation GLE crossover. The official premiere of the car will be held at the motor show in Paris in October this year.

The machine will be built on the platform MHA (Modular High Architecture). The same chassis uses the new E-Class. The design of the novelty will undergo significant changes in comparison with the current GLE. The next-generation crossover will get a more sporty design. The car will have a new optics, large rims, modified bumpers and another grille. On the sketches of the car there are no traditional door handles. Whether this decision will be transferred to the serial version is still unknown.

In the interior, the 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 novelty will be noticeably lighter than its predecessor. According to unofficial data, the engine range of the crossover will include a 3.0-liter petrol six-cylinder engine. The power of the unit will be 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque. It will work in tandem with a 48-volt on-board network and a starter-generator that will provide an additional 22 forces and 250 Nm.

Also, customers will be offered two diesel engines to choose from, with a capacity of 286 and 340 hp. In addition, the novelty will receive a sports version of AMG. 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.