Something weird has happened with Mercedes luxury SUV which gets a different name and now under the new flag going outside. Spy shots unveil to is 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE model in the testing phase, but curious eyes cannot completely to see the new design because camouflage cover the whole body. Earlier has been a plan to release in 2016 as an updated version. In addition, changing the name brings to waiting for extra one year, and GLE will debut like an all-new model. Does it effects on sale? Any delay of the model in a situation where it appears the new Audi Q7 can lead to a drop in sales in future. Key changes are related to design and new interior; on the other hand, the power-plant range will remain unchanged. In the next couple paragraphs, we try to explain novelties and what should you expect.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE – Exterior Design
The exterior design you will not recognize on the front fascia, and designers will transform size and shape of elements. First of all, the hood is taller and reshaped, but probably with a smooth surface. Also, air dam will get the bigger hole for excellent airflow capacity. Further, front grille stays with the same shape and perhaps something larger. That’s not all, the new design of headlights and better intensity of lighting thanks to the LED technology. Opposite on the rear end, you can notice round taillights, decorative details, and much more. Looking at the side you see same design philosophy, but with different arches around wheels and glass surfaces above doors. For more details about 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE exterior, you must wait for the world premiere.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE – Interior
Mercedes-Benz has well-known for the comfortable interior which is enriched luxury materials and hi-tech devices. This time, new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE should get inspiration by E-Class cabin. What these exactly mean? We expect redesigned center console which takes all-new instrument cluster. Furthermore, the carmaker will install new infotainment system with gadgets, apps and another shortcut. If you look closely HVAC vents have a new layout, and above instrument panel, you can notice overhang. Seats have covered with soft leather and provide enough space between rows for knees. On the same way, luggage area comes bigger than before and could satisfy all your needs.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE – Specs
The power-plant range includes tested gasoline, diesel and hybrid unit with slightly higher power. Certainly, they should in the future to develop new power plants, but let’s see what will happen. For 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE iteration you can select gasoline 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 302 horsepower and turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 330 horsepower. If you want economic option then 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine right choice. It generates around 201 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. For people who like electrification of the drive, hybrid looks like as a reasonable option. The combination of a 3.0-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor gives 436 horsepower. Great towing capacity, all driving wheels, and automatic transmission completes these specs.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE – Competitors
Price will not drastic grow because changes are at the level of updates. Direct competitors are beside above-mentioned Audi Q7 and BMW X5.