Despite the fact that the current (facelifted) Mercedes-Benz GLE was revealed just last year, the Germans were spotted testing the all-new fourth generation of the luxury SUV.
The camouflaged prototype you see here is based on the company’s latest Modular High Architecture (MHA) and will share a lot of components and tech features with the current E-Class.
Mercedes’ new SUV is expected to feature a much more dynamic and sleek design, following the same direction with the firm’s more recent models. The shape of the car will be cleaner, with the rear end opting for a pair of slim horizontal taillights in the same fashion as the smaller GLC.
The new platform will bring significant weight savings and more interior room than the current model, while the engine range will benefit from the company’s new, more frugal units that debuted in the E-Class and which are designed to meet future RDE requirements, like the 191hp 2.0-litre OM654 diesel.
Just like most Mercedes nowadays, the new GLE will be offered with a wide range of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, while AMG will take care of the more expensive versions with both V6 and V8 turbocharged units.
The new Mercedes GLE is expected to make its market debut around 2018.
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