Next-Gen 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied For The First Time

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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  • Kash

    How sure are we that this is the GLE because in pics 5 and 6 this looks a LOT smaller than the ML350 and GLC in the background.

    • MarkoS

      This is Much too large to be anything but the next GLE! Given the fact that both the GL and GLE are overdue, these are them. The GLB will follow. Although the photo do not show it this is a slight uphill grade. Kash go back to the photos where it s people next to the vehicle.

      • Kash

        So in picture 2 the rim on the front wheel is 20 inches in diameter, they’re ones off the 2nd gen ML. Using that as a reference point we can gauge the height of this thing using scale, which I did and this thing comes back at just over 60 inches tall (I’d say it’s 62 inches tall). The current GLE is 70/73 inches (Regular/AMG). The GLA is around 58 inches tall while the GLC is 64.5 inches. I’d say this is the GLB or the next GLA which

        • Kash

          Here’s another picture of the same vehicle, same rims and all, but it’s better to judge the size because of the angle. and the rim was the same 20″ design off the ML

    • MarkoS

      Or maybe not. Maybe this is the GLB and the other is the GLE. Great new design direct for the SUV’s regardless.

  • MarkoS

    This is Much too large to be anything but the next GLE! Given the fact that both the GL and GLE are overdue, these are them. The GLB will follow.

  • getoffme

    Photo 11: The one on the background might be the GLS…

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