2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Drops (Most) Camo In Latest Spy Video

Another prototype of the next-gen Mercedes-Benz GLE was scooped testing in Germany, and it’s wearing less camouflage then ever.

In fact, the only camo present is on the front bumper, grille and headlights, and at the rear, where a piece of vinyl continues to hide the taillamps and middle part of the tailgate.

Elsewhere, the upcoming BMW X5 and Audi Q7 challenger is totally naked. Even if changes don’t appear to be radical, this GLE is entirely new, having been designed from the ground up, unlike the current model that’s basically a rebadged ML.

Also Read: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About It

Having a slightly larger footprint than its predecessor, the 2019 GLE will offer more legroom for the rear passengers, plusher materials and some tech borrowed from the S-Class, including the dual-screen layout.

An assortment of petrol and diesel engines will power the SUV. There’ll also be PHEV versions as well as AMG-fettled ones, with the latter being powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The base AMG should be good for 571PS (563hp / 420kW), whereas the S variant will get 612PS (603hp / 450kW).

Mercedes-Benz is expected to pull the cover off the all-new GLE this fall, probably at the 2018 Paris Motor Show at the beginning of October, while the AMG GLE 63 and AMG GLE 63 S, along with the lesser AMG GLE 53, will probably follow next year.

 

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  • TrevP

    I think it looks great!

  • no25

    I’m liking the front end! Nice aggressive face. But the rear end is so bland. Nothing exciting or aggressive about it. Excited to see the interior, though!

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Looks like a larger GLC. Mercedes is not going to do well with this. Compared to the GLS, there seems to be a size/style chasm. The GLE should be larger and more premium.
    Still, I will defer final judgment until I see it.

    The new X5 is far more muscular and masculine – what an SUV should look like.

  • Nordschleife

    I just feel like it’s going to be the car equivalent of a bulldog’s face.

    • Mike anonymous

      Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

      • Nordschleife

        It’s bad in my opinion but I reserve final judgement until it’s released.

      • donald seymour

        Great question Mike.

  • klowik

    just don’t like the 3 box design.

  • Not all camo is dropped, why the front end and taillights are still covered?

  • Javokhir_Sam

    1. Grille design seems bland. It wants to be a-shaped panam and in the same time v-shaped traditional one. It is in the middle and thus looks rounded.
    2. Rear lights seem ok but that chrome in the middle is out of place. It is like Gorden Wagener was tasked to use chrome in the back but could not find a proper use of it and just slapped it in the middle of lights in the last minute

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