Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019: no more Secrets
Here’s what you should know about the new generation of the Mercedes GLE.
After a protracted teaser campaigns and comprehensive development cycle officially revealed the appearance of a new generation of SUV Mercedes-Benz GLE, which will premiere at the motor show in Paris in early October this year. Here’s everything we know about the new GLE.
From the first glance at the new GLE is impossible not to notice the differences between the new and the current generation of cars. According to the representative of the new Mercedes GLE design based on the harmonious interaction between emotion and intellect” and “is characterized by an infinite beauty, a combination of high-quality technology.
Although we believe that this is the wording of the new SUV is a bit of an overstatement (Kulik always praises its swamp), but nevertheless we must admit that the Germans have once again made something new and something better.
In the foreground Mercedes GLE gave new stylish headlamps, a new redesigned grille and larger air intakes, which are really just imitation. To give the new model a completely different appearance, the car received a new stylish wheels that range in size from 18 to 22 inches depending on the configuration and modification.
There are no questions to the back of the machine, which now adorn the new design headlamps, new bumper.
Mercedes-Benz has also actively worked on updating and improving the interior of the GLE. For this, the wheelbase of the SUV has been increased by 80 mm, which allowed to add the cabin even 69 mm of legroom for the rear passengers as well as to add height in the cabin is 33 mm.
Also, the engineers managed to increase the space in the trunk to 825 liters. If you put the rear row of seats, the cargo volume will be 2055 litres.
As a-class, new GLE uses the latest multimedia system MBUX, multimedia entertainment system for Mercedes-Benz User Experience, consisting of two large 12.3-inch screens as standard.
With regards to engines, the first stage of sales in early 2019 the market will be supplied only cars with a 3.0-litre petrol six-cylinder engine (model GLE 450 4MATIC). Then the market will be withdrawn diesel and hybrid cars. Including appears the SUV with the four-cylinder engine.
As we expected the GLE 450 4MATIC will be powered by a 3.0-litre petrol six-cylinder engine with 48-volt technology, which delivers power of 367 HP (500 Nm).
Also the car has received the function of EQ Boost, which adds an additional 22 HP of power and 250 torque in a short period of time, when the required maximum thrust and power.
All cars will be equipped with 9-speed automatic transmission 9G-TRONIC adapted to ride on the road..
The German carmaker has equipped the new GLE the latest generations of the various driver assistance systems. These include Active Distance Assist Distronic, Active Stop-and-Go Assist, Active Assist Assist Assist Assist Assist, Active Brake Assist and Active Blind Sport Assist.
In addition, for models sold in Europe, the SUV will be equipped with a Maneuvering system is Trailer Assist, which helps drivers to tow the trailer at low speeds up to 5 km/hour.
But most of all, deserves-to-date system GLE which is called E-Active Body Control. This system uses a 48-volt system paired with a newly developed air suspension. Thanks to their collaboration spring and damping forces of the SUV can be controlled individually on each wheel. Thus this helps to reduce the body roll, pitching and squats.
When the car will appear in Russia is not yet known. Officially announced just yet about the start of sales in China, which will take place in spring 2019.