Although Mercedes GLE model was released this year, new 2019 Mercedes GLE redesign was already spotted on the road. It was highly camouflaged, but it was obvious that we are looking at refreshed model of new GLE Mercedes. Future GLE 2019 will be generally the same car as the current version. Some changes and improvements will be added. Front fascia will be mostly impacted by the changes. 2019 GLE will get redesigned headlights and resized grille. At the back, only thing that can be noticed for now are revised taillights. They now got new design, which looks more rounded than before. Speaking of GLE interior design changes, it will get new dashboard, borrowed from the S-Class and E-Class. This could be a reason for us to believe that interior of upcoming 2019 GLE could also be very similar to the one found on mentioned cars.
2019 Mercedes GLE engine performance review
2019 Mercedes GLE engine lineup could carry over from the current version. GLE engine range includes various different powertrains. First, we have 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine generating 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Next in the line is 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 329 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Last option is 3.0-liter engine combined with electric motor. This hybrid unit is capable of delivering 436 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. 2019 GLE towing capacity depends on the engine and selected drive. GLE350 with rear-wheel drive can tow 6,600 pounds, while GLE350 and GLE 400 with all-wheel drive towing capacity is set at 7,500 pounds. It is no surprise that 2016 GLE hybrid has lowest towing capacity – it can tow 4,400 pounds. 2.1-liter diesel engine might also be offered in the 2019 GLE lineup. Some improvements in the power specs could be expected, but we shall have to wait and see some official announcements.
2019 Mercedes GLE release date and price
2019 Mercedes GLE release date will most likely be set sometimes during 2018. Main rivals on the market will be BMW X5 and Audi Q7. 2019 Mercedes GLE price range will start at $51,000 for GLE350 and go up to $65,550 for the GLE550e plug-in hybrid. 2019 GLE300d 4Matic price is set at $52,500.