The Mercedes carmaker is analyzing its favorite mid-size SUV, the GLE model which has appeared in 2016 as a revised version of the M-Class. It is the all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE which represents the next production model and will bring lots of changes and improvements beginning from the new platform, design, managing, and technology. Generally, the GLE model is a luxury car which is available with several powertrains and power outputs. As well, if you are looking for a more fuel economical variant, there is a plug-in hybrid too. Furthermore, the Mercedes GLE is loaded with the latest safety systems and several infotainment features.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Redesign
The 2020 version will be better in each segment of the vehicle. It will move to another architecture which can allow it to be somewhat larger. But despite the increase in size, the GLE will be lighter than its predecessor which will improve handling, fuel economy and general performances.
The exterior will probably get more rounded lines and will feature more contemporary styling. According to the photos, the cabin is going to be revised with the new MBUX infotainment system that has been first used in the A-Class. Furthermore, because of the new flexible platform, the GLE might find some new engines such as 4-, 6-, 8-cylinder units with both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations.
Interior Design and Features
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will soon be switched to the new MRA platform that will make it larger. But despite the increase in size, the new Mercedes will probably be lighter and better to manage. Visually, it will feature a more curved shape and will look sleeker. As well, it is going to be slightly lower that will emphasize the vehicle’s width. The grille will be slightly revised also so as the lights which will feature more rounded shape and LED lighting.
The interior of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is going to likely be reworked also and the most obvious changes will be the newest MBUX infotainment system and two large screens on the center of the dashboard. These will most likely be the 12.3-inch displays that are also found in the E-Class, S-Class, and CLS models. Furthermore, a broad range of security features has been announced as well.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Engine
For the American market, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE ought to be accessible with two engines like the current model. The one is a 3.5 V-6 engine that will have the ability to create 302 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. The power will probably be routed to rear wheels while the all-wheel drive will be optional. With standard RWD, it is ranked at 18/23 while with AWD it has 18/22 mpg.
The next is a plug-in hybrid that combines a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged engine and an electric motor. This engine is able to deliver 436 horses and 479 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets 38 mpg and 50 MPGe and it’ll provide an all-electric range of 10 miles. Both engines will operate with a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
Release Date and Price
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE is set to hit the market in late 2019. Along with the pricing will stay like the current one. It starts at $55,000 while the hybrid vehicle is around $75,000.