2018 Mercedes GLE SUV Concept, Redesign, Specs, Release Date And Price
Many people who love automotive believe that the spy shots given by spy photographers will be the new 2018 Mercedes GLE SUV. The test mule was covered with heavy camouflage and padding. It is the biggest reason why it is hard to determine the possible changes to this new model, but a number of coverings in a certain area is enough to give a hint that there will be some significant change so it is not just rebadged ML. Several changes are expected for its front and rear with the very little changes on the side profile.
2018 Mercedes GLE SUV Exterior
This test mule is wrapped with camouflage and plenty padding and it was covered up the front. It seems that they will change the front of the hood with the nose that is taller than before. In addition, the sharp lines around the hood moved farther outward, but they wouldn’t change drastically for its grille. The camo and the padding there make us believe that it will go with the same shape, but a bit different from before. 2018 Mercedes GLE SUV is also predicted to have dramatic change around the front fascia. Likely they will keep the same corner vents, but the air dam will be larger. The front end wouldn’t lose its lower face and the all new headlight design will be presented. For its sides, it has sharp body line and the lower body line has curve upward toward the rear and the wheel arches take significant flare. The glass for the rear door will be changed and it has a more curved stationary rear window. The rear part has more pronounced pull area and the hatch is little longer. The rear end is smoother with the more modern look and the significant changes are the taillights with the elegant LED layout in more rounded design.
2018 Mercedes GLE SUV Interior
2018 Mercedes GLE SUV probably has similar cabin design to the E-class with the small overhang on the instrument cluster and center stack for the dash. The elevated center console is expected as well as the wide infotainment display for the dashboard that should go with circular HVAC vents for the face of the dash. It has a two-toned interior design with leather and soft-touch surfaces. The higher trim levels have rear-seat infotainment system. For the cargo room, it will be increased a little more with split and foldable rear seats to give more cargo room.
2018 Mercedes GLE SUV Engine
Hopefully, there should be a decent amount of power as well as towing capacity for the new 2018 Mercedes GLE SUV. The current model was designed with 3.5 liter V6 that has 302 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque or 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine with 329 hp and 354 pound-feet of torque. There is also the plug-in with the same 3.0 liter and electric motor to work about 436 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Mercedes GLE SUV Release date and price
2018 Mercedes GLE SUV is expected to come in this year with the slight increase that shouldn’t be more than $1,000. It means that the base model can be a little more than $51,000 and the top model is about $65,500.