Mercedes-Benz is rolling this year a completely new GLE into the showrooms, an SUV which of course will spawn again a very potent AMG-flavored variant. The all-new Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 has decided to leave some of its camouflage suit at home. NEW SPY PICS.
Mercedes-Benz is expanding its compact model family, but also does not forget its larger SUVs. Behind the scenes are almost ready not only a new GLS and a fully electric EQ SUV, but also a completely new GLE (and GLE Coupé).
The current GLE is already 7 years old at the base (considering its ML roots) and the competition has not stand still. The current Audi Q7 was released in 2015, the BMW X5 has already been completely renewed, even if the outgoing model came on the market just two years after the current GLE / ML. The Volvo XC90 is also much younger than the Benz.
The new GLE previously left aside large parts of its camouflage work, but today it is the first time that the top version, the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 that the sporty division in Affalterbach interfered with, reveals more sheet metal.
The new GLE is clearly adopting Mercedes’ current design language. At the rear Mercedes-Benz seems to combine design elements of the new A-class with those of, for example, the smaller GLC SUV. The C pillar is again optically connected to the rear window, a typical GLE signature element.
Under the hood are probably the 571 hp and 612 hp versions of the 4.0 liter bi-turbo V8, the eight cylinders engine that we know from the E 63, E 63 S and S 63 AMG. Of course, the new GLE also gets a new coupé version: the GLE Coupé. The outgoing GLE 63 develops 558 hp from its 5.5-liter V8. The 63 S variant even kicks it up to 585 hp.