Mercedes will offer no less than six new SUVs in 2015 and 2016: the brand new GLC (successor of the GLK), GLE Coupe, the GLE (successor of ML and more than a simple facelift), GLS (the successor of GL) in 2015, GLC Coupe and the new G-Class in 2016.
2015 is the SUV year for Mercedes. Four new models will be launched in the next months:
– GLE Coupe in July
– GLE in August (GLE Plug-In Hybrid included)
– GLC in September
– GLC Plug-In Hybrid in November
In 2016 will follow the GLC Coupe already confirmed by the first official sketch and the new G-Class.Presented at New York, the new GLE is more than a facelift and a name change. There are so many modifications which allow to consider that the successor of ML is a new model.
– The adaptive drive train Dynamic Select with Comfort, Slippery, Sport, Off-road and Individual will offer a better compromise in on and off-road.
– The new Comand Online multimedia system has an 8 inch free standing display and a touchpad
– New versions in the model range: rear wheel drive for the GLE 250d, GLE 400 4Matic with the new 3 litre V6 bi-turbo and the new GLE 500 e 4Matic with the Plug-In Hybrid propulsion used also in the S 500 e.
Prices starts from 53,966.50 euro for the GLE 250 d.
Here is the complete price list:
|Model||Price (in Euro, with VAT)|
|GLE 250d 4Matic||56,703.50|
|GLE 350d 4Matic||60,749.50|
|GLE 400 4Matic||60,928|
|GLE 500 4Matic||76,874|
|GLE 500 e 4Matic||73,899|
|GLE 63 AMG||111,384|
|GLE 63 AMG S||121,261|
You can read more about Mercedes-Benz GLE here. And we have also the first static comparison between GLE and its rivals. You can read here how Mercedes GLE will face competition from Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport.
Presented in January at Detroit Autoshow, GLE Coupe will start in July.
GLE Coupe shares the new architecture with the GLE including adaptive drive train, the new Comand Online multimedia system and the new 3 litre V6 bi-turbo engine.
GLE Coupe is the first Mercedes to get a version of the new AMG Sport model line. With 4Matic and a 367 HP powerful version of the new 3 litre V6 engine, the GLE 450 AMG 4Matic will get the whole DNA of AMG in therms of drive train and brakes.
|Model||Price (euro with VAT included)|
|GLE 350 d 4Matic||66,700|
|GLE 400 4Matic||67,235|
|GLE 450 AMG 4Matic||75,803|
|GLE 63 AMG 4Matic||115,251.50|
|GLE 63 AMG S 4Matic||125,485.50|
Here is the full presentation of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. BMW X6 will be the main rival of the Mercedes GLE Coupe. Here is the first static comparison.
In September will start the new GLC, the successor of the GLK. The new generation will get a longer wheelbase and a wider track and will be build on the the new C-Class modular MRA platform. The rumours speak also about an AMG version, the former GLK being one of the few Mercedes-Benz without an AMG treatment.
The GLC will be the fourth model from a list of ten to get a Plug-In Hybrid version which will use the same propulsion system from the new C 350 e. The GLC 350 e will start in November.
By the end of the year, Mercedes will present also the new GLS, the successor of GL which will get the new drivetrain and multimedia system from the GLE.A Maybach version based on GL is rumoured to compete with the future BMW X7 and Bentley Bentayga. Here are more informations about the future Mercedes-Benz GLS.
In 2016 will follow Mercedes GLC Coupe, revealed already by the first official sketch. GLC Coupe will compete with Porsche Macan and BMW X4 and will get also an AMG version. You can find here more informations about Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.But may be the most iconic news will be the new G-Class which will arrive at the end of 2016 and will get a new body with a width larger by 10 cm. More infos about the next generation G-Class you can find here.
On long-therm, the compact GLA will get a bigger brother. For the second generation of the compact model range which will be based on the MFA2 platform, Mercedes has eight versions in plan instead of five actually.
The new things will be A-Class Coupe as a rival for Audi TT, A-Class cabrio and the GLB – a compact SUV in style of the G-Class with 7 places. GLB will be placed above the GLA and will use the same platform. More infos about the Mercedes GLB you can find here.