The fourth generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLE is getting ready for its official presentation, set for the fall, at the Paris Motor Show. But before it comes out from under the camouflage, the luxury SUV is undergoing the final test procedures.
A video made public by the three-pointed star car maker shows the exact manner the eABC suspension of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 performs. Selected and controlled via the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) system, it lifts and lowers the car about 10 centimeters, according to the driving conditions, while electric engines can be started individually on every wheel. The system is paired with a 48-Volt network. The GLE 450 features a mild hybrid powertrain with an integrated starter generator, that provides the combustion engine with extra 16 kW and 367 horsepower.
“You don’t hear, you don’t feel anything from that suspension, it’s just like a magic carpet ride on a country road, it’s very stable on the highway and, if you go off-road, the car is very comfortable and it’s crawling like a cat, it’s not like a donkey in the mountains”, claim those who have already carried out their passenger test in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 still heavily camouflaged inside out.
The car will get the 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 380 horsepower and a 48V mild hybrid system. The United States and China are getting a 2.0-liter petrol engine with approximately 240 horsepower. Diesel variants will follow suit. The V8 from the S-Class will also find room in the GLE range.
The GLE will hit the road next spring, as the rival of the BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport.