There has been significant growth in the crossover SUV market with people wanting compact cars to look as good as they perform. The German manufacturer of BMW has launched its answer to the call for a classier, compact but aggressive midsized SUV by designing and creating the 2018 Mercedes GLE.
The car is anticipated to hit showrooms in Europe in 2018. By the look of things, Mercedes-Benz wants to wow and surprise the world with this car as they have kept a lot details about the design aspects to themselves. What we do know is that this will be a stylish, punchier urban SUV, drawing much of the style features from the X5.
2018 Mercedes GLE – Exterior and Interior Review
The 2018 Mercedes GLE has been seen around on test tracks rousing much speculation about what it will eventually end up looking like. So far what we’ve seen is that the hood might be taller with sharp lines. The grille might not change much because it is BMW’s signature grille, it might be tweaked a bit to complete the illusion of a meaner, mid-sized SUV. The last GLE model serves as a point of reference when it comes to the exterior design.
Also, a lot has happened since and the manufacturer has allowed the car to evolve by incorporating certain elements or features like a curvier shape that is more aerodynamic than its predecessor’s, arched uppers side windows that make it look sportier or sexier.
The headlights and taillights will be reshaped and we can expect LED lights layout. This Mercedes GLE 2018 is built on a new platform known as the Modular High Platform (MHA), which enables the car to be lightweight and easier to handle.
The interior design is expected to carry the same design elements that were incorporated in the latest S-Class and E-Class models. The interior is expected to be comfortable and elegant with the state of the art technologies. Expect, plush seats and soft touch materials used in the entire cabin. Mercedes-Benz’s reputation for luxury and class has been carried into the mid-sized crossover and a slew of features from infotainment to safety features as well as an upgraded digital instrument cluster. The 2018 Mercedes CLE will be fitted with new technologies like self-parking or self-drive and more.
2018 Mercedes GLE- Engine and Performance
The true test of a car is its drivetrain. The 2018 Mercedes GLE is expected to be fitted with a variety of engines to suit individual preferences. Also, there will be a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 302 of horsepower and 273 lb.-ft of torque or a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that can deliver 329 hp and 354 lb.-ft. of torque.
Also, there is a talk of a plug-in hybrid engine. The standard V6 engines will be coupled to a 9-speed transmission with air suspension and other elements that will enhance the dynamism of the 2018 Mercedes GLE on and off-road. Mercedes-Benz will try harder to work out any fuel efficiency issues. It can go from 0 to 60mph in 5.5 seconds and has a fuel efficiency of 18/22 mpg.
2018 Mercedes GLE – Price and Release Date
The price of the 2008 Mercedes GLE will slightly be above $52,000 for a standard model. Finally, the 2018 Mercedes GLE is expected to hit showrooms at the end of 2017.