The 2020 Mercedes GLE is a luxury mid-size SUV. Previously, this vehicle was known as the M-Class and it didn’t go through a rebuilding stage in a while. Now, the redesign of the fourth-generation brings a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs at the front and rear end. This will ensure more space in the interior cabin. Also, it makes for easier clearance if you choose to take this capable vehicle in an off-road adventure.
Moreover, the new GLE comes with a wide range of features and options. For example, the base model offers standard steel spring and damper set up, and a lot of equipment included in the standard package. The exterior adds a couple of changes, to gain more aerodynamical and aggressive look and the cabin is probably the most comfortable in the whole segment. The GLE will definitely impress you with reliability, two powerful engines, a whole bunch of safety features and a classy interior.
The exterior of the new 2020 Mercedes GLE is getting some colossal improvements. The new model comes with a more aerodynamically designed fascia than the previous version. Also, adding a front hood character line will shape it all very well. The front fascia brings a noticeably aggressive look, with a familiar SL-style grille and larger air intakes.
However, the liftgate and the fuzzy back side are dissolved, due to the outdated appearance of these features. Now, one of the highlights of the new exterior is a slim LED-taillights and sculped hindquarters. These features bring the more athletic look to the rear side of the vehicle. As a result, new Mercedes GLE now carries the well defined and appealing look. Moreover, the wheelbase is extended by 3.2 inches and it provides more legroom pace in the second row. Also, there’s an optional all-electronically operated third-row of seats.
2020 Mercedes GLE Interior
The 2020 Mercedes GLE interior is a definition of luxury. The customers will have an excellent view, thanks to the panoramic roof, that is now 50-percent larger, while the cabin stays very quiet. Of course, you will find enough needful extras on the interior, such as lavish leather seats and piano black, woodgrain and chrome trim pieces. Moreover, the front seat massage is definitely a must-have option. Also, the ionized air freshener is a good choice, with scents like citrus-based Freeside Moon and Pacific Mood. The Mercedes GLE includes a new highly-customizable multimedia system, that comes with a bigger 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
Next, the equally massive digital display is available as well and it can be operated by touchpad, voice control touchscreen or gesture control. The brand-new Mercedes MBUX interface that we see previously on the A-Class will be part of the standard GLE equipment. The interface is very simple and user-friendly, navigation comes as a standard feature and the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well. As for the safety features, the list is very very long and we will mention only the most important ones. So, you can expect a stop-and-go assist, blind spot warnings, steering assist, and braking and lane change assist. The German automaker also offers two autonomous driving levels with lane changing capability. We said earlier that the extended wheelbase will provide more legroom space. Also with all seats folded, the cargo floor lays flat and delivers an amazing amount of space, around 73-cubic feet.
The upcoming 2020 Mercedes GLE will have two engine options. The first one is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo drivetrain that can produce 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of twist. The second option is a 3.0-liter inline-six supercharged powertrain with EQ boost. This engine produces 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the brand-new inline-six works with a 48-volt motor. This motor removes all the belts in the unit, water pump, alternator, and air conditioning, making it more efficient.
Also, an Integrated Starter Generator now acts as the alternator and allows a boost of power that provides up to 21 additional horsepower when it’s needed. The new GLE makes 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and you can enjoy the sound of it through the Burmester speakers. Both engines are connected to an impressive 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox that provides smooth shifts with a good balance of ratios.
Mercedes AMG GLE
The famous Stuttgart based automotive company was very thoughtful to display almost all of the details about the upcoming SUV vehicle. Still, besides the 2020 Mercedes GLE release date, we expect more info about AMG models as well. Once we had three different versions of the mid-size model, and the lightest was AMG GLE 43 with the bi-turbo system, connected to the same powertrain.
This system was good to produce 385 hp. Now, with a slight boost of power, we can expect that the new AMG 43 version will be able to accomplish over 400 hp. But, the real stuff comes with the Mercedes AMG GLE 63 models. There will be two different setups of a 5.5-liter V8 drivetrain, that can produce over 550 hp with 515 lb-ft of torque. The exclusive model uses the same V8 bi-turbo engine but its setup allows the engine to burst 577 hp.
2020 Mercedes GLE Release Date and Price
The price of new 2020 Mercedes GLE is still a mystery, but taking into account that the ongoing model starts around $53,000 we can expect the price will be somewhere close when the new model hits the showrooms. In such a competitive segment, the Mercedes-Benz needs an excellent vehicle, just to stay in the race with the fellow countrymen like the BMW X6, Audi Q7, and Porsche Cayenne.
With the upgrades and innovations this company brings to the luxury SUV segment, we expect that the new GLE will keep the high place in this very competing class. The precise release date of the 2020 Mercedes GLE is still unknown. However, we expect that it will be ready by the fall of 2019.