According to the latest reports, 2018 Mercedes GLE will come without bigger changes. This mid-size crossover will continue in the same manner for another year, while major redesign should be over for the 2019 year model. To remind you, before new naming policy, we knew this model as M-Class. Now the company comes with new naming protocol, and this was one of the first models to receive a new name. It came along with mid-cycle refresh in 2015. So, this is basically the third generation of M-Class, with several updates. For the next year, 2018 GLE continue without changes. As we already mentioned, the company prepares next generation of it, and a new model will probably come as the 2019 year model. Until then, we don’t expect to see bigger changes on this mid-size luxury crossover.
2018 Mercedes GLE redesign
Since this will probably be the last model year of current generation, 2018 Mercedes GLE will come without bigger changes. It will come with the same design and characteristics, and also with the pretty much same list of standard and optional features. Already base model will feature a lot of equipment and premium features. There are things like 19-inch wheels, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, and power liftgate. The interior will be full of premium features. There are things like dual-zone automatic climate control, wood trim, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated and power front seats, driver memory functions, MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery, LED accent lighting etc. When it comes to technology, there is an 8.0-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, HD radio, 8-speaker audio system, USB etc. The 2018 Mercedes GLE will also come with plenty of safety features, such as forward collision warning, rearview camera, hill assist and many others.
2018 Mercedes GLE engines
The 2018 Mercedes GLE will come with four engines in the offer. The base model will feature a 3.5-liter V6 unit. This engine is good for 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and comes with 7-speed automatic transmission. The optional V6 unit is a 3.0-liter turbo engine, which has a max power of 329 horses and 354 lb-ft. The 2018 GLE will also come in a hybrid variant, which features the same 3.0-liter V6 engine plus an 114-hp electric motor, with a total output of 436 horses and 479 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a high-performance AMG version, which features a 5.5-liter V8 engine with max power of 550 horses.
2018 Mercedes GLE release date and price
The 2018 Mercedes GLE will come later in the year. The base model will go around 52.000 dollars.