New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spotted Testing In India Ahead Of Launch: Spy Pics & Details

New Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spotted testing on Indian roads ahead of its launch. The fourth-generation GLE will feature an all-new design with fresh interiors. The next-gen GLE is expected to launch some time next year in India and will be BS-VI complaint.

Spy Pics: New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Its Launch Next Year

While the spy pics from AutoCarIndia do not reveal much about the next-gen GLE, the luxury SUV is expected to feature a redesigned headlamp cluster with integrated DRLs, a new grille, a revised front bumper, and a new tail-lamp cluster as well.

Spy Pics: New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Its Launch Next Year

The new GLE will feature a longer wheelbase as compared to the current-gen GLE. As a result, the all-new GLE will have a roomier cabin - considering an increase of 69mm for legroom. It is expected to feature an advanced suspension setup as compared to the third-gen GLE.

Spy Pics: New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Its Launch Next Year

The next-gen Mercedes GLE will feature a pair of 12.3-inch screens for an infotainment system and instrument cluster respectively. The center console will feature a touchpad and integrated grab handles.

Spy Pics: New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Its Launch Next Year

The steering wheel features touchpads placed on them to navigate through the instrument cluster and other settings as well. Other changes on the interiors include a new climate control unit, redesigned air-conditioning vents, and subtle changes to the cabin making for a more premium feel.

Spy Pics: New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Its Launch Next Year

Mercedes will introduce the next-gen GLE with BS-VI compliant engines. However, the SUV is expected to be launched with diesel engines at first, with a petrol engine offered at a later date.

There will be a total of three engines on offer - depending on the variants. The top-of-the-line GLE 400d variant will feature a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine that produces 325bhp of power and 700Nm of torque.

Spy Pics: New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Its Launch Next Year

The GLE 300d is expected to feature an all-new 2.0-litre, in-line four-cylinder diesel engine producing 241bhp of power and 500Nm of torque. The GLE's petrol variant will be powered by a 3.0-litre, in-line six-cylinder engine that produces 362bhp of power and 500Nm of torque.

All engines come mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox with the company's ‘4MATIC' permanent all-wheel drive system.

Spy Pics: New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Its Launch Next Year

When launched, the GLE300D will rival the likes of the new BMW X5, the Land Rover Discovery, and the Audi Q5. The new-gen GLE is expected to be priced between Rs 80 lakh to Rs 90 lakh (ex-showroom,India).

Spy Pics: New Mercedes-Benz GLE Spied Testing In India Ahead Of Its Launch Next Year

Thoughts About The New Mercedes Benz GLE Spied

The GLE was part of the company's ‘ML-Class' line-up earlier. The SUV will come loaded with features and creature comforts to pamper the driver and passengers while travelling. With a robust, sporty design, modernised interiors with feel-good ambience, improved safety and driver assistance systems makes the GLE a perfect all-rounder among full-size SUVs.

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Article Published On: Monday, September 23, 2019, 15:45 [IST]
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