Of late the test model of 2018 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (GLE) has been spotted and spy shots have been posted on the web. The vehicle is all set to get revamp for 2018. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class which was renamed the GLE-class a few years back is a mid-sized luxury SUV crossover from the iconic German brand. Its origin can be traced back to 1997 and it is positioned between the GLS class and GLC-class of vehicles. It also has a coupe variant.
2018 Mercedes-Benz M-Class – Exterior and Interior Design
The spy shots of upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE (M)-class are available online but the amount of padding makes it hard to figure out changes in exterior styling. However, it is being assumed the side profile will not alter much. Some changes in the grille and front bumper are expected and same can be said about the air inlets on a front bumper. The rear window glass may also get larger and curvature can be different from what is there in the existing model.
The cabin of 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE(M)-class could be inspired by the design used in the 2017 E-Class of the company. You can expect an elevated center console and instrument cluster. The company may also use a larger touch display for infotainment in the vehicle. Tow tone leather upholstery with the choice for customizations is expected. For 2018, the GLE class may get enhanced cargo space. Some clever and utilitarian small item storage spaces will be there in the cabin.
Like all other vehicles from Mercedes Benz lineup, the upcoming 2018 GLE (M)-class will be laden with top safety features. So, you can expect multiple airbags, vehicle stability control, TPMS, rear vision camera, and lane keeps assist. Top trims may get blind spot monitor and adaptive cruise control. As for amenities, it may get ambient lighting, 2 zone climate control and enhanced sound system.
2018 Mercedes-Benz M-Class -Drivetrain Configuration
The powertrain to be used in the upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE (M)-class is not known. However, industry buzz indicates the company will make use of same powertrains with an enhanced output. So the 3.5-liter V-6 and another 3.0-liter, turbocharged unit may be used. However, chances of the company using a new hybrid electric engine cannot be ruled out. In all engine, fuel economy may be enhanced.
2018 Mercedes-Benz M-Class – Price and Expected Release Date
The release date of 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE (M)-class is unknown. Price could start at $51,100 approx.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a nice mid-sized crossover that has been revamped well. The styling changes are nice and the cabin has also been spruced up well.