The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is expected to be revealed this year but these spy images show what you can expect from the range-topping Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 variant.
The big reveal of the new GLE luxury SUV is expected in coming months and will compete against rivals such as the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne. Like the E-Class, the GLE will now be underpinned by the MHA platform which will make it lighter and improve its handling ability while also offering a host of semi-autonomous technology.
The car you see here is the AMG-powered GLE 63. Where regular GLE’s will wear a 2-bar grille, the AMG GLE 63 will sport a large Panamericana grille and even though the GLE is heavily camouflaged, its new large headlights, LED daytime running lights and large air intakes are difficult to hide. At the rear, the large-bore quad tailpipes allude to the high-performance ability of this model. Overall, the new GLE will be more rounded in its design, much like the smaller GLC, as opposed to the boxy dimensions of the current-generation GLE.
The new AMG GLE 63 will pack at least 420 kW and will, for the first time, wear a Panamericana grille.
The interior is expected to be an all-digital affair featuring Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX infotainment system as seen in the new A-class which incorporates dual digital displays housing the instrument cluster and infotainment system.
As for power, the AMG GLE 63 will be powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine with outputs of at least 420 kW and 750 Nm while the GLE 63 S will offer in the region of 450 kW and 850 Nm. Lesser GLE’s are expected to be powered by a range of 4- and 6-cylinder turbo petrol and diesel engines carried over from the E-Class. A hybrid GLE 53 is also expected to join the range.
We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.