Updated Spy Shots: 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE

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We've been tracking the development of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV and it looks like the vehicle is almost ready to be revealed. Our latest spy photographs show the new Mercedes-Benz GLE virtually undisguised.

Picture credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

We first got a glimpse of the next generation Mercedes-Benz GLE back in July 2016, but these new images show a vehicle that’s much closer to the showroom version. Mercedes-Benz plans to put the all-new GLE into production in 2018 or early 2019.

Without all that much camo aboard, the new images show a more rounded body, not too dissimilar from the current generation GLE. The GLE mules were spotted testing against rivals from Porsche (Cayenne) as well as an Audi Q7. 

The rear lights have also changed in design and appear to be thinner and resemble those of the newly launched A-Class.

As for details on the new GLE, the chassis is borrowed from the current E-Class. Engine variants are said to include the next generation of 4 and 6-cylinder turbopetrols and -diesels. Later on, there will be an AMG-fettled model likely to be powered by the 4.0-litre V8 biturbo.

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