Thursday, September 20, 2018
Mercedes-Benz GLE Goes On Sale Next Year
The new Mercedes-Benz GLE has a 3.1 inch longer wheelbase than its predecessor with legroom in the second seat row increasing by 2.7 inches to 41.1 inches. The new Mercedes-Benz GLE will offer a 255 horsepower 2.0L Inline-4 turbo engine for the GLE 350 and GLE 350 4MATICand a new 362 horsepower 3.0L inline six-cylinder turbo engine with EQ Boost in the GLE 450 4MATIC. The Integrated-Starter Generator is responsible for functions such as EQ Boost and energy recuperation, while allowing fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology. A camera in the overhead console registers movements of the driver's and front passenger's hands and arms so when a hand approaches the touchscreen or the Touchpad on the center console, the media display changes and individual, elements are highlighted. The system is able to distinguish the driver's hand from that of the front passenger, and therefore knows which seat the massage function is to be activated on, for example. The new Mercedes- Benz GLE will celebrate its World Premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018 and will go on sale in the U.S. in 2019.