5 Revelations About the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Giancarlo Perlas April 3, 2017

Mercedes-Benz GLE 1

Spy shots of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE just came out. A camouflaged prototype of the sport utility vehicle was seen roaming around its company’s testing facility in Germany.

Here are the things that we uncovered so far about the new Mercedes SUV and a look at the earliest images of its prototype:

1. New Platform

According to the source of the spy shots, the Mercedes-Benz GLE will be first model of its maker to ride in its MHA architecture. “MHA” stands for “Modulare Hoch-Architektur”, which translates to “Modular High Architecture”.

The GLE will share its platform with the upcoming GLS. It is also expected to spawn a coupe version after its official introduction.

2. Engine

The MHA platform is designed to accommodate the new four-cylinder, petrol and diesel six-cylinder as well as the eight-cylinder engines of Mercedes. A hybrid drive system is a possibility too. The Mercedes-AMG version of the auto will likely be equipped with the V8 unit.

3. Spy Shots of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

Check out the spy photos of the next-gen Mercedes-Benz GLE, which were provided by CarAndDriver, in the gallery below:

4. World Premiere

The Mercedes-Benz GLE spied here might debut late next year. The SUV will carry a 2019 model. The starting price of the product should be somewhere close to its current model, which costs $52,000.

5. Rivals

The Mercedes-Benz GLE will take on the BMW X5, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Lincoln MKX, Lexus RX, Cadillac XT5, Land Rover Discovery and the Volvo XC90 when it comes out in the market.

Tagged with: , , ,

About Author

Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

Leave a Comment

Login to your account

Can't remember your Password ?

Register for this site!