The fourth generation of the GLE SUV is almost ready to hit the market and will bring many upgrades. It will ride on the new Modular High Architecture which will make it more spacious inside while the exterior will be revised for a more handsome and attractive look. Under its hood it will offer several strong engines.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE powertrain
Beneath the hood of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be placed several types of engines. So, the base is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine which is able to make 255 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. It works with a 9-speed automatic and the rear-wheel drive system is standard. The all-wheel drive configuration is optional.
And the next is a 3.0-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged engine which has the output of 385 horses and 384 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and the 4Matic all-wheel drive system will be standard. This engine will be rated at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
There is also a 5.5-liter V-8 twin-turbocharged engine which is able to make 550 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque. It works with a 7-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive configuration. It is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The last one is a 5.5-liter V-8 twin-turbocharged engine. This engine is capable of making 577 horses and 561 lb-ft of torque. It will use the same transmission and drivetrain as the previous engine. As for the fuel economy, it is estimated to be 14 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
The exterior of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be slightly revised and on the front, we will notice a large three-pointed star on the grille. The narrow taillights will be stretched across the tailgate and the wide tires will give it a sportier look.
Inside, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will offer a spacious and luxurious cabin. The front headroom is now improved for around 0.6 inches and the shoulder room for almost an inch. The front seats are fully adjustable and feature lumbar support and there are heated armrests, a massage function, and a heated center console. As for the rear seats, space is also improved, and the headroom is increased by 1.4 inches and the legroom for 2.5 inches. As for the cargo space, it has the room of 29.1 cubic feet and the maximum cargo space expands to maximum 72.6 cubes.
Equipment of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
The standard equipment will include synthetic leather seats, the touchscreen for the MBUX infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, keyless ignition, LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, five USB ports, etc. The optional features will be leather upholstery, a third-row seat, four-zone automatic climate control, Burmester audio, wood trim panels, and other items.
Release date and price of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will arrive at the market later this year. Its price is still not known, but it could get slightly higher than the price of the current which begins at $55,700.