The new 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied on testing wearing more camo than before. The upcoming SUV shows more camouflage at the front, which covers the entire front fascia. However, as we can notice, the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE is not hiding anything we didn’t see on the previous spied model.
Thanks to a new bumper design, slimmer LED headlights, and restyled daytime running lights, and it model features more attractive styling. The rear of this SUV is also covered and, unfortunately, is unchanged as we can see the same taillights, bumper, and exhaust system. We expect Mercedes to give the new crossover numerous wheel styles, which will help to keep a fresh look.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE Redesign
The exterior styling of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE is sophisticated, featuring an attractive front end with many eye-catching elements. Rugged personality is also present thanks to ground clearance and lower cladding. The clean lines are the main weapon of this SUV, and the front and rear light signatures look classy than before.
Whoever, the look of this SUV will change a bit when you get into the AMG models. The high-performance models are surely more aggressive and sporty than their non-AMG counterparts. These models come with unique grilles and wheels, retaining dimensionally the same. The GLE-Class is the same size as the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne, while it is much bigger than the Audi Q7, Acura MDX, and Lincoln Aviator.
Mid-cycle refreshes tend to leave interiors almost the same, with minimal tweaks. As you probably may know, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE is supremely comfortable, especially in front. Also, the back seats are a nice place to be, offering plenty of legroom and headroom. Moreover, as for the optional third, it’s pretty tight, even for children. If you’re looking for a more family-friendly 3-row SUV, consider the Acura MDX, Volvo XC90, or Cadillac XT6.
Cargo space in the GLE-Class is 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space, and it can be expand to 74.9 cubic feet with seats folded down. As standard features, the new GLE includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a wireless charging pad, five USB ports, ambient interior lighting, power front seats with driver memory, heated front seats, and so on.
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE Under the Hood
Under the hood, the new 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE comes with five engine options. The base engine is a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 255 horsepower. It’s upgradable to a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-6 that makes 362 horses or a twin-turbo V8 with 483 hp. The 6- and 8-cylinder engines both are available in high-performance AMG variants.
The 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 with EQ Boost produces 429 horsepower, while 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with EQ Boost outstanding output of 603 horses. Every GLE-Class comes with a quick-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission using the all-wheel-drive system as standard on all trims except the base GLE 350 model.
Release Date and Price
The redesigned 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE will arrive sometime next year, featuring mild upgrades and the same engine options. However, besides this variant, the manufacturer will reportedly refresh other SUVs in the lineup.
We expect the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class to start at about $55,000 for the base GLE 350 model. However, a high-performance AMG GLE 63 starts over the $110,000 mark. In general, there are many competitors in the class, but you can only find this balance of luxury, performance, and versatility on the rivals like the BMW X5 and Audi Q7.