Report: A new Mercedes-Benz GLE is expected at New York

A Mercedes-Benz enthusiast site reports that the new GLE, or a facelifted ML renamed to be the GLE, is going to surface at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

Earlier reports confirmed Mercedes-Benz will be renaming its entire lineup with a new nomenclature theme. This GLE will be the next, updated ML.

Set to go on sale in September, the new GLE is the normal version of the GLE┬áCoupe, Merc’s new BMW X6 competitor.

That said, we could expect the same engine selection as the coupe, including Stuttgart’s new 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 with 367hp and 383 lb-ft of twist while the range-topping GLE 63 AMG gets the usual twin-turbocharged 5.5L V8 with either 557hp or 585hp for the S version.

Later on, there will also be a plug-in hybrid version as Benz seeks to hybridize a solid portion of their lineup to continue perpetuating their quest to reduce fuel economy consumption.

Source: Mercedes-Benz Passion

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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