Mercedes-Benz is revamping the entire SUV range (including the nomenclature). While we saw the GLE-Class Coupe at the start of the year, the more conventional GLE-Class is now out to replace the M-Class. The new range with the GLE 63 AMG and GLE S are on display at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
The new SUV looks similar to the coupe with the new family face, but the rest of the design is reminiscent of the M-Class with the wraparound rear windshield. Overall, the GLE-Class with much sharper lines looks like a muscular facelift of the outgoing model. The interior however is completely different and in line with the new design cues used by the German carmaker. The updated features list includes a touchpad interface for the COMAND system and wider range of interior trims.
The American range will start with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 that has electric assistance to produce 436bhp and 650Nm of torque. The bigger GLE 63 AMG and GLE S will use the 5.5-litre V8 to pump out 550bhp and 577bhp respectively. The SUV will be on sale in America by August and is expected to be launched in India before the end of this year.