The upcoming car will be an all-new model that will have substantial design updates all over, and is based on the MRA platform which also underpins the current E-Class. Despite the heavy camouflage, one will notice that this test mule has a more curved shape and now incorporates new head lamps with DRLs along with a new set of tail light clusters. However, the most prominent feature from the profile section is the markedly longer wheelbase and the longer rear door that translates into a more spacious cabin, especially at the rear. Though the upcoming GLE will be decidedly bigger than the outgoing model, there will be no weight gain as the MRA architecture brings about some great weight shedding measures.
Apparently, the GLE-Class is set to get the same powertrains that power the E-Class, but there is speculation that the inline-six engines that are to debut in the S-Class facelift next month may also find its way to the E-Class and the GLE-Class eventually. Mercedes-Benz may debut their upcoming GLE sometime in 2018, so stay tuned for more information.