People like to wear less in the summer months and who is Mercedes-Benz to deprive their new 2019 GLE-Class crossover of the same opportunity. With substantially less camouflage than before, two different prototypes were spied undergoing real world testing, one of which is probably the entry-level model while the other could have AMG Line exterior upgrades.
Both have the same elegant curves, 21-inch alloy wheels, candy red paint and upright cabin, but small differences hints towards two different trims. One test mule has two horizontal slats striking through the Mercedes-Benz logo, leading CarScoops to believe that it’s the entry-level model. What could be the AMG variant with a license plate ending in “618”, seems sportier with a beefier looking bumper, just one horizontal line and additional running boards.
As a bonus, the spy photographers managed to take a few pictures of the new GLE-Class’ interior. From what we can see, it’s very similar to what you’d find in the newer Mercedes-Benz cars. There’s the large dual screen instrument and infotainment system, a line of rectangular air vents, and a steering wheel that looks exactly like the one in their new G-Class.
Unfortunately, there were no telltale signs of what engines the prototypes were testing with. Could be an in-line six-cylinder engine from the new CLS 450 or twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 for all we know.