The luxury midsize SUV 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe offers excellent design and a spacious cabin. The new fifth-generation will bring numerous updates, and primarily the manufacturer will overhaul its design. According to Mercedes, the upcoming model will come with a longer wheelbase by 3.2-inches and shorter overhangs at the front and rear. Thanks to that, buyers can expect a more roomy cabin.
Mercedes-Benz GLE is known as the SUV that offers a comfortable cabin with lots of luxury and techy. AMG version will be also available, and it will boost exterior and interior design. Under the hood, the manufacturer will continue to provide the same two powertrains as the predecessor. However, we can expect some mechanical improvements that will definitively bring better fuel economy.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Design
The exterior of 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE remains to be attractive and recognized. The upcoming model will introduce vast improvements. Moreover, there will be better aerodynamically design and some changes will happen on the hood that looks more sportier.
Generally, the front fascia is more aggressive than before, thanks to SL-style grille and massive air intakes. As we just wrote, the approaching SUV now has a longer wheelbase (by 3.2 inches) and shorter overhangs that give more interior cabin space. The back is also attractive with new stylized slim LED taillights and sculpted hindquarters.
Inside, the Mercedes flagship SUV is crowded with luxury materials. Like before, this model will feature two rows of seats. Moreover, buyers will also get an opportunity to get an optional all-electronically third row of seats. On top of that, and thanks to an extended wheelbase, the legroom in the second row is a way better than before. With all seats folded, this model offers 73 cubic feet.
The newest GLE comes with a clean dashboard and highly-customizable multimedia system of 12.3-inch that can be operated by touchpad, touchscreen, gesture control, or voice control. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto both come as standard equipment. Optionally, one can get piano black leather seats, more chrome, front seat massage, and ionized air freshener.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Powertrain
Under the bonnet of 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE, there will be two powertrain options. The first engine and base engine powers the GLE 350 & GLE 350 4Matic models. This powertrain will use a reliable 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo that is capable of delivering 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft torque. This unit uses Mercedes’ 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and it offers smooth shifting.
The next one powertrain is under the GLE 450 model. This model consists of a 3.0-liter supercharged inline-6 and 48-volt electric motor. Thanks to this combination GLE 450 provides 362-hp and 369 lb-ft of torque and it uses the same 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as the first one. Acceleration is also suitable for such SUV and from 0-60, the Mercedes-Benz GLE runs in 5.5 seconds.
Release Date and Price
The upcoming 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be facelifted and according to the latest reports, it will be available to purchase this summer. As for the pricing, it isn’t yet available. According to some reports, it will be in the same range as the predecessor. The outgoing model starts at $53,000 and it beats SUVs such as the Audi Q7 and BMW X5. Stepping up to the GLE 450 4Matic price will jump to $61,000.