2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE – hot GLE 63 to gain 4.0-litre V8
New spy shots of Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming off-roader show it has bigger wheel arches and a more raked rear window
Earlier sightings of regular GLEs showed a new nose design, which despite being camouflaged appears to have a more prominent bonnet and new headlights.
Fewer changes are expected for the car’s grille, as the one fitted to test cars look identical to the current model’s, with a pair of horizontal slats and large Mercedes-Benz badge in the middle.
The most prominent change elsewhere are teh fitment of new wheel arch lips that give the car a more rugged stance and suggest its track could be slightly wider.
The car’s overall wheelbase could be longer, too, as the test car looks to have a shorter front overhang.
At the rear, the window is more raked than the current model, and it’s safe to assume the design of the tail-lights has also been changed.
As for powertrains for the non AMG range, an updated list of turbocharged four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, as well as a new hybrid option, are expected.
Source: Autocar Online