The new G05 BMW X5 is on its way to the market, as we’ve already seen its official debut. One of the main talking points for the new X5 is its all new interior, which is really quite lovely. We actually spent some time in it, shooting a video at the Spartanburg plant, and it really impressed us there. However, it’s going to have some steep competition soon, as its main German rival is working on a new competitor of its own — the Mercedes-benz GLE-Class. In some new spy photos (which we don’t own but can be seen here), the new Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class can be seen sporting an all-new interior that could be the brand’s best yet. While it still features a massively wide screen, which features both the instrument panel and infotainment system, it’s far better integrated than before. It now sits in between two air vents seems to fit nicely into the leather-wrapped dash that sort of envelops it. Underneath that massive screen lie four square air vents … [Read more...] about SPIED: Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Interior — How does the BMW X5 compare?
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class luxury SUV has earned a Top Safety Pick Plus rating, the highest possible score, in series of safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Improvements to the accuracy and intensity of the optional LED headlights, which factor into the IIHS' safety rating structure, helped the 2018 GLE-Class earn top marks. Related: Ford Explorer, Jeep Cherokee Brick IIHS Passenger Side Crash Test Why are headlights important to a vehicle's safety rating? Because even a car that scores the highest rating of good in the IIHS' six rigorous crash tests becomes unsafe if the driver can't see potential problems on the road at night. So, besides crashworthiness, IIHS also considers safety features, headlight effectiveness and ease of installing child safety seats. According to IIHS, beginning in March 2018 Mercedes made improvements to the optional LED headlights available on the 2018 GLE-Class. These now have a rating of good versus the … [Read more...] about 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Scores Top IIHS Safety Rating
Of all of our new BMW X5 comparisons, this one is likely the least fair. It’s not that the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a bad car and one not worth being compared to the X5 but it’s an old car. It’s basically still a Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, as Mercedes changed the name and added a few new styling bits but that’s about it. So it’s considerably older than this brand-new BMW X5, as it’s one of the oldest cars in the segment. Still, it’s a car that’s currently in the segment and it’s going to compete with the X5. For a bit. To be fair, a new Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is on its way, with test mules being spotted more and more frequently as of late. So that’s really the Benz that will compete with this new X5. Though, that car isn’t out yet and we haven’t seen what it will actually look like just yet. So, instead, we have to use the old car for comparison. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class was a good car…ten years ago. … [Read more...] about Photo Comparison: G05 BMW X5 vs Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
Interior should be a big upgrade Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer View Special Offers No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote Change Car Mercedes hasn’t fully redesigned the midsize GLE since the 2012 model year, when it was called the M-Class. And despite a refresh for 2016, the crossover is starting to look a little dated, especially when compared to the modern E-Class. Fortunately, the German automaker is preparing a next-generation version, and we get a good glimpse of it in these shots. Our spy photographers caught two versions of the GLE testing on the road. The vehicle with two bars running across the grille is a standard model. On this version, the grille looks similar to the one on its predecessor, but it appears the headlights aren’t as rounded. We notice this version also has body cladding along the wheels, although it’s unclear if the final version will have this feature. The other vehicle that has one bar in its … [Read more...] about Spied! Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Reveals New Look
Based on new spy shots, it appears the new Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is just about ready to be revealed. And the update can't come soon enough, considering the current version dates back to about the 2012 model year when it was still called the M-Class. Two versions of the midsize luxury crossover were caught, one of them likely the basic version, and the other with the AMG Line exterior upgrades. Regardless of exterior trimmings, the GLE-Class will feature the elegant, organic curves we've come to expect of Mercedes-Benz. The cabin appears more upright than the current model, in part because of the very large glass area. Prominent fender flares are another addition, and they're a rugged black plastic on the basic model, while the AMG Line gets body-color flares. Naturally, the grilles are different between standard and AMG Line models, the latter getting a single cross bar in the middle with little studs surrounding it, and the standard one just has plain slats. The AMG Line also has … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class crossover spied inside and out