This new BMW X5 sports probably the nicest interior of any BMW in a long time. It’s truly fantastic, with a modern design, rich materials and slick technology. However, it isn’t the only SUV in its segment getting an interior overhaul, as the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is also getting a new model with a new interior and it was just caught testing. So how does it stack up against the BMW X5’s? It’s hard to see much of the GLE’s interior in this spy video, but we can make out a few details that can help us gauge what it will be like. For instance, the typical Mercedes dual-screen layout is still present but seems a bit more cohesive, more rounded off, rather than looking like a three foot horizontal screen glued to the dashboard. It looks better but we’ll have to actually see it for real, not through rainy windows from a far-away camera, before we can actually make a judgement on that. Another thing we notice is that, underneath the center … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE Interior spied, does it compare to the BMW X5?
All-new SUV's futuristic cockpit teased ahead of anticipated Paris reveal Mercedes-Benz has previewed the interior of the next-generation GLE SUV through some designer sketches released this week, ahead of a likely reveal later this year.The drawings show a fairly futuristic design, complete with a simplified dashboard and centre console treatment reminiscent of the Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept shown at the Beijing motor show earlier this year.Clearly visible is the dual-screen infotainment system sitting atop the dashboard in a tablet-style manner, which also incorporates the driver's instrument binnacle. The design itself appears to be freestanding, much like the new A-Class, which Mercedes says creates "an extraordinary feeling of elegance and safety".The company hasn't confirmed whether the new infotainment setup for the GLE will feature its new MBUX interface, though we reckon a version of that will definitely appear.While not properly depicted in the sketches, … [Read more...] about 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE interior sketched
Mercedes-Benz has released a series of sketches that serve as a preview to the interior of the next-generation W167 GLE. The SUV will reportedly makes its global debut later in September during the Paris Motor Show. Based on the sketches, the new GLE will feature a dual-display setup, confirming what we’ve previously seen in a development mule. However, unlike recent Mercedes-Benz models introduced like the W177 A-Class and W463 G-Class, the screens are better integrated into the dashboard and make do without a cover to create a “floating look.” Those screens will handle instruments and infotainment functions that are powered by the brand’s MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) system as seen on the A-Class. Elsewhere, the German automaker also stated that there will be square air-con vents and two prominent grab handles on the high centre console – both cues also seen in spyshots. According to Autocar UK, the new GLE’s steering wheel will largely … [Read more...] about W167 Mercedes-Benz GLE interior sketches revealed
Mercedes-Benz kicks off the teaser campaign for its SUV, the GLE with a series of sketches that reveal important information on the interior of the future car, set for launch in 2019. The dashboard has been redesigned from scratch and will now integrate the company’s digital displays as standard, with a diagonal bigger than that of the A-Class display, with 12.3 inches, instead of 10.25, to fit the size of the SUV. The car will switch from the company’s older infotainment system, the COMAND Online, to the all-new super intelligent MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), that made its debut with the A-Class hatch. The future GLE will also get a new steering wheel, with no less than 18 controls and touchpads for commanding the functions of the automobile by simple swiping motions. Mercedes chose a bigger touchpad in the center console and new central air vents. The center console also features massive handles, a hint that the vehicle is off-road ready. The stretched wheelbase … [Read more...] about The interior of the Mercedes-Benz GLE interior previewed in sketches
The interior of the 2019 Mercedes GLE has been scooped. After we have already seen the exterior design in all its glory, Autoweek spy photographers now also caught a glimpse of the dashboard of the brand new Mercedes-Benz GLE. We knew that the exterior of the new GLE was wrapped in the new Mercedes-Benz design language. At the rear Mercedes-Benz seems to combine design elements of the new A-Class with those of the smaller brother GLC mid-size SUV. The C-pillar is again optically connected to the rear window, a typical GLE element. The bumper part also shows lines that we have seen before with AMG models. Now we see that the GLE is also a typical modern Benz inside. The large two screen layout which combines the digital tachometer and the infotainment system display is clearly present. One interesting detail though seems to be the flush integration of the side air vents within the dual-display frame. On the steering wheel we also find the familiar touch controls from the … [Read more...] about SCOOP: First photos of new 2019 Mercedes GLE interior