2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE officially unveiled image

Mercedes-Benz has officially pulled the wraps off the 2016 GLE which will be officially presented to the public next week, during the 2015 New York Auto Show.

If you have no idea on what a GLE is, we will tell you that this is a renamed version of the M-Class which has been facelifted for the 2016 model year. The vehicle in question is maintaining its familiar design but it is adding a new front fascia, with different headlights and a new front grille while the rear end has been updated too, with LED taillights and a sporty exhaust system. Mercedes-Benz says that the AMG versions can be easily distinguished thanks to the sportier front and rear bumpers, to the single bar grille, rear diffuser, 4-tailpipe exhaust system, 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels and so on.

The interior design of the luxury SUV is mainly carried over but there are several tweaks added which include the freestanding infotainment system, the multi-function steering wheel, the revised color palette and several other tweaks. The engine lineup is including the 3.0 liter V6 twin turbo with 333 HP (245 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque, the 4.7 liter V8 twin turbo with 435 HP (320 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, the 2.1 liter four-cylinder turbo diesel producing 204 HP (150 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque and the 3.0 liter V6 turbo diesel, rated at 258 HP (190 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque.

The GLE 63 AMG is carrying the 5.5 liter twin turbo V8, with 557 HP (410 kW) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque, allowing it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.3s and to go up to 250 km/h (155 mph). The range topping GLE 63 AMG S has 577 HP (430 kW) and 760 Nm (561 lb-ft) of torque and it needs just 4.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill, while the top speed is still electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph). The GLE 500 e 4MATIC is also available, with its 3.0L BlueDIRECT V6, 8.8 kWh lithium ion battery and 7-speed transmission. The total output is 442 HP (325 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque.