The Mercedes-Benz GLE class and AMG GLE lineups are set for a mid-cycle upgrade. This includes significant changes to the powertrain and a new hybrid member. Mercedes also updated their exterior and interior styling and added options and standard features to the AMG-tuned models.
2024 Mercedes GLE Coupe Changes
All models now have an electrified system, including a 48-volt hybrid system with an integrated starter generator. Peak output is unchanged with the V-8 AMG GLE63S producing 603 horsepower and the four-cylinder GLE350 producing 255 horsepower.
GLE400e 4Matic plug-in hybrid is available to the GLE class. It combines a 134-hp motor with the turbo-four gasoline engine to produce a total of 381 horses. Optional: The all-wheel-drive GLE400e comes with a standard 11.0-kW charger onboard and a 60.0-kW fast charger.
The new model has minimal visual changes. To increase road presence, chrome inserts were placed in several places on the front. Both the headlights as well as taillights were also restyled. Mercedes has redesigned the front fascia of the AMG GLE53 with more elegant side air intakes and a jet-wing design. Instead of the standard Benz logo, the AMG badge will be displayed on the hood. Twilight Blue metallic paint is now available, as well as Manufaktur Alpen Grey. The AMG lineup also offers new upholstery options.
AMG models also get new standard features. New standard features include the AMG Performance exhaust system and MBUX Augmented Reality Navigation. Memory package, parking assistance package, memory package, and AMG Performance Steering Wheel.
The GLE580 will get a new offroad package to enhance its off-road capabilities. This kit adds 1.2 inches to the ground clearance and protects the SUV’s underbelly. The interface now features an “Off-Road” mode that allows for a virtual view of the front, including the steering position and front wheels. A new trailer technology has been added. Drivers can input and save their trailer dimensions to the system. The new trailer assistant controls steering angle and speed, allowing drivers to reverse up to 90 degrees when a trailer is attached.
The 2024 Mercedes GLE will have new radiator grilles and bumpers. These designs may vary depending on the configuration. Mercedes-Benz released a teaser on Twitter, on January 26, 2023, showing us the GLE SUV and GLE Coupe 2024. For a more refined look, there have been changes to the design of the LED Headlights and their DRLs.
These headlights may be equipped with the “Digital Light” technology, which allows for new functions such as projecting warning symbols and navigation guidelines onto the road ahead or shining a spotlight on pedestrians who are detected along the roadside. The new GLE Coupe’s rear features revised LED taillights that have new clusters.
Mercedes has changed the bumpers and front grilles, although they aren’t visible in the teaser photo. Spy photos already show a new front bumper with narrower side intakes. Other spy photos suggest that the lower grille may have two identically divided horizontal sections. The official teaser does not show the radiator grille, but it gets new vertical slats.
The new GLE may feature ambient lighting, animated ambient lighting, and flowing light effects inside. The animations in the light band could be used to reinforce visual alerts from the driver assistance systems. It could also be used to provide feedback to the comfort system or voice assistant inputs. The JESMB report states that the 2024 GLE will not feature the MBUX hyper screen, but instead carry the MBUX with two 12.3-inch screens in the cockpit. According to the report, it will feature a new-generation steering column.
The refreshed 2024 Mercedes GLE Coupe, which is also under development, is currently undergoing road testing. New headlamps will be available with Digital Light technology and revised bumpers. The new grille design will also be included in the updated coupe version. Interior changes could mirror those in the SUV version.
The Mercedes GLE 350-e4MATIC and GLE 350 e4MATIC versions of the Mercedes GLE PHEV (sold worldwide) are currently available. GLE 350 e 4MATIC is powered by the M 274 gasoline engine. The GLE 350 de 4MATIC runs on the OM 654 diesel engine.
According to a German Mercedes Blog JESMB, the variants will be upgraded to the M 264 2.0-liter gasoline engine or the OM 654 2.0-liter diesel engine with the facelift. According to the report, the electric motor in the GLE 350de will produce more than 200 PS (197 horsepower). According to the report, this diesel engine will offer slightly better performance. The GLE 350 e4MATIC could be replaced by the GLE 400. The GLE range in the United States includes only gasoline variants, which is unlikely to change over the next few years.
2024 Mercedes GLE Coupe Release Date & Price
Mercedes-Benz confirmed that the new GLE will be unveiled on January 31, 2023. According to JESMB’s November 24, 2022 report, the Mercedes GLE will be available for order by March 2023. This report refers to the German launch. With the help of local production, the U.S. launch should be completed in 2023’s first half of the.
Mercedes-Benz announced on August 26, 2022, that it would be launching the refreshed GLE in 2024 as a regular model-year update (MY2023). Metallic paint is now standard on GLE450 4MATIC and GLE580 4MATIC models, as well as AMG GLE53 4MATIC. The price of the new SUV will be around USD 58,000 MSRP on the U.S. Market.
In the United States, the GLE (including the GLE Coupe) was the second-best-selling Mercedes-Benz model. In an unpredictable year for the automotive industry, YoY sales dropped 3.1% from 65,074 to 63,050 units. Manufacturing of the GLE family takes place in Tuscaloosa (Alabama).