The new GLE's revamped interior will adopt a dual screen setup incorporating Mercedes' new MBUX infotainment system.
The Mercedes GLE is finally getting a next-generation revamp later this year. While the dated styling will be getting a much-needed overhaul, we can also expect the interior to be more technically advanced, thus bringing the GLE up to date with current models. The new GLE's interior has already been previewed in official sketches and recent spy shots, but these leaked photos posted by German website Mercedes-Fans give us our most revealing look inside the new Mercedes GLE yet.
Just as we saw in the teaser sketches, the next-generation GLE’s interior will adopt a familiar dual-screen setup for the instruments and infotainment. We’ve seen a similar layout applied to the facelifted Mercedes models like the S-Class and E-Class. Unlike the E-Class, however, which integrates the screens into the dash, the screens appear to be floating in front of the dash. Elsewhere, the air vents are now rectangular in contrast to the current model’s circular design, while the center console features a touchscreen to operate the infotainment system.
Speaking of which, the infotainment system will be updated with Mercedes’ new MBUX system, which features an intelligent AI system that supports natural language voice recognition. Overall, as you can see in our comparison shots, it’s a significant improvement over the current model’s outdated cabin, which has roots that trace back to the M-Class introduced in 2012.
In terms of powertrains, the new GLE is expected to use engines from the E-Class range, so it will most likely be offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. A flagship AMG GLE 63 version will also join the lineup packing a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, while hybrid variants are expected to follow in the future. Now that the interior has been leaked in full and the camouflage is gradually coming off the prototypes, we’re expecting the new GLE to make its official debut at the Paris Auto Show in October.