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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Off-road a key focus for new SUV

Mercedes-Benz is placing a lot of emphasis on its new GLE SUV, with a renewed focus on off-road ability – even creating a 'jumping' function to help owners stuck in sand. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz's vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz, explained that off-road driving may not be every customer's caper, but the car still needs to hold its own off the beaten track...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE: Third row to cater for 1.8m adults

With the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE making its public debut at the Paris motor show, the German marque was keen to show off the new SUV's increased storage capacity and third row. Speaking with media, Mercedes-Benz vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz confirmed that the third row will be big enough to seat an adult that measures in at 1...

Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV due within the next year

Mercedes-Benz used the 2018 Paris motor show to take the debut its all-new GLE, also confirming that a plug-in hybrid  version is less than a year away. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz confirmed that a PHEV is in the works...

CarAdvice podcast 120: How did the i30 N get its exhaust note?

Mike Costello and Kez Casey join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been revealed, 2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs have been announced, and the Bugatti W16 engine will 'the last of its kind'. Also, cars with alpha Takata airbag inflators in South Australia won't be registrable from November 1...

2019 BMW X5 v 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

The quicker-than-usual development cycle for the fourth-generation BMW X5, and somewhat tardy arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE, have combined to make their respective arrivals almost coalesce. Of course, we wouldn't dare determine which of these US-made luxury SUVs is superior without a proper comparison test, which we'll do as soon as both arrive on local shores: November this year for the BMW, and April/May next year for the Benz...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE revealed

The tease is over. Finally. Mercedes-Benz has officially revealed its new GLE, ahead of an in-person debut at the Paris motor show. Given the protracted tease, not to mention the abundance of spy photos we saw of the GLE, there aren't too many surprises when it comes to the exterior design...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE teased

Mercedes-Benz has turned attention to its next big SUV unveiling just a few days after the EQC reveal, teasing the new GLE. Numerous leaks and sets of spy pictures mean we already have a pretty good idea of how the GLE will look when it arrives. As revealed by the teaser, we know the car will have a prominent AMG-style grille with a single bar, and debut a new lighting signature for the brand's SUVs...

Mercedes-Benz GL, GLE, GLS, ML recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled its ML, GL, GLE and GLS model lines over concerns certain vehicles could spring oil leaks. The manufacturer reports that oil foam may develop "under dynamic operating conditions" in the oil reservoir of affected vehicles, if the oil level drops too low. If the condition occurs, it may cause oil to escape via the ventilation boxes in the cap of the reservoir...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied almost camouflage-free

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied again, and what little disguise has been fitted leaves very little to the imagination. Up front the company has put some camouflage on the headlights, as well as false panels masking the sides of the grille. The section below the headlights is carefully concealed, suggesting we'll get a new lighting signature compared to the current range of Mercedes-Benz SUVs...

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for certain GLE and GLS SUVs sold during 2018 over concerns the rear axle's brakes could be compromised. The company reports hydrogen may become embedded in the material of the pistons "of a certain batch of brake calipers", which could then enter the hydraulic components of the rear axle and "cause compressibility there"...

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied in China

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied wearing fairly minimal disguise in China, revealing the car's new light signature and a few exterior details. The pictures, published by CarNewsChina.com, show the next-generation SUV wearing a cover over the bumper and nose, along with black cladding over the rear three-quarter panels and three-quarter window...