2019 Mercedes GLE First Sight

The Mercedes GLE is a large, luxurious SUV that offers seating for five or seven people.
By looking at the rear bumper, you'll notice that the GLE seems to have real exhaust pipes rather than the fake, ugly ones we have seen on other Mercedes models.
Still, the GLE’s huge proportions and broad shoulders make it just as imposing from the front as it is from the back, and a pair for fancy rear LEDs give it that all-important premium finish.

Inside there's bare-wood trims, leather, metal buttons and mood lighting that you would find in a Mercedes saloon. The GLE has no less than six rectangular air vents, instead of the sporty circular vents you get in the C, E and S-Class saloons.

The 2019 Mercedes GLE gets two 12.3-inch infotainment screens that form into one massive, high-definition display. It can be set in four different themes – Modern Classic, Sport, Progressive, and Discreet – allowing you to choose from classic dial graphics, information-heavy displays and discreet designs that keep distractions to a minimum.

The sat-nav is a very good one. Using a camera mounted at the front of the car, the central sat-nav screen displays an image of the road ahead complete with direction arrows that appear to be hovering above the road. The system even applies house numbers to buildings as you drive past them, so it’s easy to work out where you are going.

The car’s infotainment can be used in a number of ways, either directly using the touchscreen, via a control located between the two front seats or by voice commands, which via Mercedes’ version of Siri.

Front-seat comfort wasn’t exactly a problem in the old GLE, so this model offers plenty of room.

The 2018 BMW 6 Series

The 2018 BMW 6 Series combines a comfortable ride and solid driving dynamics. It also boasts the upscale interior that can be expected from a luxury car. However, the 6 Series' failure to stand apart from its competitors relegates it to the middle of the class. The 6 Series has some pros and cons such as:

Pros
Several powerful engine choices
User-friendly infotainment system.

Cons
Undersized rear seats.

New for 2018

Two-door coupe is no longer available.


The current 6 Series generation began with the 2012 model year. Since the model's debut, there have been few major changes. The 2017 6 Series added an updated iDrive infotainment system with a new interface and made wireless phone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot standard.

Convertible 6 Series models seat four. Gran Coupe (sedan) models seat five people. The rear middle seat is pretty worthless though, so it practically only seats four. The standard multi-contour front seats have plenty of space and support to ensure the comfort of their occupants. Leather seats also come standard.


This BMW is quiet even at highway speeds. The well-designed interior features plenty of premium materials, but it doesn't stand out in a class full of well-equipped luxury cars.

The New CLS Available Engines

The CLS 450 features a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine that puts out 362 horsepower. It also has an EQ Boost mild hybrid function that activates automatically and can add 21 horsepower (and 184 pound-feet of torque) over short periods. This engine delivers power in a smooth, linear fashion and never feels weak.

The Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 has a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder that produces 429 horsepower.

This is the quicker of the two CLS models, and it will go from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Still, it doesn't deliver the mind-numbing acceleration of some performance-oriented large sedans.

Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. You can also select from five driving modes (Eco, Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus, and Manual) that change driving dynamics to provide better fuel efficiency or performance.

The rear-wheel-drive CLS handles with composure, but it lacks the agility of some rivals. It offers a thrilling driving experience especially with the available air suspension. 

This Mercedes CLS feels great to drive especially when is combined with the Mercedes performance engines. The Mercedes CLS soft air suspension feels like you are floating while driving and also absorbs large bumps making the trip even more comfortable.


The New CLS 2019

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS is freshly redesigned. This new CLS, offers a great driving experience and also has a great, lovely interior and plenty of technology.
Pros
•Supple ride
•Posh interior
•Supportive seats
•Lots of user-friendly tech.


Cons
•Roofline limits rear-seat headroom and rearward visibility.

Mercedes redesigned the CLS for the 2019 model year, and it sees plenty of changes. The 2019 model features a revamped trim lineup and replaces the prior generation's twin-turbo V8s with six-cylinder engines. The new engines aren't as powerful (2019 models feature engines with 362 and 429 horsepower, while 2018 models have engines with 402 and 577 horsepower), but they're more efficient thanks to the new mild hybrid technology.


The updated interior looks much more modern and includes new tech like a larger standard infotainment display and available features like Car-to-X communication. The redesigned CLS also seats five people, whereas the outgoing model sat just four.

The 2019 CLS features a beautifully crafted interior that's stylish and replete with premium materials.

The CLS only gives you about 11 cubic feet of trunk space, which is enough room for eight or nine grocery bags, but not much more.

The CLS’ standard COMAND infotainment system includes a 12.3-inch display screen and a touchpad controller. Available features include Mercedes' In-Car-Office , wireless device charging, a Burmester audio system, and Car-to-X communication.


COMAND responds quickly to inputs, and it's easy to change settings with the touchpad controller, though some users prefer a touch screen. The intuitive menu layouts are easy to navigate.

GLE 2018 Overview

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE has a lovely interior and offers a pretty good driving experience.
Pros
•Lots of powerful engine choices
•Posh interior
•Lengthy features list
Cons
•Coupe has limited cargo space and visibility.

New for 2018
•AMG GLE 43 trim has 23 more horsepower


Mercedes-Benz launched the GLE during the 2016 model year as a replacement for the 2015 M-Class. There have been few major changes to the GLE since its introduction. The diesel engines, can be found in 2016 models (it was discontinued for 2017). For 2018, the twin-turbocharged V6 in the AMG GLE 43 gains an additional 23 horsepower.


The GLE seats five, and both rows of seats have plenty of space for adult passengers, even in coupe models. The large doors make it easy to get into and out of the vehicle, and finding a comfortable driving position is a snap.

There are two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors in the GLE, and the system is easy to use. The tether anchors and lower anchors are easy to find, and it doesn’t take much force to attach car seat straps.

The GLE's opulent cabin is attractive and functional, featuring high-quality materials everywhere in the car.

The base GLE provides more than 38 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Fold the rear seats down, and the space expands to more than 80 cubic feet of space.

2018 Mercedes Benz E Class

The 2018 E-Class is the new masterpiece brought by Mercedes. It has loads of features and a truly elegant interior. A subpar predicted reliability score is its one notable flaw.
Pros
•Tons of features
•Posh, comfortable interior
•Refined performance.

Cons
•Subpar fuel efficiency
•Below-average trunk space.

New features for 2018

•Coupe and cabriolet models redesigned
•New standard features.




The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is an excellent car. It has a lineup of powerful turbocharged engines, poised handling, and a comfortable ride quality. There are few features and technologies that the E-Class doesn’t offer.



The E-Class sedan was fully redesigned for the 2017 model year. For 2018, Mercedes eliminated the E550 trim, added a rearview camera as standard, and made tri-zone climate control and multicontour massaging seats available. The coupe and convertible trims were fully redesigned for 2018.