2023 Mercedes GLE spied on for the primary time, will get a little bit facelift

The Mercedes GLE is reaching its middle age and the company has started working on a facelift variant.

The updated model was recently caught testing and features a redesigned grille that sits between the redesigned headlights. Below we see a new front bumper with sportier inlets that feature a horizontal bar.

Additional changes are limited, but the taillights are camouflaged and appear to have updated graphics. That being said, their overall shape looks pretty familiar.

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Spy photographers only peeked into the cabin, but we can see that the crossover is being fitted with a new steering wheel similar to that of the facelifted CLS as well as the new S-Class. The rest of the interior has been heavily clad so additional changes are possible. However, it’s too early to say whether the GLE will introduce a tablet-like infotainment system like some of the company’s newer models.

Engine options remain a mystery, but the crossover could be fitted with new and updated drivetrains. That remains unconfirmed, but the current model offers a choice of different engines, including a 255 PS (190 kW / 259 PS) turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 362 PS (270 kW / 367 PS) turbocharged 3.0- Liter in-line six-cylinder with EQ Boost technology. Customers can also opt for a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with an output range from 483 PS (360 kW / 490 PS) to 603 PS (450 kW / 611 PS).

There’s no word on when the revamped GLE will be launched, but it could potentially debut next year.

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