2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE spy shots and video

This mysterious SUV is an early-stage prototype for the next generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLE.

The current GLE was introduced for the 2016 model year but it’s really just an update of the last M-Class which dates back to 2012.

That’s why Mercedes engineers are already out testing a successor, which we expect on the market sometime during 2018. It should arrive as a 2019 model.

We know this is the new GLE because of its size and proportions but also because one of the testers has a “W167” inscription on its rear. The current GLE is referred to internally as a W166.