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Old 06-01-2018, 11:23 AM
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Are you sure that is the case with the GLs, which are manufactured in the US? My recollection on previous iterations is they came out on both continents about the same time.
Not sure about it but historically Germans get models before US and often model years are before US. Are the GLE's for the German/Euro market also made in US?

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Old 06-01-2018, 11:32 AM
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Are the GLE's for the German/Euro market also made in US?
I believe only for the US market, though the GLE coupe may be more widely distributed: https://mbusi.com/.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:37 AM
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Are the GLE's for the German/Euro market also made in US?
"MBUSI exports more than $1 Billion in finished product. MBUSI in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is the sole distribution site for the GLE-Class, GLS-Class vehicles, GLE Coupe and they are sold in 135 countries." https://mbusi.com
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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
"MBUSI exports more than $1 Billion in finished product. MBUSI in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama is the sole distribution site for the GLE-Class, GLS-Class vehicles, GLE Coupe and they are sold in 135 countries." https://mbusi.com
Interesting! US must make the right hand drive cars for countries like England and Australia also.
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If you look at the new X5 and Q8, I think we all have our answer as to why the GLE was pushed back, if 8 years wasn't part of their original plan. Their exteriors are "nice", but their interiors are stunning, especially the Audi.

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If you look at the new X5 and Q8, I think we all have our answer as to why the GLE was pushed back, if 8 years wasn't part of their original plan. Their exteriors are "nice", but their interiors are stunning, especially the Audi.

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The interior is very nice on the Q8. But I just read this one comment about it that I couldn't resist posting:

"Marketing-bull**** aside, this thing is deeply, alarmingly ugly, at least in its face, which I think only a mother angler fish could love. The wide-spaced grille bars give the front end a crude, brutal look, and the large and quite obviously fake vents flanking the lower corners aren’t doing any favors, either. Plus, the driver-assist system’s radar unit and other sensor packages are jammed in that gaping grille in a pretty clumsy way, too. It’s a mess. The rest of the car is a bit better; I think the haunch-like rear quarter is actually quite nice, and the taillight treatment is strong. The rest of the car has Audi’s traditional crisp, handsome and somewhat restrained look, which generally works. Still, that face. I can’t get past that ugly mug. If this is to be the look of all of the new Audi Q series, I guess I’ll have to train myself out of doing a spit-take every time one shows up in the rear-view mirror."

Personally, I've never warmed up to Audi styling, but perhaps that's just me. The BMW to me, is a far better looking SUV. But I don't want either the BMW or Audi, so my hunger for any news or photos of the upcoming GLE is what I crave.
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Originally Posted by Germancar1 View Post
If you look at the new X5 and Q8, I think we all have our answer as to why the GLE was pushed back, if 8 years wasn't part of their original plan. Their exteriors are "nice", but their interiors are stunning, especially the Audi.
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The X5 was just officially launched yesterday with November availability. Improved over the old one but disappointing in that the size and weight has gone up and powertrains at launch are pretty much carryovers, but exterior does look better than the Audi. Also, I'm sure it still has runflats. Optional laser headlights are cool. I hope Mercedes doesn't keep me waiting too long or I might have to jump ship (would look good next to my M4)!

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Old 06-06-2018, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
The X5 was just officially launched yesterday with November availability. Improved over the old one but disappointing in that the size and weight has gone up and powertrains at launch are pretty much carryovers, but exterior does look better than the Audi. Also, I'm sure it still has runflats. Optional laser headlights are cool. I hope Mercedes doesn't keep me waiting too long or I might have to jump ship (would look good next to my M4)!
The new X5 is much better looking to me than the Audi. Still, it's the GLE I'll be waiting for.
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Old 06-08-2018, 05:06 PM
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I was born without the patience gene. Every day, I scour the internet for any glints of news on the upcoming GLE, only to find virtually nothing of substance. I would think MB would want to build some hype about the new GLE, but I guess not. Harumph!
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I was born without the patience gene. Every day, I scour the internet for any glints of news on the upcoming GLE, only to find virtually nothing of substance. I would think MB would want to build some hype about the new GLE, but I guess not. Harumph!
It willl come, Iím guessing in about 3 months before the Paris show. Iíve been biding time boning up on the X5, but I think I can hold out!
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I was told the Q8 is comparable to the X6.
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I was told the Q8 is comparable to the X6.
Yes, or GLE Coupe (an oxymoron for a 4-door vehicle).
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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post

It willl come, Iím guessing in about 3 months before the Paris show. Iíve been biding time boning up on the X5, but I think I can hold out!
The Paris Auto Show is October 4 - 11 this year. I hope that means we'll know more in July?
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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post

Yes, or GLE Coupe (an oxymoron for a 4-door vehicle).
I don't get the coupe moniker myself. It's just an oddly shaped version of a 4 door SUV that both MB and BMW have dubbed a coupe. Makes no sense. No sense whatsoever.
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The Paris Auto Show is October 4 - 11 this year. I hope that means we'll know more in July?
I would love to think so, but since the 2019s are just going on sale I am doubtful. The X5 is officially unveiled in Paris, but it starts production by Aug-Sep with Nov deliveries.

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I would love to think so, but since the 2019s are just going on sale I am doubtful. The X5 is officially unveiled in Paris, but it starts production by Aug-Sep with Nov deliveries.
Which is exactly what MB should have been able to do with the GLE. Harumph again!
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The rear of the upcoming GLE W167 spotted with most of the camouflage removed:

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Glad I found this thread. Iím going to purchase one of the 3 mentioned earlier- GLE 53, BMW X5 or Audi Q8. I have never owned a Mercedes but I like a lot of what I see.. My wife has a 2018 Audi SQ5 and itís impressive to drive and the interior quality and Tech is first class. If the MBUX is close to or better than Audiís Virtual Cockpit and handles well then that might tip me to MB.
BMW will still have run-flats and no Android Auto but has a very attractive exterior.
What kind of discount would you expect on an order. Someone said $4000 but on an $80,000 Car thatís 5%.... Iím used to paying invoice even on preorder of a new Gen.
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Glad I found this thread. Iím going to purchase one of the 3 mentioned earlier- GLE 53, BMW X5 or Audi Q8. I have never owned a Mercedes but I like a lot of what I see.. My wife has a 2018 Audi SQ5 and itís impressive to drive and the interior quality and Tech is first class. If the MBUX is close to or better than Audiís Virtual Cockpit and handles well then that might tip me to MB.
BMW will still have run-flats and no Android Auto but has a very attractive exterior.
What kind of discount would you expect on an order. Someone said $4000 but on an $80,000 Car thatís 5%.... Iím used to paying invoice even on preorder of a new Gen.
I have NEVER paid invoice on any MB car I've purchased, whether it was pre-ordered or not. I can't tell you what my dealer will give me, but it's more than 5% off MSRP. I've bought enough cars from them over the years, that I have earned a special discount.
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The rear of the upcoming GLE W167 spotted with most of the camouflage removed:
Just noticed, no antenna fin visible - wonder if they have figured out a way to totally conceal the antenna array and get it to work better than it did on the W164.
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Just noticed, no antenna fin visible - wonder if they have figured out a way to totally conceal the antenna array and get it to work better than it did on the W164.
There's no unsightly fin on the GLC. Here's a pic of one:

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Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon View Post
Just noticed, no antenna fin visible - wonder if they have figured out a way to totally conceal the antenna array and get it to work better than it did on the W164.
Don't believe there is a Fin on the W213 E-Class either. Maybe the Antenna Fin is going to be a thing of the past.
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Don't believe there is a Fin on the W213 E-Class either. Maybe the Antenna Fin is going to be a thing of the past.
As I previously noted, the antennas on my '06 W164 were concealed, as well. That required a plastic panel above.


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