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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Continued production delays

So, called MBUSA Customer Services today as the Twitter team told me to. The guy was no help, other than to confirm that my car started production on 2/21, and it's still in B4A status 12 days after...
03-17-2019, 01:39 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

My dealer (Oregon) got their first, a 350, today.

My dealer (Oregon) got their first, a 350, today.
03-16-2019, 03:38 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fixed.

Fixed.
03-16-2019, 03:26 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Update Dealer Order Guide 3.14.19

Attached is the latest, still marked "Preliminary." A quick scan notes the following changes Compared to the 2.4.19 version:


P. 34 - 3 trims are marked a delayed until 01/2020 production: ...
03-15-2019, 07:14 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Test drive comments

Were you perhaps in Eco or Comfort mode? Did you try "Sport" mode? That changes the throttle curve to be more sensitive. There is also Sport+ with E-ABC.
...
03-13-2019, 04:11 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Dealer inventories

When searching dealer inventories online, a word of caution. My dealer is showing 12 GLE 450s in stock, when my sales guy said the other day they didn't even have one demo of any kind. I asked and...
03-12-2019, 09:57 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

March/April Road & Track article

This was written from the Austin press event last November but just published.

"It (E-ABC) seeks to make bumpy roads feel smooth and to all but eliminate body roll in corners. It's mind-boggingly...
03-01-2019, 09:55 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

MBUSA "Build It" bug list

I am starting a list now.
02-27-2019, 03:28 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Driver Assistance Package PLUS

Some, like RustyBear3 & Streamliner in another thread will disagree with me, but my typical driving does not require all the "nannies" and semi-autonomous features. I actually like to drive and not...
02-27-2019, 03:19 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE 53 steering wheel controls

Here is a better pic. 2 switches on left, one to raise the vehicle. One rotary knob on right, probably Adaptive Damping mode adjustment.
...
02-26-2019, 09:52 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

AMG Line

Yes, certainly. AMG Line Interior does limit options.
02-21-2019, 10:12 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Cargo area

I really dislike the fact the load floor is not flat anymore with the 2nd row folded!
...
02-20-2019, 07:51 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Interior dimensions

From the DOG:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/900x380/capture_0a23602718377f3ff886da2fbc6677171fd6bc6d.jpg...
02-19-2019, 06:17 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Textured leather

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/587x762/iris_094ad3ae1923ad350677e8ffe552e85ddaf3d433.jpg
02-18-2019, 07:15 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Updated DOG

Post #2178 (2/12) has latest with almost all pricing; still marked "preliminary," though. Also includes my updated spread sheets. I am reposting all here.
02-13-2019, 10:08 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Interior colors

Totally agree. You can get Macchiato, but that's almost white. Saddle tan, or even a bold red would be great!
02-13-2019, 01:34 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Rear side airbags

It's a mistake for me because we hardly ever have rear seat passengers, so I didn't want to spend the money on them. All cars have side window curtain airbags for front & rear.
02-12-2019, 04:28 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fuel capacity

The Daimler press release lists the tank capacity at 85L (22.5G) + a 9L (2.4G) reserve. I think that is the explanation; the total capacity is in the 93-94 liter range.
02-12-2019, 01:05 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Updated DOG

Here is the latest DOG, dated 2/4/19 but still labeled "Preliminary." Some changes from 12/13:

DA3 Parking Assistance has come down from $800 to $400 - the only decrease
DG2 AMG Line Interior...
02-11-2019, 09:59 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Mercedes sales down with no new GLE

We know Daimler is anxious to get the GLE to market!

"Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz delivered 180,539 vehicles to its customers all over the world in January (-6.7%). The second-best start to a year...
02-05-2019, 02:15 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Door soundproofing/Burmeister 3D

The video focuses on the quality of the drivers, which do look mediocre. Of course, with 25 speakers and 2 amps how much can they really afford to spend on each component? I've got to think the...
01-29-2019, 11:21 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Mercedes GLE 1:18 diecast model

I found this on the global media site - 1:18 diecast model of the new GLE (€89.90). Comes in blue & silver, AMG Line and standard. The auto carrier is really cool; almost 45" long and weighs 22 lb....
01-10-2019, 12:39 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

...until the cop driving one pulls you over -...

...until the cop driving one pulls you over - then it's in your universe!
...
01-05-2019, 01:42 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Exhaust

This was listed as part of the AMG Line Exterior Package; we just weren't sure exactly what it meant until now.
...
12-29-2018, 11:24 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Wheel arches

Optioning the AMG Exterior Line Package (DG1PKG, $3,250 on the GLE 450) gives you painted wheel arches, different wheels and other exterior changes. You cannot just delete the wheel arches.
12-27-2018, 11:00 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

$80k+ GLE 450

Easily achieved, even without all the driver assistance tech goodies or leather!...
12-13-2018, 04:26 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

DOG update 12/4/2018

Here's a page-by-page of differences I noted from the original draft:

P. 2 - "Update on Sand-Alone Options, Trims and Pricing; 12/4/2018 Upate MSRP
P. 4 - MSRPs added
P. 9 - "...and...
12-13-2018, 01:23 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Updated DOG

Here it is. Don't see too much new. Base prices added. H35 trim description changed from Brown to Black.
12-13-2018, 09:36 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

E-ABC brakes

Found this pic of front brakes that come with E-ABC option; appears they may be fixed caliper design. Mercedes wheel design with the wide sloping outer rim makes the rotors fill out the opening...
12-08-2018, 10:11 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Autonomous

It seems like the more basic question is if you want an electric vehicle; to most that would be more important than nuances of autonomous features (that and if you could live with those stupid Falcon...
12-03-2018, 05:35 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Options

Not true - you can pop the rear of the front section, at least that's how it works on my W166.

Not sure how this is installed, since the one on my '12 came preinstalled from the factory, but I...
11-29-2018, 01:40 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Whille some reviews have suggested the 4 cylinder...

Whille some reviews have suggested the 4 cylinder is adequate, I know I would not be happy with it. The 302 hp in my current ‘12 is just enough. However, in trying to stick to a budget I might...
11-26-2018, 10:29 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Ugly

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Buyer's remorse is a tough feeling. Yeah, this is sure ugly!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/1000x498/18c0924_060_548eaa0c4e025b5085f526eb593ff8dee6f6a473.jpg
11-25-2018, 11:04 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Aimatic or what?

As I've said before, my current '12 ML has Airmatic and doesn't "wallow," but it also has the Dynamic Handling Package with Active Curve (hydraulic front roll bar) which does sharpen handling. In...
11-25-2018, 10:32 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

I think your assumption is correct, but we don’t...

I think your assumption is correct, but we don’t have a timeline yet. The 53 appears ready to go, so I'm guessing in the next few months; they probably want to get the production humming before...
11-21-2018, 02:39 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Head-up display

This is what Automobile Magazine has to say about the head-up display: "The GLE’s optional full-color head-up display, which Mercedes happily touts as the industry’s largest, is so big that it gets...
11-20-2018, 06:28 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Reviews are coming in

Autogefuhl: https://youtu.be/yGvZMgFD3iQ

Motormouth / CarCostCanada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5yX45TSpuM

CNet:...
11-12-2018, 10:37 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE 450 US options pricing worksheet

This is an Excel spreadsheet I put together for the GLE 450 based on the US preliminary DOG (see attachment).
Edit: Updated 12/1...
11-08-2018, 11:50 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Have you seen the preliminary product profile on...

Have you seen the preliminary product profile on post #624 in the 2020 V167 GLE thread? Canadian Preliminary Product Profile link...
11-05-2018, 09:15 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 V167 GLE

2020 GLE preliminary DOG dropped today: https://mbworld.org/forums/gle-class-w167/700091-2020-w167-gle-36.html#post7595550
11-05-2018, 09:12 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 V167 GLE order guide

Go to this better thread: https://mbworld.org/forums/gle-class-w167/700091-2020-w167-gle-36.html#post7595550
11-05-2018, 08:05 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 GLE 450 Pricing Worksheet

Okay, as a public service to all you fine people I spent a few hours putting together a pricing spreadsheet for your use, based on the preliminary DOG. Below is just a small image - see the attached...
11-05-2018, 03:19 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

V167 2020 GLE US Preliminary Order Guide

Beat me to it! Good distraction from all the election stuff! Initial observations on this Preliminary guide:

They're calling it V167, not W167
Base prices and many option prices "tbd"
Launch...
11-01-2018, 10:47 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Weights &measures

Here is what I decipher from this for the GLE 450:

Cargo volume behind rear seat (adjustable seats): 22.2-29.1 cu. ft. (W166 - 36.2)
Cargo volume (seats folded): 72.6 cu. ft. (W166 - 71.0)
Curb...
10-20-2018, 01:28 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Towing limit

Canadian Product Profile lists towing capability for the GLE450 at 3,500 kg = 7,716 lb. That is for the European folding style hitch, but I imagine US will get the receiver type, though that...
10-12-2018, 12:45 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Level 3

I could give a **** about autonomous systems.
10-07-2018, 12:27 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2019s

So how many 2019s were produced - like 10?
10-04-2018, 12:30 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fake exhaust outlets

It is the exhaust can. Revised to show both sides - Thanks, turko.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbworld.org-vbulletin/800x499/capture_b8736ce11536d30a53cd934790d63fb2dd228139.jpg
...
10-04-2018, 10:49 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Fakery

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At least they are consistent - fake exhaust outlets go with fake air vents flanking the MBUX screens!
10-03-2018, 11:04 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

and in cold weather the exhaust be seen coming...

and in cold weather the exhaust be seen coming from under the bumper rather than from the outlets. 90% of people wouldn’t notice, but I would, and it bugs me!


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10-03-2018, 10:32 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Sad to hear the “exhaust outlets” in the rear...

Sad to hear the “exhaust outlets” in the rear bumper are fake - I hate sh*t like that. At least it’s not neutered like my 12 ML which has no sign that it’s internal combustion!
10-01-2018, 02:04 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE on Twitter today

Mercedes tweeted about the new GLE today, including a video:

The new Mercedes-Benz GLE has a wealth of innovations. Learn more in our video. #ParisMotorShow #MondialAuto




[GLE 450 4MATIC...
09-29-2018, 11:18 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

The split rear hatch does have one advantage I...

The split rear hatch does have one advantage I could use on occasion - the ability to carry long items, (e.g. lumber) sticking out the back w/o putting on the roof racks.

Well, BMW has always had...
09-23-2018, 03:36 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

W167 GLE video

Thanks, even though nerdy guy driving. A random couple thoughts:

- I like the looks of the "twin power domes" on the hood, but those originated on other cars to keep the hood low over dual...
09-21-2018, 11:58 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

M256 engine

From Car & Driver, 3/18: "While the new inline-six was launched in Europe in the revised-for-2018 S-class, Mercedes sent the United States a fresh twin-turbo V-6 in that car instead. The inline...
09-20-2018, 03:59 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

E-Active Body Control

It is the entire suspension because it does include Airmatic as the base setup.

E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL: Fully networked hydropneumatic, active suspension on a 48-volt platform, for the first time...
09-20-2018, 03:39 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

W167 GLE

Odd that they still don't have the 2019 on their website.
09-18-2018, 11:11 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

This is one reason I don't lease - you are locked...

This is one reason I don't lease - you are locked into a timetable that may not be ideal in the end. Plus, hard to make mods. Good outcome for you - same engine you would have had in the 2019 with...
09-13-2018, 07:42 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Pricing discounts

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I am not a great negotiator because I always pre-order brand new models where dealers are less likely to want to dicker. Of course, it helps to have a relationship of previous purchase...
09-13-2018, 01:05 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

W167 production

Actually, there is a short run of 2019 W166 GLEs starting production with a TTV6, at least for the US. The dealer guide was leaked back in April and updated in June:...
09-13-2018, 12:16 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

V8s will be later, but not sure how much. I’m...

V8s will be later, but not sure how much. I’m guessing within 6 months of initial release.
09-12-2018, 10:34 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Car & Driver article

Car & Driver link: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/2020-mercedes-benz-gle-photos-info?src=nl&mag=cdb&list=nl_dvr_news&date=091218

"The new fourth-gen GLE, which will be publicly unveiled at the...
09-12-2018, 05:40 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

GLE vs X5

I'm not considering the X5. I've had the first of the last three generations of MLs starting in 1997, and they have served us well. They are my wife's daily driver and our trip cars. The X5 does not...
09-12-2018, 11:05 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

AMG appearance package?

I agree; hope this is initially available in the US. This is what the photos are titled on the Daimler Global Media site (note the 2018!):
...
08-31-2018, 12:49 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Appears to be a GLE53 with single bar grille &...

Appears to be a GLE53 with single bar grille & painted flares.
08-22-2018, 12:27 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Sorry to hear that. I’m a German car lifer. A few...

Sorry to hear that. I’m a German car lifer. A few issues but dealer service is light years ahead of Tesla & American makes. Good luck!
08-19-2018, 10:56 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Meet the New Six: Mercedes' M256

From September 2018 Car & Driver. This is about the CLS & E, but will apply equally to the W167 GLE:

"It's been 19 years since Mercedes sold an inline-six in the United States. but that ends with...
08-18-2018, 10:30 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Sweetheart of a new powertrain!

As I said in my previous post, the new inline 6 powertrain is something to look forward to. Read this glowing Car and Driver (Sep 2018) review of the new CLS, which should share virtually the same...
08-16-2018, 07:28 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

W167 GLE compared to competition

That's fine to say - certainly Audi & BMW do some fine automobiles. Not fair to compare partially camoed spy shots with professional photos of the other brands, so we'll see. Aesthetics are one...
08-04-2018, 02:37 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

New Mercedes GLE Has Only 2 Or 3 Bolts In Common With The Old One

From Motor1.com 8.3.18:

The GLE’s roots can be traced back to the second half of 2011 when Mercedes introduced the third-generation ML-Class. The name change reflecting the SUV’s connection in...
08-02-2018, 08:10 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Prototype Ride Review | King of all terrain

The first real new information. Magic Body Control sounds great.
https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/02/2020-mercedes-benz-gle-450-prototype-review/
...
07-19-2018, 12:09 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

I think this thread got wandering a bit because...

I think this thread got wandering a bit because of the lack of new information. The things you reference have been covered. We’re just waiting for something more real!
07-18-2018, 10:17 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

W167 GLE delay

I'm not sure why you are harping on this. I didn't say it was a problem with the engine, I said, depending on when it was decided to put it in the W167 it could have caused a delay if the model...
07-09-2018, 06:04 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 W167 GLE

Mercedes just went to the no small trouble of installing a new (for GLE) powertrain into the 2019 W166. I was trying to believe the reports as well, but given the 2019 W166 won't start deliveries...
06-15-2018, 12:15 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

W167 GLE powertrain

The GLE is absolutely getting the new engines according to all sources (and logic), but not yet officially confirmed by M-B. Also, there is an additional 21 short-term "boost" horsepower from the...
06-15-2018, 12:11 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

M256 inline six

The AMG CLS 53 & E53 have just gone online for ordering (at least in Europe) with first deliveries in August. http://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko.xhtml?oid=40442170
06-12-2018, 02:26 PM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

Auto Motor und Sport 6/11 article

Google-translated:

"Mercedes is currently testing the new generation of the GLE and we have already shot the SUV almost undisguised. A first look into the cockpit is already successful. Here all...
06-06-2018, 11:00 AM
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Posted By GregW / Oregon

W167 GLE

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...
05-30-2018, 09:52 AM
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Views: 364,359
Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 W167 GLE

The C&D article was written before M-B announced the 2019 would be a W166 carryover with of course a carryover engine. The article is about what is now the 2020 W167, which of course will get the...
05-29-2018, 11:01 PM
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Views: 364,359
Posted By GregW / Oregon

2020 W167 GLE

Here's a C&D blurb I hadn't seen from last month - they're still calling it a 2019 at that point, but some good artist's renderings:...
05-27-2018, 06:51 PM
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Views: 364,359
Posted By GregW / Oregon

not the OP, but that is correct. W167 our early...

not the OP, but that is correct. W167 our early next year by informal reports, but of course no official confirmation yet.
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