Mercedes M-Class up for a name change?
Several sources are suggesting that the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, ML, will be renamed the GLE when the 2016 model arrives.
Mercedes-Benz’s CL-Class was recently renamed the S-Class Coupe, and it seems as if the popular M-Class will undergo the same treatment. Both caranddriver.com and mercedes-benz-passion.com are stating that the 2016 version of Merc’s mid-size SUV will be called the GLE.
This isn’t an illogical move, since all the manufacturer’s other SUVs feature a “G” in their nomenclature (the G-Class, GL-Class, GLA and GLK). The M-Class will reportedly be called the GLE because of the fact that it is similar in size to the E-Class sedan.