The three pointed star will be at New York with their new 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE series, the wide-band mid-section of their SUV lineup.

First of all, what you are looking at here is the crossover SUV previously known as the ML-Class, now renamed as the GLE with Mercedes-Benz new naming system. Add this to a styling refresh and we have a new model right?

For 2016, the GLE comes in five different models starting with the mainstream GLE350 powered by a 3.5 liter V6. Then there is an upgrade to a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 GLE400, both fed by gasoline.

Those wanting to save fuel can enjoy the 2.0 liter turbo-diesel GLE300d. And for 2016, a new plug-in hybrid joins the fray with the GLE550e.

The latter gets the twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor, a huge lithium ion battery pack and the ability to drive up to 81 mph on electric power alone. All in, that one has a healthy 436 system horsepower.

But if horsepower is truly your bailiwick, you get the Mercedes-AMG GLE63. Here you get the choice of two AMG 5.5 liter V8’s. One has 550 horsepower, the other 577. You decide.

Making a decision on your interior will also be part of your buying experience as several colors, trims, themes and technology options will be available here.

The list of driver assistance, dynamic driving systems, and infotainment options will seemingly require customer workshops at dealers when you go to buy. No matter now you outfit it, that cabin looks like a pretty nice place to spend some time doesn’t it?

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE will start production later this year at their Alabama assembly plant. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.