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All You Need To Know: Mercedes-Benz GLS

The S-Class among SUVs combines luxury with impressive levels of comfort, agile dynamics and best-in-class safety

by  John Clark  | 

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With the recent reveal of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS, here is a quick look at all the details that have been released as well as a complete photo tour of the redesigned and renamed GLS.

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Models & MSRP

  • GLS350d 4MATIC– price TBA
  • GLS450 4MATIC – price TBA
  • GLS550 4MATIC – price TBA
  • AMG GLS63 – price TBA

*Above prices exclude $925 delivery & destination charge.

Model Year Changes

  • Extended DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes
  • AIRMATIC air suspension system with ADS
  • 9G-TRONIC 9-Speed automatic transmission (except for GLS63)
  • New LED tail lights
  • New Sport Exterior
  • Redesigned bumper and taillights
  • Redesigned interior
  • Newly designed instrument panel
  • 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
  • Redesigned center console
  • Redesigned exterior with two special edition designo paint colors
  • Comprehensive range of new light-alloy wheels
  • New design upholstery options

Standard Feature Highlights

  • DYNAMIC SELECT
  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS
  • Crosswind Assist
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • PRE-SAFE
  • mbrace with five years complimentary service
  • BRAKE ASSIST BAS
  • ESP
  • Cruise control
  • Power Driver Seat with memory
  • Remote Start
  • Rearview Camera
  • Power Tailgate
  • Power Folding Mirrors

Optional Feature Highlights

  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • PRE-SAFE Brake with pedestrian detection
  • BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • PRE-SAFE PLUS [AMG GLS63 only]
  • LED Intelligent Light System
  • MAGIC VISION CONTROL
  • Heated adaptive windscreen wiper system
  • ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM
  • New Night package
  • Ambient lighting
  • New 8-in. Media Display screen and touchpad
  • Remote Online services
  • Off-Road Engineering package

Model Positioning

  • The S-Class among SUVs combines luxury with impressive levels of comfort, agile dynamics and best-in-class safety.

Main Competitors

  • Lexus GX460
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Infiniti QX80

At a Glance

GLS350d 4M GLS450 4M GLS550 4M AMG GLS63
Dimensions (Wheelbase/L/W/H)  — in. 121.1/202.3 /84.3/72.8 121.1 / 203.2 /
84.3/72.8
Engine 3.0-liter V6 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo 4.7-liter V8 Biturbo 5.5-liter AMG V8 Biturbo
Transmission 9G-Tronic 9- speed automatic 4MATIC AWD 9G-Tronic 9- speed automatic 4MATIC AWD 9G-Tronic 9- speed automatic 4MATIC AWD AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G- TRONIC
Performance 255 hp
455 lb-ft torque
362 hp
369 lb-ft torque
449 hp
516 lb-ft torque
577 hp
561 lb-ft torque
0-60 mph (sec.) TBA TBA TBA TBA
Fuel Economy
(EPA city/hwy/comb)
TBA TBA TBA TBA
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Mercedes-Benz GLS, (X 166), FL 2015
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