The new Mercedes-Benz GLS: the S-Class among SUVs.
Superior in all conditions.
Like the GL before it, the new GLS is also setting standards in the world of the SUV as it confirms its position as the “S-Class among SUVs”. The only full-fledged seven-seater in the European premium SUV segment boasts ample spaciousness and combines luxury with impressive levels of comfort, agile dynamics and also best-in-class safety. Whether put to everyday use or venturing off the beaten track – the GLS meets all requirements effortlessly and comfortably. Compared with its predecessor, the new generation features improved efficiency, extended DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the latest stage of development of the air suspension system AIRMATIC with enhanced damping system ADS, the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, state-of-the-art assistance systems and the latest telematics generation with internet access.
More power: the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC.
More power, more dynamism and more equipment are also offered by the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC. With a peak output of 430 kW (585 hp), independent suspension and the revised AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission, it represents the pinnacle of the GLS model series. Features which come as standard on-board include the AMG DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes which provide optimum flexibility and the rear-biased AMG Performance all-wheel drive.
The GLS 63 4MATIC also shows strength of character with its updated design featuring the AMG brand look and high-quality interior.
Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC:
Fuel consumption combined: 12.3 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 288 g/km.*
A new, dynamic exterior and revised, luxurious interior clearly underscore the impressive character of the GLS. With the facelift, the designers have adapted the full-size luxury SUV to the current Mercedes-Benz design idiom. On the exterior the focus has been placed on a redesign of the front end, while the rear has been modernised primarily in the area of the bumper and tail lights. Once again the dimensions of the GLS bear witness to its full-size format, and form the best possible basis for providing its seven passengers with a generous amount of space – with a length of 5,130 millimetres, a width of 1,934 millimetres, a height of 1,850 millimetres and a wheelbase of 3,075 millimetres. Chrome-look details, including the roof rails and underguard for example, create attractive highlights. Those after a sporty look can select the AMG Line exterior or even combine it with the Night package. Additional individualisation options come courtesy of various standard and metallic paint finishes. On top of this there is a comprehensive range of new light-alloy wheels.
The revised interior underscores the first-class standards of the GLS. Up to seven passengers are able to enjoy an outstanding level of spaciousness. All three seat rows offer ample elbow and headroom. Classic comfort values such as the seat row spacing or shoulder room are among the traditional strengths of the model series. With its diverse adjustment options, the centre seat row enables a high degree of flexibility in the interior, including a cargo position for optimum use of the luggage compartment. With a volume of 680 to 2,300 litres it clearly surpasses the amount of space offered by the vehicle’s European competitors.
Eye-catching highlights in the interior include the newly designed instrument panel with semi-integrated media display, the new 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, the modified centre console with touchpad and also new appointment colours and trim elements. Options available for the new GLS also include an ionisation system for even better interior air quality. Individual highlights can be created with optional design and equipment lines for the GLS.
State-of-the-art connectivity and infotainment.
State-of-the-art connectivity and infotainment are optionally provided by the latest generation of COMAND Online including a 20.3 cm (8-inch) colour media display as well as the intuitive touchpad. An extensive package of free Standard Services and Remote Online Services is available for the GLS as part of the Mercedes me connect service. Standard Services include automatic emergency call (eCall), Accident Recovery and also breakdown assistance and after-sales service. The Remote Online services (standard with COMAND online and usable free of charge for the first three years) allow access to vehicle information from anywhere at all times, including the status of windows and doors, mileage, tyre pressures and other diagnostic data.
The equipment level in the area of active safety underscores Mercedes-Benz’s high standards when it comes to taking the strain off the driver. Driver assistance systems fitted as standard include COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist and ATTENTION ASSIST, for example. Other systems available as standard also include: PRE-SAFE® System, Brake Assist BAS, the electronic all-wheel drive traction system 4ETS, ESP® with Curve Dynamic Assist, cruise control with variable SPEEDTRONIC speed limiter and the steering assist function STEER CONTROL.
The optional Driving Assistance package Plus further reduces the driver's workload while enhancing safety, for example with systems including DISTRONIC PLUS with Stop&Go Pilot and PRE-SAFE® PLUS. Optimum protection potential is provided by the passive occupant protection systems together with the “electronic crumple zones” of the assistance systems and the intelligent body design. Night-time vision is improved by the optionally available LED Intelligent Light System, while adverse weather conditions resulting in impaired visibility are defused by MAGIC VISION CONTROL, the heated adaptive windscreen wiper system.
Efficient performance: the engines.
All of the engines provide better performance, with reduced consumption values in some cases. The powerful GLS 500 4MATIC with V8 biturbo engine featuring direct injection now generates 335 kW (455 hp), some 15 kW (20 hp) more than the preceding model, and with maximum torque of 700 Newton metres combines outstanding performance with the high level of motoring comfort of these engines. The V6 biturbo engine, also featuring direct injection, is used in the GLS 400 4MATIC. This engine produces an output of 245 kW (333 hp) and 480 Newton metres of torque from 1,600 rpm, makes do with 8.9 l/100 km (206 g CO₂/km) according to the NEDC combined cycle, and like all models has an ECO start/stop function. As the top-of-the-range model in the series, the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC now has over 20 kW (28 hp) more output, at 430 kW (585 hp), with unchanged consumption. The peak torque of 760 Newton metres is now available from just 1,750 rpm. The GLS 350 d 4MATIC offers the proven V6 diesel engine rated at 190 kW (258 hp) and with ample torque of 620 Newton metres. At the launch of the new GLS generation, all versions will feature the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard (except the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63), optionally in combination with low-range gearbox and centre differential lock.
GLS 350 d 4MATIC:
Fuel consumption combined: 7.6-7.1 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 199-185 g/km.*
GLS 400 4MATIC:
Fuel consumption combined: 8.9 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 206 g/km.*
GLS 500 4MATIC:
Fuel consumption combined: 11.3-10.9 l/100 km;
combined CO₂ emissions: 264-255 g/km.*
DYNAMIC SELECT: transmission modes for any terrain.
DYNAMIC SELECT provides up to six transmission modes: COMFORT, SLIPPERY, SPORT, INDIVIDUAL, OFF-ROAD for easy terrain and, with the optional Off-Road Engineering package, the OFF-ROAD+ mode. With this, the low-range gearbox and centre differential lock also intervene if necessary in order to ensure a high degree of driveability in demanding off-road terrain. This is further boosted by the extended functions of the AIRMATIC air suspension with raised ride heights for a ground clearance of up to 306 millimetres and thus a fording depth of up to 600 millimetres. In addition to the ground-breaking powertrain configuration, the retuned AIRMATIC with enhanced ADS damping characteristics guarantees extremely stable driving. The damping system changes its priorities depending on the preselected DYNAMIC SELECT mode. The optional ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM uses active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle and reduces the roll angle of the body during cornering and offers better driving comfort both when cornering and on straights as well as extended off-road capabilities.