Described as the “S-Class among SUVs” Mercedes-Benz GLS is the only full-fledged seven-seater in the European premium SUV segment and it’s now available in South Africa.
Compared with its predecessor, the new generation features improved efficiency, extended DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the latest AIRMATIC air suspension system 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.
The engine line-up in the GLS
There’s the GLS 500 4MATIC with V8 biturbo engine featuring direct injection now generates 335 kW, some 15 kW more than the preceding model, and with a peak torque of 700 Nm engines. All models feature an ECO start/stop function.
The top-of-the-line model of the series, the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC is now rated at 430 kW, up by more than 20 kW from its predecessor. The peak torque of 760 Nm. Despite a significant increase in performance, fuel consumption remains unchanged.
The GLS 350 d 4MATIC has the choice of the V6 diesel engine rated at 190 kW and with ample torque of 620 Nm.
At the launch of the new GLS generation, all versions feature the nine-speed
9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard (except the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63), optionally in combination with a low-range gearbox and centre differential lock.
The manufacturer claims that all engines of the new GLS provide better performance, with in part reduced fuel consumption. All models feature an ECO start/stop function.
GLS 350 d 4MATIC R1 283 900
GLS 500 4MATIC R1 444 400
Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC R2 469 900