2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS revealed – full pictures, pricing as well as details
Source : 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS revealed – full pictures, pricing as well as details
Revised GL-Class gets a completely new name as well as completely new Inside as well as external upgrades ahead of going on sale from the UK early next year
With the GLS, Mercedes has completed the renaming of its SUV line-up. The GLS name aims to provide your vehicle with some of the upmarket cache already associated with the S-Class saloon.
Along with the completely new name, the GLS receives a series of subtle external styling upgrades, a more luxurious Inside with additional connectivity options, more efficient engines, a completely new nine-speed automatic gearbox as well as upgrades to its air suspension.
Most prominent among the external styling modifications can be the completely new grille treatment, which features an oversized three-pointed star as well as twin-blade adornment to provide the successor to the GL which has a bolder appearance. There’s also a completely new front bumper, completely new headlamp graphics, subtly altered tail-lights, a revised rear bumper as well as newly styled wheels.
The mild stylistic revisions continue to the Inside, where the GLS adopts an upgraded dashboard featuring a free-standing infotainment monitor in combination which has a touchpad controller between the front seats, altered instrument graphics as well as a completely new three-spoke, multi-function steering wheel. The GLS comes with seven seats as standard.
your vehicle’s upgrades are part of efforts to provide the big SUV with greater levels of luxury in a bid to see This specific more closely challenge the likes of the Range Rover as well as upcoming Bentley Bentayga.
The standard engine line-up includes both carry-over as well as upgraded petrol as well as diesel units, each providing added fuel economy as well as reduced CO2 emissions due to the adoption of a completely new nine-speed automatic gearbox in most versions, with optional low-range gearing as well as electronic differential locks in place of the older seven-speed unit used by the outgoing GL.
On the petrol side (however not available from the UK) can be a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 developing 328bbhp from the GLS400 4Matic as well as a twin-turbocharged 4.7-litre V8 of which kicks out one more 20bhp over its predecessor with 449bhp from the GLS500 4Matic. The former can be claimed to provide combined economy of 31.7mpg as well as CO2 emissions of 306g/km – an improvement of 2.3mpg as well as 19g/km on the old GL400 4Matic.
As before, there can be just one diesel from the form of a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6. This specific continues to produce 187bhp from the GLS350d 4Matic, although Mercedes-Benz can be holding back on economy as well as emissions claims of the carry-over unit until closer to its launch from the UK in early 2016.
The top engine can be a twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 AMG produced unit from the GLS63 4Matic. This specific delivers an added 27bhp compared with its predecessor, at 577bhp, along with the same 560lb ft as before. Unlike the standard engines, This specific continues to be mated to a updated variation of AMG’s seven-speed Speedshift automatic gearbox.
A petrol-electric plug-in hybrid style can be also a possibility however hasn’t yet been confirmed for production.
Buyers can option the GLS with an upgraded Dynamic Select system of which offers up to six driving programs, including Comfort, Slippery, Sport, Individual, Off-road as well as, in versions equipped with the off-road package, Off-road Plus. This specific last mode activates the low-range gearing as well as centre differential, as well raising the ride height to provide 306mm of ground clearance, along which has a fording depth of 600mm.
Further modifications are centred around the GLS’s standard Airmatic air suspension. This specific receives updated three-chamber dampers of which are claimed to provide increased self-levelling properties for a more comfortable ride.
As with the older GL, buyers can also specify a so-called Active Curve System, which uses hydraulically operated anti-roll bars to reduce Centeng roll during cornering as well as improve straight-line stability.
Pricing for the completely new GLS starts at £69,100 for the 350d AMG, rising to £78,095 for the 350d designo Line edition. The range-topping GLS 63 AMG costs £102,330.
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