Substance and Strength Define the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV
It's breaking tradition but preserving heritage; setting new bars and redefining expectations. It's the all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS, and it's the luxury SUV to raise standards across the industry. It welcomes a new era of capable and premium performance, and offers more to drivers in Charlotte, Huntersville, Hickory, Concord, or Salisbury looking for a seven-passenger sport utility vehicle with lavish class and style.
While it may look and feel like a completely-new model, it isn't quite; the Mercedes-Benz GLS has been built up from the bones of the iconic Mercedes-Benz GL SUV. Less of a rebirth and more of an evolution, this new SUV will carry on the legacy of the full-size SUV with a more aligned structure, in keeping with the brand's new nomenclature positioning, improved inside and out.
Choose from models like:
- Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 SUV
- Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 SUV
- Mercedes AMG® GLS 63 SUV
- Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d (coming soon)
Read on to learn more about this standout new full-size luxury SUV.
New Name, New Design, and S-Inspired Luxury
While the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV doesn't have quite the posh opulence of the classic Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan, the inspiration and design cues are undeniable. Refined touches and sweeping lines are evident, woven in with an expressive and aggressive style. The grille widens and tightens, while the front fascia as a whole tautens and lifts for a more upstanding look. The front end is brought together by the bold, iconic Mercedes-Benz star located centrally. Available package options like Sport and Night add additional exterior accents like air intakes or black-out mirrors.
Inside, the strong and comfortable design serves to complement the forceful style of this new SUV. LED lighting and refined details make for an environment that feels more spacious, while leather-trimmed seating both support and soothe. The 2+3+2 configuration allows for up to seven passengers; fold the third- and second-row seats flat for up to 93.8 cubic feet of available storage space, or configure as you wish to best fit commuters and cargo alike.
Spirited, Substantial, Sound Performance in the Mercedes-Benz GLS
Though this well-equipped and comfortable SUV offers top amenities, it doesn't compromise on its true goal--all-road performance--for a single second. The model lineup as outlined above offers choice of four powerful engine options. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 comes standard with a 362-horsepower 3.0-liter bi-turbo V-6 engine, while the Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 upgrades to a robust 449-horsepower 4.7-liter bi-turbo V-8. The top-of-the-line Mercedes AMG® GLS 63 brings a potent 577-horsepower 5.5-liter bi-turbo. The soon-to-be-available Mercedes-Benz GLS350d will offer an efficient turbo-diesel engine. All powertrains are equipped with a sleek and efficient nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.
4MATIC® all-wheel drive comes standard, as does DYNAMIC SELECT--adjust and customize your SUV's performance to suit your driving style and changes in environment, and the intuitive power of 4MATIC® will adapt. Also standard is an advanced AIRMATIC® air suspension, which adjusts to both road changes and even to modifications in cargo load. This provides the most comfortable ride quality and easiest handling as you move from one terrain to another. Should your luxury vehicle be required to pull its weight, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is capable of towing up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped.
Safety Features and Technology Allow for Pleasant and Easy Travel
Mercedes-Benz SUVs were meant to be driven and journeyed with; the new Mercedes-Benz GLS promises to be an enjoyable travel partner for any lifestyle. With an innovative suite of security, connectivity, navigation, and entertainment features built right into your vehicle, it offers a better way to get from one point to another.
Safety systems in the 2017 model like COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, PRE-SAFE, and BRAKE ASSIST help keep you safer on the road by both predicting and reacting to potential dangers. While there is no replacement for driver awareness, these smart new features assist in smoothly adapting to changes in your path. Premium audio from Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen provide quality audio, while the central COMAND system with a dash-mounted 8" touchscreen gives you control over maps, infotainment, and music with the tap of a finger.
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