Mercedes-Benz says goodbye to the emblem GL, which now will be renamed the Mercedes-Benz GLS, in accordance with the renewed nomenclature, with an S, which reminds us that this model will be the flagship of its range SUV. In any case, and even if it’s with a new name, we have to remind you that we are not facing a generational shift, or to a new model, but first an important update of the latest generation of the Mercedes GL. So this new Mercedes GLS 2016 has been renovated, to a lesser or greater extent, in 4 key points that we describe in detail below.
Mercedes-Benz GLS 2016 is the facelift of the model that, until now, was marketed as the Mercedes GL.
1. Design. The Mercedes-Benz GLS continues to be an immense SUV, with 5,13 m of length and space for seven passengers and their luggage. Door to outside its design has been revised slightly, in details such as its front grille, fenders, headlights, wheel designs, etc. There are more chrome accents, and will be presented with new design packages – including a line Sport line and the Night Package – that will provide even more style to a model that is intended to stand as the S-Class of the SUV of Mercedes-Benz.
will Also increase the range of customizations and exclusive details, which would reach its maximum splendor, obviously, with the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63.
2. Range of engines. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 2016 will have a range in which there will be only engines of six and eight cylinders. Start from a GLS 400 4MATIC – 3.0 V6 – with 333 BHP of power. Above there will be a GLS 550 4MATIC – V8 biturbo – 455 HP, as a mid-point to a Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 that reaches 585 HP (+28 HP over its predecessor. There will also be a GLS 350d 4MATIC – diesel six – cylinder with 258 HP of power.
All versions will be equipped with automatic (9G-TRONIC for all engines except for the Mercedes-AMG), and four-wheel drive, with optional alternative of reducing.
3. Interior. It is possible that the most important changes of this new Mercedes-Benz GLS are seen in its interior. Although the design didn’t changed so much, in order to modernize your entire image just a detail as important as the integration of a new screen for computer entertainment, tablet, with 8” stands on the dashboard. This new entertainment equipment can be manipulated by a turntable interface and touch type touchpad, installed in the center console.
Mercedes-Benz has also revised its range of interior finishes to delve, once more, in the role of Mercedes S-Class of the SUV that has to play the GLS.
4. Technology and driving aids. The Mercedes-Benz GLS will be available with a whole range of driving aids that have already been submitted in other models of the range Mercedes-Benz, as the package COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS (to prevent accidents and mitigate their consequences), Crosswind Assist (to compensate for lateral wind), ATTENTION ASSIST (to avoid distractions or scares by the drowsiness of the driver), DISTRONIC PLUS, and so on.
Mercedes-Benz GLS also released the headlight system LED Intelligent Light System and MAGIC VISION CONTROL, which uses a system of wipers adaptive and heated to improve the cleaning of the moon front.
The bookings of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS will be at the end of the year, for deliveries to start in 2016, probably with the arrival of spring.