2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Release Date

Although the ordering of a new generation already ongoing, 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS will officially go on sale in March 2016. Anyone who shopping the three-row luxury SUV segment,  can not take into account the new 2017 GLS Class. Each larger family that needs a large, luxurious, and capable all-wheel drive ride, has a large selection of vehicles. Only one of them is the new GLS SUV. Competitive models to him Land Rover LR4 with seven seats, followed by new Lexus LX 570, the all-new Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, Cadillac Escalade, and even the Infiniti QX80.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Redesign

The sheet metal from the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS is new compared to the old model GL. Redesign of the new generation has included revised grille, new LED head lights, new rear bumper and reshaped taillights. Although this full-size SUV is not dramatically changed his appearance, changes are visible. As for the interior, what was characteristic GL Class, has found its application in 2017 model. There continues to be determined by the dose of luxury with supportive seats upholstered in designo nappa leather. In contrast, the three-spoke steering wheel is sporty. Mercedes and this time offered the 8-inch media screen – somewhat like an iPad Mini. It is located just above the center stack. Illuminated cup holders at night and easy-to-read buttons are novelties.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS interior

The 2017 Mercedes GLS comes with several standard safety features, but there are also and optional. The base model include Pre-Safe, Attention Assist, a backup camera, electronic stability control, and a bevy of airbags. The optional ones are Active Blind Spot Assist, lane keeping assistance, and others.

Specs and Engine Options

As for the power units of the new Mercedes GLS Class, there’s something for everyone. There is a choice of a turbo-diesel engine, two distinct gasoline-powered models, and an AMG performance variant. Four engines, which are offered in combination with the new nine-speed automatic transmission. All except 2017 GLS63 model, which uses a seven-speed AT.

3.0 L turbo diesel DOHC 24-valve V6 possesses the 255 hp and 457 lb-ft at 1.600 to 2.400 rpm. With this engine is equipped 350d Bluetec.

3.0 L twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V-6, with 369 lb-ft at 1.600 to 4.000 rpm. The twin-turbo V-6 in the GLS450, is rated at 362 hp.

4.7 L twin-turbo DOHC 32-valve V-8 powering the GLS550 delivers 449 hp, 516 lb-ft at 1.800 to 4.000 rpm.

The GLS63 AMG continues to use AMG’s twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 good for 577 hp and 561 lb-ft. at 1.750 to 5.250 rpm.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS is shockingly quiet at speed. Mercedes offers driving modes, including Comfort, Slippery, Sport, Individual, and Off-Road. There is an optional ones. It is the Off-Road + which is part of the Off-Road Engineering package.

2017 Mercedes GLS Price

Mercedes has not released pricing for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS. It is expected the same figures of last year’s GL models. The GLS350d and GLS450 should start at $ 67,000, while the GLS550 is expected to start in the low-to-mid $ 90,000. When the top-of-the-line 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS63 arrives, we can expect the price of  about $120,000.

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