M-Class vs. GL-Class: What’s the Difference?
What is difference between the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and M-Class? First off, let’s clear some things up. As of 2016, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is now known as the GLE-Class and the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is now the GLS-Class.
Since then, Mercedes-Benz SUVs use the base name “GL” followed by the model’s placement in the Mercedes-Benz hierarchy:
GLE vs. GLS
|2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE||SUV||2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS|
|3.5L V6||ENGINE||3.0L V6 biturbo|
|302 hp @ 6,500 rpm||HORSEPOWER||362 hp @ 5,500-6,000 rpm|
|7G-TRONIC 7-speed||AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION||9G-TRONIC 9-speed|
|7.5 sec||0-60 mph||6.5 sec|
|18 mpg city/23 mpg hwy||FUEL EFFICIENCY||17 mpg city/22 mpg hwy|
|80.3 cu ft||CARGO CAPACITY||93.8 cu ft|
To answer your question—what is the difference between the GLE and GLS—essentially it has to do with size. Unlike the GLE, the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV features third row seating to accommodate up to seven passengers.
While the GLS boasts exceptional luxury and a spacious interior, the midsize 2018 GLE SUV’s next generation safety features are what made it a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK winner presented by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
The GLE also comes standard with:
- 8-inch high-resolution color screen
- Hands-free Bluetooth® interface
- Bluetooth® audio streaming
- DYNAMIC SELECT®
Meanwhile, the GLS includes these standard features only available as options on the GLE:
- Heated front seats
- Remote Start via mbrace® Mobile App
- AIRMATIC® suspension
- ECO Start/Stop System
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