2016: Out With The Old, In With The New Mercedes-Benz GLS
Welcome The Mercedes-Benz GLS To the Family!
The Mercedes-Benz GL is no more. In its replacement the new GLS will be more closely aligned with our S-Class line as Mercedes-Benz changes the nomenclature of our SUV’s The new GLS will have many new features previously not seen on our full-size luxury SUV. The GLS will have Mercedes-Benz’s new 9G-Tronic 9-speed automatic transmission that will increase fuel efficiency and increase performance. Mercedes has also updated the engine range with even more powerful and more fuel efficient engines.
The GLS will have 4 engine choices, 3 gas, 1 diesel. The GLS350d will have a powerful, yet ultra clean and efficient 3.0L V6 turbodiesel producing 240 HP and 455 LB-FT of torque. The GLS 450 has Mercedes-Benz’s new 3.0L bi-turbo V6 that produces 362 HP and 369 LB-FT of torque. The GLS 550 has Mercedes-Benz’s well known 4.7L bi-turbo V8 that produces 429 HP and 516 LB-FT of torque. The range topper of the new GLS line is the GLS 63 AMG® that has a hand-built 5.5L AMG® bi-turbo V8 that has a peak output of 577 HP and 561 LB-FT of torque. All of the new GLS models can tow up to 7500 pounds. The GLS has a fresh new design that puts the GLS more firmly in the new design direction of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, it features an all new front fascia with LED headlights and LED turn signals with a larger more pronounced Mercedes-Benz three pointed star.
The rear of the GLS has new LED taillights and a new bumper that round off the changes to the exterior. Mercedes is also including a new wiper blade technology in the GLS called MAGIC VISION CONTROL that heats the wipers to clear off ice, rain, or snow. MAGIC VISION CONTROL also precisely and quickly puts wiper fluid on the windshield to clean it without the wiper fluid going all over the paint of the car. DYNAMIC SELECT allows you to adjust transmission response depending on your mood. COMFORT mode is perfect for cruising down the highway and for everyday driving. SPORT mode is ideal for when the roads get a little twisty and allow you to have a little excitement in your drive. INDIVIDUAL mode allows you to tailor the car to your liking for everyday or on the special occasion. The new GLS will truly become the S-Class of our SUV’s in 2016 with many new improvements and a more attractive look bringing it inline for its new name. Look for the new GLS to arrive in Spring 2016.