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The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class - A Synopsis

Interestingly, Mercedes-Benz, decided upon a new naming principle for all their future car models. This will be based on their model lineup and the type of vehicle. The first two letters are indicative of its style and the last letter is the model. And one new vehicle with this new naming pattern in place is the face lifted, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. It is an SUV in the S-Class series. Overall, it has undergone a handsome makeover with changes reflecting in its interiors and exterior.

Mercedes Benz GLS-Class

An upscale SUV intended just for the savvy, urban traveler. This mid-sized luxury SUV was showcased in the recently concluded Auto Expo 2016. In India, even the AMG version is made available. It’s a much accepted car world over, but its India debut and its subsequence performance is dependent on couple factors like its huge price tag, similar competitor vehicles available at lesser pricing, and its on-road performance.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Exteriors

The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class of the newly revamped and yet-to-be-launched SUV isn’t as visible or easy to decipher. Still one variant, is said to feature LED headlights and a couple lower models may feature bi-xenon projector lamps. The wheels are an 18-inch alloy-based wheels and its body pattern is unlike most SUVs in its segment. It is classy, sporty, and muscular and its design can be mistaken for a crossover SUV too.






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Front track


Rear track


The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Interiors

The interiors of the revamped Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class are updated and it comes with a new steering wheel, state-of-the-art entertainment features, and the works. A key standout element is that the vehicle will feature 7 airbags as compared to the standard two that most cars feature. This is very thoughtful of the automaker, Benz. In the looks department, it definitely is a stunner and with good spacing and ergonomically designed seats and matching interiors, it’s definitely inviting.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Engine Specs

Though, the international version of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class comes with 5 different engine options, in India it will be offered in three engine trims. A petrol trim and two diesel trims. The top speed of both versions is around 205 kmph. The GLS-Class diesel trim can reach a 100 kmph from a standstill position in just 9.9 seconds. Its petrol version can reach it still faster at 7.6 seconds. The 2.0L petrol engine is turbocharged and mated with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission gearbox.

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Engine Specs








549.8 @ 5250-5750 rpm



7-10 kmpl




254.8 @ 3600 rpm

619 Nm


9-11.3 kmpl


The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Pricing and Nearest Competition

The expected pricing of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class could be a pricey INR 75 lakhs to 1.75 crores. Yes. The prices are definitely expensive and high-end. In line with what a mid-sized luxury SUV in its segment would cost and not to miss, it is from the luxury German automaker, Mercedes. Its nearest competitors include luxury competitors like the Audi Q3, Audi Q7, and the BMW X1 series. An offer from the automaker includes a matchless 3-year warranty with no binding or limit on kilometers clocked which could make it an attractive proposition in spite of its huge price tag.

Verdict Awaited

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class was featured in the Auto Expo 2016. This once in two years event was held in New Delhi from February 5th to 9th 2016.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is definitely packaged with the right ingredients, style, and design and performing engines. But its pricing will definitely be a factor to consider. It will be released in India in mid-2016. Once on the road, reviews, feedback and its sales and performance will determine its future course on the Indian roads.

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