In the March next year Mercedes will start sell its new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class. Namely, this is the huge SUV among the SUVs in the whole lineup. The manufacturer has decided to harmonize names of SUV vehicle to the sedans. Due to that, it’s logical that vehicle takes features from S-class. Further, XXL dimensions include three rows of seats for seven passengers. What can you expect from new iteration? According to the report, the front and rear fascia get changes in order to become attractive. That’s not all because a few engines provide more horsepower compared to previous time. Finally, the German manufacturer is also known for a high-level of comfort. You can compare new GLS to Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade and Infiniti QX80. In the next paragraphs, we will unveil details from the new specification.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class Design
Some updates which will come to the exterior you are already saw on GLE (Mercedes-Benz M-class). The exterior design becomes more modern every year, so for this opportunity it is same situation. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class brings new headlights, front grille with wings taken from SL, and massive air vents. The front fascia will be aggressive and noticeable at the first glance. The profiles stay untouched with same proportions. Furthermore, the rear end can boast with new taillights and chrome inserts. All in all, body structure has genetics like the S-class sedan.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class Cabin
Inside the cabin, you have enough space for legs and head. The layout of all three rows of seats very well integrates, so don’t let critics speculate about disadvantages. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class adopts upgraded version of infotainment system with a larger screen. In addition, the trademark is steering wheel with three spokes. The view from the cabin is clear so the driver can very easily notice any obstacles. The main thing is choosing the trim package which holds additional equipment.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class Power
There are a few models which hold different badges with names. For instance, GLS350d will be powered with 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel with 255 horsepower. Here is a noticeable improvement for 15 horsepower. Further, GLS450 is fitted with 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 which delivers 362 horsepower. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class comes with GLS550 badge. That exactly means 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood which produces 449 horsepower in a standard version and 577 horsepower in an AMG version. In both cases increase is visible. These engines will pair to seven-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission. The driver can account to front drive or 4Matic which moves all four wheels. Also, there are a couple of driving modes such as Sport+ and Off-Road+. Its names imply their purpose.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class Conclusion
The information about price is still a secret. We can predict that it will be somewhat higher. According to plans, the manufacturer announced the Maybach trim. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class becomes powerful and luxury SUV. The closest competitor is Bentley Bentayga.