2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS – The missing link

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A few days ago we have managed to see the first leaked pictures with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS. Today, the German car manufacturer has decided to show us the revised version of the mighty GL. Describes as being the “S-Class among SUVs”, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS has a heavily revised front part, a modern interior and updated engines.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Exterior

On the outside, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS features a modified radiator grille, new headlights, bigger air intakes and a massive tri-star logo. At the back, the German car manufacturer is offering a different graphics of the LED taillights and a modified air diffuser.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Interior

Inside the cabin, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS has a new center console. As you can see, the German car manufacturer has decided to switch from the integrated display of the infotainment system to the much criticized free-standing tablet-like 8-inch screen. The infotainment system can also be controlled thanks to the new touchpad. The steering wheel has been revised and now it is covered in Nappa leather. If you want fresh air, Mercedes-Benz offers an optional air ionization system.

On the safety side, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS comes in standard with OLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Crosswind Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, PRE-SAFE, Brake Assist BAS, cruise control, ESP and electronic AWD traction system with 4ETS. If you think this is not ok for you, the Germans can provide the DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Speed Limit Assist, and BAS PLUS with Cross- Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and PRE-SAFE Brake with pedestrian detection.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Engine line-up

Under the hood, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS will be offered with four different engines. The entry-level model will be the GLS 350 d 4Matic. It has 255 horsepower and 616 Nm peak of torque via a 3.0 liter V6 engine. Next on the list is the GLS 400 4Matic. The V8 bi-turbo 3.0 liter was tweaked to deliver 362 horsepower and 500 Nm peak of torque. The third option will be the GLS 500 4Matic that has a V8 bi-turbo unit that can offer 449 HP and 699 Nm. All these units will be matted to the new 9G-Tronic transmission.

Last, but not least is the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63. It has 577 horsepower and 760 Nm peak of torque. The resources are sent to the ground via a seven speed automatic transmission.

by: Carpower360