Pricing revealed for the new Mercedes GLS SUV
The Mercedes GLS range has been given a stylised upgrade ready for the new year. With a new name and badge, the largest SUVs in the Mercedes catalogue are ready to order in the UK now.
The new range is available in the UK in three trim levels: the GLS AMG Line, the designo Line, and the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC.
The exterior has a few subtle updates, yet still remains a true Mercedes SUV. The front and rear have been restyled, adding a chunkier grille and a bolder front-end. The iconic three-pointed star is featured more prominently and the bumpers have been re-sculpted. The headlights have been slim-lined in comparison to the previous model and LED taillights now come as standard.
All the GLS models will come with three rows of seating as standard, with the rear two rows able to electronically fold down for extra boot space. The infotainment screen now sits in the center of the dashboard – the same as most current Mercedes models – with an easy-to-use touchpad in the new center console. The upper-tier trim levels have a large range of upholstery options and the finishes on all the models have been upgraded.
The entry-level GLS 350d AMG will be powered by the familiar 3.0-litre V-6 turbo-diesel engine. It achieves 258bhp and an impressive 455lb-ft of torque. It makes the 0-62mph drive in 7.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 138mph. Fuel economy figures show it does 37.2 mpg and the CO2 emissions are 199g/km.
Standard features throughout the range include: leather upholstery, 8-inch screen and touchpad, COMAND Online, LED Intelligent Light System, Keyless-GO, Brake Assist, Attention Assist, heated front seats, 360-degree cameras, Harmon Kardon surround system, and 3-zone climate control, among others. There are more features available exclusively to the designo and GLS 63 trim levels, as well as plenty of extras at additional costs.
The models are available to order now in the UK, with the first deliveries expected in March next year. Pricing for the entry-level GLS 350d AMG Line starts from £69,100, the middle-range GLS 350d designo Line begins at £78,095, and the range-topping GLS 63 AMG 4MATIC from a huge £102,330.