Mercedes Benz GLS Models and GLS History
New and Used GLS Prices, Mercedes Benz GLS Model Years and History
Adopting a new naming structure for almost their sport utility/crossover vehicle lineup for 2016, Mercedes-Benz waited until 2017 to extend the treatment to the GL-Class. Positioned only under the G-Class, the seven-passenger luxury utility vehicle became the GLS starting in the 2017 model year accompanying a design and technical upgrade. The successor to the GL-Class receives an improved interior design incorporating an instrument panel with Media Display, new three-spoke steering wheel and reconfigured center console. Updated LED taillights and altered front end styling reveal 2017 enhancements performed to the outside of the Mercedes-Benz GLS crossover. Enhanced air suspension system with enhanced damping system, added modes to Dynamic Select system and COMAND Online services are among technical improvements available through the three models of the GLS offered in the United Stats for 2017. The base Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4Matic came propelled through a 3.0-liter biturbo V-6 engine generating 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. A 449-horsepower 4.7-liter V-8 biturbo engine installed in the 2017 GLS550 4Matic is 20 horsepower more powerful than its 2016 model year counterpart. Mercedes-Benz GLS450 and GLS550 models both utilize a nine-speed automatic transmission. Generating 577 horsepower, the Mercedes-AMG GLS63 sport tailoring includes a seven-speed gearbox. 4Maric all-wheel drive comes standard on every Mercedes-Benz GLS model. A diesel-powered GLS350d was initially announced for the 2017 premium crossover lineup but was dropped with potential release coming at a later date.