2019 NY Auto Present: Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class debuts to tackle BMW X7

Some pictures of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class not too long ago leaked on the interwebs however now it’s been formally revealed on the 2019 NY Auto Present. After its literal unboxing (Mercedes actually took it out of  a huge picket field), we had the possibility to poke across the latest BMW X7 competitor. We’ve already mentioned the automotive’s appears to be like, each in and out, and the way they examine with the X7. Like most BMW/Mercedes comparisons, there are some areas the place every is superior. Nonetheless, we needed to get within it and take a look at its luxurious, high quality and passenger house. When it comes to high quality of supplies, each vehicles are about on par with one another and each are glorious. The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is full of wealthy supplies and financial institution vault-like construct high quality. It’s a really premium feeling automotive. Identical to the X7, although, it’s a bit underwhelming to have a look at, being a bit extra understated than we’ve come to count on from luxurious Mercedes’. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless a stunning factor to be inside. Particularly for second and third row passengers. The automotive we sat in had the elective second-row captain’s chairs and so they’re fantastically comfy and supply tons of house. Additionally, Mercedes’ middle console for that row is best than the X7’s, with cupholders up by the passengers’ knees, quite than on the ground like within the X7. Within the third row, I used to be capable of sit completely upright in good consolation, with even a few inches between my knees and the seatbacks in entrance of me. The passenger in entrance of me would even have ample leg room in that place. Headroom was additionally glorious within the third row. Although I’m solely 5’9″, the GLS presentation claimed that folks 6-feet tall will nonetheless really feel very comfy. Third row passengers may also be greeted by USB-C ports and heated seats, similar to within the X7. Though, no devoted local weather zone for the third row that may be managed from again there, like within the X7. Total, we’re actually impressed with the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and it looks like a superb general luxurious household automobile. It’s additionally so evenly matched with the X7 on paper. Whereas the X7 had that additional local weather zone, the GLS has extra space within the third row and a nicer second row. It's going to come right down to driving dynamics that may separate the 2 vehicles sooner or later. The article 2019 NY Auto Present: Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class debuts to tackle BMW X7 appeared first on BMW BLOG