“The Mercedes GLS represents the final word in house and luxurious for SUV consumers”
The newest Mercedes GLS is the model’s flagship, seven-seat SUV. It is extremely refined and cozy, providing a limo-like expertise, and its huge measurement leads to one of the best, most luxurious third-row of any SUV.
The GLS will definitely make the choice harder for anybody weighing up a Vary Rover, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 or BMW X7. They may very well be swayed by the Mercedes when the E-Energetic Physique Management possibility arrives as a result of this intelligent know-how sees the air suspension tackle a lifetime of its personal. Not solely does it react to the highway’s floor however it will probably additionally lean the GLS into corners like a curler coaster, assist get it unstuck off-road and use cameras to determine bumps within the highway forward and regulate the suspension accordingly.
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With it fitted, the GLS lives as much as its “S-Class of SUVs” billing, transporting passengers in serene consolation. There are six- or seven-seat layouts obtainable, with three rows of two seats or a three-person center bench. Select the latter and an optionally available pack sees the center seat fold all the way down to create a big armrest, full with a pill. Patrons also can specify rear leisure screens and massaging seats.
Luxurious may come first however you can additionally use the GLS as a fancy workhorse, due to its huge boot house and three,500kg towing capability. All of the seats fold on the push of a button and even with seven occupants there’s nonetheless 470-litres of baggage house – greater than most household hatchbacks provide.
Just one engine is out there to start with – a three.Zero-litre V6 diesel within the GLS 400d, providing 326bhp, four-wheel drive and a nine-speed automated. Regardless of the GLS’ measurement, it will get from Zero-62mph in 6.three seconds, so by no means feels missing in energy. A relaxed driving fashion fits the GLS finest, and whereas the BMW X7 with four-wheel-steering feels extra agile, the Mercedes is reassuringly secure.