Mercedes-Benz India has today launched its refreshed seven-seater SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLS priced at Rs. 80.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). Essentially its a facelifted GL-Class, touted as the “S-Class among SUVs.”
In the front, the new GLS sports a revised grille that complements the tweaked headlamps, a bolder double-bar radiator grille with a super-sized central Three-Pointed Star, and a reworked bumper. The rear gets a new taillight design and a few revised chrome bits to note. The rear bumper has also been tweaked, along with its integrated exhaust tips.
On the inside, its largely the same what we’ve seen available on the E-Class-based GLE SUV. It gets premium upholstery with high-grade Nappa leather and a wood finished dashboard panel with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a touch pad. The memory function for the driver and passenger seats, air suspension with adaptive dampening, panoramic sunroof, 360 view cameras, parking assist and list goes on…
As far as safety features, these include re-safe system, brake assist, electronic all-wheel drive traction system 4ETS, ESP, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, active blind spot, crosswind assist, autonomous braking, side bags for driver, front passenger and middle row seats, window bags across all three seat rows and three-point safety belts.
Powertain is carried from the GL-Class with a 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo diesel engine tuned to put out 255bhp of power and 620Nm of torque. There is also the GLS550 4MATIC which will generate 449bhp of power. The engine is mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox that powers all four wheels via Mercedes’ 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.
In India, Mercedes GLS competes with the new Audi Q7 and the Volvo XC90.
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