Mercedes GLS, the non plus ultra of the SUV, according to the Star

After the debut at the Salon in New York is the time of the debut on the Italian market for the new Mercedes GLS, the SUV that has the role of flagship of the range wheels, of the House of Stuttgart. Mercedes defines it, in fact, an S-Class “version of the SUV”.

It grows considerably in size compared to the GLS outgoing, with an increase of dimensions (length +77 mm, width +22 mm, + pitch 60 mm), which significantly increases the size and, consequently, improve the livability, thanks mainly to the step of the “maxi” from at 3,135 metres. The length is equal to 5.20 meters, a width of 1,95.

The GLS can take place up to seven occupants arranged in three files: the backrests of the second third you can fold electrically forward to offer a load capacity of the trunk up to 2.400 litres. Those of the third row are individual seats that are comfortable for people up to 1.94 m height and for which, for the first time, is available the heating.

For the european market, the second row includes a rear seat split of the series in the ratio 60:40 with backrest adjustable and can be split in the ratio 40:20:40. Alternatively, it is possible to order the standard configuration for the north american market with two individual seat Comfort with armrests, separate simply by a walkway to the rear. The automatic lowering of the rear portion of about 50 mm (thanks to the pneumatic suspension of series, allows you to upload and download conveniently the trunk.

L'enorme capacità di carico della GLS: fino a 2.400 litri

The huge load carrying capacity of GLS: up to 2.400 litres

All the interior has been designed to provide the best experience possible comfort: are dedicated to the rear passengers, the Rear Seat Entertainment System MBUX with two touchscreen format 11.6-inch for the use of film, music and the Internet, and the Comfort Package Plus for the rear compartment that precedes a tablet separate to manage all of the Comfort functions and entertainment MBUX from the rear compartment.

The new design has also allowed it to lower the Cx from 0.35 to 0.32, while improving the efficiency: the european market, the GLS is available with the Diesel engine OM 656 six-cylinder in-line engine in two power levels: as GLS 350 d 4MATIC from 286 HP and 600 Nm (combined fuel consumption: 7,9-7,6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 208-200 g/km) and GLS 400 4MATIC from 330 HP and 700 Nm of torque (fuel consumption combined: 7,9-7,6 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 208-201 g/km). The transmission is the automatic 9G-TRONIC.

The fittings provided are two: Premium and Premium Plus inclusive package AMG Line. List prices start at 85.923,50 euro.