2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS first view

A revised nomenclature has seen the Mercedes-Benz GL renamed GLS. To go with that new designation, the huge seven-seat SUV – which measures 5,130 mm (16’ 10”) long – has also been given a facelift.

The visual changes follow a predictable recipe. Restyled elements include the bonnet and grille, as well as the bumpers and light clusters. A sportier appearance can be achieved by opting for the AMG Line package, as it adds a body kit plus a 21” wheel upgrade.

Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4Matic (2016) Front Side

Inside, the instruments and centre console have been modified, while the dashboard is dominated by a touchpad-controlled 8” media display.

The GLS range comprises four variants:

Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4Matic
Price in the UK (on the road) AMG Line: £69,100
Price in the UK (on the road) Designo Line: £78,095
Price in Germany (excluding VAT) €62,850
Engine 3.0 litre V6 turbo diesel
Output 254 bhp (190 kW / 258 PS)
Transmission Nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic; all-wheel drive

Mercedes-Benz GLS 400 4Matic
Price in the UK (on the road) N/A
Price in Germany (excluding VAT) €64,425
Engine 3.0 litre V6 biturbo petrol
Output 328 bhp (245 kW / 333 PS)
Transmission Nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic; all-wheel drive

Mercedes-Benz GLS 500 4Matic
Price in the UK (on the road) N/A
Price in Germany (excluding VAT) €81,600
Engine 4.7 litre V8 biturbo petrol
Output 449 bhp (335 kW / 455 PS)
Transmission Nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic; all-wheel drive


Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4Matic
Price in the UK (on the road) £102,330
Price in Germany (excluding VAT) €113,500
Engine 5.5 litre V8 biturbo petrol
Output 576 bhp (430 kW / 585 PS)
Transmission Seven-speed AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic automatic; rear-biased AMG Performance all-wheel drive

Deliveries are due to begin across Europe during March 2016. As with the GL, only the diesel and AMG versions will be offered in the UK.

Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4Matic (2016) DashboardMercedes-AMG GLS 63 4Matic (2016) Front Side

Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4Matic (2016) Rear SideMercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4Matic (2016) Interior

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