The 2016 Mercedes GLS is now available to order in the UK with prices starting at £69,100. Only one model is available in the UK – GLS 350d. It can be had in two trim levels – AMG Line and designo Line. Those willing for the ultimate performance can go for the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63.
The 2016 Mercedes GLS comes with a long list of standard equipment that comprises 8.0-inch COMAND Online infotainment system with touchpad, LED Intelligent Light System with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, leather upholstery, panoramic electric sunroof, memory front seats, THERMOTRONIC climate control with three zones, three-colour ambient lighting and heated seats in the front two rows.
The designo Line brings more luxury into the equation with designo nappa leather upholstery featuring diamond pattern quilting, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, four-zone climate control, interior air ionisation with filter and temperature-controlled cup holders. An Active Curve System is also present that helps reduce body roll in mid- and high-speed bends as well as axle articulation when going off-road.
The GLS 350d draws power from the 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that produces 258 hp of maximum power and 620 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired to the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic gearbox sending drive to all wheels. The CO2 emissions figure has been brought down to 199 g/km from the previous 209 g/km.
The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 is driven by a 5.5-liter bi-turbo V8 petrol engine. This unit is capable of 585 hp and torque of 760 Nm, and sends power the wheels via a revised AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-TRONIC transmission in assistance with the rear-biased AMG Performance all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS will be seen in showrooms by March 2016.
2016 Mercedes GLS – Prices
|GLS 350d AMG Line||£69,100 RRP OTR|
|GLS 350d designo||£78,095 RRP OTR|
|GLS 63 AMG||£102,330 RRP OTR|