2016 Mercedes GLS class, price, release date

Mercedes will be launching the 2016 Mercedes GLS, a new hybrid SUV. This exclusive machine will be more rugged in the fascia, safer and will have improved performance. The GLS will be an upgraded GL. The ‘S’ means that this SUV will be part of the S Class family of the 4×4 world.

2016 Mercedes GLS front
2016 Mercedes GLS Interior

The 2016 Mercedes GLS exterior will be more sleeker and aggressive. This vehicle will come with a set of new LED headlights and tail lights with new graphics. The front bumper will be redesigned to look like that of the S-class models. The bumper will be modified and will have flush tailpipes. The grille will also be modified. The vehicle will be longer and wider than the GL model. The wheel base will also be extended.

More space will be available on the inside. It will be very luxurious and comfortable. This prestigious machine will comfortably host seven adult passengers. The interior will be boxier, with ample headroom and legroom. It will have a redesigned dashboard with new upgraded materials. The seats will be of leather material, each with a head rest. The front seats will be heated and ventilated. The central infotainment screen will be 8 inches large and will feature the most current Benz’s Command system. Other expected features in the interior include a 3D sound system, 80 GB hard drive storage, 360 degrees rear view camera, 3D navigation map, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning system, Cross traffic alert and a champagne cooler among other features.

2016 Mercedes GLS rear

2016 Mercedes GLS Engine

Various engine options will be available depending on the trim. These engines will observe fuel economy and less CO2 emissions. The Newest power train will be a 3.0 liter twin turbo V6 engine option, which will generate 330 hp. A turbocharged V6 diesel engine will also be available and will be rated at 240 hp and of 455 lb/ft. Another engine option will be a turbocharged V8 engine; which will generate 429 hp of power, given a torque of 516 pounds per feet. The top of the range trim will be powered by a turbocharged V8 engine, which will produce 550 hp, with 560 lb/ft of torque. These engines will be coupled with a 7 speed automatic transmission system. Fuel economy will depend with the engine option, with the diesel engine ranging between 18/26 mpg and the AMG V8 ranging between 13 – 17 mpg.

2016 Mercedes GLS side

2016 Mercedes GLS Price, Release Date

This iconic machine will hit the showrooms in the last quarter of this year.

The 2016 Mercedes GLS will go for 63,600 EST for the lower trims and this will range depending on the trim, with the highest trim going for $ 119,450.

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