Before you, New Mercedes GLS 2019. It's one of Mercedes's most important releases in 2019, especially in markets like the US or China. It was at the New York Motor Show where Mercedes decided to celebrate the global presentation of this huge luxury SUV. It's virtually a Mercedes S-Class SUV body that has among its direct rivals cars like the BMW X7 or the giant Cadillac Escalade. It measures more than five meters long, has three rows of seats and is manufactured in the US next to the Mercedes GLE. This is All you need to know about the new Mercedes GLS.
A Mercedes S Class of SUV dressed
First, it is a product focused mainly on the US markets and China, where the cheap fuel and the flavors of the clients make this type of cars less resale than a candy at the door of a school. However, it will be sold also on the European market, where your sales become much sharper. Mercedes GLS is a symbol of status, a luxury SUV with as much comfort and equipment as an S-class, but with much more space: his battle is about dizzying 3.17 meters, almost as long as a Mercedes V-Class.
It measures 5.21 meters, several centimeters more than a Mercedes S-Class with short strokes.
At the construction level, we can say that the lines to the Mercedes GLE, their little brother, are very much in line. However, it does a larger calendar, more angled optics and an even higher waist. The side profile has very marked wheel arches and its back looks very futuristic. Its soft but strong lines are accentuated by large wheels. It will have different finishes, with AMG details who takes their sport picture even further. Mercedes has worked with its aerodynamics: it has one aerodynamic coefficient of only 0.32.
Its interior is covered with premium material, like wood or leather upholstery. The adaptation possibilities are as high as in other Mercedes cars. The dashboard has the presence of a MBUX infotainment system, as well as a completely digital instrumentation. Both elements share integration in the dashboard, with two 12.3-inch screens. The air tanks surround the TFT module, which gives Mercedes GLS a inside modern and very technical appearance.
Its Multibeam LED matrix lamps have 112 diodes for optics, in addition to having an interval of 650 meters. Impressive.
But the back seat is the best place to travel in Mercedes GLS. Not only are they huge, but they enjoy 11.6 inch infotainment screens and an optional 7-inch tablet that they can interact with the MBUX system. possibly There will be a six-seat version of the Mercedes GLS, with individual seats with armrests in the second and third row. These luxury chairs have electric control. The truck on this SUV is huge, and with all folded seats it has a storage volume of 2.4 cubic meters.
New V8 electrified engines thanks to a 48 Volt EQ Boost system
At the mechanical level there are great news in the Mercedes GLS series. The biggest is electrified version of the 4.0 V8 Biturbo engines as we already know. Mercedes GLS 580 4MATIC will be the top of the range until you learn AMG – and they will have 489 CV of combined power. The Mercedes GLS 450 uses it already known Six cylinders of three liters, even with light hybridization and 367 hp of power. In Europe, it will be sold in diesel versions: all share a six-cylinder structure, without hybridization. GLS 350 d will have 286 hp power and GLS 400 d will have 330 hp power.
The EQ Boost system is a lightweight hybridization system that can assist the engine with up to 22 HP at the right time. Eliminates the need for a traditional starter and generator.
All engines in Mercedes GLS 2019 will be associated with a 9G-Tronic gearbox with torque converter and nine conditions, as well as a 4MATIC system with permanent integrated traction. In addition, the micro-hybrid versions, thanks to their 48-volt electric system, have an air suspension with active roller control, wheel-to-wheel-controlled – this is one of the great technological innovations in the Mercedes GLS 2019. Off-road capabilities are not neglected: Mercedes GLS carrying series reduction, to be able to pass all types of terrain with ease.
Active safety is never neglected in Mercedes, with all the latest innovations of the brand and a Distronic system connected to the internet, for increased security on express roads: it will adjust our speed not only to road conditions and traffic signals, but will be able to predict the occurrence of traffic jams and retention, to avoid the classic and dangerous "scares" that occur when finding cars stopped unexpectedly.