Both the 362-hp GLS 450 turbo inline-6 and the GLS 580's 483-hp biturbo V8 offer advanced tech and abundant torque. Now with EQ Boost electrification, their Integrated Starter-Generator can also add 21 hp, or allow gas-free coasting and lower emissions.
With nine speeds, the advanced 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission offers a versatile range of ratios, for quick response and efficient, quiet cruising. Fingertip shift paddles and the modes of DYNAMIC SELECT let you take charge anytime.
GLS capability has many dimensions, but they all aim to outmeasure any other large luxury SUV. Rigid standards create a flexible vehicle that's spacious yet agile. At home on a trail, with a trailer, or coddling you in its fine tailoring.
High-resolution widescreen displays and perhaps the industry's most advanced visual, voice and touch interfaces make the GLS feel quickly like second nature. Exquisite craftsmanship envelops you in timeless luxury that touches all your senses.
From 64 colors of ambient lighting to power 2nd-row seats, the GLS lets everyone in on the Star treatment. Available luxuries include four ventilated and massaging seats, heated 3rd-row seats, and 5-zone climate control.
The new Executive Rear Seating Package treats 2nd-row passengers to exclusive luxuries from headrest pillows to a wireless tablet to control rear-cabin comfort features. A second tier of the package adds ventilated and massaging 2nd-row seats.
One of the most respected makers of handcrafted high-end home audio, Germany's Burmester® has developed a surround-sound system specifically for the GLS. Thirteen high-quality speakers including twin FrontBass® subwoofers and a 590-watt 9-channel digital amplifier can fill the cabin with pure digital surround sound while seamlessly compensating for ambient noise. Exquisitely detailed metal speaker grilles are as rewarding to the eyes as the system's output is to the most discerning ears.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
The advanced Surround View System uses cameras in all four directions to compose a single, live overhead view of your immediate surroundings. Displayed on the central in-dash screen during low-speed maneuvers, it helps you avoid obstacles as you negotiate tight spaces, whether you're moving forward or backing up.
Radar-based technology can alert you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as you start to brake, it can automatically provide an appropriate level of braking to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. If you fail to respond, it can also initiate braking automatically at a range of driving speeds. The system can also detect and react to crossing pedestrians at typical city speeds.
An advanced system of 7 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for all three seating rows are standard.