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.
With standard multimode, height-adjusting AIRMATIC® suspension and fully variable 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, the GLS puts its best foot forward even as seasons and surfaces challenge it. Available on the GLS 580, E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL can camera-scan the road ahead, lean into curves, and even rock you out of a sand trap.
Electrifying the V8 biturbo gasoline engine is an innovative Integrated Starter-Generator. It teams with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, plus a power supply for formerly belt-driven components like the water pump and air-conditioning compressor. These advancements help reduce weight and enhance underhood packaging. In addition to generating power and torque for immediate response, EQ Boost offers a reduction in fuel consumption.
A newly engineered version of 4MATIC® can automatically send from zero to 100% of the engine's torque to either axle, front or rear. A transfer case with a multi-disc clutch can vary the torque distribution based on the driving conditions in the moment. While this allows for precise response to varying surfaces and individual-wheel traction off-road and in inclement weather, it can also enhance cornering in any season by favorably influencing the vehicle's handling. AMG model comes equipped with AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive.
An ECO Start/Stop system automatically shuts off the engine at stoplights and other idle situations, to save fuel and reduce emissions. As soon as the driver lifts off the brake, the engine instantly restarts, for quick acceleration response. An added benefit of EQ Boost is that its Integrated Starter-Generator makes the restart process more seamlessly smooth than ever before. The ECO Start/Stop system can also be shut off by the driver at any time.
With a long wheelbase for more legroom and a smoother ride, the GLS lets you live large without the bulky driving experience. It's chiseled and muscular, yet polished and agile. 100% LED lighting adds to its brilliance.
Show how you roll. Up to 23 inches. GLS 450 wheels start at a sizable 20 inches and can go up to 21. The GLS 580 starts at 21, and you can take it all the way to a staggering 23-inch design.
Add a Night Package with gloss black styling elements.
Widescreen displays and perhaps the industry's most advanced visual, voice and touch interfaces help the GLS feel quickly like second nature. Exquisite craftsmanship envelops you in timeless luxury.
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 GLS offers truly luxurious seating for seven adults, standard. A no-charge 6-seat option features power 2nd-row captain's chairs with walk-through 3rd-row access. A sumptuous Executive Seating option can make the rear cabin even more accommodating.
Using Artificial Intelligence, MBUX can turn your words into your GLS's action. Just say "Hey, Mercedes, it's cold in here" or "I need a coffee," and MBUX can warm the cabin or set the standard MB Navigation. It can even learn your habits, and new phrases.
Front seats are heated, ventilated and available with massage. The second row offers similar luxuries. Even the armrests and third row can be heated. Ionizer-purified air can soothe the whole cabin with a subtle infusion of fragrance.
Mercedes me connect puts a world of remote features, from starting to locking its doors to scheduling service, in a handy smartphone app. And available augmented video can overlay your next navigation instruction on a live view of the turn itself.
Born to be a luxury SUV, not from a pickup truck, the GLS independent air suspension helps the roomy third row offer first-rate comfort. The standard power second row, available to seat two or three, also helps make 3rd-row access easy.
The Executive Rear Seating Package PLUS for the GLS 580 treats 2nd-row passengers to exclusive luxuries: Ventilated and massaging seats. Headrest pillows. And a wireless tablet to control rear-cabin comfort features.
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.
A big 7,700-lb towing capacity is just one of the GLS's superhuman abilities. Available tech lets it spot a traffic jam and help you negotiate it with ease. Change lanes with the tap of a turn signal. Or help protect your ears in a crash.
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.
The first system of its kind, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips. With enhanced sensitivity, the system can also help detect drivers who begin their trip drowsy, and offer more useful information to drivers along their journey via a dashboard display.
A Mercedes-Benz innovation, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC cruise control uses radar-based technology to adapt your set speed in response to the flow of traffic ahead. If traffic slows down, it can reduce your speed automatically until your path clears. If the vehicle ahead slows to a stop, it can brake to a full halt. When traffic moves, you can resume with just a tap of the accelerator or cruise control button, or it can resume automatically if the stop is under 30 seconds.