The new Mercedes-Benz GLS: The S-Class of SUVs

Sculpted, superbly engineered and equipped, the new Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is the largest and most luxurious SUV from Mercedes-Benz ever. It now offers more space, comfort and luxury than ever before.

Sculpted, superbly engineered and equipped, the new Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is the largest and most luxurious SUV from Mercedes-Benz ever. It now offers more space, comfort and luxury than ever before. The GLS comes equipped with three fully electrically adjustable seat rows that offer ample space and comfort for all passengers. For the first time, a six-seater variant is available with two luxury individual seats in the second seat row.

Like the model year 2020 GLE, the GLS features the latest generation of driving assistance systems from Mercedes-Benz. The new 4MATIC system ensures greater agility on the road, and strong performance off the beaten track. The new GLS also offers impressive aerodynamics in its segment, with a Cd figure of 0.35. “The new GLS is the S-Class of premium SUVs. It embodies luxury, confidence and intelligence like no other vehicle,” says Ola Källenius, the member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for corporate research and Mercedes-Benz Cars development.

The interior of the new GLS combines elegant aesthetics with luxurious, exclusive trim elements. Furnished with standard leather appointments throughout. Central to the dashboard’s design is an impressively sized screen embedded into a distinctive dashboard support. All seats are electrically adjustable as standard. The GLS also comes equipped with the EASY-ENTRY function, which makes it much easier to get in and out of the second and third row of seats.

The third row of seats are just as accommodating and comfortable as the first and second row. They are suitable for people who are up to 1.94 m tall. The third row of seating comes with its own USB charging ports, and its own climate control zone (if the GLS is equipped with five-zone automatic climate control).

Powerful six and eight-cylinder engines effortlessly deliver comfortable driving dynamics and superior power performance for the GLS.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC, a six-cylinder in-line engine electrified with 48-volt technology, is only available outside of the EU. It offers 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, with a further 184 lb-ft of torque and 21 hp available via EQ Boost over short periods.

All variants of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS are equipped with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. As an option, the GLS can be equipped with the enhanced AIRMATIC air suspension system with Adaptive Damping System Plus. A new electrified V8 engine featuring EQ Boost – a 48-volt system with an integrated starter-generator (ISG) – will debut in the new GLS 580 4MATIC.