Mercedes-Benz Reveals GLS SUV; Launching In India By 2016

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Mercedes-Benz has revealed pictures and details about the company's top-of-the-line SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GLS. The GLS is a 7-seater luxury SUV, basically an SUV version of the Mercedes S-Class.

The exterior gets redesigned bumpers, a twin slat front grille and new alloy wheel design. The interior is similar to the recently launched Mercedes GLE. The SUV will feature floating infotainment screen and touchpad control between the seats.

A major upgrade comes in the form of an additional driving mode, which now features six different driving modes, instead of five modes present in the GLE. The six driving modes are Comfort, Slippery, Sport, Individual, Off-Road, and Off-road Plus, which is the new addition.

Powering the GLS will be a choice of three engines: 3.0-litre, 328bhp V6, 4.7-litre, 449bhp V8, and the 5.5-litre, 557bhp, twin-turbocharged V8 that comes with the GL AMG sold in India.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS will come mated to a new 9-speed transmission that delivers power to all four wheels through the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system. The AMG version, however, will be offered with a 7-speed G-Tronic transmission.

The GLS will compete against the Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover and could land on Indian shores in 2016.

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Story first published: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 16:03 [IST]
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