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Mercedes-Benz has launched the new GLS Grand Edition in India and will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. Both the GLS 400 and the 350d Grand Edition are priced at Rs 86.90 Lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).
The GLS Grand Edition gets mostly cosmetic changes as compared to the standard GLS models. List of features on the exterior include, intelligent LED headlamps with integrated black rings, chrome fins on the bonnet, 20-inch, 10-spoke alloy wheels painted in black, and ‘Grand Edition' badging all around the SUV.
The interiors of the GLS Grand Edition receives heated three-spoke multifunction steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, paddle shifters, 12 function keys, a Nappa leather-wrapped airbag covers, redesigned instrument cluster with semi-integrated colour media display and rear seat entertainment system with two seven-inch HD screens connected to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Talking about the GLS Grand Edition, Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said, "The GLS popularly referred to as the ‘S-Class of SUVs', boasts of unparalleled levels of luxury combined with impressive comfort, agile dynamics and also best-in-class safety. Put to everyday use or venturing off the beaten track, the GLS never disappoints and effortlessly meets all requirements.
Folger further mentioned, "Indians have a penchant for SUVs and this has pushed India to emerge as the Top 6 markets globally for the GLS, reiterating the vehicles unmatched popularity. We are extremely confident that the ‘GLS Grand Edition' will continue to remain at the top of customer preference creating a new benchmark."
Mechanically, the GLS Grand Edition will remain unchanged from the standard model. With a 3.0-litre, V6 engine powering both the petrol and diesel models while producing 333bhp with 480Nm of torque and 258bhp with 620Nm of torque respectively.
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The new Grand Edition models vary only in terms of certain cosmetic updates, while mechanically remaining the same, yet they cost Rs 4 Lakh more than the standard GLS model which is priced at Rs 82.90 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).