The updated Mercedes-Benz GLS is here, and it’s better than ever! With revamped design, enhanced technology, and increased equipment, the GLS family, including the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC and Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+, is ready to hit the roads with style and sophistication. Let’s dive into the upgrades and see what makes the new GLS a must-have for any car aficionado.
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The Mercedes-Benz GLS: Visual Upgrades and Off-Road Capabilities
Starting with the striking radiator grille, the new GLS models make a bold first impression. The bumper is more prominent, and the redesigned simulated under guard adds to the visual appeal. A new 20-inch multi-spoke light-alloy wheel in Himalayas grey adds an extra touch of elegance.
Inside, the GLS remains a comfortable seven-seater, now offering two new leather colors—Catalana beige and Bahia brown. The trim element MANUFAKTUR glossy black flowing lines piano lacquer, previously exclusive to the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC, is now available for the entire GLS family.
Worried about off-road capabilities? The updated Off-Road Engineering package offers an underride guard and 30mm more ground clearance, making your off-road experience smooth and enjoyable.
All-New Infotainment Experience with MBUX
The updated MBUX infotainment system offers a more customizable and immersive experience. Choose from three different styles (classic, sporty, discreet) and three modes (Navigation, Assistance, Service) to personalize your display.
The central display now also features Off-Road Mode, which visualizes gradient, lateral inclination, compass, and steering angle, making off-road navigation more intuitive and engaging.
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS: Next-Level Luxury
The Mercedes-Maybach GLS takes luxury to new heights with its signature vertical chrome bars and Maybach lettering on the radiator grille. The interior now boasts diamond-pattern quilting, exclusive color combinations, and ambient lighting with animated projection of the Mercedes-Maybach pattern.
Additional Features for the GLS and Maybach GLS
New paint finishes, the latest steering wheel generation with touch controls, and an optional MBUX Multi-Seat Entertainment system are just some of the updates for both the GLS and Maybach GLS. Rear-seat occupants can now enjoy the same comprehensive range of infotainment and comfort features as those in the front.
The Mercedes-AMG GLS: Sportier and More Advanced
The refreshed Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ sports a new LED rear light signature, two new paint finishes, and a more extensive range of standard equipment, including heated and climatized front seats, Adaptive High Beam Assist, and Smartphone Integration. Inside, new leather color schemes and optional glossy brown lime wood trim enhance the luxurious feel.
The updated AMG GLS also comes with the latest generation of MBUX, offering an even more immersive AMG-specific screen design and functions.
Unmatched Performance in the Mercedes-AMG GLS
The GLS 63 4MATIC+ features a powerful 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine that delivers an impressive 450 kW (612 hp). The electrified engine, combined with a 48-volt onboard electrical system and integrated starter alternator (ISG), provides explosive power delivery and finely controlled output.
The active roll stabilization system AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL and AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension with adaptive adjustable damping ensures a smooth, comfortable ride. Software updates and a new setup for roll stabilization and air suspension enhance the driving experience, offering a perfect balance between dynamic handling and comfort.
The GLS 63’s advanced AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, along with its electronically controlled rear-axle locking differential and ESP configuration, ensures a superior and dynamic driving experience, no matter the terrain.
Towing Capabilities and Assistance Features
The GLS offers a high trailer load of up to 3.5 tonnes and a tongue weight of up to 140 kg, making it the perfect SUV for towing. Additional features, such as Trailer Manoeuvring Assist, the updated Trailer menu in the central display, and the Trailer route planner, make towing more manageable and convenient.
The updated Mercedes-Benz GLS family offers a luxurious and versatile driving experience, with a wide array of enhancements in design, technology, and performance. Whether you’re cruising through the city, exploring off-road terrain, or towing your favorite toys, the refreshed GLS lineup has you covered.
The European market can expect the arrival of the upgraded Mercedes-Benz GLS in dealerships from the end of October 2023, while the US market launch is set for mid-September. So, if you’re a car enthusiast looking for the perfect blend of luxury, style, and performance, the wait is almost over.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS, Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC, and Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+ are the ultimate SUVs for those who demand the best of the best.