The SUV reaches a new peak.

GLS SUV

The SUV reaches a new peak.

Build

2020 GLS SUV Design

Design

In an ever-more-crowded field of luxury SUVs, treat yourself to some room. The all-new GLS is more spacious, more aerodynamic, and wraps class-leading innovations in style that's bold yet elegant. The SUV leader offers an even more comfortable lead.


Its muscles are taut. Its accommodations, grander than ever.

With a longer wheelbase for more legroom and an even smoother ride, the new 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.

A digital cockpit with a human touch.

A digital cockpit with a human touch.

High-resolution widescreen displays and perhaps the industry's most advanced visual, voice and touch interfaces make the GLS feel quickly like second nature. Exquisite craftsmanship envelops you in timeless luxury that touches all your senses.

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First class amenities. Even in the third row.

From 64 colours of ambient lighting to heated seats and armrests in the first two rows, the GLS lets everyone in on the Star treatment. Available luxuries include four ventilated and massaging seats, and 5-zone climate control.

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Show how you roll. Up to 23 inches.

GLS wheels start at a sizable 21 inches and only go up from there, all the way to 23 inches. The GLS 580's standard AMG styling is available in the GLS 450 Sport Package. Both offer a Night Package with gloss black styling elements. [1]

GLS SUV Technology

INNOVATION

The GLS offers truly luxurious seating for seven adults, standard. A 6-seater layout with power 2nd-row captain's chairs is also available. A new Premium Rear Seating Package can make the rear cabin of the GLS 580 even more accommodating.


Express your desires: MBUX listens. And your GLS responds.

Express your desires: MBUX listens. And your GLS responds.

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.

Give your senses a fresh new sense of luxury.

Give your senses a fresh new sense of luxury.

Available new ENERGIZING Comfort networks front-seat heating, ventilation and massage with ambient light and sound, to help rejuvenate your body and spirit as you drive. Ionizer-purified air can be subtly infused with fragrance. It's a sensation for every sense.

Even without a trailer, it's a leader.

Even without a trailer, it's a leader.

A big 3,500kg towing capacity is just one of the GLS's superhuman abilities. Available new tech lets it spot a traffic jam and negotiate it hands-free up to 60 km/h. Change lanes with the tap of a turn signal. Or help protect your ears in a crash. [2] [3] [4]

Your SUV, virtually in your pocket. Your next move, shown for real.

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. [5] [6]

GLS SUV Versatility

Versatility

GLS capability has many dimensions, but they all aim to out measure any other large luxury SUV. Rigid standards create a flexible vehicle that's spacious yet agile. At home on a trail, with a trailer, or coddling you in its fine tailoring.


A welcome change from other SUVs.

A welcome change from other SUVs.

Born to be an 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 three or two, also helps make 3rd-row access easy.

The pinnacle of SUVs, more than ever.

The pinnacle of SUVs, more than ever.

The new Premium Rear Seating Package treats 2nd-row passengers to exclusive luxuries from headrest pillows to ventilation and a massage. The large center armrest features a wireless tablet to control a variety of rear-cabin comfort features.

Charging forward: One turbo or two, with an electric boost.

Charging forward: One turbo or two, with an electric boost.

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.

Faster flexibility: The quick-shifting 9G-TRONIC.

Faster flexibility: The quick-shifting 9G-TRONIC.

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.

Depth of character: Evident on every surface.

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 new E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL can camera-scan the road ahead, lean into curves, and even rock the GLS 580 out of a sand trap.

Models

Model Lineup

  • GLS450W4 Image
  • GLS 450 4MATIC SUV
  • $93,500 * MSRP
  • Engine 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost
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  • Towing capacity
    3,500 kg
  • Power
    @ 5,500-6,100 rpm
    362 hp
  • Torque
    @ 1,600-4,500 rpm
    369 lb-ft

Dimensions

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Key Features

  • Passenger capacity
    7 (6 optional)
  • Automatic transmission
    9G-TRONIC 9-speed
  • City fuel economy
    TBD
  • Highway fuel economy
    TBD
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  • GLS 580 4MATIC SUV
  • $114,900 * MSRP
  • Engine 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost
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  • Towing capacity
    3,500 kg
  • Power
    @ 5,500 rpm
    483 hp
  • Torque
    @ 2,000-4,000 rpm
    516 lb-ft

Dimensions

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GLS580W4 Front/back Image

Key Features

  • Passenger capacity
    7 (6 optional)
  • Automatic transmission
    9G-TRONIC 9-speed
  • City fuel economy
    TBD
  • Highway fuel economy
    TBD
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