Auto Nation Group launched the third generation Mercedes-Benz GLS in March 2020. Its introductory price starts at Php 8,990,000.
The facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLS is now bigger than previous generations in terms of length and width. Its wheelbase comes 60mm longer than its predecessor. Among the upgraded exterior elements is the new front fascia that now sports large air intakes. It is complemented by sleek multi-beam LED headlamps that come as standard. On the rear are narrow LED tail lamps. The GLS rides on 21-inch light-alloy wheels.
A total of seven people can sit comfortably in its spacious cabin that boasts of a plethora of soft-touch leather material on the dashboard and the center console. All seats are also upholstered in leather. The first two rows are equipped with fully electrical adjustability for added comfort and convenience. In terms of ventilation, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is furnished with five-zone automatic climate control so that every passenger has a set of dedicated air-conditioning vents.
Technology & Safety Features
The GLS provides a fully-digital drive experience through its two 12.3-inch displays. One is for the infotainment system that comes with the latest update of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). Part of the MBUX system is the voice command feature that has been a standard among all new-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The infotainment system is capable of connectivity through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The second display screen is the instrument cluster placed in front of the driver for an entirely digital experience. Audio comes out of a Burmester Surround Sound System.
In terms of safety and convenience, the Mercedes-Benz GLS comes with a lane tracking system, blind spot assist, active brake assist, and electronic stability control.
It is also equipped with Parktronic technology with active parking assist and a 360-degree camera.
Platform and Chassis
The 7-seater SUV is equipped with independent double-wishbone suspension in front and independent multi-link suspension at the rear. Stopping power comes from disc brakes all around.
Engine & Drivetrain
Under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class is a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel engine that produces a powerful 286 hp and 600 Nm of torque. It is paired with a 9-speed G-TRONIC automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.