The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is now being actively tested on public roads before launching into mass production.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLE is definitely a good vehicle. For those who need a larger crossover, the GLS is a good choice. It has been produced since 2012, and soon will change the generation.
This time road tests take place in general traffic. The GLS crossover is still in camouflage, but already looks very close to a production version.
Actually, a direct competitor to the Mercedes-Benz GLS is the BMW X7, since the previous flagship BMW X5 is smaller than the GLS in size.
Obviously, the new BMW X7’s rival from Mercedes will receive the same MHA platform as the GLE. The engine range will include an in-line six-cylinder gasoline engine and a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8. Diesel versions will be available in some markets.
The GLS 63 with the output over 600 hp will arrive later. The exterior and interior design of the new GLS will be similar to those of the GLE.
The cost of the new GLS is still unknown. The current entry-level model is about $10,000 cheaper than the base BMW X7. We already informed before about the Bavarian flagship crossover’s European prices.
We can expect that the new Mercedes-Benz GLS will be released in 2019. The AMG sports version and the Maybach luxurious variant will arrive later.