The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS goes on sale in the U.S. in late 2019. Its price stars from $76,195, as confirmed by the manufacturer.
Mercedes’s largest SUV, the GLS-Class, in its new iteration will be $5,050 pricier than the previous model.
The GLS 450 will reach American dealers by the end of this year and cost from $76,195 (for comparison: the price in Germany is from €85,924).
Several changes have been made under the hood.
New engines replaced the old ones in the Mercedes-Benz GLS lineup. The 450 4Matic version, for example, will be powered by the brand’s latest 3.0-liter inline-6 in combination with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system providing better efficiency and smoother acceleration.
This unit is used instead of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. The total output will be 362 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. The electric motor alone produces 21 hp and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm).
More expensive and potent GLS 580 will have a 4.0-liter twin-turbo 8-cylinder V engine and the same 48-volt mild-hybrid system. It will be the first time Mercedes electrifies one of its V8s. This version’s price will be announced later.
Other modifications, such as a Mercedes-AMG GLS and a Maybach GLS will join as well.
The SUV got an expanded list of standard equipment including a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen of the same size, keyless ignition, heated front seats, Burmester and MBUX systems, already well-know and met in other Mercedes models, wireless charging for smartphones.
Both 7- and 6-seat configurations are available.
A list of options is also long. It includes a 5-zone climate control, an Executive Rear Seat package, open-pore wood trims, cooling and massage for front seats.