Mercedes-Benz, India’s largest luxury car manufacturer has launched the newest generation of the GLS – its largest & most luxurious SUV also popularly referred to as the S-Class of SUVs. The luxury car is available in diesel 400 d 4MATIC and the petrol 450 4MATIC variants.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Price in India:
The new Mercedes-Benz GLS 400 d 4MATIC and GLS 450 4MATIC are both priced at INR 99.90 Lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, India, except Kerala).
The new GLS features the most cutting-edge technology offered by any SUV on Indian roads and combines luxury with the character of a true off-roader. The interiors of the new GLS combine the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz luxury saloon with progressive detailing of an SUV.
The new GLS SUV has a considerably longer wheelbase over its predecessor (3135 mm, an increase of 60 mm), offering more space (87 mm), especially in the second seat row, which can furthermore be adjusted fore and aft.
Powerful six-cylinder engines deliver the motoring comfort and effortlessly superior power that suits the characteristics of this luxurious car. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC comes with a six-cylinder in-line engine electrified with 48-volt technology and integrated starter-generator (ISG).
This engine produces 270 kW (367 hp) and 500 Nm of torque, with a further 250 Nm of torque and 16 kW/22 hp available. The integrated starter-generator (ISG) is responsible for hybrid functions such as EQ Boost or energy recuperation while allowing fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology.
The new GLS achieves cd figures as low as 0.32 – a clear improvement compared with its predecessor (cd 0.35) and an impressively low figure in the large luxury SUV segment. The excellent aerodynamics help to firstly reduce fuel consumption and secondly limit wind noise, one of the areas on which development work focused specifically.
Combining luxury, comfort, and technology, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is the finest luxury SUV available in the market today. As a full-size seven-seater SUV, the new GLS offers significantly more space and an added legroom for passengers, especially for those in the second row.
The GLS is also equipped with the latest generation of the MBUX infotainment system and fully connected via our Mercedes me Connect Services, making it a tech-savvy SUV. The interior of the GLS is a synthesis of modern, luxurious aesthetics, hallmark SUV practicality. The new GLS is an ideal blend of modern luxury with the characteristics of an off-roader.
Mercedes me connect App also gets an all-new user interface and an additional new Service App that offers a seamless online experience. The new Mercedes me App with highly intuitive User Interface is being rolled-out for all Mercedes me connect owners starting 1st July 2020.
This new app provides a platform to offer new features that are capable of Over the Air updates. The company will be shortly rolling-out Geo-fencing, vehicle finder and remote open-close of windows and sunroof as well.
The luxury SUV also comes with Active Park Assist with a 360-degree surround-view camera, Driver Assistant System: Blind Spot-Assist & Active Brake Assist, 9 Airbags, Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR), Off-road ABS and Car Wash Function.
Inside, the car gets expression Interior Package with 64 colour ambient lighting, High-gloss anthracite lime wood trim, All new Multifunction sports steering wheel in Nappa leather, Memory Package Front with Seat Kinetics, THERMOTRONIC 5-zone automatic climate control and Rear Comfort Package Plus with extended centre console and luxury head restraints.
Additionally, it gets electric sun blinds in the rear doors, Front passenger seat operation from the rear, Electrically adjustable second seat row, Electrically folding seat backrests in second and third seat row with one-touch operation, Easy Entry System for third seat row, AIRMATIC Level control for unloading heavy luggage and EASY-PACK tailgate and luggage cover.
The new GLS is also offered with Burmester surround sound system, 12.3-inch Widescreen Cockpit with touch, MBUX multimedia system (NTG6) with “Hey Mercedes” and HDD Navigation (3D), MBUX Interior Assistant – Contactless Gesture Control, Pre-Installation of Rear Seat Entertainment System, Wireless Charging (Front and Rear), MBUX rear tablet (retractable) and Additional USB ports in the rear.