2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS models arrive with Fresh Looks and Cutting-Edge Software

  • New paint finishes, interior upholsteries and trims
  • Upgraded standard equipment, expanded new options
  • Enhanced engine portfolio

Following the launch of the new GLE and GLE Coupe, Mercedes-Benz is introducing a range of updates for their full-size SUV model series, including the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS, Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, and Mercedes-AMG GLS 63. These updates focus on enhancing the comfort, connectivity, and performance of the SUV models, while also providing ample interior space for up to seven occupants. The 2024 GLS model range is set to arrive at U.S. dealerships later in 2023.

Mercedes-Benz GLS – Enhanced Style and Off-Road Features:

The new Mercedes-Benz GLS models come with a refreshed look, featuring an even more striking radiator grille with four louvers finished in Silver Shadow. The front bumper now boasts integrated air inlet grilles surrounded by high-gloss black, and a redesigned front underride guard. At the rear, the GLS boasts new LED taillights with a light signet made up of three horizontal blocks.

Inside, customers can choose between seating for six or seven occupants and two new leather upholstery options – Catalana Beige and Bahia Brown. The GLS also features revised interior trim finishes, including new High-Gloss Brown Linden Wood. The exclusive MANUFAKTUR Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines, previously only available for the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, is now available for the entire GLS family. Another new addition to the GLS is the Silver Shadow finish of the center and side climate control vents, a detail taken from the Mercedes-Maybach GLS.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS has undergone a facelift with an upgraded MBUX infotainment system. The latest generation MBUX infotainment system boasts a new look for the displays, which can be operated directly and conveniently as a touchscreen. The driver display is customizable with three different display styles and modes, providing all relevant information to the driver in the Classic style, dynamic design for the central tachometer in the Sporty style, and only essential information in the Discreet style. In addition, both displays can be shown in seven color schemes in conjunction with ambient lighting, creating an impressive color experience in the interior.

In addition to its visual enhancements, the GLS also boasts functional off-road features, making it a versatile and capable SUV. The Off-Road Mode turns special content such as gradient, lateral inclination, compass, and steering angle into a visual experience. With the standard Surround View system with 360-degree camera, the “transparent hood” function shows a virtual view under the front of the vehicle when the Off-Road mode is active. This enables the driver to identify obstacles such as large rocks or deep potholes sooner and more easily.

The GLS 580 4MATIC has an Off-Road Engineering Package that includes an underride guard, providing an additional 1.2 inches of ground clearance in combination with the SUV’s standard AIRMATIC suspension. The GLS also has all-wheel drive and a gear ratio designed for pulling power, allowing for a tow capacity of up to 7,716 lbs and a tongue weight of up to 309 lbs. Helpful additional features for use when towing include Trailer Maneuvering Assist and the updated Trailer menu in the central display.

Mercedes-Benz GLSGLS 450 4MATICGLS 580 4MATIC
Displacement (cc2,9993,982
Output (hp @ rpm)375 @ 5,800-6,100510 @ 5,500
Add. output (Boost) (hp)2021
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)369 @ 1,800-5,000538 @ 2,250-5,500
Add. torque (Boost) (lb-ft148184
Acceleration 0-60 mph (sec)5.8 (est.)4.7 (est.)
Top speed (mph)130130

Mercedes-Maybach GLS -Refined and Luxurious:

The Mercedes-Maybach GLS is the epitome of luxury and sophistication, and the latest upgrades take it to the next level. The vertical chrome bars and the “Maybach” lettering on the radiator grille make it instantly recognizable. The front fascia’s air inlet grilles have a Maybach pattern with a chrome surround, and an optional 23-inch forged wheel with a bolt cover completes the look.

A new standard feature for the Mercedes-Maybach GLS is ambient lighting with an animated projection of the Mercedes-Maybach pattern. The interior features new seat upholstery designs that highlight the luxurious character of the Mercedes-Maybach. The seat surfaces and backrests’ center sections now feature elegant diamond quilting with specific perforations. The MANUFAKTUR Crystal White/Silver Grey Pearl and MANUFAKTUR Mahogany Brown/Macchiato Beige Nappa leather are exclusive color options offered for the Mercedes-Maybach model.

Further new features of the Mercedes-Benz GLS and Mercedes-Maybach GLS:

Other new features include the latest generation steering wheel with touch controls on the spokes, two USB ports with 100W output in the rear of the center console, and new Twilight Blue Metallic and MANUFAKTUR Alpine Grey Non-Metallic paint finishes.

Mercedes-Maybach GLSGLS 600
Displacement (cc)3,982
Output (hp @ rpm)550 @ 6,000-6,500
Add. output (Boost) (hp)21
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)538 @ 2,500-5,000
Add. torque (Boost) (lb-ft)184
Acceleration 0-60 mph (sec)4.7 (est.)
Top speed (mph)155

Mercedes-AMG GLS – Refreshed design features and Software updates:

The GLS 63 from Mercedes-AMG is getting a facelift and updated software features. The GLS 63 is now the flagship model of the AMG SUV family, with an updated LED rear light signature that sets it apart.

The GLS 63 is now available in two new colors, including MANUFAKTUR Alpine Grey Non-Metallic and Twilight Blue Metallic. The front fascia of the vehicle now features the AMG emblem on the hood, which will be standard on all future AMG vehicles. The GLS 63’s dynamic character is further accentuated by red brake calipers and an AMG-specific light animation that displays when the front doors are opened. The GLS 63 offers standard 21-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels, with optional 22- and 23-inch wheels in forged designs.

New highlights in the interior:

The interior of the new Mercedes-AMG GLS boasts several enhancements, such as AMG seats and a revamped instrument panel upholstered in Exclusive Nappa leather. The interior upholstery is available in new colorways like Bahia Brown/Black and Macchiato Beige/Black. The interior trim can now be customized with the option of High-Gloss Brown Linden Wood or MANUFAKTUR Piano Lacquer Flowing Lines. The MBUX infotainment system has been updated with AMG-specific screen design and functions that enhance the overall brand experience.

Significantly more extensive standard equipment:

The latest Mercedes-AMG GLS comes with an even more extensive range of standard equipment compared to its predecessor. It boasts features such as a panoramic sliding sunroof, Adaptive High Beam Assist, wireless smartphone integration, and a selectable AMG Performance exhaust system. The car also has a Burmester surround sound system, Blind Spot Assist, and a 360-degree Surround View system.

The AMG Performance steering wheel is equipped with brilliant displays and intuitive operating logic, allowing for important driving functions and all driving modes to be controlled without the driver’s hands leaving the steering wheel. The steering wheel is also heated and available with a carbon fiber design.

The GLS 63 comes with a Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine with an output of 603 hp, twin-scroll turbochargers, and a cylinder shutoff system that improves efficiency. The Handcrafted engine is equipped with a 48-volt auxiliary on-board electrical system and an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG). The ISG is a powerful electric motor that combines a starter and alternator, performing hybrid functions such as boosting, recuperation, load point shifting, gliding, and restarting the engine with the start/stop function.

The car also features equipment such as the MBUX Augmented Video function, MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, Driver Assistance Package Plus, AIR BALANCE package, multicontour front seats, head-up display, MBUX Interior Assistant, and heated and cooled front cup holders as standard.

Active roll stabilization with new configuration:

The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 has an AMG RIDE CONTROL+ suspension with adaptive adjustable damping as standard. It also features the AMG ACTIVE RIDE CONTROL active roll stabilization system with two electro-mechanical actuators at the front and rear axle. The system improves body roll when cornering and enhances tuning of load change behavior and precision when cornering. It also provides increased driving comfort on straight roads by balancing out one-sided road imperfections.

The roll stabilization and air suspension in the GLS 63 have received a software update and a new setup as part of the facelift. This increases the range between dynamic handling and comfort. The ESP configuration, electronically controlled rear-axle locking differential, AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, and suspension control system have been fine-tuned for a dynamic and superior driving experience.

Mercedes-AMG GLSGLS 63
EngineHandcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo
with hybrid assist
Displacement (cc)3,982
Output (hp @ rpm)603
+21 hp (ISG) @ 5,750-6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)627
+184 (ISG)  @ 2,500–4,500
Drive systemAMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution
Acceleration 0-60 mph (sec)4.1 (est.)
Top speed  (mph)174


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