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Launching in March 2016, Mercedes-Benz make their stance in the SUV market.

Mercedes-Benz produce luxury SUV : The GLS

By Grace Cunningham on 16th November 2015

Combining luxury with comfort, agile dynamics and best in class safety, Mercedes-Benz introduce their new seven-seat luxury SUV, the GLS, with first UK deliveries due in March 2016 priced at £69,100 OTR.

The new GLS features improved efficiency, extended DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the latest AIRMATIC air suspension system with ADS adaptive damping system, a nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and the latest telematics with internet access. Three models are available in the UK: the GLS 350d 4MATIC AMG Line, the GLS 350d 4MATIC designo Line and the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC.

The standard specification is highly comprehensive with advanced technologies including the latest generation of COMAND Online, parking package with 360° camera, lane tracking package including Blind Spot Assist and Lane Keeping Assist, Keyless-GO comfort package and THERMOTRONIC climate control with three zones.

Personalisation is available within the interior within the interior with the choice of five different leather upholstery in the AMG line or two luxurious designo Exclusive nappa leather options in the designo Line. Customers can choose from four wood trim finishes (brown open-pore ash, high-gloss brown burr walnut, high-gloss brown eucalyptus, black poplar) or aluminium trim at no cost, with cost options including black piano lacquer and AMG carbon-fibre with black piano lacquer (combined).

For an extra luxurious interior customers can select the designo Line featuring designo nappa leather upholstery with diamond pattern quilting; heated and cooled front seats; a heated steering wheel; four-zone climate control including the third row of seats; temperature-controlled cup holders; and interior air ionisation with filter.

Under the hood the GLS 350d uses a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, which produces 258 hp and 620 Nm of torque, and emits 199 g/km of CO2 (down from 209 g/km). The 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic gearbox is standard, making for greater efficiency and smoother shifts, as well as DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes. Customers can also select an optional off-road package for the 350d. The GLS63 model has a peak output of 585 hp and peak torque of 760 Nm from just 1,750 rpm, thanks to the 5.5-litre bi-turbo V8 offering even more power (+28 hp), more dynamism and higher equipment levels than before.

Prices

GLS 350d AMG Line £69,100 RRP OTR
GLS 350d designo £78,095 RRP OTR
GLS 63 AMG £102,330 RRP OTR

The GLS is available to order now, with deliveries starting from March 2016. For full details including prices and specification, visit www.Mercedes-Benz.co.uk