The large German off-roader adds an S to the abbreviation, making it even clearer the relationship with the S-Class sedan, the richest and most luxurious car in the Mercedes range. Few differences in aesthetics with the “old” GL: the front of the Mercedes GLS has been redesigned, with the headlights that stand out for the elaborate line, the large air intakes in the bumper and the bonnet characterized by generous swellings.
The headlamps and the paracolpi fascia change behind. Lightweight interventions also in the cockpit, always with seven real seats, which shows the new multifunction steering wheel with three spokes, dashboard and console unpublished and the touch screen of 8 inches partially integrated Comand Online multimedia system.
The Mercedes GLS equipment is as rich as you would expect from a car in this category, with numerous electronic driving aid systems, such as the Collision Prevention Assist Plus (which warns you with a warning light and a buzzer when it falls below the safety threshold the distance with the vehicle in front), the Attention Assist (which controls the driver’s level of attention and, if he recognizes signs of fatigue, warns him to avoid a sleep), the emergency braking and the Active Curve System, which avoids rolling in corners (even at high speed) thanks to the active anti-roll bars; or the ascending anti-retraction device and the downward speed control. Powerful engines, ranging from 258 hp of the 350 d turbodiesel to 455 of the 500 petrol. For those who are not satisfied, there is also the AMG 63 S, with the beauty of 585 hp. Traction is always on the four wheels, the sequential automatic transmission to seven (AMG) or nine-speed transmission.