Mercedes calls the GLS class S among SUVs: its rich equipment and power guarantee the award 10Best 2018. Three rows offer space for seven people; the interior has leather, wood and other options such as an air ionization system and heated and cooled cup holders. The GLS450 has a 362 hp turbo with a double V-6; The GLS550 has a 2-turbo V8 with 449 hp. Each model has four-wheel drive and nine-speed automatic. Safety technology includes cross-over assistance, frontal collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
Many cars are luxurious, some are majestic, but only a few of them can be defined impressively. Among them are the Grand Marquis, Grand Cherokee, Grand Wagoneer, Grand Voyager, Grand Caravan, Grand Safari and Grand LeMans. In this pantheon, we must now add Mercedes-Benz GLS, in particular the new Grand Edition.
Available in the six-cylinder version GLS450 4Matic or V-8 GLS550 4Matic, the Grand edition adds a bit of refinement inside and outside. From outside, the sizes of the models will be visible thanks to a special LED backlight and 10-spoke 20-inch wheels on the GLS450 model and 21 seconds on the GLS550.
Inside, the designo Mercedes-Benz porcelain tassel and brown espresso decorates the interior, with a diamond-patterned seat design and contrasting finishes. The dashboard is also covered with leather and finished with ash wood with open pores and a striped pattern.
What we do not know yet is how much this gloss will cost, let alone north of the standard model rate, currently 70,545 USD for GLS450 and 95,945 USD for GLS550. Special editions enter the Detroit car show, but they will not reach the middle of the year, giving dealers plenty of time to make the showrooms scarce.