After the recent facelift, which besides many changes also brought a new name, the 2018 Mercedes GLS will continue in the pretty much same way, without bigger changes. This full-size crossover is a flagship model of the German manufacturer and it was earlier known as GL series. This model originally came in 2006, while the current second-generation model is present since 2012. The company did a facelift last year, which brought plenty of new things, including a new name, adapted to the brand’s new naming policy. We saw new styling, new transmission and plenty of latest technologies. So, if we consider these novelties, it is pretty much for sure that the 2018 GLS will come without bigger changes. We expect its arrival somewhere late in the year.
2018 Mercedes GLS redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2018 Mercedes GLS will continue without bigger changes. The current model received plenty of new things, which will carry over for the next year. This facelift included many changes. First of all, there is a new styling, which includes changes in many areas. The interior also comes with many new things. In the mechanical aspect, there are also new things like the new 9-speed automatic transmission. When it comes to the equipment, already the base model will come fully loaded. Standard features are things like 19-inch alloy wheels, a self-leveling air suspension, LED running lights and taillights, a sunroof etc. Inside, you will find things like heated front seats, a 10-way power driver seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, wood trim etc. Speaking about technologies, an 8-inch central display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, an 115-volt household-style power outlet, HD radio and dual USB ports are all standard.
2018 Mercedes GLS engines
The 2018 Mercedes GLS will come with four engines in the offer. The weakest one is a 3.0-liter diesel unit, which is good for about 255 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. The next one is a 3.0-liter gasoline unit, which outputs 362 horses and 369 pound-feet of twist. A 4.6-liter V8 engine is good for 449 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a hi-performance AMG version, which comes with a 5.5-liter V8 engine that is good for about 577 horses and 561 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Mercedes GLS release date and price
The 2018 Mercedes GLS will come late in the year, with the base price around 68.000 dollars. Main competitors will be models like Chevrolet Suburban, Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition and others.
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