2016 Mercedes GLS class, release date
Within this yea, Mercedes-Benz will add up the brand new 2016 Mercedes GLS in its crossover series. It is basically a face lifted version of current GL-Class, with S denoting S-Class series of Mercedes. The GLS-Class model is a heavily update model of GL-Class and it may be introduced in November at Lost Angeles Auto Show. With its launch, it will face stiff competition from 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Audi Q7. As GLS-Class is a new addition in company’s SUV line up along with GLE-Class, it will play an important role in company’s car sale. 2016 Mercedes GLS has been assembled in Tuscaloosa assembly plant and the company is hoping to launch the car very soon.
2016 Mercedes GLS: Redesign Exterior and Interior
GLS-Class has an almost an identical design of M-Class with stretched bodyline and streamlined doors. It will have a chunky front end with new Active LED headlights, large grille having a sporty mesh with large Mercedes-Benz logo in the middle. The rear end of 2016 Mercedes GLS is equipped with a spoiler and an exhaust system which is integrated into the diffuser. Company didn’t give a huge makeover in the exterior.
2016 Mercedes GLS will have a newly designed dashboard, new trim materials and an updated infotainment system that can controlled with COMAND controller having a built in touchpad. Mercedes gave a new look to the instrument panel, which differs a lot from other GL series. Other than this, it has almost same looks as other GL series with three row interior but the old four spoke steering has been updated to a three spoke edgy looking wheel. It also has heated seats and the whole command system is integrated with Bluetooth.
2016 Mercedes GLS: Engine and Fuel Economy
The legendary car maker is sticking up with its updated GL’s engines introduced in early 2015 and it will remain unchanged for the GLS series. The base model will have a 3.5 liter Turbocharged V-6 diesel engine with 240 hp and 455 pound feet torque, and the next version will have a turbo V6 engine with 362 hp and 369 lb-ft torque. The top two versions are integrated to a V-8 having 429 hp with 516 lb-ft of torque and turbo V-8 with 550hp and 560lb -ft torque.
2016 Mercedes GLS will be enhanced with 7 speed Shift able automatic transmission system with all wheel drive. The company hasn’t done many changes in the transmission system as it inherits 2015 GL series transmission system. With new engine, the company tried to bring down fuel consumption and now it will have a fuel economy 19 mpg on city and 26 mpg on highway. With this fuel efficient engine the makers are trying to catch the eyes of every car enthusiast.
2016 Mercedes GLS: Release Date and Price
The price structure of 2016 Mercedes GLS will range from 63 000 $ to 119 500 $ and it will available within the end of 2015. The company is hoping to bring out its Mercedes-Maybach GLS series which may cross the mark of 200 000 $ range.