Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced the pricing and specification of the updated Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV, ahead of its arrival in April 2016.
Priced from $116,900 plus on-road costs, the luxury SUV (formerly known as the GL) will be offered in three variants, comprising one diesel and two petrol engines.
The entry-level GLS 350d uses a 3.0-litre V6 engine that produces 190kW and 620Nm of torque, and is matched with a new to the range 9G-TRONIC transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
Inside, the new GLS gains the COMAND Online navigation system, Apple CarPlay, an LED Intelligent Light System, Dynamic Select with five driving modes. It also gets 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels.
Next up is the GLS 350d Sport from $135,900. It adds an AMG kit, Active Curve System with active roll stabilization, tyre pressure monitoring system, metallic paint, Nappa leather, an AMG Line interior and 21-inch AMG wheels as standard.
The petrol lineup opens with the $161,900 GLS 500 sporting a 4.7-litre V8. It generates 335kW and 700Nm of torque and is mated with the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
On top of the standard equipment on the GLS 350 d models, the GLS 500 adds a panoramic glass sunroof, front seats with heating and ventilation, heated second row seats, an anti-theft system and Digital TV tuner.
Topping off the range is the $217,900 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63. Powered by AMG’s 5.5-litre V8, the SUV will dash from 0-100km/h in just 4.6 seconds, thanks to 430kW of power and 760Nm of torque.
Its standard equipment includes an AMG Driver’s package (top speed increased to 270km/h), 4MATIC all-wheel drive with 40:60 rear bias, Dynamic Select with additional Sport+ mode, 22-inch AMG wheels, AMG Sports Suspension, an AMG High Performance Brake system, power closing doors and an Air-Balance package.
All models get Collision Prevention Assist Plus, Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist, Distronic Plus with Stop&Go pilot, Pre-Safe Brake with pedestrian detection, Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Sport Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist, while night vision is improved by the standard LED Intelligent Light System.