Not long after revealing the new GLE and GLE coupe, Mercedes-Benz has just upped the ante with its revamped GLS Range, with each model from the GLS 450 to the Maybach GLS 600 now boasting top-grade tech and a whole new look to match its modernized appeal.
Starting with the forthcoming model year’s GLS SUV, the three-pointed star has implemented a wholly polished grille that gives it a striking new look. The exterior is something to behold with a redesigned front guard and enhanced LED taillights, but its spacious, sumptuous interior is where things get even more interesting. Moreover, Mercedes offers several new upholstery and trim options that were once reserved for its Maybach GLS 600, so you can make it as luxurious as you see fit. Most of all, the enhanced touchscreen infotainment system features several different display styles, including Classic, Sporty, and Discreet, the latter of which only shows the most important information — think of it as Do Not Disturb mode, but for your car. Lastly, this model has an optional Off-Road Engineering Package, which paves the way for an extra 1.2 inches of ground clearance.
Performance-wise, the GLS 450 4MATIC houses a 375hp inline-six engine with a 0-60 of 5.8 seconds and 369lb-ft torque, whereas the GLS 580 is powered by a bolstered 510hp V8 with a 4.7-second clip and 538lb-ft torque. Arguably standing above all, though, is the AMG GLS 63, which has a handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 Biturbo with a massive output of 603hp. In addition to the standard GLS range garnering a warranted facelift of its own, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 is undergoing the same treatment. The top-of-its-class SUV is embellished with a signature Maybach pattern and chrome detailing across the front fascia, with other notable elements trickling down to its interior, including new seat upholstery with fanciful diamond quilting. Lastly, those interested can also request an optional set of 23-inch forged wheels, which (obviously) don the unmistakable Maybach print. Spec-wise, this beast packs a 550hp V8 and 0-60 of 4.7 seconds.
Mercedes-Benz has not officially unveiled prices and release information, but keep a closer eye out for future details regarding the bolstered GLS range.