Mercedes-Benz GLS to replace GL-Class for 2017 Model Year

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLS on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 at 11:09 pm
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV

You may have heard about Mercedes-Benz’s plan to rename a number of its vehicles. Those changes are already underway, as the Mercedes-Benz GLE (which recently arrived on the lot) has replaced the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Soon, the Mercedes-Benz GLC will officially replace the GLK as well. To continue aligning the naming convention of its cars with its SUVs, Mercedes-Benz has just introduced the Mercedes-Benz GLS as the replacement for the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Release Date

Before we get into the details of what to expect from the GLS, let’s find out when the new model will officially replace the GL-Class on dealership lots. According to Mercedes-Benz, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS release date can be expected in late March of 2016, with pre-orders available as early as December 2015.

2017 Mercedes-Benz Engine and Performance Specs

Model Engine Power Ratings
Mercedes-Benz GLS450 3.0L Biturbo V-6 362 HP / 369 lb-ft.
Mercedes-Benz GLS550 4.7L Biturbo V-8 455 HP / 516 lb-ft.
Mercedes-Benz GLS350d 3.0L Turbodiesel V-6 255 HP / 455 lb-ft.
Mercedes-AMG GLS63 5.5L AMG Biturbo V-8 577 HP / 561 lb-ft.

What’s the difference between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS and the 2016 GL-Class?

Aside from the name, Mercedes-Benz’s full-size SUV will receive some nice upgrades for the 2017 model year. Although it won’t undergo a full redesign, there are some minor changes to the exterior and notable improvements to the interior that add value for buyers.

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On its exterior, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class will feature a redesigned front end with light revisions on the rear. At first glance, you’ll notice an updated grille and more chrome accents throughout to give the SUV a more modern look. The back end also receives full LED tail lamps and a few minor design tweaks to sync up with the changes on the front end.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Front Grille
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Front three Quarters
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Rear

More dramatic changes take place on the interior of the 2017 GLS. Like the GL-Class, the new GLS provides ample space for 7 passengers over three rows of seats. Although the overall layout and character of the SUV remains intact, there are a number of new features to get excited about. Like most recent Mercedes-Benz models, the GLS will get a new 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel wrapped in nappa leather. The instrument panel will also get a new look, complete with a color media display.

While those features are standard, the GLS will also have a few additional options that drivers can add to their vehicles, including an air ionization system to improve interior air quality. There also is a new Sport exterior available on the GLS550 that will give the SUV a more intimidating look.

Stay posted for more details about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS prior to its release date in March 2016 and take a look at the gallery below to get a few more glimpses at the newly named SUV.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Photo Gallery

 


Mercedes-Benz GLS Off Road Capability

 

Mercedes-Benz GLS White New Grille

 

 

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS up Close

 

 

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Loeber Motors Chicago IL

 

 

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Leather Interior

 

 

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Rear Seats

 

 

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Front Seat Luxury Interior

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