2019 Mercedes GLS Makes Its Spy Debut Under Heavy Cladding

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The first spy shots of the 2019 Mercedes GLS have landed, allowing us a first look on the upcoming Range Rover and BMW X7 rival.

The new German full-size SUV will offer room for up to seven passengers and will ride on a new platform called MHA, which will be shared with the also upcoming and smaller GLE.

One of the key benefits of adopting the new platform will be a significant weight saving, with the new generation GLS also expected to offer improved road manners and compatibility with Daimler’s latest semi-autonomous technology.

The engine range will be wide enough to cover all needs and tastes, meaning it’ll include four-, six- and eight-cylinder units. Some of them will be offered as hybrids, paired with an electric motor while the inline sixes will be the same with the latest S-Class.

More demanding customers will of course be offered at least one proper AMG version, powered by the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 in two power versions, which has become sort-of the norm for high-performance Mercs.

Mercedes’ take on the Range Rover and the also awaited BMW X7 is expected to show up in 2019.

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