Mercedes-Benz USA Details Their 2017 GLS Luxury SUV

Mercedes turned their GL-Class model into the GLS late last year, giving it a mid-cycle refresh which included both exterior and interior changes.

On the outside it boasts a new grille, new headlights, bumper, taillight graphics and wheel designs, while the interior gets a redesigned center console, 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel and fresh trim options.

This video presentation takes us through a few of the GLS’s standard and optional features, while detailing a couple of its clever gadgets like the Magic Vision Control system. You’ll also hear about engines, transmissions (both 9-speed and 7-speed) and on-board tech, where the latter is much improved compared to what you had in the old GL.

In terms of a price-performance ratio, going for the 449 HP GLS550 or 577 HP GLS 63 AMG models will mean spending upwards of $93,850, or $124,100 respectively, so the $68,700 GLS450 base model remains your best bet if you’re not looking to spend “supercar-money” on your SUV.

The GLS450 is powered by a 357 HP 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 which also produces 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It’s not as quick as the other two models, but it will still hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in under 6 seconds.

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