2019 Mercedes GLS Makes Its Spy Debut Under Heavy Cladding

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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  • OD. LP

    So a combination of a Volvo XC90, Bentley Bentayga, and an Dodge Durango and the multitude of GM Van/SUV’s… revolutionary! But I suppose anything could be better than the currently dated design that is offered for sale to the public.

    • Bash


  • roy

    Let’s just say this ain’t competition for the Range Rover

    • Bash

      Dude, The current model ain’t even a comparable to the latest Q7 imo tbh, i would take the big Audi over this any day.

      • roy

        Exactly So

      • roy

        What I meant was Range Rover is way above GLS

        • Bash


  • Bash

    I hope they Heavily update the interior as well, the current model features one of the least beautiful benz interiors, and doesn’t come anywhere close to or up to a full size luxury SUV standard.


    can it beat bentayga?

    • Elmediterraneo

      Yes but only the Maybach or AMG versions not the base inline 6 models.

  • TheHake

    This thing is just getting bigger and bigger. I’d still take the 1st gen GL.

  • Gowtham Oleti

    Look at the size of the brakes…..

  • Kash

    I’ve been curious to see if the GLC’s design would be a lot better looking if it was stretched out, so this actually intrigues me.

  • Elmediterraneo

    I can clearly see the new S-class influence from the GLS name. Finllay done with the ugly 7 seats version of the ML. Now it’s a true big luxurious SUV. Here’s a predicted line-up from that GLS.
    GLS 450 : Inline 6 3.0 liter twin turbo petrol 367 hp
    GLS 500 : Inline 6 3.0 liter twin turbo petrol 435 hp
    GLS 560 : V8 4.0 liter twin turbo petrol 476 hp
    AMG GLS 63 : V8 4.0 liter twin turbo petrol 612 hp
    AMG GLS 65 : V12 6.0 twin turbo 630 hp

  • Looks the part,

    I like it

  • nastinupe

    This is going to be a large vehicle! I like!

  • Mynameis Taylor

    how are people commenting on the looks, when it’s heavily camouflaged? Theres no indication of what it’ll look like