2016 Mercedes GLS 7 seat luxury SUV launch price INR 80.4 lakh

Replacing the GL Class, which was first launched in 2010, the new 2016 Mercedes GLS was launched in India today at INR 80.4 lakh, ex-Pune. Like its predecessor, it too will be produced at the company plant in Chakan near Pune.

Mercedes GLS facelift is a full size, 7 seater SUV. The India-spec Mercedes GLS facelift receives a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine mated to a 9G TRONIC automatic gearbox offering 258 hp peak power and 620 Nm peak torque sending power to all four wheels via 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.

2016 Mercedes GLS with Roland Folger, MD and CEO, Mercedes Benz India.
2016 Mercedes GLS with Roland Folger, MD and CEO, Mercedes Benz India.

Changes to exterior of new Mercedes GLS facelift include new headlamps, a twin slat front grille and new bonnet design. It also gets a redesigned front bumper, updated rear bumper and tail lamps along with new 20 inch alloy wheels. 6 exterior color options are also being offered in the facelift. Interiors boast of a refreshed cabin design dominated by a new instrument cluster, new steering wheel and redesigned centre console.

It receives an 8” floating touchscreen along with updated software with COMAND infotainment system. Buyers are given the option of a new Designo Exclusive Nappa Leather package to add to the luxury of the vehicle. Abounding in safety features, these include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, active blind spot, crosswind assist, autonomous braking, etc. It also gets 5 drive modes (Comfort, Sport, Slippery, Individual, and Off-Road), 360-degree camera view, etc.

The new COMAND system employs a stand-alone centre console display.
The new COMAND system employs a stand-alone centre console display.

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The new Mercedes GLS Class competes with the likes of Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and BMW X5. It does a 0-100 kmph in 7.8 seconds, has a top speed of 222 kmph and a turning radius of 6.2 meter.

Specs

Engine V6
Displacement 2987
Power 258 hp @ 3400 rpm
Torque 620 Nm @ 1600 – 2400 rpm
Transmission 9G-TRONIC
0-100 kmph 7.8 seconds
Top speed 222 kmph
Fuel Diesel
Tank capacity 100L (including 12L reserve)
Boot with 3rd row up 680 liters
Boot with 2nd and 3rd row folded 2300 liters
Turning radius 6.2 m
Kerb wt 2455 kg
GVW 3250 kg
Length 5130 mm
Width 2141 mm
Wheelbase 3075 mm

News Release

Photos from Launch Event

Mercedes GLS Class – Photos

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