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Mercedes-Benz GLS

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Mercedes-Benz GLS summary

Mercedes-Benz launched the GLS SUV in India on May 18, 2016. This was a facelift of the Mercedes GL. Before that, in 2010, the Mercedes-Benz GLS was first launched in India through the CBU channel. In 2013, Mercedes-Benz started the local assembly of the GLS at their plant in Chakan.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS has two petrol engines and one diesel engine on offer. The petrol engine is 2999 and 3982 cc, while the diesel engine is 2925 cc. The diesel engine generates a power output of 325.86 bhp at 3600-4200 rpm and a torque of 700 nm at 1200-3200 rpm. The petrol engine generates a power of 549.81 bhp at 6000-6500 rpm and a torque of 730 nm 2500-4500 rpm.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in petrol and diesel options.

The Mercedes-Benz is a 9G-TRONIC automatic car.

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Mercedes-Benz launched Maybach’s first SUV in India - the Mercedes Maybach GLS (Mercedes Maybach 600 4MATIC) - priced at INR 2.43 Cr in 2021. This is the latest variant for the Mercedes-Benz GLS. The other two variants are 400 4MATIC and 450 4MATIC.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in a wide variety of 17 colours: Iridium Silver With Diamond White Bright, Brilliant Blue, Iridium Silver, Emerald Green With Mojave Silver, Obsidian Black With Rubellite Red, Selenite Grey, Hyantich Red, Iridium Silver With Selenite Grey, Selenite Grey Metallic, Hyacinth Red metallic-55 AMG, Obsidian Black With Kalahari Gold, Polar White, Mojave Silver, Obsidian Black, Cavansite Blue, Diamond White Bright and Emerald Green.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS is the epitome of luxury when it comes to SUVs. It comes with pioneering technology and is overloaded with features. It has Mercedes’ latest MBUX connectivity interface and is like a beast on the road with its great road presence. It has the Burmeister sound system and tons of upholstery and personalization options. All this comes at a starting price of INR 1.13 Cr and can go up to INR 2.47 Cr, depending on the variant you choose. The Mercedes-Benz finds stiff competition in Audi Q7 and BMW X7, two other luxury vehicles in this category.

Mercedes-Benz GLS Price in India

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New Delhi88,20,000










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The Mercedes 400d 4MATIC is priced at INR 1,33,27,963/- while the BMW X7 M50d is priced at INR 2,05,23,330/-. The Audi Q7 is priced at INR 92,15,481/- for the Premium Plus variant.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS is available in petrol and diesel variants. At the same time, the BMW X7 is available only in a diesel variant, and the Audi Q7 is available only in a petrol variant.

The Mercedes GLS has a power of 326 bhp, while the X7 has a power of 262 bhp.

The Mercedes GLS has a top speed of 248 kmph, which is comparable to the 250 kmph of the Q7, but the X7 has a top speed of 227 kmph only.

The Mercedes GLS has an acceleration time of 6.3 seconds, while the A7 has 7 seconds.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS gives a mileage of 12.5 kmpl, while the Q7 has a mileage of 11.27 kmpl.

The Mercedes has the best driving range of 1125 km compared to 1070.4 km of the X7 and 953 km of the Q7.

The Mercedes GLS is a 9-gear automatic car, while the Q7 and X7 are 8-gear automatic cars.

It has a boot space of 493 litres, while the X7 has 326 litres.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS has the biggest fuel tank out of the three, at 90 litres. The Audi Q7 has a fuel tank of 85 litres, and the BMW X7 has 326 litres.

The Audi Q7 and BMW X7 have an engine capacity of 2995 cc and 2993 cc, respectively. The Mercedes GLS has an engine capacity of 2925 cc.

The Q7 has an acceleration time of 5.9 seconds, while the GLS has an acceleration time of 6.3 seconds.

The BMW X7 gives a mileage of 13.38 kmpl compared to the GLS’s 12.5 kmpl.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS has a ground clearance of 200 mm compared to 221 mm of the BMW X7.

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The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a powerful car that makes its presence felt, offering many personalization options. It is the personification of luxury on wheels. The GLS is a premium vehicle, and it looks like one with its chrome-embellished body. It has chrome on the roof rails, shoulderline trim strips, side skirt, luggage compartment etc. It has leather-upholstered interiors available in five lovely shades.

While the car is powerful, it is also superbly refined. You can barely hear the engine turn, which is rare for a diesel vehicle, and the petrol engine is even quieter. While the GLS drives like a dream on the highways, manoeuvring this beast on city roads and in city traffic could be a bit of a problem. Apart from this small issue, the Mercedes GLS has many advantages over comparable cars in the same segment, like the Audi Q7 and the BMW X7. It is available in diesel and petrol variants, unlike its counterparts, and gives a good mileage of 12.7 kmpl. While both the other cars are big, the Mercedes GLS has the biggest boot space and fuel tank.

The Mercedes GLS also comes loaded with tons of other features. It has heated and ventilated massage seats, an integrated refrigerator, a touchscreen tablet for the rear seats and a 13-speaker 590-watt Burmester sound system. It also has a 2-way in-car communication system that offers voice amplification so that you can have a conversation across all seat rows without raising your voice. The Mercedes-Benz GLS also comes loaded with multiple safety features such as Multibeam LED, blindspot assist, active braking assist, attention assist and a parking assist with a 360-degree camera. It has all the other features you would expect from a car in this segment, such as ABS, power windows, airbags, etc.

To put it bluntly, the Mercedes-Benz GLS is the ideal car for those who have tons of extra money and want to let others know it too. This is a car that you cannot ignore and one that makes its presence felt. It is a good, sturdy vehicle, but it doesn’t offer anything extra compared to the other cars in this category unless you buy the Mercedes Maybach 600 4MATIC for the Maybach brand.

Mercedes-Benz GLS key specification

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  • Specifications

Body Type SUV

Fuel Type Diesel

ARAI Mileage 11.0 kmpl

Seating Capacity 7

TransmissionType Automatic