Class and Luxury in the new Mercedes GLS SUV

The new Mercedes Benz GLS is now available in South Africa. The luxury Mercedes SUV is designed to transport you and your family in comfort and style. This innovative new release is elevating the standards in the SUV sector. Its upgraded exterior and interior offer exciting new features. If you are looking for a Mercedes Benz for sale, the GLS is a great choice. Read our blog to find out why.

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Bold Exterior from the Mercedes GLS

The bold exterior of the Mercedes GLS inspires confidence in drivers across South Africa. Its stylish exterior turns heads. The GLS features new bumpers and taillights. Chromed details accentuate the good looks of the latest model. Underbody protection helps to reduce maintenance costs. The luggage compartment handle is another feature of the GLS.

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While the standard model has plenty of exciting features you can customise your Mercedes SUV with optional extras. The AMG Line Exterior adds wheel arch flairs and running boards. If you want to further enhance the prestigious features of your vehicle, you can opt for the Night Package.

The latest Mercedes Benz SUV has a length of 5130mm, width of 1934mm and height of 1850mm. Its wheelbase is 3075mm. If you choose to add the Airmac air suspension, the ride height of the vehicle can be elevated to 306mm. The advantage of the increased ride height is that it gives the Mercedes Benz GLS a wading depth of 600mm.

An Enhanced Interior for the Mercedes Benz SUV

The Mercedes-Benz GLS has an upgraded instrument panel which features a Media Display. The multi-media system includes navigation as well as telephone, audio and video capabilities. To ensure that you are connected at all times you can also access the internet through the multimedia system. The optional COMAND Online control helps the driver to adjust the different features that this system offers.

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The 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel is comfortable and convenient to use. The aesthetic appeal of the centre console has been accentuated with fresh colours and trims. Its functionality has also been improved with a touch pad. The spacious interior offers plenty of headroom for passengers regardless of the row that they are sitting in.

Whether you are packing in the kids’ school bags, going on a road trip or transporting groceries, the 680 litres of luggage space in this Mercedes SUV for sale offers a generous storage space. With the seats folded you can extend the luggage area to an impressive 2300 litres. Its payload capacity reaches 795 kgs.

Mercedes GLS’s Advanced Technology

Another reason to find a GLS Mercedes Benz for sale is its state-of-the-art technology. There are a variety of features which are designed to support the driver. This makes driving the GLS SUV for sale safer and more convenient. Safety features include the Collision Prevention Assist Plus as well as Crosswind Assist.

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Attention Assist provides the driver with additional support. You can rest easy knowing that you and your family are in good hands with the Pre-Safe system. Other exciting features of the GLS include an electronic all-wheel drive traction system.

The Mercedes GLS is also fitted with ESP and Steer Control. If you are looking for even more technology you can add the Driver Assistance Package. Visibility is increased at night with the LED Intelligent Light System. The heat adaptive windscreen wiper system combats the negative effects of challenging weather conditions.

Powerful Performance of the Mercedes-Benz GLS

The V8 biturbo GLS 500 4MATIC delivers an impressive 335 kW of energy which is a significant 15 kW more than previous models. The top of the range Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 4MATIC delivers 430kW of power which is 20kW more than before.

While the performance has improved, the fuel consumption of the latest GLS is the same as previous models. All of the models feature a nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.

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There are three GLS models to choose from. If you are looking for a SUV for sale, take a look at the specifications of each model in the table below.

Specifications of the Mercedes Benz GLS Models

GLS 350 d 4MATICGLS 500 4MATICGLS 63 4MATIC
EngineV6 CylinderV8 CylinderV8 Cylinder
Torque (Nm)620700760
Power (kW)190335430
Fuel Consumption (l/100km)7.1 – 7.610.9 – 11.312.3
CO2 Emissions (g/km)179 - 199254 - 264288
Starting PriceR 1,283 900.00R 1,444 400.00R2,469 900.00

Considering purchasing a GLS? Find a fantastic deal on a Mercedes Benz for sale on Auto Mart today. Its powerful heart, good looking exterior and comfortable interior will leave you wanting more.

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