2017 Mercedes GLS detailed in new official pictures & video

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Fresh after its reveal, the 2017 Mercedes GLS hypnotizes us again with its incredibly powerful lines, now detailed in a new batch of official pictures.

The 2017 Mercedes GLS features significant modifications starting with the all-new name. At the exterior, the 2017 Mercedes GLS comes with new headlights, grille assembly and bumper plus a new pair of tail-lights featuring LED technology.

The interior was the main focus of the revision campaign, though, making a big step up in therms of fit and finish. For gadget fans Mercedes has grafted an all-new infotainment system lifted straight from the recently upgraded GLE smaller sibling, 8-inch color screen and rotary controller included.

Mercedes-Benz GLS, (X 166), FL 2015

Also borrowed from the GLE is the adaptive drive train and the off-road mapping with its four different settings plus the optional Active Curve system with active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle and reduces the roll angle of the body during cornering. DYNAMIC SELECT now comes with five or six transmission modes: Comfort, Slippery, Sport, Individual, Off-Road plus the Off-Road+ mode which comes with the optional Off-Road Engineering Package. This brings extended functions for the AIRMATIC suspension, with a ground clearance of up to 306 mm and a fording death of 600 mm.

Tech-wise the engineer’s interference has been less prominent. The GLS 350 d and GLS 63 AMG variants will carry on unchanged alongside the recently introduced GLS 400 equipped with a twin-turbo V6 3.0-litre producing 333 hp. Twenty HP more powerful than before, the GLS 500 will feature the same 4.7-liter bi-turbo V8 as in the S 500, rated at 455 HP. With prices starting at 62,850 euro in Germany, the base GLS 350 d 4Matic is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel V6 good for 258 HP and 455 lb-ft of torque (620 Nm) while the top GLS 63 AMG is still the very definition of opulence thanks to its behemoth 5.5-liter 585 HP, now with a revised AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission.

Mercedes-Benz GLS, (X 166), FL 2015

Following its New York motor show public debut this month, the new 2017 GLS will arrive in Mercedes dealerships in March 2016. The order books are already opened!