2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Spotted for the First Time

There’s not so much known about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS other than the speculation that this new model is going to feature a transformational redesign. It is not exactly precise whether these changes are purely cosmetic or if there will be new additions, especially in the engine department. Either way, the much you are able to uncover from the prototypes and spy shots reveal that it is going to give its all-time customers and fans an interesting and fun ride.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS front

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS – Exterior and Interior Design

From the visual cues seen in its prototype, we can tell a story of a powerful and elegant design for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS. A more aggressive design with several air intakes to the sides and a new set of bumpers are also expected. The grille of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS will appear a little sharper with the taillights and headlights consisting of quite different clusters that come complete with LED technology. The redesigned bodyline is a highlight that has facilitated superior aerodynamic attributes. In combination with a set of new lighter materials, we are also looking at superior handling performances with improved fuel efficiency.

Interior Design

When it comes to the cabin, the Mercedes has not really been a pushover and with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS, there isn’t much of a difference. The interior is laced with superior Nappa leather that not only covers the seats but also the signature three-spoke steering wheel. For the guidance of the driver, there is also a chunk of controls forwarded to the touchpad. This enables you to control even the non-driving related stuff conveniently from a single source. Also, included in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS is an ionization system.

There is an extensive system for connectivity and it consists of an 8-inch screen display system. A standard service package comes complete with an accident-recovery system, emergency calls among other numerous services.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS interior

Engine Rumors

The precise details under the hood of the Mercedes-Benz GLS are not as clear just yet. However, it is not so hard to tell what the drivetrain is going to be composed of. For starters, we should expect a 3-liter V6, with a horsepower rating of 362, capable of giving off 369 lb-ft of torque. With this powertrain, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS will hit 60 mph in about 7 seconds.

The top speed could be 155 mph. Ahead of its release, the engine of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS could be upgraded to a turbocharged V8. This one will come with 449 horsepower giving off 520 lb-ft of torque but this is just an unconfirmed speculation. A 7-speed automatic transmission is expected and a 4-wheel drive is the closest thing we can anticipate.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS side

Expected Price and Release Date

The cost price of the newest Mercedes-Benz GLS could depend on a number of features that include the engine selection. The realistic figure for the SUV would be $69,000. Based on the earlier models of the best estimate for the release is either late in 2017 or early 2018.

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