Mercedes-Benz New GLS SUVs: What You Need To Know

August 1st, 2016 by

As your premier Columbus, Ohio Mercedes-Benz new car dealership, Mercedes-Benz of Easton proudly offers the most superbly crafted and brilliantly engineered luxury vehicles available today. While Mercedes-Benz is well-known for its world-class stable of superlative luxury sedans, coupes, and two-door sports cars, the German automaker is also one of the world’s preeminent manufacturers of ultra-lux SUVs.

The GL-Class perfectly blends legendary Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship with the versatility, spaciousness, all-weather driving capabilities, and unbridled performance of a full-size SUV. The GL-Class is the pinnacle of achievement in this highly popular automotive segment. Case in point is the remarkable 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 and GLS 550 SUVs for sale near Columbus at Mercedes-Benz of Easton. Let’s take a closer look at these two phenomenal thoroughbreds and uncover the secret to their amazing success.

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2017 GLS 450 SUV

In a class by itself, the new 2017 GLS 450 exudes a confidence and adventurous spirit befitting its status as one of the world’s premier luxury sports SUVs. Mercedes-Benz has upped its game for 2017, enhancing these particular models by adding an “S” to the GL designation to better align it with the “S” Class luxury sedans.

Legendary Styling

A new twin “power dome” hood features muscular creases that flow seamlessly into a bold grille with twin horizontal bars bisected by an over-sized three-pointed star emblem. On either side are reimagined new LED headlights that offer an artful brilliance. The vehicle’s character lines and fluid sheet-metal are designed for optimal aerodynamic efficiency. A redesigned new rear bumper, new rear LED taillights dramatic 19-inch sport alloy wheels, and sleek flanks combine to make the GLS 450 stunning to behold.

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Upgraded Luxury Interior

The GLS 450’s new interior receives a significant upgrade in keeping with its new “S-Class” designation. Sumptuous and refined beyond compare, the 450’s cabin is an oasis of indulgent luxury. Every effort has been made to surround driver and passengers in the finest accommodations with a zealous attention to detail and craftsmanship this is simply without peer.

Hand-finished woods and subtle accents along with sport instrumentation and an array of standard and available comfort conveniences perpetuate Mercedes-Benz’s legendary commitment to unsurpassed quality. Everything in this opulent cabin is designed for ease of use and creature comfort, from the three-spoke leather sports steering wheel and large analog gauges to the over-sized center console and ergonomic controls.

Spacious & Versatile

Spacious enough to accommodate up to 7 passengers, the commodious interior of the GLS 450 features standard 60/40 2nd-row seats with exclusive Easy Entry that lets your passengers get into and out of their 3rd-row seats with ease. The 2nd-row seats fold flat and offer a generous 38 inches of legroom and recline to 10 different positions. The power-folding 3rd-row seats are split 50/50 and fold flat within seconds at the touch of a button. With all the rear seats folded flat, you gain access to a cavernous 94 cubic feet of cargo space big enough to swallow an enormous amount of gear. Plus, you’ll appreciate such thoughtful touches as floor-mounted tie-downs, side parcel nets, a grocery bag hook, 12-volt power outlet and a retractable/removable cargo cover.

Cutting-Edge Technology

You would expect the GLS 450 to come equipped with the latest technology, and you won’t be disappointed. The star of the show is a large 8-inch color touchscreen display that’s bigger than some tablets positioned at eye level above the center stack. The display is the focal point of Mercedes-Benz’s available COMAND® interface. Only Mercedes-Benz offers this unique interface that combines a rotary knob along with a miniature touch-sensitive pad, and one-touch keys. It’s designed to function intuitively and logically, allowing you to use your fingers to swipe, pinch, and even write.

Other essential technology features include Bluetooth® wireless audio streaming, optional GPS 3-D navigation, available SiriusXM® Satellite and SiriusXM™ Traffic, an optional Wi-Fi hotspot, available voice control, and Apple CarPlay™ smartphone connectivity.

Speaking of connectivity, you’ll be amazed by the many useful capabilities of the available mbrace® Connect that allows you incredible control of your vehicle remotely from your smartphone or computer.

Exceptional Performance & Handling

Driving the new 2017 GLS 450 is a wonder to behold. Motivating this world-class SUV is an extraordinary standard 3.0-liter biturbo, direct-injection V6 precisely tuned to generate 362 horsepower with a rated towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. An ECO start/stop system helps to improve fuel economy. The engine mates to a fuel-efficient, 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission controlled by sport paddle shifters for immediate responsiveness. A Dynamic Select system allows you to engage four different modes for different driving conditions, such as Comfort, Sport, Slippery, and Off-Road.

Additionally, the new GLS 450 gives this large SUV virtual cat-like agility and a silky smooth ride. Mercedes-Benz’s advanced AIRMATIC® suspension uses cutting-edge air springs to adjust the suspension continually, optimizing comfort and handling. AIRMATIC® can also raise or lower the ground suspension for either off-roading or highway driving.

Taking handling to another level is Mercedes-Benz’s remarkable 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive. This marvel of innovative German engineering gives the GLS 450 almost glue-like road adhesion in a variety of conditions for the ultimate in confidence-inspiring control.

As you would expect, the 2017 GLS 450 also can be equipped with some of the latest safety features you’ll find on any vehicle today. These include Attention Assist, Active Brake Assist, Crosswind Assist, a rearview camera, and 11 airbags, to name but a few.

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2017 GLS 550

Take everything we’ve just talked about regarding the GLS 450 and kick it up a notch. No, let’s kick it up several notches. The GLS 550 features the same handsome styling as its cousin, as well as the same rich interior appointments and high-tech features. Many of the items mentioned as available options on the GLS 450 come standard on the GLS 550, including cooled front leather seats, real-time navigation, and more.

But where the GLS 550 moves out in front of the GLS 450 is that it offers an incredible 4.7-liter V8 direct injection biturbo engine that delivers a prodigious 449 horsepower for unsurpassed performance and towing capacity.

Well there you have it, two extraordinary new full-size SUVs that push the boundaries of performance, luxury, handling, refinement, technology, and versatility. Just what you’d expect from the world’s premier automaker. Test drive the new 2017 GLS SUVs today at Mercedes-Benz Easton and see for yourself why they are in a class by themselves.

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Your Dream Is Within Reach at Mercedes-Benz of Easton

If you’ve ever dreamt of owning a peerless Mercedes-Benz like the new 2017 GLS 450 and 2017 GLS 550 SUVs, there’s no better time to realize that dream than during our summer savings event. With special Mercedes-Benz new car offers on our entire lineup of new 2016 Mercedes-Benz automobiles for sale in Columbus, owning a new Mercedes-Benz is more affordable than ever.

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Our modern Mercedes-Benz showroom is conveniently located at 4300 Morse Crossing, Columbus, OH 43219. To arrange for your personal VIP sales experience, please call 888-530-5742. For Service, please call 888-722-5428.

Sources:

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/12/09/2017-mercedes-benz-gls-class-first-drive-review/

http://www.thecarconnection.com/cars/mercedes-benz_gl-class

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-GLS/model-GLS 450W4

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/vehicles/model/class-GLS/model-GLS 550W4