2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-class Price

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-class – The first generation of the GL-Class hit the market only two years ago and the carmaker will soon launch an upgraded version of it. The next generation of the GL-Class will have a new name, the GLS-Class. In addition to the new name the company chose to get a more coherent naming structure, the GL-Class will hit the market with updated interior and exterior.

To make everything clear, the GLS-Class won’t be a brand-new model but a revised version of the GL-Class. As it is case with most of the carmaker’s updates, the changes won’t be massive but the vehicle received just enough updates to stay fresh and competitive in the near future.

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This seven-seat model will go on sale in 2016 with four different engine options. Let’s check what else it brings to the table.

Exterior of Mercedes-Benz GL-class

Right after the carmaker pulled the covers of its next-gen GLE, they virtually gave us a hint the way the next gen of the GL-Class would look like.

Well, the GLS actually. When the first generation of the GL arrived several years ago, everyone noticed that it kind of looked like a stretched version of the M-Class and that will be the case with the upcoming GLS.

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The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-class will feature uniquely designed, more aggressive bumper and large air intakes on its sides.

The upper edges of the grille have been polished to get a sharper and more appealing look. The headlights get new clusters and of course, LED strips. As always, Mercedes-Benz offers its customers a wide range of customizing features and bundles.

 Mercedes-Benz GL-class Interior

The cabin of the newcomer is where major changes took place. Mercedes equipped with a new, three-spoke steering wheel wrapped in Nappa leather, a newly designed center console with touchpad control, and a new instrument panel with Media Display.

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Mercedes also offers ambient lightning in three different colors. As for the entertainment and connectivity, the latest generation of the Comand Online is offered. Those who seek a more exclusive and luxurious cabin will be offered five different leather upholstery colors, and Designo Exclusive package which includes heated front row of seats, Nappa leather, and distinctive diamond quilting.

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In terms of space, the cabin hasn’t been changed at all but that’s not a bad thing, since the previous generation of the GL was praised for its outstanding level of space for all seven passengers.

 Mercedes-Benz GL-class  2017 Engine

Four engine options will be offered for the next-gen GLS. We will begin with a biturbo, 3.0-liter V6-engine which has the capacity to churn 362 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque.

The next engine in line is a turbocharged V-8 which is capable of producing 455 horses and 516 pound-feet of torque.

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The most powerful gasoline engine is will be a V8 unit with power output of 577 horses and 561 pound-feet of torque.

As far as the diesel department is concerned, Mercedes will offer a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with power output of 255 hp and 455 pound-feet of torque.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-class Price

The price of the upcoming GLS won’t vary much from the price of the outgoing GL-Class. Expect the base trim level to start at $63,600.

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