Review: Mercedes-Benz GLS (2019)

Rival to BMW X7 and Range Rover. Bigger and more luxurious than before.

On sale summer 2019.

Mercedes-Benz GLS (2019): At A Glance

Longer and wider than its predecessor and dubbed 'the S-Class of SUVs', the Mercedes-Benz GLS is one of the biggest SUVs on the market.

Like the BMW X7, the GLS is a seven-seater as standard, but buyers can opt for two seperate seats in the middle row rather than a three-person bench. The cabin is similar to the smaller GLE, with a pair of 12.3-inch screens giving access to the MBUX infotainment system - one in the centre of the dash, and the other a digital instrument display.

A variety of V6 and V8 engines are offered worldwide, but the engine line-up may be limited to six-cylinder diesels in Europe. The GLS 400d is combined with a nine-speed automatic gearbox, and offers 330PS and 700Nm of torque. Official fuel consumption is 37.2mpg and CO2 emissions are 201g/km.

Prices are yet to be announced - but expect it to be priced closely to the BMW X7, which starts at around £72,000. UK deliveries are expected from autumn.

What does a Mercedes-Benz GLS (2019) cost?

List Price from £75,575
Buy new from £65,719
Contract hire from £755.41 per month

What have we been asked about the Mercedes-Benz GLS (2019)?

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Which SUV is best for comfort?

I am thinking of buying a new SUV. Can you tell me which model is the best for comfort?
The most comfortable would probably be something like a Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GLS or BMW X7 - but they're very expensive. When it comes to affordable models, the Citroen C5 Aircross is the best for comfort.
Answered by Andrew Brady
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