2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS is the new generation of Benz’s biggest luxury hauler. This is a very comfortable, quiet, and roomy car for full-size adults. Especially when it is compared to the company’s flashier SUVs, such as the GLE and the GLC. As we know that all the company is diving deep into the SUV making waters, it is quite obvious that Mercedes to bring out a new interpretation of a fairly traditional platform. In this SUV the chassis is longer and the body more aerodynamic, which means it has a lot of room and a quieter as well as more efficient ride. Its two new engines have been updated with Mercedes’ latest EQ Boost technology, that uses a beefy 48-volt starter-generator to smooth out the auto stop-start process.
It provides a bit of torque at low speeds and also allow the engine to shut off sooner and coast. On the inside, there is either a six- or seven-seat configuration; this breathtaking SUV can comfortably seat adults in all three rows and comes with a standard adjustable air suspension system which provides variable ride height functionality. This means that the driver can adjust it according to their particular load and driving conditions. GLS’s all-wheel-drive system adepts in slippery weather conditions and when it is equipped with the Off-Road package, it has true low-range gearing for when the trail gets tough.
On top of this all, the GLS also comes with Mercedes’ latest infotainment system. Called MBUX, which is kind of like Amazon’s Alexa, but instead, you say, “Hey, Mercedes.” As for the engines, 2020 Mercedes Benz GLS 450 will be coming with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, GLS 580 will be coming with a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces 483 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Both trims will have EQ Boost 48-volt mild hybrid system, Mercedes’ standard 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Now, let us talk about the interior, this SUV comes with a 12.3-inch configurable instrument panel display and has the same sized central touchscreen display. The GLS features the same layout as other recently introduced big Mercedes-Benzes. The fully powered second- and third-row will come with switches located on top of the seats and in the rear cargo area which will do all the hard work for you. As for the update, it doesn’t have an official update, but it might release in mid of 2020, and the price will start from $76,000.