The new generation Mercedes-Benz GLS

  • The new GLS sets standard in the world of the SUV as it confirms its position as the “S-Class among SUVs”.
  • The full-fledged seven-seater boasts ample spaciousness and combines luxury with impressive levels of comfort, agile dynamics and also best-in-class safety.
  • The new generation features improved efficiency, extended DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the latest stage of development of the air suspension system AIRMATIC with enhanced damping system ADS, the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, state-of-the-art assistance systems and the latest telematics generation with internet access.


A new, dynamic exterior and revised, luxurious interior clearly underscore the impressive character of the GLS. With the facelift, the designers have adapted the full-size luxury SUV to the current Mercedes-Benz design idiom. On the exterior the focus has been placed on a redesign of the front end, while the rear has been modernised primarily in the area of the bumper and tail lights. Eye-catching highlights in the interior include the newly designed instrument panel with semi-integrated Media Display, the new 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, the modified centre console with touchpad and also the new appointment colours and trim elements.

Once again the dimensions of the GLS bear witness to its full-size format, and form the best possible basis for providing its seven passengers with a generous amount of space:

Length 5130 mm
Width 1934 mm
Height 1850 mm
Wheelbase 3075 mm


New exterior design and equipment lines

The new GLS reflects harmony and modern luxury to impressive effect. Chrome-look details such as the roof rails, underguard, shoulderline trim strips, luggage compartment handle and side skirt trim create attractive highlights.

The GLS 400 features AMG Line exterior, comprising specific front and rear aprons, side running boards, side flaps painted in the vehicle colour and 53.3 cm (21-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels.

Additional individualisation options come courtesy of various standard and metallic paint finishes, including two special editions in designo diamond white and – new for the GLS – designo hyacinth red. On top of this there is a comprehensive range of new light-alloy wheels featuring a variety of designs.

Luxury liner with outstanding inner values

Accompanying the high exterior design quality is the revised interior which underscores the first-class standards of the GLS. The interior boasts what is an S‑Class standard among SUVs. Furthermore, up to seven passengers are able to enjoy an outstanding level of spaciousness. The new GLS boasts ample elbow and headroom in all three seat rows. Classic comfort values such as the seat row spacing or shoulder room are among the traditional strengths of the model series. With its diverse adjustment options, the centre seat row enables a high degree of flexibility in the interior, including a cargo position for optimum use of the luggage compartment. This provides a volume of 680 to 2300 litres and as such clearly surpasses the amount of space offered by its competitors. On top of this there is a maximum load compartment length of 2124 mm as well as a payload capacity of up to 815 kg.

Of particular note are a new 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather with steering wheel gearshift paddles and 12 function buttons as well as an airbag cover in nappa leather, instruments with modified details and also a newly designed instrument panel with semi-integrated colour Media Display. Options available for the new GLS also include an ionisation system for even better interior air quality.

Individual highlights can be created in the GLS interior with the help of, for example, the wood/leather multifunction steering wheel, the ambient lighting featuring three colour shades or the wide range of generously proportioned trim elements on the instrument panel and door panels with coordinated retractable cup holder covers.

State-of-the-art connectivity and infotainment are optionally provided by the latest generation of COMAND Online including a 20.3 cm (8-inch) colour Media Display as well as the intuitive touchpad (65 x 45 mm).

Exclusive interior lines meet the most discerning of standards

In addition to ambient lighting as well as trim elements in black piano lacquer or a variety of wood trim, the optional EXCLUSIVE design and equipment line also provides five attractive interior colour concepts, exclusively in genuine leather: black, ginger beige / espresso brown, saddle brown / black, crystal grey / black or ginger beige / black.

In the case of the designo Exclusive package, the overall impression of refinement is further heightened by seats with upholstery in designo nappa leather as well as characteristic diamond quilting. A distinctively sporty note comes courtesy of the AMG Line interior. It comprises, for the first time for the GLS, sports seats in nappa leather, a 3‑spoke multifunction sports steering wheel in a black nappa leather finish, graduated instrument dials in a chequered flag look and brushed stainless steel sports pedals with rubber studs.


Maximum safety for seven passengers

The equipment level of the new GLS in the area of active safety underscores Mercedes-Benz’s high standards when it comes to taking the strain off the driver. Driver assistance systems fitted as standard include COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, and ATTENTION ASSIST, for example. Other systems available on the GLS also include: the PRE-SAFE® PLUS, Brake Assist BAS, the electronic all-wheel drive traction system 4ETS, Active Curve System, cruise control with variable SPEEDTRONIC speed limiter and the steering assist function STEER CONTROL.

The optional Driver Assistance package Plus further reduces the driver’s workload while enhancing safety for the passengers, with systems including DISTRONIC PLUS with Stop&Go Pilot, optional PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE® PLUS.

Optimum protection potential is provided by the passive occupant protection systems together with the “electronic crumple zones” of the assistance systems and the intelligent body design. Adaptive, two-stage airbags for driver and front passenger, kneebag for the driver and front passenger (combined thorax/pelvisbags) and windowbags above all three seat rows are also part of the standard specification, among other features.


Efficient performance: the engine line-up in the GLS

The GLS 400 4MATIC is powered by a V6 biturbo engine, also featuring direct injection. This engine produces an output of 245 kW (333 hp) and 480 Nm of torque from 1600 rpm, makes do with 8.9 l/100 km (206 g CO2/km) according to the NEDC combined cycle, and like all models has an ECO start/stop function.

The GLS will feature the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission as standard.


Comprehensive stability: DYNAMIC SELECT, AIRMATIC with enhanced ADS and ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM

With DYNAMIC SELECT, the new GLS provides up to six transmission modes. In addition to the settings COMFORT, SLIPPERY and SPORT, with the DYNAMIC SELECT Controller in the centre console the driver can additionally choose INDIVIDUAL or the OFF-ROAD mode for easy terrain.

In addition to the ground-breaking powertrain configuration, the AIRMATIC air suspension with enhanced ADS damping characteristics guarantees extremely stable driving. The damping system changes its priorities depending on the preselected DYNAMIC SELECT mode. SPORT focuses on the greatest possible lateral dynamics with the best possible ride quality. Conversely, COMFORT mode enables maximum ride quality with the best possible dynamics.

The optional active roll stabilisation ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM uses active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axle and reduces the roll angle of the body during cornering. Better driving comfort both when cornering and on straights and extended off-road capabilities are also part of the advantages of the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM.


The Mercedes-Benz GLS 400 4MATIC at a glance:

Combustion engine V6
Displacement (cc) 2996
Rated output (kW/hp) 245 [333]/5.250-6.000 kW [hp] at rpm
Torque (Nm) 480 at 1.600 – 4.000
Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic Transmission
Maximum speed (km/h) 240
0-100 km/h (s) 6.6
Fuel consumption (l/100 km) 9.4-8.9
CO2 emissions (g/km) 218-206
Price (OTR without Insurance).

Price is inclusive of GST

from RM 888,888


About Daimler

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate its customers. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emission-free electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.

Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2013, the Group sold 2.35 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 274,616 people; revenue totaled €118.0 billion and EBIT amounted to €10.8 billion.

Mercedes-Benz Financial – A Daimler Financial Services Brand. The financial services provided by Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd are regulated by the provisions of the Financial Services Act 2013. Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia’s operations are not within the regulatory purview of Bank Negara Malaysia.

Equipment included in the vehicle price

Drive Systems / Safety Systems
·         9G-TRONIC
·         AIRMATIC adaptive suspension system
·         Eco start/stop function
·         Adaptive brake lights
·         Two-pipe exhaust system
·         Tyre pressure monitoring system
·         Run-flat tyre
·         Tyre-change toolkit
·         Active Brake Assist with cross-traffic function
·         PRE-SAFE PLUS
·         BAS PLUS
·         Sidebags
·         Kneebag
·         Anti-theft alarm system
Exterior Features
·         AMG Line exterior
·         Panoramic sliding sunroof
·         LED Intelligent Light System
·         Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus
·         21-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels (titanium grey, with high-sheen finish)
·         Ambient lighting with projection of brand logo
·         Aluminium-look, illuminated running boards with rubber studs
·         Electrically folding exterior mirrors
Interior Features
·         AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather
·         High-gloss black poplar wood trim
·         Leather upholstery
·         Front seats, electrically adjustable with memory function
·         Dashboard and door beltline in ARTICO man-made leather
·         Ambient lighting (3 colours)
·         EASY-PACK load compartment cover
Comfort & Assistance Systems
·         Parking Pilot
·         Distance Pilot DISTRONIC wit Steering Pilot
·         Active Lane Keeping Assist
·         Active Blind Spot Assist
·         360 camera
·         THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control (with extension to third-row)
·         EASY-ENTRY system power release for 3rd row seat
·         KEYLESS-GO
·         EASY-PACK tailgate
·         KEYLESS-GO starting function
·         Climatised front seats
·         Automatically dimming exterior and interior mirrors
·         4-way lumbar support
Multimedia Systems
·         COMAND Online
·         DVD changer
·         Harman Kardon® Logic 7® surround sound system
·         Apple CarPlay
·         Rear seat entertainment system

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