The 2017 Mercedes Benz GLS is a heavily facelifted version of an older car. It sits atop Mercedes’ refreshed SUV line-up ahead of the mid-sized GLE, smaller GLC and compact GLA. Luxury interiors and clever technology, its ageing underpinnings put the GLS at a distinct disadvantage. This is immediately apparent when you see the boxy exterior and button-laden dashboard. If there’s any interest in the program and what it does to the Mercedes GLS-Class, the best way to get a price quote is to contact the tuner directly.
2017 Mercedes Benz GLS Engine
In this instance, the subject of Brabus’ whimsical tuning hands is the SUV’s 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 engine. The first order of business was boring out the engine’s displacement to 6.0 liters. When that was done, the tuner put its experience in engine modification to good use, helping the V-8 increase its output to a maniacal 838 horsepower and 1,069 pound-feet of torque. Given that the SUV’s standard output is 577 horses and 561 pound-feet of twist, I’d say that the power increase is a legitimate result of a hard day’s work.
All that extra power helps the GLS sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.2 seconds, close to a full second quicker than the stock version. Top speed is limited to just 186 mph on account of those new tires. As a result, you’ll hardly notice whether the car is fully laden or towing. The wave of torque can carry the GLS from 0-62mph in just 7.8 seconds and keep on going to an unnerving top speed of 137mph.
2017 Mercedes Benz GLS Design
The GLS’s dashboard features a square and uncompromising shape – something no amount of wood, leather and metal trim can hide. Heated power front seats. A second row that reclines. And a power-folding third row with adult-sized comfort. No matter where you take a seat in the GLS, the GLS takes you to a place where leadership is omnipresent: in roominess, in refinement, and in its rewards. Available innovations range from massaging front seats to a vast Panorama roof. A team of advanced technologies boost safety, reduce stress, and help to smooth every move. Active Brake Assist can brake to help avoid a collision autonomously. Innovations help fend off crosswinds and prepare for front, rear and rollover accidents.
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