LA Auto Show: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS

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Restyled inside and out, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS hits the LA Auto Show with an array of updated features and luxury touches.


What Is It?

The GL has been Mercedes-Benz’s full-size SUV, and its refreshed GLS successor competes with the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80 and Lexus GX460. Four trim levels are available, and each has its own engine.


What Mercedes-Benz Is Saying:

The GLS is “the S-Class among SUVs.”


What’s New For 2017:

  • Four trim levels: GLS350d (diesel), GLS450, GLS550 and AMG GLS63
  • 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission (except AMG GLS63) with Dynamic Select transmission modes
  • AIRMATIC air suspension with enhanced damping system (ADS)
  • Restyled rear with LED tail lights
  • Redesigned interior with new instrument panel and console
  • Revised wheel and upholstery options


When Will It Go On Sale? 

Look for the 2017 GLS in US dealers in late-March 2016.