Design

New name for a new leader
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Introducing the GLS. It gets more than a new letter from the S-Class.

For years, the Mercedes-Benz GL has set countless standards among 7-passenger luxury SUVs, much as the S-Class sets the bar for sedans. For 2016, it's reborn as the new GLS, and its many improvements are wrapped in fresh new style. New LED lighting front and rear, and bold new wheels from 19 to 22 inches are among its many brilliant details.

First-class luxury for seven
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Luxury at the forefront. In all three rows.

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.

All-LED lighting
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Lighting that's designed to get noticed.

Expressive new headlamps draw more than admiring eyes: their LED Daytime Running Lamps help other drivers take notice of your approach. Available new active LED headlamps cast brighter beams, and adapt to curves and oncoming traffic. Stylish new taillamps include new LED brake and turn signal lamps, and "twin torch" LED running lamps.


Versatility

Three rows of flexibility
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Easy to enter, even nicer to stay.

Large side doors and innovative EASY-ENTRY 2nd-row seats welcome up to seven adults to three rows of luxury seating, including a spacious third row. The standard power liftgate, power-folding third row and 60/40-split second row accommodate up to 93.8 cubic feet of cargo. In any configuration, the GLS has an extraordinary capacity to satisfy.

High torque, low emissions
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Instant response, lasting benefits.

Advanced Direct Injection engines make more power and torque from less fuel, including biturbo gasoline V6 and V8 engines, and a state-of-the-art clean diesel. Along with a new 9-speed automatic transmission, new DYNAMIC SELECT lets you choose a driving mode to match your mood, from Comfort to Sport or even one for slick surfaces.

4MATIC and AIRMATIC
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Rewarding handling, reassuring control.

Standard 4MATIC® all-wheel drive instantly sends power to the wheels that can use it best, inspiring confidence in any season. The 4-wheel AIRMATIC® suspension adapts to changing roads and cargo loads, enhacing driving control and passenger comfort. Innovative options include the roll-taming ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM and a rugged Off-road Package.

No system, regardless of how advanced, can overcome the laws of physics or correct careless driving. Please always wear your seat belt. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Best performance in snow is obtained with winter tires.

The 577-hp AMG GLS63
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Commanding performance, crafted by hand.

There's simply no other 7-passenger SUV like it, from its handcrafted biturbo V8 to its exquisite Nappa leather. Increased power (577 hp) is expertly sent to its AMG® wheels (up to 22 inches) via AMG Performance 4MATIC®, an AIRMATIC®-based AMG Sport Suspension and the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM. The AMG GLS63 is a pinnacle of performance among SUVs.

No system, regardless of how advanced, can overcome the laws of physics or correct careless driving. Please always wear your seat belt. Performance is limited by available traction, which snow, ice and other conditions can affect. Always drive carefully, consistent with conditions. Best performance in snow is obtained with winter tires.


Technology

Advanced driver assists
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Intelligent Drive: Virtual eyes on the road. Real action on your behalf.

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. Optional Distance Pilot DISTRONIC® adaptive cruise control features new Steering Pilot, too.

Active Brake Assist may not be sufficient to avoid an accident. It does not react to certain stationary objects, nor recognize or predict the curvature and/or lane layout of the road or every movement of vehicles ahead. It is the driver's responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle. Drivers are cautioned not to wait for the system's alerts before braking, as that may not afford sufficient time and distance to brake safely. See Operator's Manual for system's operating speeds and additional information and warnings.

DISTRONIC adaptive cruise control is no substitute for active driving involvement. It does not adapt cruising speed in response to stationary objects, nor does it predict the curvature and lane layout of the road ahead or the movement of vehicles ahead. It is the driver's responsibility at all times to be attentive to traffic and road conditions, and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control of the vehicle. Drivers are cautioned not to wait for the system's alerts before braking, as that may not afford sufficient time and distance to brake safely. Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake maintenance, and tire and road conditions. See Operator's Manual for system's operating speeds and additional information and warnings.

COMAND with 8-inch display
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Reaches far and wide, brings it all home.

The COMAND® system's big new 8-inch central screen unites entertainment, navigation, driving systems and vehicle settings with clear, colorful animated menus and an intuitive new touchpad controller on the console. Choose from two custom-tailored audio systems crafted expressly for the GLS: one by harman/kardon® and one from Bang & Olufsen®.

While the navigation system provides directional assistance, the driver must remain focused on safe driving behavior, including paying attention to traffic and street signs. The driver should utilize the system´s audio cues while driving and should only consult the map or visual displays once the vehicle has been stopped in a safe place. Maps do not cover all areas or all routes within an area.

Rear Seat Entertainment
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First-rate enjoyment for 2nd-row passengers.

A pair of sizable and sharp flat screens behind each front head restraint give your 2nd-row passengers a front-row seat for DVD movies, game play and more. Multiple inputs, two remotes and two DVD players let passengers enjoy themselves individually or together, with audio played via two wireless headsets or the GLS sound system.

Mercedes-Benz mbrace
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Constant connections, to set you free.

From your car, computer or phone, mbrace connects you to your world. It puts an ever-evolving array of apps in your car, and on your smartphone, including new Remote Start. You can search in the vehicle via Yelp, and enjoy a variety of in-car apps, plus streaming audio and WiFi. Five years of mbrace® Connect features and services are standard.

All Mercedes-Benz mbrace® services operate only where cellular and Global Positioning System satellite signals are available, which are provided by third parties and not within the control of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. Five years of the mbrace Connect package are included with new-vehicle sales and leases at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. Subscriber Agreement is required for service to be active. Some services are only available on select vehicles. Your PIN is required in order to use certain services. WiFi requires Premium Package on GLS350d and GLS450. Streaming Internet-based features require an active subscription to the mbrace Entertain Package. Connection may be limited by cellular signal. Apps may be introduced and updated at varying dates, and may also require a vehicle software update. Some services may be limited or restricted in some areas. Driver is responsible for complying with traffic and other laws. See your dealer or MBUSA.com/mbrace for details.