A 362-hp 3.0L biturbo V6 employs numerous advances to deliver the power of a V8 with higher fuel economy. Its rapid-multispark ignition can fire up to four times in a millisecond, while high-pressure Direct Injection precisely tunes the ultrafine fuel spray. A lightweight diecast-alloy block, widely variable valve timing, reduced friction, and clever "on-demand'' ancillary components further boost efficiency.
In any season, on any road, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive adds to your confidence and control. Always engaged and optimizing torque to every wheel, 4MATIC integrates with ESP®, our standard Electronic Stability Program, for maximum effectiveness in corners and slippery conditions. It also incorporates our 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS®), which monitors for the first sign of wheel slip and responds to ensure torque is sent to the wheels with the best grip, even if that's only one wheel.
A pair of paddles strategically positioned behind the upper steering-wheel spokes allows you to manually upshift and downshift the 7-speed automatic transmission with just a flick of your fingers.
A twist of a console control lets you dial in the vehicle's performance character to suit your needs or your mood. DYNAMIC SELECT offers four preset modes (Comfort, Sport, Slippery and Off-road) plus an Individual mode you can configure a la carte. Each mode adapts the throttle response, shift programming, ESP and more. The Off-road Package adds a second off-road mode that increases ride height and fording depth, adapts the AIRMATIC suspension damping, and sets up the drivetrain for loose or rough terrain.
Generously sized 19-inch alloy wheels feature five substantial, tapering spokes and a gleaming silver finish. Beefy 275/55R19 all-season tires are designed for an excellent balance of cornering grip, wet-road confidence, and all-around comfort.
Dual chrome exhausts tips add a sporty finishing touch to the stylish, chrome-accented rear bumper and lower valence.
Expressively elegant headlamps draw more than admiring eyes: their LED Daytime Running Lamps help other drivers take notice of your approach. Available active LED headlamps cast brighter beams, and adapt to curves and oncoming traffic. And the wide taillamps include LED brake and turn signal lamps, and "twin torch" LED running lamps.
With more than 38 inches of legroom, the spacious 2nd-row seating offers generous space for three passengers. The seats recline to 10 positions or fold flat in seconds in a 60/40-split, for flexible cargo space as well. An EASY-ENTRY feature on both sides eases 3rd-row access from either the right or left rear door.
MB-Tex upholstery offers a rich appearance and supple leather-like feel, even in cold weather. It also offers legendary durability and easy care.
To help you find your ideal driving position, the steering column power-adjusts up/down and in/out at the touch of a button. The settings can also be stored in the 3-position driver-seat memory.
A pair of crisp, high-resolution screens use a high pixel count and automatic adjustment to ambient light to provide seamless, animated display of entertainment, information and vehicle settings. Atop the central dash, a 7-inch color screen vividly presents audio and other features while keeping a sleek dash profile. In front of the driver, crisp analog gauges flank a color screen with illustrated menus and sharp text for driving systems, settings and more.
All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are protected by our New Vehicle Limited Warranty, covering defects in material or workmanship for 48-months or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. For added protection, the Mercedes-Benz Extended Limited Warranty offers continued peace of mind with prolonged coverage tailored to your needs.
An advanced system of 7 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection. Dual two-stage front air bags, front side-impact air bags, a driver's knee air bag, and side curtain air bags for all three seating rows are standard.
The standard antitheft alarm system is armed automatically when you lock your Mercedes from the outside. It sounds the horn and flashes the exterior lights if a door, the liftgate, or the hood is opened without first unlocking the vehicle. You can also sound the alarm by pressing the red “panic” button on your SmartKey remote when you're within range of your vehicle.
Bright white LED Daytime Running Lamps help get the GLS noticed, for added safety and in modern style. The DRLs and all other front light functions are integrated within the flowing sculpture of the headlamp assemblies, making the design as appealing as it is illuminating. Wide, horizontal taillamps feature a fiber-optic design and LED turn signals and brake lamps.
Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost. Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist.