Every year, Car and Driver recognizes the 10 best all-new or significantly redesigned models. This year, on its list of the 10Best Trucks and SUVs, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 earned one of the prestigious spots.
“The GLS, the S-Class of our SUV lineup, continues to set new standards in the premium SUV segment,” said Bernie Glaser, General Manager of Product Management, MBUSA. “We are excited that the GLS450 won the Best Large SUV category in the first ever Car and Driver “10Best Trucks and SUVs” competition.”
Car and Driver editors were impressed with the GLS450 because of its overall refinement, excellent handling, and even family-friendly features. They were also impressed with its ideal size that makes it easy to drive and fit into a garage.
This year, the GLS450 arrives with a new exterior design along with an updated, luxurious interior. Buyers can choose from a wide range of engine options on the GLS lineup, including a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, a turbocharged 4.7-liter V8, and a 577-horsepower turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 on the AMG GLS63.
Every GLS model comes with standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive for superior traction and drivability. Stop by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead to see if the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 is a good fit for your lifestyle.
Mercedes-Benz is a name strongly associated with the height of luxury and comfort when it comes to automobiles. The brand recently added an S-Class SUV to its lineup — the 2017 Mercedes GLS-Class SUV. Over the course of the past two years, the company has aimed to overhaul the SUV and crossover segment of its lineup, and the result is astonishing. The GLS-Class has reviewers raving over the SUV’s seamless combination of comfort and performance.
The entry-level member of the GLS SUV lineup is the GLS350d, powered by a 255-horsepower diesel engine. After that, the lineup goes GLS450, GLS550, and the range-topping AMG GLS63 powered by a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that cranks out 577 horsepower altogether. That’s a lot of power, and coupled with Mercedes-Benz’s cutting-edge 4Matic all-wheel drive, it seems like these SUVs can conquer just about any terrain the world flings at them. Prices for 2017 models have not yet been announced, but 2016 prices ranged anywhere from $65,500 to $122,000.
The 2017 GLS will also be receiving a face-lift contributing to the overall exterior appearance of the vehicle, and according to reviewers, something as simple as a name change can spell bigger sales for a vehicle because buyers tend to think the car is new. In addition, the GLS-Class SUVs will be equipped with a system called Active Body Control, which controls body roll and helps the GLS feel lighter and less cumbersome when taking curves. Obviously, the vehicle’s driving experience benefits from this advanced technology, which allows for a more comfortable ride.
The Mercedes GLS-Class SUV combines luxury with performance, delivering the functionality and capability of the SUV and crossover class in the form of top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz engineering and quality. Quality you can trust. It’s no wonder that reviewers throughout the industry have fallen in love. What’s stopping you from checking out this awe-inspiring work today?