2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Officially Unveiled

Giancarlo Perlas November 4, 2015

Mercedes-Benz GLS, (X 166), FL 2015

Mercedes-Benz finally reveals more information about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS. A press release as well as photos were provided by the company through Daimler’s Global Media Site to hype the successor of the Mercedes-Benz GL ahead of its launching at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month.

Living up to its identity as the S-Class of the Mercedes SUV line. The GLS certainly shows a lot of updates compared to its predecessor, the GL. The exterior, interior, and the technology of the vehicle have been revised to feature the same level of performance, luxury, comfort, styling, safety, and tech advancements offered by its sedan counterpart.

Like what we have seen in the previous spy photos, the GLS receives a more stylish bumper, headlights, and grille. The rear also gets a new bumper and taillights. Other than those, everything remains the same with its older SUV model.

Inside, the new SUV is wrapped in high-class Designo leather with more enhancements for those who would go for the AMG Line package. The steering wheel now has a three-spoke styling, and the instruments are upgraded.

The engine options for all its petrol and diesel variants are revamped too. The most powerful is the Mercedes-Benz GLS 63 4MATIC, which is capable of reaching up to 585 hp with a torque of 760 Nm. However, its fuel consumption is unchanged.

The power of all its units, except the AMG GLS 63, are distributed through a nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.

Official 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Photos

Check out the gallery below for the official photos of the GLS, which were provided by Mercedes-Benz:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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