The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS is now in Nigeria to take you further than ever before. It is the largest and most luxurious SUV in the Mercedes-Benz line-up. It offers more of everything: more space, more comfort and indeed more luxury. This new generation of the GLS pushes the bar even higher, living to its title as the S-Class of SUVs. The all-new GLS makes its debut in showrooms in Nigeria, courtesy of Weststar Associates Limited, the Authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria.
The exterior of the all-new GLS is luxurious and larger than life. It comes with a more superior presence in comparison to its predecessor, thanks to a larger wheelbase at 3135 mm. It features MULTIBEAM LED headlamps which come as standard with a total of 112 LEDs per headlamp. The new GLS also comes with up to 23-inch wheels as well as a refined selection of rim designs. The optional panoramic sliding sunroof gives a fascinating sense of freedom as it bathes the interior in a pleasantly bright ambience.
Inside the all-new GLS, elegant aesthetics are highlighted with leather appointments as standard. Standard instrument cluster (12.3-inch) and media display (12.3-inch) are housed behind a shared continuous glass surface to form a large free-standing screen. There is a touchpad in the centre console as a further means of controlling many vehicle functions. The ambient lighting impressively illuminates the dashboard, with optical fibres coursing throughout the cockpit. The four rectangular air vents are prominently embedded in the trim element.
The longer wheelbase of the new GLS means there’s more space, especially in the second seat row, which can furthermore be electrically adjusted front and back by 10 cm. There is more legroom in both the second and third seat rows. The EASY-ENTRY function makes it easy to get into and out of the two individual seats in the third row. The third row has fully-fledged seats that are suitable for people up to 1.94 m tall.
Another key highlight in the all-new GLS is the latest generation of the MBUX infotainment system. Some of the upgrades in the new MBUX system include the MBUX Interior Assistant: intuitive support, Augmented reality: additional navigation assistance, and a further advanced “Hey Mercedes” voice control system.
New EQ Boost Engine
The high standards of the new Mercedes-Benz GLS are evident in its engine line up. The GLS 450 features a new electrified in-line six-cylinder petrol engine with a 48-volt on-board electrical system and integrated starter-generator. This engine has a displacement of about four litres and produces an output of 367 hp and 500 Nm of torque, with another 250 Nm of torque and 22 hp of additional output temporarily on tap via EQ Boost. In all variants of the new GLS, power is transmitted by the 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission.
Speaking on the all-new GLS, Mr. Mirko Plath, CEO, Weststar Associates Limited commented; “The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a superstar in the SUV segment, and we are proud to unveil the 2020 edition to our customers here in Nigeria. With highlights like EQ Boost, the updated 4MATIC all-wheel drive and Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). We are certainly in for a treat!”