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Mercedes-Benz GLS

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The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a large SUV, and the largest model in the Mercedes SUV family. The current model was launched in 2019 – earlier models were called the GL until 2016, when Mercedes renamed a number of its models to provide a more cohesive structure to its range.

The standard GLS is currently only available in the UK with a diesel engine. There is a more luxurious Mercedes-Maybach GLS that comes with a petrol engine, and a high-performance Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 as well. We will be building separate pages for these vehicles, so check back soon.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS has received positive reviews from the UK automotive media, and currently holds an Expert Rating of 68%, two points behind its main rival, the BMW X7. It has received praise for its comfort, refinement and spaciousness, although the driving experience is not rated particularly highly.

Key specifications

Body style: Large SUV
Engines: diesel
Price: From £75,040 on-road

Launched: Summer 2019
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA

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Safety Rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

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The Mercedes-Benz GLS has not yet been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Check back soon.

Eco Rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

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The Mercedes-Benz GLS has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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