Another future plan that is indicated to be done by Mercedes is producing 2018 Mercedes GLS. This car is designed with the complete redesign with the support of new design language, material, new lights, new sleek grille, new front and new platform. The company would like to make it has reduced weight to support its performance with very efficient fuel consumption. It is rumored that it could be achieved by removing the off-road performance in 2018 Mercedes GLS.
2018 Mercedes GLS Redesign and Features
Based on the information of reliable sources, 2018 Mercedes GLS is indicated to go with new architecture to make it has high ground clearance with its long wheelbase. It is mentioned that this car will have about 150 kg lighter of bodyweight compared to the previous model. It means that this car has 20 percent of lower fuel consumption than before. To support its performance, the company will optimize the air suspension with the strong gearbox and four-wheel drive. The car has a luxurious design because of some refinements including the features and the extra-long wheelbase. The cabin is quite big and luxurious with improved space because the long wheelbase that is offered from 20, 21 to 22 inches.
As a full-sized SUV, 2018 Mercedes GLS will be built in Alabama. It will be the biggest SUV from Mercedes with three rows of seating and it has enough space for passenger and cargo capacity. Rumors mentioned that it has three trims with similar equipment. The less expensive model will go with clean burning diesel and the high trim has a more powerful V8 engine, high features, and more pronounced grille. All trims could support seven people with great towing capability. The standard features are heated and powered front seats, hard drive navigation system, dual-zone auto climate control and power folding for the rear seat. For the exterior, it has pointed angles with smooth lines. The cabin is featured with eight inches of COMMAND infotainment system, suitable styling changes, several security and safety systems.
2018 Mercedes GLS Engine
2018 Mercedes GLS has three power units to offer. First, it is V8 engine 4.7 liters to produce about 355 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. The second expected engine is V8 5.5 liter to contribute 382 horsepower and 391 pounds-feet of torque. The last is the turbocharged V6 engine 3.0 liter for 210 horsepower. The transmission is 4matic AWD system paired to seven-speed dual clutch auto transmission supported with fully variable torque.
2018 Mercedes GLS Release Date, Price, Competitors
2018 Mercedes GLS is still unavailable for the exact price and release date information. It could be released at the end of 2017 with the price that will be below its main rivals such as Z4 Roadster, Range Rover Evoque and the last is BMW X1.