2018 Mercedes GLS Redesign, Release Date, Specs and News
With a full redesign, the new 2018 Mercedes GLS gives you more advantages if you don’t mind to wait its arrival. It will be built by using lightweight materials and more streamlined design will be added. It is possible for the company to give new platform as well as fresh headlights to make it more modern.
2018 Mercedes GLS Changes
The current GL SUV Mercedes-Benz is still adorable but the company has a plan to offer a new third generation under the name 2018 Mercedes GLS. Its codename is X167 and it has complete redesign. Some significant changes are added to make it as one of the best seven-seater three-row SUV. They will improve the material use, complete it with a new sleek grille and redesign the lights. Even it has a fresh front look. Probably, the company gives new platform. Their first concern is on its less fuel consumption and less weight to improve its performance.
It will have a tight battle with other big and luxury cars with the higher ground clearance and longer wheelbase to make the interior design more spacious than ever. It will be completed with many new features including eight-inch of infotainment system COMMAND and some other updates. In addition, the new 2018 Mercedes GLS has three-rows of seats inside that are truly comfortable with the large cargo space to support your luggage. It comes with standard heated seats, hard drive-based navigation system as well as auto climate control dual-zone. The rumors mentioned that they are working for three trims and each trim has different equipment.
2018 Mercedes GLS Engine
The biggest change is its weight that is 150 kg lighter than the current so that it is possible to make lower fuel consumption than ever. This can be helpful to support the seven-passenger SUV to have outstanding engine execution with three engine option. The first for 2018 Mercedes GLS will be V8 engine and 4.7 liter to work for 355 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful engine is V8 and 5.5 liter to produce 382 hp and 391 pounds-feet of torque. These are mated to new 4MATIC AWD system and 7-speed auto transmission. The last engine is V6 engine and 3.0 liter to provide 210 hp.
2018 Mercedes GLS is still reported inaccurately especially for the price. The official announcement has not been made yet. It should be ready in the beginning of 2018 with the price that shouldn’t be more than $65,000 for the base.