The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS has been spotted during its testing on public roads and since it will represent the next generation model it will bring many changes. First of all, it will ride on the new platform which will make it larger but at the same time, it will be lighter than before. The exterior and interior will also be revised and under its hood, it will offer several strong units, including hybrid version as well.
Engine and performance of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS
On the engine front, we are expecting several engines in the offer, so the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS will most likely arrive with some new options. Beneath the hood of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS63 AMG will be placed a 5.5-liter V-8 twin-turbocharged engine. This unit will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission and will be able to make 577 horses and 651 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel drive system will be standard and it will get 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
Furthermore, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS will also get the same engine which is found in the S-Class and it is an inline-6 turbodiesel engine. This one can deliver 286 hp and the torque of 443 lb-ft and 340 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, it should also feature a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo powertrain which should have the output of more than 600 horsepower. As well, a plug-in hybrid version might also be offered at some point in future.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS
The new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS will ride on the same MHA architecture which underpins the newest GLE model. And thanks to the new platform, the upcoming Mercedes will be significantly lighter than the current model but it will also be longer and much higher. As well, the GLE and GLS will also share some similar styling cues. As for the exterior design, although it has been heavy camouflaged, the new GLS will look different compared to the current model. So, the front fascia will be revised with a new grille and restyled headlights. As well, the rear end should also be refreshed, but for now, we don’t have any precise information.
In regards to interior design, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS will get a new massive digital screen and it seems larger than the 10.25-inch touchscreen which is found in the A-Class. Like before, it will get three rows of seats which will provide excellent room for all the passengers. And the materials used in its design will be of high quality.
The equipment of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS
The standard equipment of the Mercedes-Benz GLS will include leather seats, active-lane keeping assist, active cruise control, an around-view camera, push-button start, keyless entry, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, heated and ventilated front seats, and many other features. The Bang & Olufsen audio system will be optional.
Release date and price of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS should arrive to the market later this year. The price is not yet known but it should be higher than the price of the current model which begins at around $71,000.