2016 Mercedes GLS

The BMW X-class has been dominating the SUV segment in recent years. Its pride, X6, will finally get competition, and from an archrival, Mercedes-Benz. First crossover-coupe from the luxury brand company is coming as 2016 Mercedes GLS. There are some stylish lookalikes with M-class, but this carmaker knows how to reach buyers.

2016 mercedes gls front view

2016 Mercedes GLS engine

With 2016 Mercedes GLS in developing, we can’t be sure 100% which powertrains will be installed under its hood. It is likely to be 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, with massive output of 500 hp. Other possibility is 3.0-liter diesel V6 rated at 255 hp or 329 hp. This is not the end of the list of engines that could power new Mercedes GLS class. There is also twin-turbocharged V6 capable to produce 362 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. Whatever German carmaker decides to place in the car, power will be sent to all wheels. It is standard for all versions, with 40/60 distribution in rear torque favor.

2016 mercedes gls interior

2016 Mercedes GLS styling

Outside of the vehicle, highlights will be on 21- and 22-inch wheel. Tires are wider on rear end then on front. Suspension is tuned for sport drive and small body roll, so all drivers can feel like they are in sport coupe, even gravity center is set pretty high. There are few variations of chassis available for buyers. Comfort, Slippery, Sport and Sport plus are default modes of driving. Also, every driver can set its own preferences. Also, Safety system will be massively upgraded, with many passive features. Infotainment system is consisted of 8.0-inch central display, Bang & Olufsen audio and entertainment features on back seats. Panoramic sunroof and few more stylish details can’t miss to any eyes. The 2016 Mercedes GLS is one of the biggest model when we talk about cargo room. There are seats for five passengers, with plenty of head and leg-room.

2016 mercedes gls rear view

2016 Mercedes GLS price

It is totally unknown when will the 2016 Mercedes GLS be presented. Also, other concerns are about its price. Since this is a new model, and it should remove BMW X6 from the top place, we assume Mercedes GLS could be found cheaper than main competitor. The X6 cost from $58.000.