2019 Mercedes GLS Release Date and Facelift

The 2019 Mercedes GLS SUV is coming soon. Spy photos can confirm that the vehicle is in the last phases of development. Leaked sources also provide further information, which is about to be confirmed. All in all, the new 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class SUV will take an important role in the full-size segment. The biggest crossover in the family will be able to take up to seven passengers.

Both exterior and interior of the 2019 Mercedes GLS SUV will suffer changes. More aggressive outside and more elegant and comfortable inside, the crossover will be very appealing. On the other hand, the luxury prefix means the vehicle is very expensive. This might be its only weakness and stumbling block for potential buyers. Finally, the full-size 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS will also get the AMG version as the most attractive model for the upcoming season.

2019 Mercedes GLS concept

2019 Mercedes GLS 450

The 2019 Mercedes GLS 450 is an entry-level crossover SUV for this luxury lineup. There are few differences between this and GLS 550 model. The less-luxurious version comes with a 3.0-liter bi-turbo engine that creates 360 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. That will be enough to tow up to 7,500 pounds. Fuel economy is best in the lineup, returning 20 mpg. The power goes through a nine-speed automatic transmission. For the next season, the 2019 Mercedes GLS will bring better Airmatic suspension and 4MATIC AWD. For more reliability during a ride, the German carmaker upgrades its damping system and off-road driving program.

2019 Mercedes GLS 550

Above the standard offer, we can find the 2019 Mercedes GLS 550 model. This is a mean version of the full-size SUV with the 4.7-liter V-8 engine under the hood. Again, bi-turbo setup will create more power – 450 horses and 515 pound-feet of twisting. But, it doesn’t result in better towing capacity. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 can haul 7,500 lbs – same as GLS 450. But, the crossover adds some new features, making it more exclusive than its sibling. But still, it is far away from the AMG model.

2019 Mercedes GLS spied

2019 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63

Top of the line model in the 2019 Mercedes GLS class is AMG 63 SUV. This is the most powerful, most luxurious, and the most expensive crossover. It comes with the handcrafted 5.5-liter V-8 engine. As all GLS SUVs, this one also has bi-turbo system that is going to burst near 600 hp. Also, the torque level will jump from current 560 lb-ft to 580 or 590 pound-feet.

For the 2019 Mercedes GLS AMG 63 model, there are a lot more features included in standard package. Most of them are unique and available only for these versions of Mercedes vehicles. Leather upholstery, dashboard, infotainment system, steering wheel… all these parts are going to get an AMG touch.

2019 Mercedes GLS Facelift

The upcoming 2019 Mercedes GLS facelift will bring some cosmetic changes. The big SUV should be more aesthetic. New shapes and lines of the hood and roof will boost aerodynamic and aggressiveness. Spy shots are showing new headlights. Also, it could be only part of the new front fascia. But, grille and the rest of it were hidden last time the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS was spotted testing. Also, the rear end seems to be pretty much the same as for its predecessor. But, we will know more when the camouflage falls off.

2019 Mercedes GLS spy shots

Interior

Depending on a trim level we will see a different equipment in 2019 Mercedes GLS. But, one thing is in common – all are luxurious. Besides that, price difference is not minor, so there is a big gap between 450, 550, and AMG models.

Every cabin of GLS crossover is crafted perfectly. Premium interior and rear privacy glass are standard. Also, wood trim is there and buyers will pick a design that suits their preferences. Of course, more options are available with GLS 550. Ambiental lighting is just one of the extra features we can get. Aluminum and Black Piano interior trims are top offers.

The 2019 Mercedes GLS AMG model is home on the wheels. Designers are paying attention to every detail on the steering wheel, dashboard, and upholstery.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Safety

The highlight of the 2019 Mercedes GLS safety system is the new attention assist. This feature keeps records of drivers’ behaviors and alerts whenever something strange is happening. Standard offer includes active brake and crosswind assist systems for improved balance and stability. Rearview camera is making many things easier, including parking. For GLS 550 there is also a parking pilot that will park your vehicle and steer out when you want to leave the tight spot. Of course, the AMG is getting more features. Many accessories that are optional for other versions are standard here, and the 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63 also offers some unique safety measures.

2019 Mercedes GLS Spy Photos

The spied vehicle is not unveiling too much about the upcoming model. True fans can see some changes, but these are minor. Bigger update, redesign, and even the new generation of the full-size SUV they can expect after 2020. Spy shots unveil only new headlights, while the most of the vehicle is under camouflage. Whatsoever, these could hide some interesting changes. But, nothing is sure before we see the official release of the 2019 Mercedes GLS.

2019 Mercedes GLS spy photos

2019 Mercedes GLS Release Date

Mercedes-Benz is still quiet about the upcoming SUV. However, as we are getting closer to 2019, fans are expecting official updates about their favorite crossover. But, we will have to wait a bit more. The 2019 Mercedes GLS is definitely coming. Spy photos are confirming that. But, experts are thinking that the company intends to launch something special and they are waiting for the right moment. All fans and enthusiasts hope this is going to happen by the end of 2018. But, the German carmaker is keen on the big shows in 2019, meaning GLS is to debut at Detroit or New York.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS Price

Also, enthusiasts want to know the price of the new model. The premium SUV is everything but cheap. Yes, we can find there some features other crossovers are not offering. But, starting above $70,000 is above the limit even for luxury models, such as the Lexus LX 570. With 550 package that includes a more powerful engine, the price of the 2019 Mercedes GLS will probably be just shy of $100,000. This mark is way under the cost of AMG. The last edition costed $125k. The next will be around $140,000.

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