The Mercedes-Benz GLS is on its way to South Africa and Merc SA has been updating the configurator. Here's how much it costs, plus some details about the options.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a luxury 7-seat SUV which the Stuttgart-based brand claims is offroad capable. We'll be putting this to the test naturally, when the vehicle arrives. As for the expected due date, we think it'll be landing in the 3rd or 4th quarter.
Right now there's just the one model according to the Mercedes-Benz South Africa configurator. The GLS 400d is powered by a 3.0-litre turbodiesel straight-6 motor, which produces 243 kW and 700 Nm. Power goes to all 4 wheels via the 9G-tronic automatic transmission.
The configurator has numerous packages on offer for the new Mercedes-Benz GLS. Standard wheels are 19-inch units, but you can go up to 21-inch alloys. For those wanting their GLS to look aggressive, there's an AMG Line package (R62 000). For bolt-on MBUX enhancement, you're looking at R25 000 for the Innovation package, while semi-autonomous driving tech is available with 2 packages of R42 000 and R37 300. If you really want to try out the offroad capabilities, it's best to tick the OffRoad Engineering Package for R32 300.
We'll have final confirmations about specifications when the vehicle launches.
Mercedes-Benz GLS Price in South Africa (July 2019)
Mercedes-Benz GLS 400d R1 572 747