Mercedes-Benz GLS GLS 400d 4Matic AMG Line Premium + 5dr 9G-Tronic Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £83,825What Car? Target Price£81,186
Review

The GLS is as luxurious and well equipped as you’d expect Mercedes’ flagship SUV to be. However, the rival BMW X7 is more practical and better to drive.

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Trim: AMG Line

As you’d expect given the GLS’s high starting price, even the entry-level trim is well equipped: keyless entry and start, heated and electrically adjustable leather seats, 22in alloy wheels and air suspension are all included, as are a head-up display and a high-end Burmester stereo.

Engine: GLS 400d 4Matic

Right now, this is the only engine on offer in the GLS: a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel that produces 325bhp. It’s impressively smooth and strong, and mostly works well with the standard nine-speed automatic gearbox. However, its average fuel economy of 35.8mpg is surpassed by most rivals.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH6.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

30.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

470

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

242

g/km

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