What used Mercedes GLS 4x4 will I get for my budget?
You’ll need around £44,000 to get behind the wheel of a GLS. This should buy you one of the 2015 or 2016 cars with an average mileage for the year and a full service history. Spend a little more than this to buy one from a franchised dealer, and pay between £46,000 and £50,000 for a 2016/2017 model. Spending above £50,000 should buy you a 2018 model from a Mercedes dealer.
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes GLS 4x4?
On paper the diesel 350d is the most economical, with an official figure of 37.2mpg and corresponding CO2 emissions of 199g/km, under the old NEDC calculations. You are unlikely to better 30mpg in the real world. Only consider either of the two petrol-engined versions if you have access to your own private oil well.
Expect annual car tax bills to be high. If your GLS was registered before the tax changes of April 2017 came into force you’ll pay a hefty premium based on the car’s CO2 emissions. If it was registered after that date, you’ll pay a flat-rate fee currently £140 a year as well as a luxury car tax supplement for cars costing over £40,000 which currently stands at £340 a year. Likewise, expect insurance to be high, and servicing costs too, although there are a number of specialist dealers who’ll service your Merc at a cheaper price than the main dealers.