2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Charlottesville VA
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville
With the 2020 GLS, Mercedes-Benz has given you a new way to look at an SUV. When you call the GLS all-new, it’s certainly an understatement as the chassis is more extended, and the body is more aerodynamic, which gives the GLS a roomier and quieter ride. The two available engines have been updated with Mercedes-Benz EQ boost technology, which uses a 48-volt starter-generator, which ends up smoothing out the start-stop process and allows for a more excellent fuel economy. Few SUVs can compete with the off-road capability, cargo-carrying flexibility, and passenger comfort of the GLS. Still, the best part is that it gives you the best infotainment system in the world thanks primarily to a humungous 12.3-inch configurable instrument panel with an equally sized touchscreen. There is so much more to cover with this impressive SUV, keep reading to find out all it offers!
- 3.0-liter six-cylinder
- 362 Horsepower
- Emergancy Braking Assist
- Blind Spot Warning
- Traction Control System
- Five-Zone Climate Control
- 12.3-inch touchscreen
- Ambient Lighting
What engines are there to choose from?
Coming standard on all versions of the GLS is a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The highest trim, the GLS 450, gets you a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 with 483 horsepower and 526 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines come with four-wheel drive as well as Mercedes-Benz EQ Boost Technology, which adds more fluidity to the stop/start technology and allows for a more excellent fuel economy. These engines give you a smooth ride, and the 362 horsepower gives you the speed that you look for in a luxury vehicle. When adequately equipped, the GLS can tow up to 7,700 pounds.
What are the notable features of the 2020 GLS?
Seeing as how this is a Mercedes-Benz, you would assume that the GLS comes with a ton of new features, and the SUV certainly does not disappoint. Coming standard is cruise control, a power driver’s seat, remote start, heated front seats, memory function, Garman Map Pilot, a power sunroof, 115-volt outlet, five-zone climate control, and power-folding third-row seats. Tech features include a six-disc changer, *Bluetooth®, and a rearview monitor. Also standard is a 12.3-inch configurable instrument panel display and an equally sizeable central touchscreen. More standard features are power-folding side mirrors, a power liftgate, crosswind stabilization, and a subscription to Mercedes Me Connect remote-access support and services. The GLS provides you with a few optional packages so you can customize your SUV however you want. A Premium package gives you some beautiful goodies including illuminated doorsills, push-button ignition, and navigation. Also optional is the Active Curve System package which gets you adaptive shocks, and a curve system stability control. Also optional is a leather interior and a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound system.
What are some of the safety features?
Mercedes-Benz has some helpful safety features that will help keep you driving with confidence as you traverse the open road. Most versions of the GLS come with a drowsiness monitor, automatic emergancy braking, and blind-spot warning. Optional is a Driver Assistance package that gets you brake assist, a Pre-Safe anti-collision system, adaptive cruise control, and active lane-keeping. Other notable safety features include electronic stability control, multiple airbags, adaptive headlights, traction control, and a four-wheel anti-lock braking system.
Final Thoughts on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Want the power and accessories of a sports car with the space of a luxury SUV? Then look no further than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS! The two engines are impressive in both power and fuel-efficiency, and the multitude of features gives the consumer everything they could want in an SUV, plus a couple of surprises. There is even a bunch of safety features that keep you safe and secure whenever you take the vehicle out of the garage. The best part? Not only is this a fun and fast on-road vehicle, but it can also go off-road to give you an unmatched experience. We highly recommend taking a test drive of this incredible SUV, so head down to the dealership and schedule yours today!