2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Charlottesville VA

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville

While Mercedes-Benz is well known for its luxury sedans, it has branched out to include a line of luxury SUVs. The GLS is one of these SUVs as it comes with an aerodynamic body that makes the ride quieter and more efficient. Also, unlike most three rows SUVs, there is plenty of room for passengers and all of their stuff, and there is a cool air suspension that further adds to the smart and sophisticated ride. Under the hood, all of the GLS engines are powerful and responsive, and all-wheel-drive comes standard. There is an available off-road package that comes with low-range gearing for, particularly tough trails. Want to know more about the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS? Continue reading down below.


A Digital Cockpit WIth Human Touch

Widescreen displays and perhaps the industry’s most advanced visual, voice and touch interfaces help the GLS feel quickly like second nature. Exquisite craftsmanship envelops you in timeless luxury.

First-Class Amenities Even In The Third Row

From 64 colors of ambient lighting to power 2nd-row seats, the GLS lets everyone in on the Star treatment. Available luxuries include four ventilated and massaging seats, heated 3rd-row seats, and 5-zone climate control.


Express Your Desires

Using Artificial Intelligence, MBUX can turn your words into your GLS’s action. Just say, “Hey, Mercedes, it’s cold in here” or “I need a coffee,” and MBUX can warm the cabin or set the standard MB Navigation. It can even learn your habits, and new phrases.

Give Your Senses a Fresh Sense of Luxury

Front seats are heated, ventilated, and available with massage. The second row offers similar luxuries. Even the armrests and third row can be heated. Ionizer-purified air can soothe the whole cabin with a subtle infusion of fragrance.


The Pinnacle of SUVs, More Than Ever

The Executive Rear Seating Package PLUS for the GLS 580 treats 2nd-row passengers to exclusive luxuries: Ventilated and massaging seats. Headrest pillows. And a wireless tablet to control rear-cabin comfort features.

Charging Forward

The 362-hp GLS 450 turbo inline-6 and the GLS 580’s 483-hp Biturbo V8 offer advanced tech and abundant torque. Now with EQ Boost electrification, their Integrated starter-generator can also add 21 hp or allow gas-free coasting and lower emissions.


Faster Flexibility

With nine speeds, the advanced 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission offers a versatile range of ratios, for the quick response and efficient, quiet cruising. Fingertip shift paddles and the modes of DYNAMIC SELECT let you take charge anytime.

Your Car In Your Pocket

Mercedes me connect a world of remote features, from starting to locking its doors to scheduling service, in a handy smartphone app. And available augmented video can overlay your next navigation instruction on a live view of the turn itself.

Trims of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS

GLS 450

  • 3.0-Liter SIx-Cylinder Engine
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Surround-View Camera

GLS 580

  • 4.0-Liter V8 Engine
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Keyless Entry/Ignition
  • Active Brake Assist

What powers the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS?

There are two engine options available for the GLS, and which one you get depends on the trim level you choose. The GLS 450 comes with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder that kicks out an amazing 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the GLS 580 has a 4.0-Liter V8 that pumps out a pavement-pounding 483 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. These engines pair with a smooth sailing nine-speed automatic transmission and an exclusive Mercedes-Benz’ 4MATIC® all-wheel-drive system. A high-performance AMG® GLS 63 packs a punch with 603 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. We love all the power and prowess the GLS provides, and we know you will too!

What can you tell me about the features of the GLS?

Quite a bit! The GLS comes with two amazing trim levels that provide a ton of tech and luxury features. Included on both trims is the MBUX infotainment system, which comes with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto,  Burmester audio system, nine USB ports spread throughout the cabin, and a wireless charging pad. Also coming standard is LED lighting and keyless entry. With the GLS comes many advanced safety systems such as blind-spot monitoring, active brake assist, and active parking assist with a surround-view camera. Both trims come with seating for seven passengers and the option of second-row captain’s chairs at no extra cost!

Can you talk about some of the GLS packages?

In addition to the insane number of features that the GLS offers, many optional packages add even more exclusive features to the mix. First, there is the Convenience package that has four-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats. The Driver Assistance Package Plus adds to this with adaptive cruise control, active lane-change assist, lane-keeping assist, and cross-traffic alert. Finally, the Executive Rear Seat Package Plus has heated and ventilated rear seats and a rear wireless charging pad. There is even an E-Active Body Control system, a stand-alone option, and swaps the GLS  air suspension for a trick active suspension that uses a camera to scan the road ahead.

Get the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS at Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville

If you are looking for a ton of luxury wrapped up in an SUV, then the GLS from Mercedes-Benz is right up your alley. The engines are powerful, and there are a ton of features. We know that you’re excited to take a test drive of this amazing SUV, so head down to Mercedes-Benz of Charlottesville and schedule one with our knowledgeable sales team. There is a lot to love about the GLS, and feel free to ask us any questions you may have. Can’t make it down to the dealership? Be sure to check out the entire GLS inventory here on our website.