A muscular torque machine with seating for seven adults, luxurious and comfy cabin, and go-anywhere ability. This sums up the new Mercedes GLS400D AMG Premium – the big daddy of all Mercedes-Benz SUVs.
The GLS-Class is equivalent to the S-Class saloon but in SUV guise. The new model is 77 mm longer and 22 mm wider than its predecessor, while the wheelbase has grown by 60 mm. As a result, the second and third rows have enough space to accommodate passengers who are up to 2.0 m and 1.94 m, respectively.
Luggage capacity is equally prodigious – with all seats up, you can stow 355 liters. If all seats are folded, an astounding 2400 liters of space is available (loaded to the roof).
Equipped with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, AIRMATIC air suspension with level adjustment and adaptive dampers, Four-wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS), and 22-inch AMG alloy wheels, the GLS400D AMG Premium is equally capable on highways, B-roads, and off-road tracks.
Engine and Comfort Features
With a 2.9-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine delivering 326 hp and, more importantly, 700 Nm of tarmac-twisting torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLS400D AMG Premium is a beast. Despite weighing close to 2.5 tonnes, it’s still able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds. If you dare to keep the pedal to the metal, the top speed is 250 km/h.
Making it easier for entry and egress and luggage to be ferried is a host of features, including EASY-PACK powered tailgate and load compartment cover, electrically folding and raising third-row seats EASY-ENTRY system, closing aid for doors and tailgate, and KEYLESS-GO Comfort package.
Other equipment highlights are gesture control in the front, head-up display, MBUX, wireless charging, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, THERMOTRONIC luxury automatic climate control, and AIR BALANCE air fragrancing, ionization, and filtration.
Technical Specifications of the Mercedes GLS400D AMG Premium
|Engine capacity||2,925 cc|
|Engine type||6-cylinder in-line 24-valve|
|Bore x Stroke||(82 x 92.3) mm|
|Fuel type||Diesel (Euro VI)|
|Power||243kW (326 bhp)|
|Acceleration||6.3s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top speed||250 km/h|
|Fuel consumption||10.2 km/L|
|Misc technical data|
|Drive type||All-wheel drive|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(5213 x 2030 x 1823) mm|
|Min turning radius||6,250 mm|
|Kerb weight||2,490 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||90 L|
|Boot/Cargo Capacity||355 L|
|Brakes (Front)||Ventilated disc|
|Brakes (Rear)||Ventilated disc|
|Suspension (Front)||Double wishbone, air springs, single-tube gas-filled shock absorber, stabilizer bar|
|Suspension (Rear)||Multi-link suspension, air springs, twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, stabilizer bar|
Mercedes GLS400D AMG Premium Reviews
Check out what others say about the new Mercedes GLS400D AMG Premium!
“With more acreage than a country estate, the biggest Benz SUV makes a commanding statement.”
“Bigger and bolder than before, the new Mercedes-Benz GLS400d packs plenty of presence and room for the whole family.”
“This big beast is the third-generation version of the Mercedes-Benz GLS.”