The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is one of the models that sit at the top of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family. Thanks to its luxurious characteristics inside the cabin, modern tech, and powerful engine. Speaking of how powerful it is, this comes from a turbocharged inline-six engine combined with a 48-volt hybrid system. This makes the 2022 GLS class offer a smooth and fun driving experience. Inside the GlS Class, is a spacious and comfortable cabin that sits up to seven people or six when the captain’s chair is removed. The GLS battle other large SUVs rivals such as the Ranger Rover and Lincoln Navigator.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Engine
The 2022 Mercedes Benz GLS class is available in two model tims with different powertrains. The first one is the GLS450 which is powered by a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six engine. The inline six delivers 362 horsepower. The other model is the GLS 580 which is more powerful, thanks to the 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering 483 horsepower.
Both models feature a hybrid system while a four-wheel drive is standard.
Talking of fuel economy and consumption, the GLS Class is thirsty and the rating isn’t great. The GLS 450 has a rating of 19mpg in the city, 23mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. On the other hand, the GLS 580 rating is worse with a rating of 16mpg city, 21mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg combined.
Interior, comfort, and Cargo
Stepping inside, the GlS class features a modern cabin with a sense of luxury. It featured a dashboard and a cockpit layout like the one you find in the GLE class Suv. It is also spacious enough and accommodates up to seven passengers with the optional captain’s chairs.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The dashboard is dominated by two huge 12.3-inch digital displays. One features a configurable gauge display for the driver and the other one features the infotainment duties, running the mercedes benz new MBUX software. Apple car play and Android auto features, in-dash navigation, and wifi hotspot, come as standard.
A 13-speaker Burmester stereo sound system is available on all GLS class models whereas also an option Burmester 3D audio system with a 26-speaker sound stereo arrangement is available.
Safety and Driver Assistance features
In terms of safety features, mercedes benz offers different types of driver assistance features on the 2022 GLS SUV. However, others come with an extra cost such as the semi-autonomous driving mode. For the GLS class, key standard safety features include:
– Automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
– Lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist
– Adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous driving mode.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Price
The price for the 2023 GLS 450 begins at $81,800. The GLS 580 and AMG GLS 63 have starting prices of $105,000 and $139,000, respectively.