Luxury car manufacturer
Mercedes-Benz has launched the Grand Edition of its flagship SUV GLS in both
the petrol and diesel version. The plush interiors of the vehicle are inspired
by the flagship luxury sedan, the S-Class.
The GLS 350 d Grand Edition
(Diesel) and the GLS 400 Grand Edition (Petrol) are both priced at Rs 86.90 lakh (Ex-showroom India). The GLS 350 d comes with a 3-litre, V6 diesel
engine producing 258 hp and 620 Nm of peak torque whereas the GLS 400 features
a V6 petrol engine that delivers 333 hp and 480 Nm of torque. The engines are
mated to a 9G-Tronic 9-Speed automatic transmission. The Grand Edition comes
with black rings integrated with Intelligent LED Light system thus enhancing
the visual appeal. The SUVs are fitted with a 20-inch 10-spoke light alloy
wheels, painted in Black and with a high-sheen finish, to ensure a stylish
The vehicles have ‘Grand
Edition’ exterior badges and chrome fins on the bonnet that helps create differentiation
from others in the stable. The Rear Seat
Entertainment System comes as standard with the new Grand Edition of GLS. It
boasts of two 7 inch high definition screens.
The GLS Grand Edition was
introduced in the market by Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO,
Mercedes-Benz India, and will be available across all Mercedes-Benz dealerships
across the country.
The interior offers the
S-Class’ level of comfort and luxury, among all SUVs. Furthermore, up to seven
passengers can enjoy an outstanding level of comfortable spaciousness. In terms
of storage space, the GLS provides a volume of 680 to 2300 litres and as such
clearly surpasses the amount of space offered by the vehicle's European
competitors. Of particular note in the high-quality elegant interior are a new
heated 3-spoke multifunction nappa leather steering wheel with steering wheel
gearshift paddles, 12 function keys and an airbag cover in nappa leather,
instruments with modified details as well as a redesigned instrument panel with
semi-integrated colour Media Display.
A unique and first ever
feature that enhances the environment inside the GLS is the Apple CarPlay and Android
Auto. It provides options to make calls, listen to music, send and receive text
messages and also provides access to select third-party apps that are approved
by Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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