The tri-star luxury car manufacturer Mercedes Benz completed its
petrol portfolio offering for the Indian market by launching the new GLS 400
4MATIC on September 7, 2016 for Rs. 82.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The SUV has
been termed as the 'S-Class of SUVs' and is powered by a V6 Petrol engine thus
providing consumers with an option for a diesel or petrol power GLS. It will be
brought into India in CBU form and local production is expected to commence by
the end of the year.
The full-sized, 7-seater SUV is powered by a 2996cc, V6, petrol
motor which puts out 333hp @5250-6000rpm and churns out a blistering 480Nm of
torque from 1600-4000rpm. The SUV can achieve a top speed of 240kmph and its
engine has been mated to a 9G Tronic transmission. The GLS comes in with
features like a Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system, five different
driving modes -- Comfort, Sport, Slippery, Off-road and Individual, panoramic
sunroof, full LED headlamps with intelligent lighting, 4MATIC permanent AWD
system, AIRMATIC suspension with adaptive dampening, new generation telematics
and an 8 inch high resolution media display and many safety features as well.
Roland Folger, Managing Director
and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, “With the launch of the GLS 400 4MATIC, we
have now completed our petrol portfolio for the Indian market. The introduction
of the GLS 400 4MATIC is a strategic move as it gives the customers the
flexibility to choose between the petrol and the diesel variants of their
popular SUV. The GLS offers its occupants class leading luxury experience that
no other full-size luxury SUV can match in this segment. This is also the fifth
SUV variant we introduced this year, further bolstering our SUV portfolio which
remains the most comprehensive in the luxury car segment. Our SUV segment has
seen the maximum growth for the past two years and we are confident that this
trend will continue.”
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