Mercedes-Benz today launched the newest generation of the GLS – popularly referred to as the S-Class of SUVs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS India launch is the largest and most luxurious SUV from company. It offers the customer more space, more comfort, more tech, and more luxury. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS India version features a lot of technology offered by any SUV on Indian roads and combines luxury with the character of a true off-roader. The interiors of the new GLS combine the comfort of a Mercedes-Benz luxury saloon with progressive detailing of an SUV. The new GLS has a considerably longer wheelbase over its predecessor (3135 mm, an increase of 60 mm), offering more space (87 mm), especially in the second seat row, which can furthermore be adjusted fore and aft.
Powerful six-cylinder engines deliver the motoring comfort and effortlessly superior power that suits the characteristics of this luxurious car. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC comes with a six-cylinder in-line engine electrified with 48-volt technology and integrated starter-generator (ISG). Its performance data: 270 kW (367 hp) and 500 Nm of torque, with a further 250 Nm of torque and 16 kW/22 hp available. The integrated starter-generator (ISG) is responsible for hybrid functions such as EQ Boost or energy recuperation while allowing fuel savings that were previously reserved for high-voltage hybrid technology.
Aerodynamics: detailed fine-tuning for the best Cd figure in this class The new GLS achieves cd figures as low as 0.32 – a clear improvement compared with its predecessor (cd 0.35) and an impressively low figure in the large luxury SUV segment. The excellent aerodynamics help to firstly reduce fuel consumption and secondly limit wind noise, one of the areas on which development work focused specifically.
Connected Car technology with the New GLS:
Mercedes-Benz India is announcing a new face of its connected car technology with the launch of new GLS. Mercedes Me Connect App gets an all-new user interface and a new Mercedes me Service App that offers seamless Online Appointment Booking. The new interface is sharper and easier to consume and the new map interface comes with colored 3D map layouts. It also has Biometric ID access for unlocking the car. The Mercedes me App not only looks good but also keeps the customer connected always, regardless of the physical location. The new Mercedes me App with intuitive User Interface is being rolled-out for all Mercedes me connect owners starting 1st July 2020. The consumers only need to upgrade their existing Mmc apps once they receive a notification on their current app.
New Mercedes me Connect features: benefits all existing Mercedes owners
All GLS customers and existing Mercedes customers will receive new and exciting Mmc features OTA
Geofencing: Set a perimeter for the car’s movement and receive notifications
Opening and closing of car windows remotely from anywhere
Vehicle Finder: Enables the car’s horn and flashes the lights.
Corona Testing Centres in Navigation System through MBUX:
NTG 6 navigation system with MBUX will now feature Corona Testing Centres as Points of Interest for customers. All Mercedes-Benz Mmc customers can now find out COVID-19 Testing Centres as POI in the navigation. MBUX will also be able to show the direction to Corona Testing Centers in select cities as a POI.
MBRDI engineers at Bangalore has achieved this breakthrough in association with MapMyIndia, which is a leading service provider of maps.
This data will be available for all the major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune
Active Park Assist with 360 degree surround view camera
Driver Assistant System: Blind Spot-Assist & Active Brake Assist
Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
Car Wash Function
Expression Interior Package with 64 color ambient lighting
High-gloss anthracite lime wood trim
All new Multifunction sports steering wheel in Nappa leather
Memory Package Front with Seat Kinetics
THERMOTRONIC 5-zone automatic climate control
Rear Comfort Package Plus with extended center console and luxury head restraints
Electric sun blinds in the rear doors
Front passenger seat operation from the rear
Electrically adjustable second seat row
Electrically folding seat backrests in second and third seat row with one-touch operation
Easy Entry System for third seat row
AIRMATIC Level control for unloading heavy luggage
EASY-PACK tailgate and luggage cover
Telematics and Infotainment:
Burmester® surround sound system
31.2 cm (12.3”) x 2 Widescreen Cockpit with touch
MBUX multimedia system (NTG6) with “Hey Mercedes” and HDD Navigation (3D)
MBUX Interior Assistant – Contactless Gesture Control
Pre-Installation of Rear Seat Entertainment System
Wireless Charging (Front and Rear)
MBUX rear tablet (retractable)
Additional USB ports in the rear
Mercedes me connect
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS India Launch Price stands at the 99.90 lakhs which is in the ballpark of its rival such as the BMW X7, Audi Q7 and Lexus LX.