Mercedes-Benz GLS in Durham

Utilitarian Capability Meets Flagship Luxury in Durham: Explore the New 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV

Inspired by--and named in homage to--the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS is the true epitome of top-level luxury crossovers, without sacrifice, compromise, or bargaining. It's the Mercedes-Benz brand's flagship SUV, and it lives up to every expectation you could have of it.

This exceptional three-row luxury SUV is out to prove that drivers in Durham and Raleigh really can have it all, and recent updates to the new Mercedes-Benz GLS make it an even more competitive option within the luxury class. After its debut for the 2017 MY, there are few changes to the 2018 model.

Like many of its siblings in the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup, it offers only a few model trim options, preferring to focus on quality over quantity: the entry-level but well-equipped 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, the higher-performance and fully-loaded 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS 550, and the powerful, AMG-enhanced 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, which pushes the purchase price over the six-figure mark. Each option brings its own personality and abilities, and a long list of luxury comfort and technology features.

Interior

A Superior Luxury Interior

Unlike most other large SUVs, the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS actually can fit seven adults comfortably--which means it can seat a family with children with excessive ease. Or, if you usually travel alone, with a partner, or with a smaller group, the Mercedes-Benz spacious interior can flex to fit all combinations of people, gear, pets, luggage, and more. Add amenities like premium sound, Intelligent Drive technology, touchscreen infotainment, and connected apps--and you have all the comforts of home in a truly gorgeous package.

Exterior

Muscle Meets Class

It can be difficult for larger SUVs to balance style and a sleek design on the skin, without compromising on the capability and the strength that they need to truly perform. Or, at least, it can be for other SUVs. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS does it without much effort at all. And that shouldn't be a surprise; it's learned a lot from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. That means you can get an SUV that acts like an SUV, but that still looks and feels like the luxury vehicle that you want.

Power

Strong Performance

Three Tiers of Strong Performance

Due to the reserved selection of models within the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS lineup, each individual model brings with it its own unique powertrain--making your choice that much more exciting, though maybe more difficult. The entry-level model delivers 362 horsepower from a 3.0-liter biturbo V6, and offers towing power up to 7,500 pounds. Bump up one level for a 4.7-liter biturbo V8 creating 449 horsepower, or embrace your true inner over-achiever with the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, equipped with a 577-horsepower AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine.

It's the classic idea of the capable family SUV--but, in classic Mercedes-Benz fashion, it's been completely redefined. The Mercedes-Benz GLS boldly rejects common tropes that a large SUV must be bland, must sacrifice comfort for capability, and must compromise on premium materials to keep costs low. But this crossovers knows better; and when you choose the Mercedes-Benz GLS, you really do get it all.

What makes the Mercedes-Benz GLS such an easy choice in the Durham area? Its large interior space and flexible seating options make it a cargo carrier only surpassed by minivans and hulking, full-size SUVs--neither of which can possibly match the comfort, luxury, and performance of a Mercedes-Benz. In short, it's the smarter, better alternative to the people-movers that you're used to.

If you've set your sights on a large, seven-seater luxury SUV in the Durham or Raleigh area, the Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV is an easy choice, hands-down.

Quick Specs

  • Base MSRP: $69,550
  • Horsepower: 362 HP - 577 HP
  • Cargo area: 16 cu. ft. -  93.8 cu. ft.
  • Ground clearance: 8.5 inches
  • Class: 7-passenger luxury SUV
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