THE ALL NEW SUV : MERCEDES-BENZ 350D GLS : THE BEAST IS HERE
ABOUT GLS 350D
The GLS 350D is the facelift version of the 4 year old GLS. It is the base diesel variant in the GLS lineup and is priced at Rs. 82.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This base variant comes with an engine putting out 258bhp@3400rpm and 620Nm@1600-2400 of max power and max torque respectively. The gasoline motor comes mated to 9 Speed Automatic transmission which is quite a joy to use. Mercedes-Benz claims an average of 11 kmpl for this base 350 d 4MATIC variant.
EXTERIOR OF GLS 350D
As told before this GLS is the face lift version of the old GLS. This face lift has brought many changes in the latest version. The change starts from the front portion, the grill has been changed with more sleek with twin slots which gives it a great look. At the center of the grill we have a cool and big Mercedes logo. Down of the bumper has the chrome plate and and space of fog lamps at its sides. The headlights are broad but has sharped endings which gives it a stylish look. The headlights too has a belt of LED at its top and are adaptive headlamps. The bumper and bonnet has made its look more attractive and stylish.
At the rear it is almost same as the old one with full LED tail lamps and re profile bumper. The GLS has the spoiler which has the LED braking lights at the center downwards of the spoiler. The back bumpers have the reflectors at there sides. It also has 2 silencers in it which is just at bottom sides of the bumpers. Between the tail lights and rear glass we have the small and thin logo of Mercedes at the center and its left we have the model of the car (GLS 350D) and its right has the power (4 MATIC). Down the logo we also have a shiny chrome bar which is getting connected to the tail lamps. The rear and front glass has the automatic rain sensing wipers which too is the best part of its features and also for there customers. The side view mirrors has the automatic adjust and is with the indicator which common in all Benz. The tires are big enough to have the car on them with the wheel base of 3075 mm. The GLS too has a wide panoramic sun roof to enjoy the GLS.
INTERIOR OF THE GLS 350D
Getting to you with the inside portion of the GLS, we have it with 7 seating capacity and pure leather finished seats and the mats to keep your leg are too good. The cabin crew of the GLS has been updated with many new features like the odometer gives us some new details like the we can see the gear mode and climate temperature and time. The infotainment system has also changed as its a 8 inch display with internet and all latest features in it. This system also has the camera view of 360 degrees. The GLS has the sporty 3 spoke steering. The Mercedes has added 3 colors and 5 state adjustable ambient lighting at the back. There is a electric fold for the third row of seat and cool or heated cup holders. The GLS also has the 5 selective mode driving. The modes are Sport, Comfort, slippery, off road and individual.
At the middle row you will be getting a turbo charger and separate AC vents at the top side and center to ensure that the person stays cool even at the scorching heat and storage space for your phone and cup holders at the arm rest. The middle seats too reclines and you may draw the shades for your comfort and is a very spacey if a big tall man also sits in. The third is also very comfortable and to get inside the third row it is not a very easy step. The amount of space in the third row is pretty good and its seats are also comfortable. If the all rows are up there is pretty good amount of luggage space. The seats of second and third row lays down and gets to you a very good space in which you may fit a nano. The Mercedes is truly huge and comfortable.
ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND CAPACITY
|Engine Type:||V-Type Engine|
|Engine Displacement:||2996 cc|
|No Of Cylinders:||6|
|Gear Box:||9 Speed|
|Dimensions & Capacity|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)||100|
PRICE OF THE GLS 350D
The price of GLS is very high. Its price is 82.90 lakhs (Ex- Showroom) and on road price may be near 96 lakhs. Its EMI may start from 1.6 lakhs per month.
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Published by Saksham Bakshi