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Old 01-20-2018, 12:09 AM
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I believe thatís the 2019 mod year, not 2020...
Yeah, it states that ....
Based on the timing of the spy photos, itís most likely the new Mercedes GLS will debut next year.
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:04 AM
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Guys, the 2019 GLS will be the same as the 2018 model. The new GLS will be a 2020 model. The GLE will be new for 2019. Not sure what the confusion is here.

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Old 01-21-2018, 08:15 AM
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Guys, the 2019 GLS will be the same as the 2018 model. The new GLS will be a 2020 model. The GLE will be new for 2019. Not sure what the confusion is here.

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It will be a 2020 model available for ordering in 2019. Just as some who purchased and took delivery of their 2017 in late 2016.

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Old 01-21-2018, 11:59 PM
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Not necessarily so - there in MB internal "pressure" to move X166 forward "early" for 2019 model year - I don't know if anyone has noticed - but 2018 GLS's are in quite tight supply so if the trigger is pulled early the pipeline will be clean.... "should know" in about 5-6 weeks..
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:09 AM
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Not necessarily so - there in MB internal "pressure" to move X166 forward "early" for 2019 model year - I don't know if anyone has noticed - but 2018 GLS's are in quite tight supply so if the trigger is pulled early the pipeline will be clean.... "should know" in about 5-6 weeks..
I am not contradicting you by any means. However, in my area (northeast), there seems to be a healthy supply of 2018's. I was doing my usual fishing around at the end of the year and lost on on two 2017 models that had a more favorable MF. For 2018's, we visited 3 different dealers that had no less than 7-10 '18 450's in stock. That's not including the 550's on hand, vehicles coming in, as well as 2 or 3 at each one being used as loaners. Even w/ the new model around the corner, I think I might still grab an '18 on a 36 month lease. By the time it's ready to go back, the "new model" craze/hype would have died down and prices return to normal (remember new C300's going for ~$600/mo when they 1st came out?).
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Not necessarily so - there in MB internal "pressure" to move X166 forward "early" for 2019 model year - I don't know if anyone has noticed - but 2018 GLS's are in quite tight supply so if the trigger is pulled early the pipeline will be clean.... "should know" in about 5-6 weeks..
fab any shot next gen has a captains chair 2nd row option?
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The pro-Captain's crew got overruled - sorry
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Hello, new user here. I was planning on ordering a 2018 GLS but I hear the new model may come out next year. However, the spy shots of both the GLE and GLS in their camouflaged form seem to tell a different story.

The latest GLS spy shots still show heavy body cladding, which is identical to what the GLE looked like at the same time last year. The present GLE camouflage is lighter and reveals more body contours, which would indicate it is much closer to a debut. The fact that Mercedes has only recently begun testing the GLS in the open and its early stage heavy cladding has me wondering whether it will actually debut next year. I've added some relevant images below.



GLS- Oct 2017
Looks like new GLS has some good beefy wide fenders again
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:14 AM
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The pro-Captain's crew got overruled - sorry
bummer but good to know this far in advance . Ty for intel
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Fab - on 10/21/17 you posted: "Yes - model year 2019 will be GLS changeover - just returned from dealer meeting where that was verbally confirmed." Three months later you posted: "should know in about 5-6 weeks." Mercedes would know by now if the new GLS will be released this year as 2019. And its odd that they announced the Grand Edition coming this summer if a new model is coming this fall.
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Old 01-24-2018, 12:11 AM
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Just post what I know - it was confirmed at Dealer Meeting - then went soft, not south, right after - so now it's up for final decision and "should" know 5-6 weeks... "Grand Edition" could be the "Final Edition".. we will know when we know..
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It will be a 2020 model available for ordering in 2019. Just as some who purchased and took delivery of their 2017 in late 2016.

Yes I know this, that is what would happen for a 2020 model. Not sure who doesn't know this.

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Originally Posted by fabbrisd1 View Post
Just post what I know - it was confirmed at Dealer Meeting - then went soft, not south, right after - so now it's up for final decision and "should" know 5-6 weeks... "Grand Edition" could be the "Final Edition".. we will know when we know..
You're right, we will know when we know. Thanks Fab.
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The pro-Captain's crew got overruled - sorry
hey fab, you have any additional color on why it was squashed?

i remember they gave it some consideration for the mid cycle refresh, and in the context of the x7 possibly offering a 2+2+2 configuration, i figured maybe benz would green light it for this next gen.
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For what its worth, I saw this poster at the Mercedes Benz display of the Harrisburg Auto Show today:



Check out the bottom left corner:
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For what its worth, I saw this poster at the Mercedes Benz display of the Harrisburg Auto Show today:
Thanks for the pic.It doesn’t look like that is an official Mercedes Benz poster.It says Sun Motor Cars,so the poster was done by a dealer.It also says sourced from Autonews.com 2017 on the bottom of the poster.Autonews would definitely not no the official Mercedes Benz future model timeline.They are just speculating.

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Thanks for the pic.It doesn’t look like that is an official Mercedes Benz poster.It says Sun Motor Cars,so the poster was done by a dealer.It also says sourced from Autonews.com 2017 on the bottom of the poster.Autonews would definitely not no the official Mercedes Benz future model timeline.They are just speculating.

Thus the part of my post that starts with "For what its worth". Mercedes would never provide such a poster. I just thought some may find it interesting. I will say the Mercedes where the best cars at this show.
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Thus the part of my post that starts with "For what its worth". Mercedes would never provide such a poster. I just thought some may find it interesting. I will say the Mercedes where the best cars at this show.
Thanks for taking the time to post it.

Did they have the new G class at the show?I was just wondering if you liked the new digital gauge cluster and navigation design.
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Did they have the new G class at the show?I was just wondering if you liked the new digital gauge cluster and navigation design.
No, they did have a G but it was sold and locked. They had the new S class, the front redesign is beautiful.
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Thanks for taking the time to post it.

Did they have the new G class at the show?I was just wondering if you liked the new digital gauge cluster and navigation design.



I can't stand the tacked on screens they keep doing. 2018 G class is the worst.



Mercedes didn't do this when every other automaker did it - years ago. Then they decide to do it just the past few years, only to get us all mad, then take it away with the new model and make it look integrated again.

Then for 2017, they put that type of screen in the GLS, when the 2013-2016 was integrated. They could have done it another way.

Then these new screens have a 30% black bezel, when they could have gone at least edge to edge.


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I am sure Mercedes intentionally designed the "new" G-Wagen to upset you - what a joke... the G-Wagen presents it's own unique design chanllenge - since the dash is literally a "mask" for longitudinal "beam"/firewall... and yes... the G-Wagen dash is different... it is what it is....
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Upset who? I love the new 2019 G wagon interior! That's how it should be. Like the new e, the w222 s class, etc. Looks great and more ergonomic than ever.
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There was a $100K Range Rover at the show. I just don't understand the attraction to this SUV's. The new Velar is beautiful but way to small for my needs. I also sat in the Escalade, it's a GMC with added bling. They had the new Lexus LS there but it was behind ropes and they still didn't have pricing on it. The nicest sedan I sat in at the show (easily) was the S class. I know well Mercedes are expensive and often don't hold their value as well as some other brands, but they're just so well made.
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It will be a 2020 model available for ordering in 2019. Just as some who purchased and took delivery of their 2017 in late 2016.

i ordered my 2017 in nov 2015, took delivery end of April 2016.

doesnt look like the 2020 will be on that timeline, unfortunately (hypothetically order nov 2018, take delivery April 2019). maybe will be along the lines of order April 2019 for Nov 2019 delivery


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