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Old 01-27-2018, 11:06 AM
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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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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.
A few reasons people choose the Range over the GLS, but there will be fewer with the next gen if they bring the interior to where it needs to be to command the S-class designation.
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Old 01-27-2018, 10:07 PM
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A few reasons people choose the Range over the GLS, but there will be fewer with the next gen if they bring the interior to where it needs to be to command the S-class designation.
The S-Class interior is superb so if the X167 approaches that level, GLS will attract new buyers for sure.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:02 PM
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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.
Is it possible that the regular GLS (450, 550, 63) would get a bench seat in the 2nd row and then they reserve the 2nd row captain chairs for a Maybach model?
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Is it possible that the regular GLS (450, 550, 63) would get a bench seat in the 2nd row and then they reserve the 2nd row captain chairs for a Maybach model?
definitely possible.

it looks like that's tthe approach bmw is taking with x7. a leaked optional equipment spec sheet leaked a while back for that vehicle and 2+2 seating was not listed as an option. appears as if it's reserved for an exclusive/premium variant of that vehicle, but we'll see.
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The new S_Class will be 2021 model here in the U.S. It will debut in 2020, 7 years after the current one did. The 2019 and 2020 will be the SAME cars as today, but with an I6 replacing the V6 in the S450.

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The new S_Class will be 2021 model here in the U.S. It will debut in 2020, 7 years after the current one did. The 2019 and 2020 will be the SAME cars as today, but with an I6 replacing the V6 in the S450.

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Interesting but why post this on the GLS forum?
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Interesting but why post this on the GLS forum?
Maybe he is trying to show that MB is typically on a 7 year cycle which would mean no new GLS till 2020 model year if it sticks with same cycle.
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:47 PM
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A 7 year cycle may be typical for the S Class but the 1st gen GL X164 was 2007-2012, a 6 year cycle. If that's any indication, the 2nd gen GL/GLS may also be on a 6 year cycle, 2013-2018. Of course, MB can do whatever they wish and may indeed retain the current X166 for the 2019 model year. But I'm guessing 2018 will be the last GLS X166 and 2019 will be the start of the new X167. The competition coming from BMW's upcoming X7 is reason enough to get the new GLS X167 to market starting in 2019. Fiercely competitive market for large luxury SUV's.
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A 7 year cycle may be typical for the S Class but the 1st gen GL X164 was 2007-2012, a 6 year cycle. If that's any indication, the 2nd gen GL/GLS may also be on a 6 year cycle, 2013-2018. Of course, MB can do whatever they wish and may indeed retain the current X166 for the 2019 model year. But I'm guessing 2018 will be the last GLS X166 and 2019 will be the start of the new X167. The competition coming from BMW's upcoming X7 is reason enough to get the new GLS X167 to market starting in 2019. Fiercely competitive market for large luxury SUV's.
By that logic the W164 ML also had a 6 year cycle, so does that mean the W166 ML/GLE should also be on a 6 year cycle? It's on it's 7th year already, and still no formal announcement of a W167 GLE yet.
But like you said MB can do whatever they want. Just because BMW is releasing an X7 this year doesn't mean MB has to release a new GLS this year. It could be next year they release the new GLS. MFG don't match other MFG product release same year every year. We can sit here and debate this all day long, in the end, only MB knows when they will release the X167.
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It's done - Dealer Order Guides will be released "about" 3rd week March..
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Anticipation is building... We're going to the NY auto show in April. I don't expect to see it there but hoping for at least some info or teaser pics.
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It's done - Dealer Order Guides will be released "about" 3rd week March..
fab donít play with my emotions.

so youíre saying the GLS reveal is imminent? As in, a surprise debut at Geneva?

or are you saying same model for 2019 model year

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Everything Iíve currently read says 2019. I really hope this thing gets more aggressive like the last one 09-12
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Old 02-17-2018, 07:30 PM
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fab donít play with my emotions.

so youíre saying the GLS reveal is imminent? As in, a surprise debut at Geneva?

or are you saying same model for 2019 model year
If the dealer ordering guide is being released in March,that definitely means that the new GLS is being released this year.Thanks fabbrisd1.
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If the dealer ordering guide is being released in March,that definitely means that the new GLS is being released this year.Thanks fabbrisd1.
yeah but for that to be true there needs to be an introduction between now and then

The only auto show between now and mid March is Geneva. Doesnít sound like itís going to be there...

maybe NY in April then DOG very shortly thereafter
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I'm confused. Is it a new refreshed model for 2019 or same as current one? Fab's comment is vague.
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I'm confused. Is it a new refreshed model for 2019 or same as current one? Fab's comment is vague.
See post 61
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See post 61
New model GLS for 2019.

https://auto.ndtv.com/news/2019-mercedes-benz-gls-class-spied-1799388

https://www.motor1.com/news/227016/mercedes-benz-gls-class-spied-bulky/


Grand edition is for later in 2018:

https://blog.caranddriver.com/new-20...enz-gls-class/

"look for the Grand Edition to arrive in dealership showrooms by mid-2018."

http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/new...icle-1.3747109

"the Grand Edition hits U.S. showrooms mid-year"

https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the...ws/2100005017/

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Old 02-18-2018, 11:16 AM
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that article is consistent with all the other info floating around out there.

however, fab's post implies an imminent intro. if DOGs are available in weeks, then an intro must happen within weeks, as well.

fab what's up
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Does the DOG specifically state it's for a 2019 X167 GLS, or could it possibly be for a 2019 X166 GLS? Seems if they are releasing the DOG in a month or so that there would have been a public unveiling by now.
If it's being unveiled in the 2nd half of 2018 at Frankfurt or Paris show, than that likely means it'll be released in 2019 as a 2020 MY vehicle.
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Any update on this.?
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I donít think weíll know what the DOG says until itís released, possibly in a few weeks.

Im wondering if itís the Grand? But why would they release the Grand only to change the body style the next year?

It it will be fun to see how the theories play out.
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