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Old 04-04-2018, 09:11 AM
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I am still AMAZED that LED headlights are not standard. I for one will be moving to Audi for sure. The current GLS platform is outdated inside and out.
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I am still AMAZED that LED headlights are not standard. I for one will be moving to Audi for sure. The current GLS platform is outdated inside and out.
This vehicle is 6 yrs old (hence not automatically including LED lights). And the average buyer doesn't want them, apparently, since the GL/S sells more year after year.

If you're like I was a few years back and intrigued by the Q7, by all means check it out. Beautiful interior, no doubt. Great infotainment. Incredible vehicle. But you'll find a pretty worthless third row and a very stodgy exterior you can't do anything about, save for some aftermarket mods.
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Exactly my point, if MB does show a ďlightly veiled conceptĒ GLS Maybach at the Beijing Motor Show this month and a "production" Maybach in late November at the Los Angeles Auto Show as several site have reported, they would most certainly show the production X167. And to be clear, myself and others weren't pulling X167 predictions out of thin air. MB could simply have made a change in plans and needed more time for the new model. Regardless, there were a lot of signs pointing to the X167 as 2019. This conversation may change again before the end of this year.
Just mass confusion. I don't even know how to straighten that out. You guys just don't get how this works. There were NO signs pointing to a new GLS for the 2019 MY. It was all made up based on nothing. The GLE comes first. Not sure why no one here ever got that. Of course anything could (and probably will) happen before the end of the year, but if they show a GLS in November, that will be a 2020 model. 2019 model year is HISTORY guys, it's the same truck as before.

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Originally Posted by cincy8 View Post

is it possible that Maybach will be the intro of the new GLS with full production of GLS models to follow? But that means the factory needs to produce two different models at same time - doesn’t seem likely.
But also doesn’t seem likely to introduce Maybach on x166 only to change it the following year???
Anything is "possible", but it's not likely. They aren't going to see a Maybach version of the NEXT GLS on sale before the regular version. There isn't going to be a Maybach version of the current GLS.

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Old 04-04-2018, 11:22 AM
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Wow, just like I said months ago, the 2019 will be the SAME as the 2018. It amazes me how clueless some of you guys are about Mercedes if you claim to be a fan of the brand. Why on earth would you think the 2019 model would be all new for 2019 and they haven't even shown the replacement for the older GLE yet? Not sure why that was so hard to understand 5 months ago.

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M, your opinion of when the model is introduced doesn't distinguish you from about 99.9% of people opining on the subject. People in these boards, and literally nowhere else, moved their timeline forward because were encouraged by some intel that led them to believe a surprise intro was coming. This was despite the fact an intro didn't really line up with forthcoming car shows, sales trends, etc. People were hopeful for a surprise. Hope is good. No need to smugly denounce it.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:32 AM
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M, your opinion of when the model is introduced doesn't distinguish you from about 99.9% of people opining on the subject. People in these boards, and literally nowhere else, moved their timeline forward because were encouraged by some intel that led them to believe a surprise intro was coming. This was despite the fact an intro didn't really line up with forthcoming car shows, sales trends, etc. People were hopeful for a surprise. Hope is good. No need to smugly denounce it.
Hope is good, I agree, but when you base that on nothing but misinformation it becomes something else. It's just basic common sense, if you know the brand. They aren't going to replace the GLS before the GLE when the GLE is older. What we had here was fake news and people that don't know anything about the industry. You guys simply didn't know what you were talking about as I and others tried to point out over and over again. One poster here even claimed that they had pictures of the next GLS, but couldn't post them. That was sheer BS otherwise why even mention it? Think. My (and some others) "opinions" are clearly distinguished from the rest because we're using the well worn practices of Mercedes and how they do things, not someone who wants a new vehicle, wishing that the new one is introduced when it's convenient for them lol, which is all this was. It now appears that the GLE and the GLS will both be 2020 models for what it's worth.

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Old 04-05-2018, 11:52 AM
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That backwards man, and it won't happen. There might be a GLS Maybach concept shown, but the production model won't be shown before the basic, everyday GLS is shown.

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I never said the Maybach production model is shown before the GLS model. I said the GLS production model could be shown by end of summer 2018, and the MayBach GLS shown at LA Auto Show. GLS could launch Q2 2019 for sale, and Maybach could launch later half of 2019.
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I never said the Maybach production model is shown before the GLS model. I said the GLS production model could be shown by end of summer 2018, and the MayBach GLS shown at LA Auto Show. GLS could launch Q2 2019 for sale, and Maybach could launch later half of 2019.
I understood what you were saying. There's likely more to this than we know and you could be right, we'll probably see the production X167 in a few more months. The 2019 X166 may end up being manufactured for only 1/2 a year with an early change-over to the 2020 X167. Who knows, except of course for Germancar1 (just kidding M).
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Originally Posted by Ah_gl450 View Post
I never said the Maybach production model is shown before the GLS model. I said the GLS production model could be shown by end of summer 2018, and the MayBach GLS shown at LA Auto Show. GLS could launch Q2 2019 for sale, and Maybach could launch later half of 2019.
Complete flatline at this point, doesn't matter. You aren't seeing the new GLS before the GLE and the 2019 GLE is the same as the 2018. All this guesswork is hilarious.

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People were hopeful for a surprise. Hope is good. No need to smugly denounce it.
Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
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Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
regardless, lots of grown men really hanging their hat on siding with prevailing wisdom re the intro date. gutsy call, guys.
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I am still AMAZED that LED headlights are not standard. I for one will be moving to Audi for sure. The current GLS platform is outdated inside and out.
Wrong... Inside the GLS has the same tech as the latest C class. Mechanically the Q7 doesnt hold a candle to a GLS 550, its much slower, doesnt really sit seven, it it doesnt ride as comfortably, and it handles similarly. In fact the only thing the Q7 has better than a GLS 550 is a nicer digital instrument panel, they are simply in a different category altogether. Trust me I drove them both extensively before choosing. The Q7 is nice compared to an MDX or a Cadfilac thats about it.
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Smart marketing from BMW of their upcoming X7:


MB best pay close attention as the X7 could result in a lot of lost customers waiting for the X167.
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:03 AM
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Wrong... Inside the GLS has the same tech as the latest C class. Mechanically the Q7 doesnt hold a candle to a GLS 550, its much slower, doesnt really sit seven, it it doesnt ride as comfortably, and it handles similarly. In fact the only thing the Q7 has better than a GLS 550 is a nicer digital instrument panel, they are simply in a different category altogether. Trust me I drove them both extensively before choosing. The Q7 is nice compared to an MDX or a Cadfilac thats about it.
So seems the new GLS here - just got the call from my dealer to come in and order / build my new model GLS as I'm number 1 at dealer for delivery on the new model - was waiting for new one for a while - see no sense in ordering old model - this will be my third GL - awesome truck which I expect this time around will be even better than first 2 versions

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So seems the new GLS here - just got the call from my dealer to come in and order / build my new model GLS as I'm number 1 at dealer for delivery on the new model - was waiting for new one for a while - see no sense in ordering old model - this will be my third GL - awesome truck which I expect this time around will be even better than first 2 versions
For a 2019? Did they mention the build date?
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So seems the new GLS here - just got the call from my dealer to come in and order / build my new model GLS as I'm number 1 at dealer for delivery on the new model - was waiting for new one for a while - see no sense in ordering old model - this will be my third GL - awesome truck which I expect this time around will be even better than first 2 versions
FYI, we now know the 2019 GLS is exactly the same as the 2017 and 2018 GLS. The new redesigned GLS (code name X167) will be a 2020 model and should be available to order about a year from now. If your okay with the current exterior/interior, order away.
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So that's not what my dealer said
I'll let him know I want the X167 model and not the current X166
He lead me to believe it was the new model as he knows I've been holding out for that one
I thought MB was rushing the X167 for 2019 to compete with the BMW X7 - at lease that's the word I got
I wouldn't bother with the current shell


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FYI, we now know the 2019 GLS is exactly the same as the 2017 and 2018 GLS. The new redesigned GLS (code name X167) will be a 2020 model and should be available to order about a year from now. If your okay with the current exterior/interior, order away.
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Smart marketing from BMW of their upcoming X7:



MB best pay close attention as the X7 could result in a lot of lost customers waiting for the X167.

Looks like the X7 will definitely be available this fall according to SCOTT26,who is the BMW insider on Bimmerpost.

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The X5 will be launched in the Summer event for Spartanburg -The home of the X5. The The X7 debuts in the Autumn at Spartanburg with premiere at the LAIAS in November.
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so fab fabricated some ****. lol.
Fab did NOT fabricate anything. He shared insider info which we wouldn't otherwise have know about. MB simply changed their minds and delayed the release of X167 until MY20. He's a true insider that benefits this forum and he only shares what he hears. It's not his fault the plan changed.
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So seems the new GLS here - just got the call from my dealer to come in and order / build my new model GLS as I'm number 1 at dealer for delivery on the new model - was waiting for new one for a while - see no sense in ordering old model - this will be my third GL - awesome truck which I expect this time around will be even better than first 2 versions
I assume you are ordering MY19. Is there pricing? What is the build date or what is the expected date if they canít commit?
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Looks like the X7 will definitely be available this fall according to SCOTT26,who is the BMW insider on Bimmerpost.



I was at BMW's Performance Center a few weeks ago (across the street from the factory in SC). The X7 is definately ready. They had several of them out on the street and also on the track.
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Wrong... Inside the GLS has the same tech as the latest C class. Mechanically the Q7 doesnt hold a candle to a GLS 550, its much slower, doesnt really sit seven, it it doesnt ride as comfortably, and it handles similarly. In fact the only thing the Q7 has better than a GLS 550 is a nicer digital instrument panel, they are simply in a different category altogether. Trust me I drove them both extensively before choosing. The Q7 is nice compared to an MDX or a Cadfilac thats about it.
The Q7 does not start at $98K you cannot compare it to a 550. I have a 450 and I drove the Q7 and I can tell you it's a superior vehicle to the 450. The interior is years ahead of the GLS 450 and 550. The 550 may have a better engine but you cannot compare it to the Q7. I'll also definitely look at the upcoming X7. Looks very promising.
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The Q7 does not start at $98K you cannot compare it to a 550. I have a 450 and I drove the Q7 and I can tell you it's a superior vehicle to the 450. The interior is years ahead of the GLS 450 and 550. The 550 may have a better engine but you cannot compare it to the Q7. I'll also definitely look at the upcoming X7. Looks very promising.
Certainly the electronics for the Q7 (namely the gauge cluster and heads up) is advanced as compared to the 450 or 550 (that touchpad thing is wonky to use though)...certainly the cluster is on par with the XC90. In addition the Q7 starts losing some of its very cool MMI features when you stop paying the exorbitant monthly costs (eg Google Earth, ...). The overall interior is not years ahead of the GLS...parts of the Q7 interior are a bit flimsy and the leather is not the best unless you go with the Luxury Package.

If you do go with a Q7 I would highly recommend the Air Suspension package...it comes with a pretty amazing 4 wheel steer system. If you ever find a dealer that has one (they are hard to find) say you want to test drive it...it turns super tight circles (but feels a bit disconcerting at first), turns are impressive and lane changes seem much easier.
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I assume you are ordering MY19. Is there pricing? What is the build date or what is the expected date if they canít commit?
yes Iím getting the 2019 GLS x167
have faith in my dealer and appreciate him calling on me to be the first in area to have this next generation premium SUV
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