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Old 03-06-2019, 07:59 PM
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THe pics look like a fbo and ready to ship by plane. Must be heading somewhere for testing....or maybe Geneva!!!!!!
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:49 PM
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Nice looking seats.It looks like it has the grab handles in between the front seats like the GLE.Nice to see they added them back to the GLS.I have always liked them in my 2010 GL.Did you take the pics?
Yes I did take the pictures. They have been in and out of Atlanta for a couple months now but this is the first time I could see the interior in detail. I do agree with others and think the x7 interior is better. I was hoping to see more space in the rear also.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:10 PM
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Is that a screen in the center second row?
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:19 PM
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Yes I did take the pictures. They have been in and out of Atlanta for a couple months now but this is the first time I could see the interior in detail. I do agree with others and think the x7 interior is better. I was hoping to see more space in the rear also.
Thanks for the pictures.So are you saying that you donít think it has more interior cargo space in the back than the current GLS?I thought it was supposed to be a little bit larger than the current GLS.
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Old 03-06-2019, 09:41 PM
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Thanks for the pictures.So are you saying that you donít think it has more interior cargo space in the back than the current GLS?I thought it was supposed to be a little bit larger than the current GLS.
i do not own a x166 so to be fair I cannot compare. I do own a x164 GL and compared to that by eye, the cargo space with the third row up looks very similar.
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:56 AM
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THe pics look like a fbo and ready to ship by plane. Must be heading somewhere for testing....or maybe Geneva!!!!!!
Geneva reveals are obviously over, my guess is that this is heading to the U.S. for a reveal next month at NYC.

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Old 03-07-2019, 08:33 AM
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Pretty sure itís going to be revealed in April at The NY auto show. Wonder if they will put seats like they did in the G wagon in the gls compared to the GLE seats. A little nicer and more comfortable. At least as an option. Also wonder when the 63 will come out
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Gotta say BMW really knocked it out of the park with the X7 interior. MB better really dress up the interior of the GLS, not only to be on par with the X7, but to make it truly worthy of the S in it's name.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:29 AM
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Gotta say BMW really knocked it out of the park with the X7 interior. MB better really dress up the interior of the GLS, not only to be on par with the X7, but to make it truly worthy of the S in it's name.
I agree with you about the X7. It is a very attractive SUV and the interior color choices are well thought out. The thing that gives me pause is their new iDrive 7 software and overall onboard tech. Many owners of the 2019 X5 have reported buggy software, screen locks, and systems not working. And the X7 shares the same tech so for those considering the X7, maybe give BMW some time to work out the glitches and that would also give you a chance to see the new GLS in the flesh. As a side note, one fellow who just bought the 2019 X5 a few months ago sold it and bought a 2020 GLE 350. I ask him why and he echoed many of the same issues other X5 owners are experiencing (so buyer beware). I'm not casting doubt on all BMW's but the new X5 and maybe the X7 are going through a few growing pains.
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Teething issues are normal of course. The new GLS will have them too. Software issues are easy to remedy with just an update.

My problem is the lease on our current GL450 is up next month. What to do??????
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I agree with you about the X7. It is a very attractive SUV and the interior color choices are well thought out. The thing that gives me pause is their new iDrive 7 software and overall onboard tech. Many owners of the 2019 X5 have reported buggy software, screen locks, and systems not working. And the X7 shares the same tech so for those considering the X7, maybe give BMW some time to work out the glitches and that would also give you a chance to see the new GLS in the flesh. As a side note, one fellow who just bought the 2019 X5 a few months ago sold it and bought a 2020 GLE 350. I ask him why and he echoed many of the same issues other X5 owners are experiencing (so buyer beware). I'm not casting doubt on all BMW's but the new X5 and maybe the X7 are going through a few growing pains.
Yes, I saw IN PERSON. It's gorgeous! Rarely, do I ever say this about any BMW model, but it is. I'm telling you, many are going to switch for something different.

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Gotta say BMW really knocked it out of the park with the X7 interior. MB better really dress up the interior of the GLS, not only to be on par with the X7, but to make it truly worthy of the S in it's name.
Yes, they did, and yes they do.

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Teething issues are normal of course. The new GLS will have them too. Software issues are easy to remedy with just an update.

My problem is the lease on our current GL450 is up next month. What to do??????
I wouldn't be too worried about bmw, etc. They have the funds to fix and tweak all the software. In a year everything will be worked out.
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I went to see the X7 and took it for a test drive. It drives much smaller and tighter than the existing GLS. Yes, the grill is too big. However, BMW did a great job on the outside colors, packages and interior options. The full leather merino is beautiful. You can get the car the way you want it! Mercedes is a nightmare where you can only get a heated steering wheel with certain colors or items are not available. The other problem is Mercedes is actually going the other direction in terms of limiting interior options such as designo and extended leather.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:42 PM
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I went to see the X7 and took it for a test drive. It drives much smaller and tighter than the existing GLS. Yes, the grill is too big. However, BMW did a great job on the outside colors, packages and interior options. The full leather merino is beautiful. You can get the car the way you want it! Mercedes is a nightmare where you can only get a heated steering wheel with certain colors or items are not available. The other problem is Mercedes is actually going the other direction in terms of limiting interior options such as designo and extended leather.
We went to see an X7 today as well. Didn't get to drive it as someone had just put a deposit on it. The other one they had in stock was being delivered while we were there (family traded in a Sierra Denali 2500 diesel). The one we got to check out was a 50i w/ the individual interior & captain chairs. Merino leather felt a lot better than the Dakota leather in my 340. 3rd row space is nice and passengers in the way back even have their own climate control and heated seats. Graphics on the new idrive are crisp but my wife still prefers the COMAND menu setup although we haven't had a chance to play w/ MBUX yet. The X7 also has USB ports at all seating positions. Kinda gets me excited as we're flying to NYC for NYIAS next month and hopefully we'll be seeing the new GLS there.
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I test drove the GLE today to get an idea on what the GLS might be like. Nice car and all, but I really hope the GLS offers more s class like features. From the pictures you sent it looks very similar. Like others said, I hope itís just the base. I really want S class like leather and seats, better sound proofing , night vision, and magic sky control which I had in my s63. Obsessed with it actually. I think the x7, really hit it off inside. Not a fan of the exterior , but it really does look luxury
Dont expect it to be anything else other than what it is now a stretched GLE. I went through the GLE catalog and it now offers all the goodies that were GLS only before, they are ,of course all optional. You can equip a GLE 450 well into the 80ks
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:53 PM
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I viewed an in depth look at the x7 on Youtube.

This is my take without actually seeing it....
  1. The fit and finish are very nicely done.
  2. The external aspects are nice. The front grill is large but a lot of us here said the same thing about the GLS. I don't like the double doors of the rear hatch, its old school like.
  3. The interior shines for sure. The appearance of material and colors are very nice. The seat controls and nicely thought out, for both the passenger and driver, including one touch controls. I don't like the half screen command and nothing appears to be mind blowing here. The standard panorama roof (with sky lounge) which extends to the third row is cool, auto sun shades and suede on the pillars and roof is nice. Access to the third row is easy. USB ports are plenty. Love the glass shifter option but hate the shifter, another old school option in my opinion.
All in all I think the x7 will give MB a run. MB definitely needs to step up. If MB steps up in terms of fit and finish it will come down to ride and performance between the two vehicles. For ride Mercedes has always led the pack in this segment and I expect no difference. As far as performance, so far the x7 is equal or may be less than the current GLS. The new GLS is suppose to be lighter so it looks like MB will take performance as well.

Let's see.

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Dont expect it to be anything else other than what it is now a stretched GLE. I went through the GLE catalog and it now offers all the goodies that were GLS only before, they are ,of course all optional. You can equip a GLE 450 well into the 80ks
I agree with you on the whole but the spy photos above seem to reveal higher quality seat covers and head rests in the 2nd and 3rd rows. This may not be only area the engineers focused on differentiating the GLS. It's common knowledge MB plans to offer a Maybach variant of the new GLS that will be even more luxurious.
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I agree with you on the whole but the spy photos above seem to reveal higher quality seat covers and head rests in the 2nd and 3rd rows. This may not be only area the engineers focused on differentiating the GLS. It's common knowledge MB plans to offer a Maybach variant of the new GLS that will be even more luxurious.
BTW, calling it a stretched GLE is not a dig. The GLE can be configured to superb levels just the e suspension is 8k! Im certain the GLS wii offer even more sumptuous options, how ever, as far as basic mechanical components and exterior and interior design it will be identical so what you can already see in the GLE is what you get on the GLS, which fine with me. Just the new interior design and tech are more than worth it.. the 450 will get the same engine tranny combo as the GLE 450 while the 550 will get a new 560 badge and a version of the new 4l v8. Can't wait. It will be about 3 years before I swap so all the kinks should be worked out by then
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Teething issues are normal of course. The new GLS will have them too. Software issues are easy to remedy with just an update.

My problem is the lease on our current GL450 is up next month. What to do??????
Just extend it month to month...you can get up to 6 months then until the new one arrives if you have a PO for an order. They pro rate you increase in mileage too.
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Placed my order last Friday. Can confirm captain seats is optional. Heads up display is also part of the technology package.
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I viewed an in depth look at the x7 on Youtube.

This is my take without actually seeing it....
  1. The fit and finish are very nicely done.
  2. The external aspects are nice. The front grill is large but a lot of us here said the same thing about the GLS. I don't like the double doors of the rear hatch, its old school like.
  3. The interior shines for sure. The appearance of material and colors are very nice. The seat controls and nicely thought out, for both the passenger and driver, including one touch controls. I don't like the half screen command and nothing appears to be mind blowing here. The standard panorama roof (with sky lounge) which extends to the third row is cool, auto sun shades and suede on the pillars and roof is nice. Access to the third row is easy. USB ports are plenty. Love the glass shifter option but hate the shifter, another old school option in my opinion.
All in all I think the x7 will give MB a run. MB definitely needs to step up. If MB steps up in terms of fit and finish it will come down to ride and performance between the two vehicles. For ride Mercedes has always led the pack in this segment and I expect no difference. As far as performance, so far the x7 is equal or may be less than the current GLS. The new GLS is suppose to be lighter so it looks like MB will take performance as well.

Let's see.
I had a very bad experience with an X5 and the panoramic moon roof. I had almost $4000 in repairs from leaks that they said was for lack of maintenance even though I took it regularly to the dealer for maintenance and the manual doesn't list moonroof maintenance. I'd be afraid of their large roof.

GL used to have glass over the third seat (mine does) but people with dogs didn't like it - and it could add heat. Mine has a clip in shade.
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Placed my order last Friday. Can confirm captain seats is optional. Heads up display is also part of the technology package.
We need proof.

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I had a very bad experience with an X5 and the panoramic moon roof. I had almost $4000 in repairs from leaks that they said was for lack of maintenance even though I took it regularly to the dealer for maintenance and the manual doesn't list moonroof maintenance. I'd be afraid of their large roof.

GL used to have glass over the third seat (mine does) but people with dogs didn't like it - and it could add heat. Mine has a clip in shade.
MB had its share of panoramic roof problems too. Many on this forum have reported shattering panoramic roofs.
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Placed my order last Friday. Can confirm captain seats is optional. Heads up display is also part of the technology package.
How can you place an order when the the car hasn't been announced? Do you mean you placed a deposit?
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I put the deposite almost 2 years ago when i got my 2018 gls 450.

I was told this would be the second batch, expecting late July or early August.

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How can you place an order when the the car hasn't been announced? Do you mean you placed a deposit?
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