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Old 08-11-2018, 04:16 PM
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I was checking this video of the new S63. I hope the GLS gets some of these goodies!

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Old 08-20-2018, 04:19 PM
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Above the E-Class A-T but below the two generations of the G-Class in terms of price sits the GLS-Class. Now approaching the end of its life cycle, production of the second generation of this large SUV commenced at Mercedes-Benz's US plant in June 2012. Originally called GL-Class, the model name changed to coincide with a facelift. The more powerful and restyled GLS-Class premiered at November 2015's LA auto show. The addition of the S is meant to link this model to another large, high-priced model: the S-Class. The GLS-Class is more or less a long wheelbase version of the GLE-Class, as was the first generation model. Its main market is the USA. Competitors there include the Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Audi Q7, Lexus LX and Lincoln Navigator.

The next generation GLS-Class is said to be codenamed X167. It will be another model for MHA. There should also be an extended wheelbase body for a GLS-Class L and a high-priced Mercedes-Maybach variant (see this feature).
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:32 PM
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Above the E-Class A-T but below the two generations of the G-Class in terms of price sits the GLS-Class. Now approaching the end of its life cycle, production of the second generation of this large SUV commenced at Mercedes-Benz's US plant in June 2012. Originally called GL-Class, the model name changed to coincide with a facelift. The more powerful and restyled GLS-Class premiered at November 2015's LA auto show. The addition of the S is meant to link this model to another large, high-priced model: the S-Class. The GLS-Class is more or less a long wheelbase version of the GLE-Class, as was the first generation model. Its main market is the USA. Competitors there include the Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, Audi Q7, Lexus LX and Lincoln Navigator.

The next generation GLS-Class is said to be codenamed X167. It will be another model for MHA. There should also be an extended wheelbase body for a GLS-Class L and a high-priced Mercedes-Maybach variant (see this feature).
I donít get it. So youíre saying the 2020 GLS X167 will just be yet another, albeit remodeled, GLE? If the CLS is a different form factor S, why canít the GLS be a proper S SUV?
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:39 PM
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I donít get it. So youíre saying the 2020 GLS X167 will just be yet another, albeit remodeled, GLE? If the CLS is a different form factor S, why canít the GLS be a proper S SUV?
Not my words, I pasted that section directly from the article, click the link.
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I'm thinking the new GLS interior will be nearly identical to the new GLE shown in the video above, handle bars and all. I know early on we heard that MB wanted to separate the GLS from the GLE and move it closer to the S Class but I'm thinking that may not be the case now. Looks like the formula followed in the past is still being used this time around. We'll know for sure in a few more months.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:37 PM
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I'm thinking the new GLS interior will be nearly identical to the new GLE shown in the video above, handle bars and all. I know early on we heard that MB wanted to separate the GLS from the GLE and move it closer to the S Class but I'm thinking that may not be the case now. Looks like the formula followed in the past is still being used this time around. We'll know for sure in a few more months.
i would take as is in the new gls. I love it.

my current gen interior is functional but not much to look at, which is totally fine for me. Iím more interested in packing it full of stuff and people and driving it hard under all weather conditions. And there is currently no vehicle that can do all those things as well.
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This thing needs to get some bigger fenders. Too feminine looking.
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MB must be putting the finishing touches on the new GLS because there has been nothing new reported for about month. If you haven't yet seen the reveal of the GLE in Paris, watch it. I will give you a good idea of the upcoming GLS:

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MB must be putting the finishing touches on the new GLS because there has been nothing new reported for about month. If you haven't yet seen the reveal of the GLE in Paris, watch it. I will give you a good idea of the upcoming GLS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rDALqmTWg4
I am not sure I agree that it will give us a good idea of how the GLS will look. They have never particularly resembled each other, so there is little reason to think that they will in the upcoming generation. If they do resemble each other, I am not sure that is a good thing.
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I am not sure I agree that it will give us a good idea of how the GLS will look. They have never particularly resembled each other, so there is little reason to think that they will in the upcoming generation. If they do resemble each other, I am not sure that is a good thing.
Interior of the W166 ML/GLE is just about identical to that of the X166 GL/GLS. It's fair to say the same may be true with the 167 as well.
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MB must be putting the finishing touches on the new GLS because there has been nothing new reported for about month. If you haven't yet seen the reveal of the GLE in Paris, watch it. I will give you a good idea of the upcoming GLS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rDALqmTWg4

It's going to be 7 years until they release the next gen, right? My GLS would be 8 years old then, maybe I'll hang on to mine and hope for the next gen!
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It's going to be 7 years until they release the next gen, right? My GLS would be 8 years old then, maybe I'll hang on to mine and hope for the next gen!
If you read through this thread you'll see a new GLS is just about finished for next year and will likely be a 2020 model.

As for the discussions about the GLS looking different than the GLE, I was of course referring to the dash board and the new MBUX. I also expect the seats and head rests will be nearly identical. Both models tend to mimic each other in these areas.
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I am not sure I agree that it will give us a good idea of how the GLS will look. They have never particularly resembled each other, so there is little reason to think that they will in the upcoming generation. If they do resemble each other, I am not sure that is a good thing.
He's prob going off how the C class looks about identical to the S class for it's current gen. Many not happy about this. Hopefully this isn't Mercedes plans. The GL/GLS keeps getting more feminine with each body. Need to be more aggressive.
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The GL/GLS keeps getting more feminine with each body. Need to be more aggressive.
You could always get yourself a new Lexus RX, its aggressive (aggressively ugly). Yet they are showing up all over the roads. Personally (and I've owned 3 GL/GLS's), I like the new design of the GLE and I expect the GLS will look very similar. It's all subjective anyway and looks are in the eye of the beholder.
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You could always get yourself a new Lexus RX, its aggressive (aggressively ugly). Yet they are showing up all over the roads. Personally (and I've owned 3 GL/GLS's), I like the new design of the GLE and I expect the GLS will look very similar. It's all subjective anyway and looks are in the eye of the beholder.
I'm with Team Joe Ma on this one. GLS is awesome in AMG guise (550 and 63). Far from feminine. And that GLE looks fantastic. Bodes well for GLS.
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Most likely the new GLS will have the same MBUX dash as the new GLE:

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Well, hallelujah, thank goodness they got rid of that stuck on top screen. I’m so used to the integrated look on mine and it'll be nice to go to something like this from where I’m at . Sometimes I think Mercedes goes backwards when they started sticking these top mounted screens in the past few years, and their older models looked much more ergonomic.


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Well, I see this morning on the MBUSA Configurator, that the MY19 GLS450 and 550 on available ...
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x7 reveal tonight 6 est
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Thanks. I'm so sick of this camo on the vehicle. Get it off, lol. Luckily some nice 5 stars.
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Thanks. I'm so sick of this camo on the vehicle. Get it off, lol. Luckily some nice 5 stars.
X7 vs Current GLS:

Third Row: 1.7" less legroom than GLS, 2.3" less head room, and 2.5" less shoulder room.

One other thing they got very wrong with this vehicle: With captain's chairs configured, the space is too narrow to walk between the second row to the third. Further, the way the captain's electrically move to allow access to the third row is incompatible with kids' car seats and most boosters. The chairs lift up/tilt forward (good) and the back rest folds forward, as well (bad), so you just can't have car seats in that second row, I guess? Really bizarre. Maybe there's a pressure sensor that limits the travel of the back of the captains chair if it sense there is a car seat in it.

The width of the vehicle is 5" less than the GLS. If next gen GLS is similar size to now, I expect the interior space to be superior. Mercedes has never not gotten this vehicle right.

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