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Old 10-17-2018, 03:09 PM
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This makes perfect sense and fits the development history. Again the engine choices will mirror the S class, whose new v8 is the new 4.0. This I6 was supposed to be the base engine for the S450 but evidently it wasnt ready on time. If and when it is it will replace the m276 on both vehicles. The I6 predominant advantage is fuel economy, not power, dont expect a faster vehicle. MB would love a 450 that can avg 22 to 25 mpg without sacrificing performance.
I drove from Austin Tx to Monterey Ca and back in April in my '17 GLS 450. I was averaging 28MPG and had a few days at 29MPG.

It's all in the driving...............and the driver...........
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:10 PM
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MB themselves think differently. They have stated the main advantage for them is that the cat can be put a lot closer to the engine, thus improving eficiency and a cleaner engine.
Me, I think they do it because an inline has fewer moving parts and is there for cheaper to make. But I'm a professional cynic Not the Greek variety.
Inline 6 is a LOT smoother than a V6 (with 60 bank angles).
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:34 PM
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I drove from Austin Tx to Monterey Ca and back in April in my '17 GLS 450. I was averaging 28MPG and had a few days at 29MPG.

It's all in the driving...............and the driver...........
At what speed did you get 29mpg?? I drove from Chicago to Toronto and back and I couldn't get more than 23 mpg going 75
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Old 10-17-2018, 03:43 PM
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At what speed did you get 29mpg?? I drove from Chicago to Toronto and back and I couldn't get more than 23 mpg going 75
Set the cruise at 68 MPH, put 39 PSI in the tires, and each stint is 3 hours without stopping.

Last week I drove out to Ft Davis averaging 70 MPH over 5:45 driving time and still got 23 MPG. {mixed speeds, Texas highways 70-75, Interstate 80-85}

Over 14,000 miles the long term average MPG is 21.2; and this is my daily driver.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:31 PM
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MO to PA in August. For the power that the GLS550 has I really don't complain about this mileage.


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Old 10-17-2018, 07:46 PM
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MO to PA in August. For the power that the GLS550 has I really don't complain about this mileage.

that's the best ive been able to get. 65 in cruise.

around town i get an atrocious figure. 13 or so but i don't hold back
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Just for what's it's worth, in the S class.... got 26 mpg with AC on driving to Boston this summer. This is a HEAVY vehicle but I guess much more aerodynamic than the GL.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:48 PM
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The 2020 GLS will have some more competition with the new BMW X7, have a look:

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Very cool. Looks like the the GL and Volvo suv had a baby...


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Old 10-19-2018, 04:04 PM
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The first picture is downhill from Flagstaff to Kingman


The second image is from Flagstaff to Bakersfield


Nearly 500 miles and nearly 30 MPG. These things can be nearly an economy car if you know how to drive them correctly.

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Old 10-19-2018, 06:08 PM
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I was browsing through the ordering and pricing guides for the X7. Remote start is a $300 option or part of the premium pkg. Cold weather pkg includes 5 zone climate control, heated front and rear seats, steering wheel, and armrests. Second row captain chairs are a $600 option and requires also ordering the upgraded leather ($1450). You would think the GLS would have to now have this as well. May be a deal breaker for some people.
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I was browsing through the ordering and pricing guides for the X7. Remote start is a $300 option or part of the premium pkg. Cold weather pkg includes 5 zone climate control, heated front and rear seats, steering wheel, and armrests. Second row captain chairs are a $600 option and requires also ordering the upgraded leather ($1450). You would think the GLS would have to now have this as well. May be a deal breaker for some people.
Lol, don't count on it. Mercedes is known for doing dumb things forever.

But, that Volvo SUV is pretty cool:

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Lol, don't count on it. Mercedes is known for doing dumb things forever.

But, that Volvo SUV is pretty cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6G69CsBI4Y

Did you hear that 4 cylinder engine noise when he pushed it?
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:40 PM
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With the reveal of the new GLE out of the way, we could begin hearing (and seeing) more about the next-gen GLS in the coming weeks and months. I recall talk of the new GLS possibly showing up at the LA Auto Show which starts Nov 30th but that seems less likely since we haven't seen anything new in a few months. I hope the designers did their very best because the competition is ramping up from all corners.
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:35 PM
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Hey Joe,

Are you trading up when the new GLS arrives?
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My wife and I are considering a GLE so we may end up ordering it instead. Both of our children married in the past 2 years so the smaller (more fuel efficient) GLE make more sense for our needs. How about you?
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:17 PM
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My wife and I are undecided right now. We are waiting to see the GLS. I like the GLE but also like the E53 so, I'm all over the map right now.
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Why not one of each.
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Why not one of each.
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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.
if you exclude the mirror width from both cars, the GLS is 2 less than the X7. 76.1 vs 78.1 respectively. GLS is just a long wheelbase GLE, with all of the extra room for behind the 3rd row. BMW has done the same with the X7 (at least on paper). I do think the GLS could be wider.

I know we all compare these cars to the Navigator, but once the aviator comes out, I think it will be more comparable to that.
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if you exclude the mirror width from both cars, the GLS is 2 less than the X7. 76.1 vs 78.1 respectively. GLS is just a long wheelbase GLE, with all of the extra room for behind the 3rd row. BMW has done the same with the X7 (at least on paper). I do think the GLS could be wider.

I know we all compare these cars to the Navigator, but once the aviator comes out, I think it will be more comparable to that.
aviator pic?

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if you exclude the mirror width from both cars, the GLS is 2 less than the X7. 76.1 vs 78.1 respectively. GLS is just a long wheelbase GLE, with all of the extra room for behind the 3rd row. BMW has done the same with the X7 (at least on paper). I do think the GLS could be wider.

I know we all compare these cars to the Navigator, but once the aviator comes out, I think it will be more comparable to that.
Thanks for sorting the width comparison out.

Aviator looks nice! Might have a decent third row too.

As for x7, vehicle is 2 wider than GLS but has the same shoulder room in the second row and 2.5 less in the third. Bewildering to me
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Dealer called me yesterday because we only have 5 payments left on our GL450 lease. Wants me to come down to the dealer to talk about a new MB, as MB will waive our remaining payments.

So the question remains. When will the new revised GLS actually show up on dealer lots?

The X7 was a contender on paper, but not since the wife has seen the pics. Damn, it's ugly.
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