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Old 05-09-2018, 01:37 PM
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Yes, the bottom photo is the body clad GLS. My point is that prototypes don't look this when they are "supposedly" going to hit dealer lots in 6 months...
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The pics only offer a very limited glimpse of the interior. If you're wondering about "Captain's Chairs", we'll have to wait and see. Many on this forum have inquired about Captain's Chairs but so far MB hasn't offered them up as an option.

If there is a GLS Maybach version (as several online articles have suggested), it would certainly have them. Start saving now.
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The pics only offer a very limited glimpse of the interior. If you're wondering about "Captain's Chairs", we'll have to wait and see. Many on this forum have inquired about Captain's Chairs but so far MB hasn't offered them up as an option.

If there is a GLS Maybach version (as several online articles have suggested), it would certainly have them. Start saving now.
Yeah, that would be a deal killer for me. Love the "captain's chairs" config on my Escalade; could not go back to bench 2nd row. Also, could not really afford to get Maybach version... If MB wants to vaunt this new GLS as the luxury equivalent of a S-Class, they really need to step up and offer captains seats in the 2nd row imo...
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You can see enough of the new shape to see it is completely different then the X166. I canít wait to see the finished product, looks very promising.
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I'm excited about the new dashboard but must they add the plastic extensions on the fenders?? Since they put it on the GLC I'm afraid they will put them on the GLS and GLE as well. I think I'll hang on to my GLS for a while!
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The other prototype has painted fender trim. Wait for the final release to make any judgments on the GLE or GLS. BTW, both red prototypes are GLE's.

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Old 05-27-2018, 03:56 PM
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Carscoops posted an updated article about the next-gen GLE along with a render of what the AMG might look like:



https://www.carscoops.com/2018/05/20...-tech-engines/
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Yeah, that would be a deal killer for me. Love the "captain's chairs" config on my Escalade; could not go back to bench 2nd row. Also, could not really afford to get Maybach version... If MB wants to vaunt this new GLS as the luxury equivalent of a S-Class, they really need to step up and offer captains seats in the 2nd row imo...
someone in another forum claims the GM of his dealership has seen the new GLS (I'm not sure I believe that) and that it was communicated then that it will offer captains second row. i do believe it will be an option given that it was considered for current gen refresh 2+ years ago and the x7 will offer it.

they also said the next GLE looks like it will offer a garbage third row for occasional use. that also makes sense in light of q7's and next gen x5 likely offering it, as well

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someone in another forum claims the GM of his dealership has seen the new GLS (I'm not sure I believe that) and that it was communicated then that it will offer captains second row. i do believe it will be an option given that it was considered for current gen refresh 2+ years ago and the x7 will offer it.

they also said the next GLE looks like it will offer a garbage third row for occasional use. that also makes sense in light of q7's and next gen x5 likely offering it, as well
Fingers crossed.
GLE 3rd row may be in response to Lexus RX350L?

Edit: Escalade may still get my money though; check out the beast-like dimensions for the next GM full size SUV.

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Fingers crossed.
GLE 3rd row may be in response to Lexus RX350L?

Edit: Escalade may still get my money though; check out the beast-like dimensions for the next GM full size SUV.
for sure lexus is looked at as a competitor.

re escalade, i personally really like them, but man, currently they are an inefficient use of space. you need to get the extended wheelbase to have a third row comparable to gls... navigator on the other hand offers the same third row, whether you go extended or normal length.
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re escalade, i personally really like them, but man, currently they are an inefficient use of space. you need to get the extended wheelbase to have a third row comparable to gls... navigator on the other hand offers the same third row, whether you go extended or normal length.
Agreed, I was shocked at how tight it was the first time I tried sitting in the back on a Yukon Denali! I think once they go to an independent rear end, which I believe will be the upcoming refresh, they'll finally have some decent room back there. I don't think the ride will compare to the GLS unless they add an air suspension.
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And the backend is rendered very nicely as well. Their artist should be working for Mercedes.

Lot of Porsche on that rear end. The fact there is only so much lipstick you can put on a pig
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New spy video of the upcoming GLE W167. Hopefully we'll soon get a better look at the upcoming X167 GLS.

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It's been quiet. Any additional sightings or news?
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I haven't seen anything new on the GLS but Motor1.com posted a spy pic of the upcoming GLE interior (I rotated the photo horizontally since it was of a right-hand drive mule):

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The thing is...when they changed the nomenclature from GL to GLS, they have not since updated/renovated the car itself in the image of S class.

The CLS has the same features/appointments as the S. The GLE (not remodeled yet) is the SUV equivalent of the previous E class until next year when it is remodeled in the image of the current E class. Get it?

So when they finally remodel the GLS in the image of the S class next year, I wonder how much they will pull from the S class to put into the GLS. If they do to the GLS what they do with the CLS/S then this thing will be a freakin' luxury barge.

To do a justice, the X167 GLS, to have the "S" name, should have the level of features and design as the S class. It shouldn't just be a longer wheelbase GLE. But then again, they probably want you to buy this rumored Maybach GLS to have that, which is dumb. I don't know what they're going to do with the X167 but I can't wait to see.

If you guys could make a wishlist of what you wanted in the X167 what would you have?

I think it's only right (and about damn time) that it has:
  • Standard leather
  • Rear captain's chairs with rear seat heating, ventillation, S-class Blu ray, auto recline, (rear seat package) etc.
  • S/CLS seating
  • Latest tech
  • Magic sky control
  • Wireless charging
  • and....for the love of God...PUT THE SUN SHADES IN THE DOORS! It costs 5 cents extra to do that. Just do it. A Toyota has that. No more big ugly shade boxes in the windows.

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The thing is...when they changed the nomenclature from GL to GLS, they have not since updated/renovated the car itself in the image of S class.

The CLS has the same features/appointments as the S. The GLE (not remodeled yet) is the SUV equivalent of the previous E class until next year when it is remodeled in the image of the current E class. Get it?

So when they finally remodel the GLS in the image of the S class next year, I wonder how much they will pull from the S class to put into the GLS. If they do to the GLS what they do with the CLS/S then this thing will be a freakin' luxury barge.

To do a justice, the X167 GLS, to have the "S" name, should have the level of features and design as the S class. It shouldn't just be a longer wheelbase GLE. But then again, they probably want you to buy this rumored Maybach GLS to have that, which is dumb. I don't know what they're going to do with the X167 but I can't wait to see.

If you guys could make a wishlist of what you wanted in the X167 what would you have?

I think it's only right (and about damn time) that it has:
  • Standard leather
  • Rear captain's chairs with rear seat heating, ventillation, S-class Blu ray, auto recline, (rear seat package) etc.
  • S/CLS seating
  • Latest tech
  • Magic sky control
  • Wireless charging
  • and....for the love of God...PUT THE SUN SHADES IN THE DOORS! It costs 5 cents extra to do that. Just do it. A Toyota has that. No more big ugly shade boxes in the windows.
You should drive the GLS before you say it's just a longer wheelbase GLE ;-)
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You should drive the GLS before you say it's just a longer wheelbase GLE ;-)
Iíve owned both. I traded in my GLE for a GLS. If you get inside it really just is a longer GLE with a third row, plus some extras. It should have more in common with the S than it does. I guess weíll have to wait and see.
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Iíve owned both. I traded in my GLE for a GLS. If you get inside it really just is a longer GLE with a third row, plus some extras. It should have more in common with the S than it does. I guess weíll have to wait and see.
My 2014 ML 350 Bluetec had air suspension and the GLS stills feels like an upgrade the way it drives, so comfy. The only thing that really bothers me is that the center armrest and the armrest in the door aren't on the same height, so you're forced to slouch instead of sitting straight.
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Iíve owned both. I traded in my GLE for a GLS. If you get inside it really just is a longer GLE with a third row, plus some extras. It should have more in common with the S than it does. I guess weíll have to wait and see.
No it isn't. I drove the GLE and there's no comparison to my GLS in terms of ride.
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No it isn't. I drove the GLE and there's no comparison to my GLS in terms of ride.
I agree, I had a GLE as a loaner last month and it feels lighter and more nimble on the road. My GLS550 feels much more substantial and heavier. I actually liked the ride in the GLE a lot. I can see why they sell so many. But you give up the 3rd row and for some buyers, that makes all the difference.
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