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Old 02-13-2019, 07:21 PM
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Hard to believe it would be that soon considering the vehicle hasn't been shown to the public yet. I still think MB will debut the new GLS at either the LA or NY auto shows this fall/winter, with order banks opening in Q1 2020, and deliveries in Q2 2020. Just my guess.
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I agree. MB hasn’t had time to promote the GLS and market it. I think we will be lucky to even be able to order this time next year. But I’m sure dealers will go ahead and take your money this March.
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Straight from the horses mouth.

If I'm mistaken, I will admit it. But I'm not one to pass along hearsay as truth.

again like I said, from my direct sales rep from Daimler.
Release dates may differ for the US market.
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Hard to believe it would be that soon considering the vehicle hasn't been shown to the public yet. I still think MB will debut the new GLS at either the LA or NY auto shows this fall/winter, with order banks opening in Q1 2020, and deliveries in Q2 2020. Just my guess.
I think it will be released at the Geneva International Motor Show 7 - 17 March. But that is just my guess...
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Another GLS sighting in Alabama, 30 miles from the factory:



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Am anxious to see pics of the dash and the middle row seating configuration - thanks
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Another GLS sighting in Alabama, 30 miles from the factory:



looking nice!
thx for the pictures!
not much camo, soon it will be none!
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:43 PM
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Straight from the horses mouth.

If I'm mistaken, I will admit it. But I'm not one to pass along hearsay as truth.

again like I said, from my direct sales rep from Daimler.
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So the new model hasn't even been shown yet, but you think it's gonna go onsale next month because of what some guy in Kenya says??? Really?
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This test car is a 550 I think. I saw it this AM when driving close to the plant. The front bumper has 2 small ďventsĒ on the sides think the older 63 models 2008+. Circles the spot in the pic here that the vents are in.

I noticed them while driving next to it this AM. Took a few pics but driving and pics is like texting a driving.

The car lives not too far from me and itís not the only test in the area. Wife and I have been on the lookout and hope to catch it out this weekend. Will of course aim to get really detailed pics when itís parked. Even hope if possible to speak to tester to show interior if we hand them phones to know we wonít take those pics.

My my friend at the factory who has worked in the car said itís amazing. Course he just canít take pics.
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the Rear suspension on my GL350 just slumped. I know the fronts won't be far behind. I don't want to spend huge money on this. I wonder if I she can hold together until this is ready or I may have to lease a GLS for 24
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Just talked to my CA at my Mercedes Benz dealer and he said the new 2020 GLS 450 is now in the ordering system.He isn't able to order it yet but he said this means it should arrive by the summer.There isn't any info yet about specs and options.He said all that is showing right now is the GLS 450.There isn't anyhing listed right now about the GLS 550.The GLS 450 is going to have the new inline 6 engine..
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Just talked to my CA at my Mercedes Benz dealer and he said the new 2020 GLS 450 is now in the ordering system.He isn't able to order it yet but he said this means it should arrive by the summer.There isn't any info yet about specs and options.He said all that is showing right now is the GLS 450.There isn't anyhing listed right now about the GLS 550.The GLS 450 is going to have the new inline 6 engine..
That sounds about right!
Maybe it will be released at Geneva motor show.

or it will get its own release event in March / early April.

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Old 02-28-2019, 10:11 AM
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The new MY20 GLS is almost completely uncovered in this new video.Iím surprised that it actually looks very similar to the current GLS.This means they will probably be showing it at the Geneva Auto Show.Looks good.





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It looks nice. The only thing and itís to early to comment on, but the dash looks identical to the GLE. Now this is a picture from the outside, but Iím hoping they make the screen more flush with the leather and have more sound proofing then the GLE more like the s class. Iím also hoping they offer the same leather that the S class has and not just s bigger version of the gle.
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It looks nice. The only thing and it’s to early to comment on, but the dash looks identical to the GLE. Now this is a picture from the outside, but I’m hoping they make the screen more flush with the leather and have more sound proofing then the GLE more like the s class. I’m also hoping they offer the same leather that the S class has and not just s bigger version of the gle.
I posted a while back that the GLS would likely have the same dash as the GLE, that's been MB's approach for some time with these two SUV's. As for the design of the new dash in the GLE and upcoming GLS, I've test driven a GLE 350 and 450 in the past two weeks and the new design looks much better in person. Even the grab handles are nicer than you might now think. As for the screen being mounted in front of the dash, I too was concerned about that decision. Would there be issues with sun-glare, reflection in the windshield, and so on. I didn't notice any of those issues in either test drive. As for MBUX, it is a terrific system that you'll have to experience for yourself. So if you can't wait for the official launch of the new GLS, head over to your local dealer and ask for a test drive of the 2020 GLE. This will give you valuable information until the GLS makes it debut.
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I posted a while back that the GLS would likely have the same dash as the GLE, that's been MB's approach for some time with these two SUV's. As for the design of the new dash in the GLE and upcoming GLS, I've test driven a GLE 350 and 450 in the past two weeks and the new design looks much better in person. Even the grab handles are nicer than you might now think. As for the screen being mounted in front of the dash, I too was concerned about that decision. Would there be issues with sun-glare, reflection in the windshield, and so on. I didn't notice any of those issues in either test drive. As for MBUX, it is a terrific system that you'll have to experience for yourself. So if you can't wait for the official launch of the new GLS, head over to your local dealer and ask for a test drive of the 2020 GLE. This will give you valuable information until the GLS makes it debut.
I test drove the GLE 350 too. I was also impressed, but the interior struck me as a little too utilitarian. After experiencing both, I think the Audi Q8's interior and exterior are more appealing. However, Mercedes-Benz powertrains still reign supreme.
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Old 02-28-2019, 05:31 PM
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I test drove the GLE 350 too. I was also impressed, but the interior struck me as a little too utilitarian. After experiencing both, I think the Audi Q8's interior and exterior are more appealing. However, Mercedes-Benz powertrains still reign supreme.
I haven't driven the Q8 (yet) but it is a very attractive SUV. The issue I have with it is the interior. There appears to be lots of shiny black panels reflecting sunlight everywhere.

I would encourage you and the other members of the forum to test drive a GLE 450. It's an inline six with an additional 107 HP compared to the V4 in the GLE 350 that you drove. And MB just unveiled the AMG GLE 53 which looks more aggressive and its inline six gets an electronic super charger to boast it to 429 HP.
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Judging by how little camouflage that GLS has in that video I would say we should see it next month in time for the NYC show in April.


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Im glad I got my 550 last year. When Im ready to replace in 2 or 3 years the new model will still be fresh but mature model
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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?
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I donít think the rear cabin is enough to raise eyebrows compared to the X7 IMHO.. Hoepfully this is just the case with the 450 trim... BMW did catch us off guard with like the wood trim in the 3rd row seat, the 5 zone climate control, and the sunroof in the very back, etc. Weíll just have to see what options MB will surprise us with!
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I agree,BMW really did an amazing job on the interior of the X7,especially with the full merino leather comfort seats.It will be interesting to compare it to the best luxury interior option that Mercedes will have in the new GLS.I noticed that like the X7,Mercedes has also added those pillows that you can put on top of the second row headrests.Its a great idea when you want to relax on a long trip.
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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
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