2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Wins “10Best” Award from Car and Driver

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz GLS, Mercedes-Benz News on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 9:10 pm
Is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Worth the Price?

Is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Worth the Price?

The all new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 was named to Car and Driver’s “10Best Trucks and SUVs” list, which highlights the best new trucks, SUVs and crossovers of 2017 with a starting MSRP under $80,000. Let’s take a look at why the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is worth the price.

“The GLS, the S-Class of our SUV lineup, continues to set new standards in the premium SUV segment. We are excited that the GLS 450 won the Best Large SUV category in the first ever Car and Driver ‘10Best Trucks and SUVs’ competition.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       -Bernie Glaser, general manager of product management, MBUSA

Infotainment screen in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450What’s new in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450?

While other SUVs could possibly tow and carry more, the GLS 450 model focuses on the quality of the ride and handling of an SUV. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 offers a luxury feel with family friendly functionality.

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Both the exterior and interior of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 were changed from the previous year. The exterior features a redesigned front end as well as full LED taillamps. The instrument panel on the interior also got a redesign, including a new media display, a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel and a modified center console with touchpad compatibility.

Each GLS model in the Mercedes-Benz lineup saw increased performance with the 2017 models. The GLS 450 is fitted with a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo engine capable of 362 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque and a towing capacity of 7,500 lbs. The 2017 GLS 450 also features 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission. All of Mercedes-Benz’s GLS models come standard with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive*, with the torque being split between the front and rear wheels.

If you would like to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 to see for yourself whether or not it is worth the price, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington. We’d be happy to assist you in any way we can.


*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

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