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2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Pricing, Specs, Photos

The 2022 GLS-class is the most luxurious and powerful Mercedes-Benz SUV. It sits at the top of the lineup and fits in with other high-end Benzes thanks to its high-tech and luxurious cabin. A 48-volt hybrid system works with a 362-hp turbocharged inline-six engine to make the ride silky smooth, and the GLS’s handling is balanced and fluid, which makes it surprisingly fun to drive.

All-wheel drive and air suspension come standard on the GLS, and it can be upgraded with cool features like a camera system that looks for potholes on the road ahead. There’s room for up to seven people, but if you get the optional second-row captain’s chairs, you can only fit six.

The GLS’s interior is roomy and comfortable for everyone. The GLS doesn’t get very good gas mileage, but it’s about the same as other large SUVs like the Land Rover Range Rover and the Lincoln Navigator, which can’t match the GLS’s sporty driving style.

What’s New for 2022?

The GLS-class can now come with both an AMG Line appearance package and a Night appearance package that makes the car look black. Cirrus Silver is now an option, as is Espresso Brown with black leather seats. Buyers can also now order floor mats that can be used all year.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

There are two models, the GLS450 with six cylinders and the GLS580 with eight cylinders. Both have some hybridization. The GLS450’s 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine runs smoothly and makes 362 horsepower. The GLS580 is much more powerful. Its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 gives it 483 horsepower.

At our test track, it took the GLS450 only 5.5 seconds to get to 60 mph, and it only took 154 feet to stop from 70 mph. Even though it’s big, the GLS-class is easy to drive quickly on a winding road. It’s also not too sporty or rough over bumps. Air suspension comes standard on all models, but Mercedes also has a cool new system called E-Active Body Control. It has a camera on the front that looks for bumps in the road and adjusts the suspension so that riders don’t feel them. It’s a cool technology, but it’s pricey, and we think most people will be happy with the standard setup.

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Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

According to the EPA, the GLS-class doesn’t get very good gas mileage. The GLS450 gets 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, for a total of 21 mpg. The GLS580 gets 16 mpg, 21 mpg, and 18 mpg, which is worse. The GLS450 did a little better than its rating in our real-world tests, getting 24 mpg on our 200-mile highway loop.

In the same test, the GLS580 got an awful 18 mpg. If getting good gas mileage is important to you, the BMW X7 will be a better luxury SUV for you. In our highway test, a six-cylinder X7 xDrive40i got a great 28 mpg, while an eight-cylinder X7 xDrive50i only got 24 mpg. Visit the EPA’s website to learn more about the GLS-gas class’s mileage.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

This new generation of GLS is much more modern than the one it replaces. It takes its dashboard and cockpit layout from the new GLE-class SUV, which is also new. It can fit up to seven people, but captain’s chairs can be added to make it fit only six. The first and second rows have a lot of room for passengers, and even though the third row isn’t as big as the second, an adult can sit there without too much trouble. This isn’t true of the X7’s wayback.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The dashboard is mostly made up of two huge digital displays that are 12.3 inches each. One is a display for the driver’s gauges that can be changed, and the other is for entertainment and runs Mercedes-new Benz’s MBUX software, which has a virtual assistant like the one on the iPhone.

Standard features include the ability to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation in the dashboard, and a Wi-Fi hotspot on board. All GLS models come with a 13-speaker Burmester Surround Sound stereo, but if that isn’t enough for you, you can get a crazy 26-speaker Burmester 3D audio system.

Specifications

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS450

VEHICLE TYPE
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 6-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE AS TESTED
$96,835 (base price: $76,195)

POWERTRAIN
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter inline-6, 362 hp, 369 lb-ft + AC motor, 21 hp, 184 lb-ft (combined system 362 hp, 369 lb-ft; 0.9-kWh lithium-ion battery)

TRANSMISSION
9-speed automatic

CHASSIS
Suspension (F/R): control arms/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 14.8-in vented, cross-drilled disc/13.6-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4 PNCS, F: 275/45R-21 107Y MO-S R: 315/40R-21 111Y MO-S

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 123.4 in
Length: 205.0 in
Width: 77.0 in
Height: 71.8 in
Cargo volume: 17 cu ft
Curb weight: 5594 lb

C/D
TEST RESULTS
Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec
60 mph: 5.5 sec
100 mph: 14.4 sec
120 mph: 22.6 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.2 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.4 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.5 sec
¼-mile: 14.1 sec @ 99 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 129 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 154 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.92 g

C/D
FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 17 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 24 mpg
Highway range: 570 miles

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 21/19/23 mpg

Performance
Engine Name 6-Cyl Turbo 3.0 Liter
Trim GLS450 4MATIC
Horsepower 362@5,500
Torque 369@1,600
Number Of Cylinders 6
Standard MPG 18/24
Transmission 9G-TRONIC 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Transmission Type Automatic
Interior Dimensions
Front Headroom 39.4 in
Rear Headroom 40.2 in
Front Legroom 40.3 in
Rear Legroom 41.9 in
Front Shoulder Room 59.3 in
Rear Shoulder Room 58.5 in
Exterior Dimensions
Length 205.0 in
Width 84.9 in
Height 71.8 in
Wheelbase 123.4 in
Ground Clearance 7.9 in
Weights and Capacities
Fuel Capacity 23.8
Cargo Capacity 17.4/84.7 cu-ft
Curb Weight 5,467 lb
Towing Capacity 7,700 lb
GVWR N/A
Payload Capacity 1,808 lb
Tonnage N/A
Features
Availability MSRP

PACKAGE

 

Acoustic Comfort Package

INCLUDES: Increased Cabin Insulation, Windshield and Side Windows with Acoustic and Heat Absorbing Membrane; Infrared-Reflecting Glass; Windows, Laminated Side

Optional $1100

AMG Line Exterior

INCLUDES: AMG Floormats; AMG Front Apron; AMG Rear Apron with Diffuser-Look Insert in Black and Trim Strip in Chrome; Flared Wheel Arches at Front and Rear, Painted in the Vehicle Color; Pedals, Sports; Side Body Skirts; Sport Brake System with Perforated Brake Discs and Brake Calipers with “Mercedes-Benz” Lettering; Steering Wheel, Sports

Optional $4350

Driver Assistance Package Plus

INCLUDES: Active Steering Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, PRE-SAFE® PLUS with Rear-End Collision Protection; Autonomous Drive Lane Changing (Level 2) with Traffic Sign Recognition; Brake Assist With Preview; Collision Warning System, Active Brake Assist; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive, with Stop-And-Go; Front Cross-Traffic Alert, Active Brake Assist With Cross-Traffic Function Radar & Camera; Intelligent Speed Assist; Lane Departure Warning System; Overtaking Sensor, Active Blind Spot Assist; Traffic Sign Recognition

Optional $1950

Night Package

INCLUDES: Black Trim, Around Side Windows; High-Gloss Black: Louvre in Radiator Grille, Front Apron Trim Strip, Simulated Underguard, Rear Apron; Mirror, Toned Driver; Mirror, Toned Passenger; Roof Rails

Optional $400

Warmth and Comfort Package

 

Optional $1900

ENGINE

 

6-Cyl Turbo 3.0 Liter

 

Standard

TRANSMISSION

 

9G-TRONIC 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

 

Standard

EXTERIOR COLOR

 

Black

 

No Charge

Brilliant Blue Metallic

 

No Charge

Cirrus Silver Metallic

 

No Charge

Emerald Green Metallic

 

No Charge

Lunar Blue Metallic

 

No Charge

Manufaktur Cardinal Red Metallic

 

No Charge

Manufaktur Diamond White Metallic

 

No Charge

Mojave Silver Metallic

 

No Charge

Obsidian Black Metallic

 

No Charge

Polar White

 

No Charge

Selenite Grey Metallic

 

No Charge

BRAKES

 

4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

 

Standard

Brake Assist System

 

Standard

Electronic Brake Distribution

 

Standard

Hand Brake, Electronic

 

Standard

CONVENIENCE

 

5-Zone Climate Control

INCLUDES: Automatic Climate Control; Secondary Ventilation Controls

Optional $400

Air Conditioning: Four-Zone Climate Control

 

Standard

Air-Balance with Fragrance

 

Optional $350

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

Standard

Apps Control

 

Standard

Bluetooth®

 

Standard

Built-In Apps, MBUX

 

Standard

Cargo Hooks

 

Standard

Coming Home Device

 

Standard

Connection to External Entertainment Devices

 

Standard

Cupholders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

 

Standard

Door Entry Light

 

Standard

Engine Start Button

 

Standard

Entry System, Illuminated

 

Standard

Garage Door Opener

 

Standard

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

 

Standard

Heated/Cooled Cupholders

 

Optional $180

Internet Connection, Mbrace® Connect

 

Standard

Magic Vision Control

INCLUDES: Heated Washer; Windscreen Wiper/De-Icer; Wiper Blades with Laser-Cut Holes That Emit a Highly Precise Spray of Washer Fluid

Optional $350

MBUX Augmented Reality for Navigation

 

Optional $350

MBUX Interior Assistant

 

Optional $250

Media Control with Touch Pad, Touch Screen

 

Standard

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel

 

Standard

Mobile Phone Prep with Charger

 

Standard

Multi-Function Display Screen, 12.3-Inch with Touch Pad

 

Standard

Navigation System, MB Navigation Multi-Touch Screen with Internet and Traffic Info

 

Standard

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

 

Standard

Power Outlet, 12v: Cargo Area(1)

 

Standard

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

 

Standard

Power Windows

 

Standard

Remote Engine Starter

 

Standard

Secondary Ventilation Controls

 

Standard

Smart Card/Key

 

Standard

Soft Close Doors

 

Optional $550

Telematics

 

Standard

Text to Speech / Speech to Text

 

Standard

Trip Computer

 

Standard

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

 

Standard

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

 

Standard

Ventilation System With Micro Filter

 

Standard

Voice Activating System, MBUX User Interface, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

 

Standard

Wireless Charging Pad

 

Standard

DRIVE

 

Drive: 4MATIC® Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Descent Control System AWD

 

Standard

ENGINEERING

 

Auto Start-Stop

 

Standard

Battery, 1.0 Kwh Lithium Ion

 

Standard

Compass

 

Standard

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Stability Control, Steering, Suspension, Traction Control

 

Standard

Electrical System, 48v

 

Standard

Energy Recuperation, Engine

 

Standard

Power Supply, Mains

 

Standard

Traction Control, Electronic

 

Standard

EXTERIOR

 

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

 

Standard

Chrome Door Handle Inserts (PIO)

 

Optional $100

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

 

Standard

Cornering Lights/Curb Illumination

 

Standard

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

 

Standard

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

 

Standard

Illuminated Running Boards

 

Optional $650

Illuminated Star (PIO)

 

Optional $500

Panorama Sliding Sunroof

INCLUDES: Glass Roof; Sunroof, Glass Power

Optional $1000

Privacy Glass

 

Standard

Rear Door, Lifting Gate with Hands-Free Release

 

Standard

Roof Rails

 

Standard

Roof Spoiler (PIO)

 

Optional $600

Sunroof, Glass Remote

 

Standard

Window, Rear

 

Standard

Windows, 3rd Row

 

Standard

Windows, Laminated Side

 

Standard

Windows, Rear Side

 

Standard

INTERIOR

 

All-Season Front/Rear Floormats

 

Optional $160

Aluminum with Longitudinal Grain H46

 

No Charge

Aluminum with Longitudinal Grain H46

INCLUDES: Interior Color/Fascia; Luxury Trim, Alloy On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

No Charge

Armrest, Front Seat Center

 

Standard

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

 

Standard

Dashcam

 

Optional $200

Designo® Black Flamed Natural Grain Ash Wood H35

 

Optional $850

Designo® Brown Linden Wood Flowing Lines H34

 

Optional $850

Electric Rear Side-Window Sunshades

 

Optional $580

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

 

Standard

Floor Mats

 

Standard

Grey Linden Wood H18

 

No Charge

Grey Linden Wood H18

INCLUDES: Interior Color/Fascia; Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

No Charge

Head-Up Display

 

Optional $1100

Heated Steering Wheel

 

Optional $250

Light, Cargo Area

 

Standard

Load Sill Protector (PIO)

 

Optional $175

Lower Dashboard & Door Beltlines in MB-Tex

INCLUDES: Luxury Trim, Synthetic Leather On Doors And Instrument Panel; MB-Tex Lower Dash and Door Trim

Optional $350

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

 

Standard

Main Dashboard Display

 

Standard

Metal Weave H64

 

Optional $600

Natural Grain Brown Walnut

 

Optional $160

Natural Grain Brown Walnut Wood

INCLUDES: Interior Color/Fascia; Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

No Charge

Natural Grain Grey Oak

 

Optional $160

Natural Grain Grey Oak Wood

INCLUDES: Interior Color/Fascia; Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

No Charge

Steering Wheel: Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

 

Standard

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

 

Standard

Wood/Leather Steering Wheel

 

Optional $600

LIGHTING

 

Ambient Lighting

 

Standard

LED Lights: High Beams, Daytime Running Lights, Rear Lights, Brake Lights, Low Beams, Side Indicator

 

Standard

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

 

Standard

MIRRORS

 

Body-Color Heated Driver Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals, Body-Color Heated Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

 

Standard

Foldable Mirrors

 

Standard

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

 

Standard

PAINT

 

Gloss

 

Standard

Manufaktur Cardinal Red Metallic

 

Optional $1750

Manufaktur Diamond White Metallic

 

Optional $1750

Metallic Paint

 

Optional $750

SAFETY

 

Active Lane Keeping Assist

 

Optional $550

Airbag, Front

 

Standard

Airbag, Side

 

Standard

Airbag, Side Curtain

 

Standard

Airbags, 7

 

Standard

Airbags, Knee

 

Standard

Brake Lights, Active

 

Standard

Center High Mount Stop Light

INCLUDES: Interior Color/Fascia; Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

Standard

Collision Warning System, Pre-Safe Plus

 

Standard

Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)

 

Standard

First-Aid Kit (PIO)

 

Optional $35

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor Active Headlights

 

Standard

Headlights, LED

 

Standard

Hill Holder

 

Standard

Isofix Preparation

 

Standard

Lights, Daytime Running

 

Standard

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

 

Standard

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Assist

 

Standard

Parking Assistance

 

Standard

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

 

Standard

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Active Parking Assist with Surround View Camera and Radar ; Rear Active Park Assist with Surround View Camera and Radar ; Side Active Park Assist Camera and Radar

 

Standard

Rear Side Airbags

INCLUDES: Airbag, Side; Airbags, 9

Optional $700

Roll Stability Control

 

Standard

Seatbelt Warning

 

Standard

Theft Deterrent System

 

Standard

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

 

Standard

SEATS

 

6-Seat Cabin Configuration

INCLUDES: Delete: Rear Seat Center Armrest; Head Restraints; Rear Seats, Captain’s; Seatbelts, Rear; Seating, 6

No Charge

Active Multicontour Front Seats with Massage Function

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, with Active Massage; Passenger Seat, with Active Massage

Optional $1100

Dual Front Ventilated 14-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

 

Standard

Heated Rear Seats

 

Optional $580

Rapid-Heating Front Seats

 

Optional $450

Rear Seats, Power Remote Folding

 

Standard

Seat Upholstery, Leather

 

Optional $1620

Seat Upholstery, Premium Leather

 

Optional $2990

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Leather

 

Standard

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Exclusive Nappa Leather Premium Leather

 

No Charge

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather

 

No Charge

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black MB-Tex Synthetic Leather

 

No Charge

Seat Upholstery/Color, Espresso Brown / Black MB-Tex Synthetic Leather

 

No Charge

Seat Upholstery/Color, Espresso Brown/Black Leather

 

No Charge

Seat Upholstery/Color, Macchiato Beige/Black Leather

 

No Charge

Seat Upholstery/Color, Macchiato Beige/Black MB-Tex Synthetic Leather

 

No Charge

Seat, Power Folding Third Row Split Bench

 

Standard

Seating, 7

 

Standard

SOUND

 

Audio System, MBUX AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Multi-Touch Screen

 

Standard

Remote Audio Controls

 

Standard

Thirteen Burmester Speakers Subwoofer, Surround Sound and Burmester

 

Standard

SUSPENSION

 

E-Active Body Control® w/ Air Springs

 

Standard

Responsive Suspension

 

Standard

Suspension Leveling

 

Standard

TIRES

 

P275/50R20 All Season BSW

 

Standard

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

 

Standard

TOWING

 

Trailer Hitch

 

Optional $575

Trailer Stability Program

 

Standard

WHEELS

 

20″ Alloy

 

Standard

20” 8-Spoke

 

No Charge

20” Twin 5-Spoke

 

Optional $200

21-Inch AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels RWF

 

No Charge

21-Inch AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels RWH

 

No Charge

21” 5-Spoke

 

Optional $1100

21” Triplet 5-Spoke

 

Optional $1100

22-Inch AMG Multispoke Wheels

 

Optional $1350

22-Inch AMG Multispoke Wheels w/Black Accents

 

Optional $1350

23-Inch AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels w/Black Accents

 

Optional $3150

Single Rear Wheels

 

Standard

Wheel Locking Bolts (PIO)

 

Optional $150
Warranty
Full Warranty Months 48 Full Warranty Miles 50,000
Powertrain Warranty Months 48 Powertrain Warranty Miles 50,000
Maintenance Warranty Months none Maintenance Warranty Miles none
Roadside Warranty Months 48 Roadside Warranty Miles 50,000
Corrosion Warranty Months 48 Corrosion Warranty Miles 50,000
Recalls
Recall ID: #337876
Description

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2020-2022 GLE450, GLS450, 2021-2022 AMG GLE53, 2020-2021 GLE580, GLS580, 2021 AMG GLE63, Maybach GLS600 and AMG GLS63 vehicles. A ground cable bolt for the 48V ground connection under the front passenger seat may not be secured properly, which can cause the electrical cable to overheat.

Recall Date

04/08/2022

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and tighten the ground cable bolt, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed July 8, 2022. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA’s number for this recall is 2022040017.

Consequence

An overheated electrical cable can increase the risk of a fire.

Potential Units Affected

21306

Safety
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap N/R IIHS Overall Side Crash N/R
IIHS Best Pick 0 IIHS Rear Crash N/R
IIHS Roof Strength N/R IIHS Front Small Overlap N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver Not Rated NHTSA Rating Front Passenger Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side Not Rated NHTSA Rating Rear Side Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall Not Rated NHTSA Rating Rollover Not Rated
Incentives & Rebates

N/A

John Martin

I am professionally a Mechanical Engineer and i love blogging and for that purpose i have created the website for automotive contents.

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