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Motor Envy: The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a whopper SUV with a price tag to match

For those who think the Range Rover is too common…

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What’s this then?

This is the Mercedes-Benz GLS and this particular 2018 350 d 4Matic model will set you back €115,705.

What’s so special about it?

The GLS is a refined and comfortable seven-seat SUV that not only offers punchy performance but reasonable economy too from its V6 diesel engine. The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a relaxing and spacious vehicle in which to ferry around up to six passengers. It is one of the better three-row SUVs currently on the market.

Any standout design features?

The GLS has huge road presence. Up front, there is a striking bumper with mighty powerdomes and a diamond grille and SUV-typical underguard in chrome look. There is also a vertical radiator trim, with centrally-positioned Mercedes star and two three-dimensional louvres. The LED daytime running lamps are integrated in the headlamps.

Around the back, the LED tail lights show a characteristic design by day and night and the intensity of the indicators and brake light varies depending on ambient light and speed to reduce the dazzle effect for other road others.

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And what powers this Mercedes-Benz GLS?

Under the bonnet of this Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4Matic model is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbodiesel that produces 258hp at 3,400rpm and a healthy 620Nm of torque at 1,600rpm. There is a nine-speed automatic gearbox and the car has 4Matic four-wheel drive. These help propel the GLS from a standstill to 100km/h in 7.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 222km/h.

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Does the Mercedes-Benz GLS have any luxurious touches?

This particular example is well kitted out and has 10-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels and an electronic tail gate. On the inside you have a full black leather interior with electric front seats that feature four-way electric lumbar support. There is a multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, and a drive mode selector.

For safety, there are Parktronic parking sensors front and rear with a rear reversing camera. You also get a glass tilt and slide sunroof, dual climate control, electric folding mirrors and Bluetooth.

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But who would drive this car?

Thanks to its excellent Euro NCAP safety rating and the plethora of safety features and generously proportioned cabin, the GLC is perfect for families with deep pockets.

About the author:

Melanie May  / http://www.melaniemay.com

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