The GLS Class is a luxury 7-seater SUV that has been in production since 2006 and is the highest ranking SUV in the Mercedes stable. It was formerly known as the GL Class until 2016 when Mercedes revamped its nomenclature and assigned the GL prefix to all its SUVs. In Kenya, the GLS closely competes with the Ranger Rover, Toyota Land Cruiser, Land Rover Discovery and Nissan Patrol. The GLS is a sophisticated SUV that is as luxurious and imposing as the Range Rover but it’s 7-seater capacity gives it an edge.
Mercedes GLS Class Generations
First Generation – 2006 to 2012
Second Generation – 2012 to 2019
Third Generation – 2020 to Present
Mercedes GLS Class Engine and Transmission Options
The second generation GLS comes with a 4 engine options, these are; a 3.0-Litre turbo diesel, a 3.0-Litre twin turbo petrol, a 4.7-Litre twin turbo petrol and a 5.5-Litre twin turbo petrol. These are linked to a choice of either a 7-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission or a 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.
Mercedes GLS Class Interior
The interior is as luxurious as the S-Class and it comes with a large touchscreen COMAND system that controls multiple onboard systems ranging from entertainment to navigation.
The upholstery is made from fine leather and all surfaces are finished with high quality plastic and leather.
Mercedes GLS Class Exterior
The GLS is an imposing SUV that strikes a fine balance between masculinity and beauty. It comes with an angular front that curves smoothly towards the rear and it gets accentuated by the large alloy rims.
Mercedes GLS Class Maintenance Costs in Kenya
The Mercedes GLS Class is an expensive car to maintain and be prepared for a hefty bill to keep it on the road. Service parts are fairly priced and available in major towns in Kenya. Body parts are expensive and mostly available in Nairobi. You can get listings for Mercedes Benz spare part dealers in this link
Mercedes GLS Class Reliability
When it comes to Mercedes Benz, proper maintenance is critical to its long term reliability and longevity. The GL Class has long been known to be a problematic car if not well maintained and problems such as air suspension failure are common.
Mercedes GLS Price in Kenya: https://cars.topcar.co.ke/vehicles/mercedes-benz/gl
Import the Mercedes GLS in Kenya: https://topcar.co.ke/import-your-car/
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