A prototype of the upcoming 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has been spotted for testing, which means that the new model is under development. In the future years, Mercedes intends to place a greater emphasis on its high-end vehicles, and one of them is the GLS-Class. Customers can expect more ways to customize their products, and there may even be limited-edition versions.
Anyway, the powertrain’s future is unclear, although a plug-in hybrid alternative is a possibility. The current GLS-Class is powered by a mild hybrid version of turbocharged inline-6 and V-8 engines. In general, we expect the same engines to be available with the new ones.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Design
The prototype of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has been spotted testing recently wearing relatively minimal camouflage gear. Thanks to that, we saw some small alterations to its appearance. First and foremost, the new internal components will be installed in the lights at both ends, as well as a new front fascia.
It also seems that the grille will be updated in some way, providing a more eye-catching look. The rear is no less attractive, and the manufacturer will obviously make it sportier. We noticed a new taillight graphic, a wider bumper, and also a new exhaust.
Modern and Roomy Interior
Like the exterior, the cabin of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class will also receive some changes and improvements. According to our source, several components from the S-Class, such as the design of the steering wheel, will be included in the GLS-Class. This is a great move to make this model more unique. Additionally, the visuals for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment system will be much better than in other technologies.
We also expect great seat support and enough room for all passengers. The new SUV will also have a 360-degree video system for self-parking, Burmester surround sound, wireless charging, nine USB connections, and much more.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Engine Specs
It is not known at this point what the changes will be made under the hood of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. although there may be an option for a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class so far has been offered with a choice between turbocharged inline-6 and V-8 engines that are powered by a mild hybrid system.
The most potent is the AMG GLS 63, which uses a mild hybrid system and a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. This engine produces an amazing output of 621 horsepower.
Price and Release Date
The entry-level model, the GLS 450 4Matic, costs $77,850, including a $1,050 destination fee. Starting at $160,500, the Mercedes-Maybach GLS is the most expensive option. However, the Maybach model doesn’t exactly conjure up the phrase “cheap,” yet despite being substantially less expensive, it competes with the Bentley Bentayga and Range Rover SVAutobiography.
The Bentley Bentayga begins around $166,000, while the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which is the pinnacle of the ultra-luxury segment, is $335,000. It’s also important to note that the BMW X7 is priced at $75,000, while the Lincoln Navigator is about $77k. We expect the new GLS-Class to hit the markets next year, likely in the second half.