Weststar presents the new Mercedes GLS

Mercedes-Benz GLS Facelift

The new Mercedes-Benz GLS

By Daniel’s Ekugo

Weststar Associates Limited, the Authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, presents the new Mercedes-Benz GLS Facelift, a symbol of grandeur and innovation, elevating the driving experience to new heights.

This mid-lifecycle update redefines luxury with a bold exterior, advanced features, and electrified powertrains. The GLS Facelift blends elegance with power, solidifying its place as the pinnacle of luxury SUVs.

The updated GLS makes an unforgettable entrance with a revamped front fascia. At its core is an imposing, larger gloss grille featuring four horizontal bars, adding a sense of authority to its presence. Gloss black surrounds adorn the lower air vents.

A striking new LED DRL pattern in the LED headlights gives the GLS a sharper and more aggressive aesthetic. The design refresh extends to new alloy wheel options, and the rear boasts distinctive LED taillights with a 3-pot LED pattern.

While retaining the hallmark design of the previous version, the new GLS Facelift introduces an array of features to enhance the cabin experience. The highlight is the new 3-spoke steering wheel, equipped with capacitive steering-mounted controls, which promises heightened control for drivers.

The infotainment system and instrument cluster are now powered by the latest MBUX operating software, providing additional display modes and an immersive technological experience.

The new GLS Facelift integrates a 48V mild hybrid system into all of its powertrains, enhancing performance and efficiency. This innovative system provides an addition of up to 16kW of power and 250Nm of torque for short bursts.

The GLS 450 is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine, generating 280 [381] kW [hp] and 500 Nm of torque, offering a balance of power and efficiency. Stepping up, the GLS 580 features a 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine with 380 [517] kW [hp] and 730 Nm of torque, providing rapid acceleration.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS still comes standard as a seven-seater. However, two new leather colours are available, Catalana beige and Bahia brown.

Additionally, the range of interior trim finishes has been updated, with glossy brown lime wood now standard. The trim element MANUFAKTUR glossy black flowing lines piano lacquer, which was previously only available for the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC, is now also available for the entire GLS family from Mercedes-Benz.

All GLS engines come paired with a nine-speed automatic gearbox and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system as standard.

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