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Mercedes-Benz launches its new car in SUV segment

New car —GLS 350 d has a powerful engine with sporty appeal besides available in metallic colour sheds

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Publish Date: May 19 2016 3:04PM | Updated Date: May 19 2016 3:04PM

Mercedes-Benz launches its new car in SUV segment

Luxurious car giant Mercedes-Benz has launched its new car —GLS 350 d in SUV segment. The new powerful SUV has 3-litre- V6 diesel engine that produces 258 hp and a raucous 620 Nm of peak torque.

The features of the newly launched car are as follow:

Exterior: The striking exterior of the GLS with the new radiator grille has the brand's Three Pointed Star transition smoothly into the two horizontal louvers and thereby emphasizing the value appeal and the lines of the entire front. In concert with the full-LED tail lights with a new layout and the hallmark night design of the brand, the integrated trapezoidal chrome tailpipe trim elements round off the exterior design in grand style. The GLS sports a 50.8 cm (20-inch) 10-spoke light-alloy wheels that further enhances the sporty appeal of the SUV.
Interior: The interior has made to be super spacious with a capacity of carrying seven people, each getting a good amount of space. In terms of storage space, the GLS provides a volume of 680 to 2300 liters. Other interior features include, leather steering wheel with steering wheel gearshift paddles, 12 function keys and an airbag cover in leather, instruments with modified details as well as a redesigned instrument panel with semi-integrated media display. It provides options to make calls, listen to music, send and receive text messages and also provides access to select third-party apps that are approved by Apple CarPlay™.

Other features include:    9-G TRONIC: 9-Speed Automatic Transmission, DYNAMIC SELECT controller with 5 modes: Comfort, Sport, Slippery, Individual and Off-road, panoramic sunroof, full LED Headlamps with Intelligent Light System, adaptive highbeam Assist Plus, 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive System, AIRMATIC suspension with Adaptive Dampening System Plus, new Generation Telematics (NTG 5*1), smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay™, COMAND Online with 20.3 cm (8-inches) high resolution media display and Touchpad, mirror package with brand logo projection.

On a safe note:  As standard on the GLS are the PRE-SAFE system, BAS Brake Assist, the electronic all-wheel drive traction system 4ETS, ESP® with Curve Dynamic Assist and cruise control. Optimal protection potential is provided by the passive occupant protection systems together with the "electronic crumple zones" of the assistance systems and the intelligent body design. Adaptive, two-stage airbags for driver and front passenger, side bags for driver, front passenger and the middle row seats (combined thorax/pelvis bags) and window bags across all three seat rows are also part of the standard specification. In addition, the GLS is fitted with three-point safety belts on all seven seats.
Apart from these features, the SUV is expected to come in colours like Citrine brown metallic, designo diamond white bright, cavansite blue metallic, obsidian black metallic, iridium silver metallic, tenorite grey metallic.