Mercedes Benz one of the German automotive company is a leader in the luxury automobile. Mercedes-Benz has been around for over a 100 years and it still maintains its niche in all the aspects its been known for right from the start which stands for Luxury, Safety, Comfort, and Class in the society like no other brand. The company has launched the GLS Grand Edition in India for both its petrol and diesel variants. Both the diesel GLS 350 d Grand Edition and the petrol GLS 400 Grand Edition are priced at Rs. 86.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The GLS Grand Edition has got some special touches like intelligent LED lights system unified with the black rings and ‘Grand Edition’ badging on the outside along with chrome fins on the bonnet to create a visual appeal for the big SUV, bespoke 10-spoke alloy wheels painted in the high-gloss finish.
The company has provided various options to customers to choose from, the interior of this big 7-seat SUV has three upholstery options – Artico man-made leather black, Artico man-made leather espresso brown (available with white exterior only) and Artico man-made leather ginger beige/espresso brown. Also, customers can choose between two trims – light aluminum trim with a longitudinal grain (available with espresso brown interior only) or open-pore brown ash wood.
Talking about the Grand GLS company revealed that India has emerged one among the top 6 market for GLS SUV globally and that the full-size luxury SUV remains a key product in the SUV portfolio of Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz is also offering service packages starting at Rs. 75,000 for the GLS 400 and Rs. 104,000 for the GLS 350 d for a period of two years. These new standard packages are offered with unlimited mileage covering maintenance related jobs. According to the company, these customer-focused packages offers can last up to 10 years from the date of sale.
Under the hood, the GLS 350 d comes with a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine that churns out a max power of 254 bhp and peak torque of 620NM, while the GLS 400 gets the same 3.0-litre V6 petrol mill that produces 329 bhp of max power and 480Nm of peak torque. Both engines come mated to a 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox that sends power to a 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system. It also gets a Dynamic Select controller with 5 modes- Comfort, Sport, Slippery, Individual, and Off-road. In terms of performance, the diesel version of GLS Grand Edition can sprint from standstill to 100kmph in 7.8 seconds, while the petrol version can do the same in 6.6 seconds.
It seems that the company is quiet excited about the launch of GLS in India. “Mercedes-Benz India will keep striving to push the boundaries in the luxury automotive segment by driving innovation and excellence not only in our wide product line-up but also in our customer service offerings and the overall vehicle ownership,” said Roland Folger, MD, and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
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