Thanks to local assembly, the retail pricing of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC has been lowered by Bt2.3 million compared to the fully-imported version previously offered.
The locally-assembled version of the GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium is priced at Bt6.499 million, compared to Bt8.859 million for the imported version.
The new Mercedes luxury SUV comes with 7 seats and has an interior that matches the S-Class, according to Mercedes-Benz.
“The GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium is a large full-size SUV that uncompromisingly brings together the top level of luxury that you can find in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the sports versatility of an SUV plus the most advanced safety system, all in a more accessible price,” said Roland Folger, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Co Ltd.
It is powered by a 2,925cc turbo-diesel engine capable of producing 286 horsepower and 600Nm of torque from at 1,200-3,200 rpm. There’s a 9-speed automatic transmission and the GLS 350 d accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 7 seconds.
Apart from the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system, it also comes with AIRMATIC suspension with carwash preparation function
Exterior highlights include MULTIBEAM headlights with ULTRA RANGE high beam. It allows light intensity and beam length to be adjusted independently, and also features an object detection system that automatically calculates brightness.
There are also 21-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof and LED tail lights.
The interior features MBUX and Mercedes me, along with two 11.6-inch touchscreens and wireless headphones for the rear passengers.
There are powered second-row seats with memory, and plenty of legroom thanks to a long wheelbase. Mercedes says that the third-row seats are full-sized and can accommodate passengers up to 194cm tall.
There’s a 2,400-liter storage capacity with second and third row seats fully folded.