Mercedes-Benz transcends all the rules of creating a premium sport utility vehicle with the official launch of the new locally assembled "Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium", a 7-seat large full-size SUV that combines the effortless agility of an SUV with the inner qualities of an S-Class. A full scale of advanced safety systems is equipped in this luxury SUV to emphasize Mercedes-Benz's commitment to Thai market and answer to Thai consumers' increasing demand for premium SUV.
Mr. Roland Folger, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Company Limited, said "In 2021, Mercedes-Benz reaffirms our commitment to the premium car market in Thailand. In particular, the SUV segment where we have seen that demand continues to rise. With the release of the locally assembled version of "Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium", we do not only aim to answer the needs of our customers, but we also provide our full support to the automobile manufacturing industry in Thailand. The locally assembled version of the Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium is a 7-seat premium 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. We are confident that this new model will be very well received by customers looking for a vehicle that provides great combination of luxury and strength of an SUV."
Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium, locally assembled version, is a 7-seat premium large full-size SUV. With its presence on the road, it is truly a pinnacle of space and comfort as it combines the effortless agility of an SUV with the inner qualities of an S-Class. It is powered by a 2,925-cc diesel engine with an outstanding peak output at 286 hp. The engine delivers peak torque at 600 Nm at 1,200-3,200 rpm. Acceleration rate from 0-100 km/h can be done in only 7 seconds. The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission allows smooth gear changes that passengers barely notice, not to mention that it helps reduce fuel consumption by up to 6.5%.
The "Full time" 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system improving handling efficiency and stability on slippery roads as well as off-road driving. With the AIRMATIC suspension system, it allows driver to be able to control the vehicle with sharpness, confidence and smoothness throughout the journey in all road conditions. And, for the first time ever, customers will have car preparation function for entering automatic washing machine which will work in accordance with the AIRMATIC system under your command through media display screen.
The exterior design is nothing short of elegant style with MULTIBEAM LED headlamps and ULTRA RANGE Highbeam, which allows light intensity and beam length to be adjusted independently. It also features an object detection system that automatically calculates brightness. More highlights include LED taillights, 21-inch AMG 5-double-spoke alloy wheels that are lightweight yet highly sporty as well as a panoramic sliding sunroof that can open and close through electric system that enhances the aesthetics of driving.
The passenger cabin, which can accommodate up to 7 passengers, is designed with the same spaciousness and comfort as the S-Class. With a 60-mm longer wheelbase, the interior space is wider and more comfortable to be in, particularly on the second-row seats that are electrically adjustable with seat position recording. The second-row seats can also be moved backward up to 10 cm to increase leg space, while the backrest can be reclined more than ever before. The third-row seats are full-size seats, thus, it can accommodate passengers with the height of up to 194 cm. With the specially designed EASY-ENTRY system, the seats and the backrest of the second-row seats can be folded up electrically to make it easier for passengers to get into the third-row seats. The second and third row seats can be folded freely to support a variety of applications and increase the capacity for storage of up to 2,400 liters to meet all needs. In short, luxury, comfort and spaciousness are always there inside this sport utility vehicle.
The 64 colors of cabin ambient lighting system add sporty sense to the cabin. The Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium equips with a full scale of technologies and safety systems including Mercedes me connect that allows a seamless connection between owner and authorized dealers of Mercedes-Benz. Together with the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), the new GLS offers more comfort and safety to all passengers. Two 11.6-inch screens of MBUX Rear Seat Entertainment with touchscreen controls and high-quality wireless headsets are prepared for passengers in a second row to indulge in entertainment while on the road.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium, locally assembled version, is priced at 6,499,000 baht.
For more information about the Mercedes-Benz GLS 350 d 4MATIC AMG Premium as well as other Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG models, you can contact Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG authorized dealers nationwide.
Source: Ogilvy Group Thailand