We still think the GLS prototype is weird but in a fresh way. It’s got that long body typical of a 7-seat SUV, culminating with those fixed-on provisional lights. The real thing is probably going to have narrow, long ones, like you, see on every new Mercedes this year.
You rarely get to hear the engine of the 2019 GLS, and in this video, it sounds pretty sporty. Is that a V8? We were kind of hoping there would be a “560” model, like on the S-Class. Or could that be a softcore AMG model, hidden right under our noses? Not everything should have a six-cylinder engine, Mercedes.
Not that there’s anything wrong with the 435 horsepower 3-liter they fitted to theor the new diesel mills Mercedes has developed to compete with BMW and Audi. But we don’t expect to see oil burners in America anytime soon, no matter how efficient they are. Maybe if they can class the GLS as a truck.
The weird wheels are also back for this session of testing. We’re pretty sure that there’s a law prohibiting spinning metal to stuck out of the car like that, at least in the U.S. For now, let’s enjoy the sights and sounds without worrying about the fine print.
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