The upcoming Mercedes-Benz GLS to share the S-Class autonomous tech

Mercedes-Benz has been caught testing the next generation of GLS on public roads, approximately 18 months before the SUV hits the market.

The successor of the Mercedes ‘ current range topping SUV can be seen sporting a design similar to that of smaller and also recently spotted the new GLE, which is due for next year.

The GLS is significantly wider scale is emphasized by its boxier rear section, even if part of this is due to the coating applied to the development of the car to hide its design.

As the current GLS, the next-gen car will share many parts with the S-Class, including its engines. The S-Class gets six-and eight-cylinder turbo petrol six-cylinder turbo diesel and a gasoline-electric hybrid, so expect a similar line with the GLS.

The key to the engine line-up the most recent improvements is a 48V electrical system that uses an electric booster compressor and the integrated starter generator to enable the hybrid light running.

At the top of the range will be a GLS 63 AMG, twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 powerplant, probably with the same 612bhp offer in the S63.

A lot of the SUV’s in-car tech even in the face of the S-Class, and one of its autonomous functions. 2017 S-Class introduced Mercedes’ latest Distronic Active Near Active Control and Steer assist systems that can automatically accelerate and brake the car within posted speed limits, providing independent steering for periods of up to 30 sec.

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