Mercedes just added another SUV to their Indian lineup as Mercedes-Benz GLS 400 4Matic petrol at a price tag of 82.90 Lakh (Ex-Showroom). This is Mercedes-Benz’s eighth car launch and second of the GLS SUV series this year. The design of the SUV is identical to that of the existing model, GLS 350d. The GLS 400 4Matic is the only SUV of the segment to be powered by a petrol engine. It is equipped with a 3.0-litre, V6 engine that generates a power of 329 hp at 5250-6000 rpm and a peak torque of 480 Nm at 1600-4000 rpm. The Mercedes GLS 400 petrol can attain a top speed of 240 kmph assisted by the 9-G Tronic automatic transmission with all-wheel drive.
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The SUV is available in two colour options, Polar White and Obsidian Black. Along with standard features like LED headlights, cruise control and 8-inch infotainment system, it has many appealing add-ons like Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround audio system with 14 speaker output, Apple CarPlay, sunroof and dynamic control system that helps in adjusting the driving modes (comfort, slippery, individual, off-road, sport).
Safety has never been compromised by the German carmaker and hence, the Mercedes GLS 400 4Matic is provided with Pre-Safe, Brake Assist, Electronic AWD traction system, 4ETS, Electronic Stability Program, two—stage front airbags for driver and front passenger and side airbags for the second and third row passengers and is also set with three-point safety belts for all seven seats.
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Introducing GLS 400 4MATIC is said to be a strategic move by the company to let the customers choose between petrol and diesel versions of their favoured SUV, GLS. The Mercedes GLS 400 petrol will be coming to Indian roads through CBU import initially but the local production of the vehicle is expected to begin by the end of this year. It will face competition from the recently launched Jeep Grand Cherokee and other existing players like BMW X5 as well as Audi Q7.