Mercedes-Benz has pulled the sheet off its updated GLS with subtle design tweaks and new equipment.

A lightly facelifted version of the Mercedes-Benz GLS has been unveiled, bringing upgraded equipment levels and software updates.

The revisions are concentrated on the SUV’s interior, which now receives glossy-brown lime wood and the Parking Package – providing a 360deg camera view at low speeds – as standard.

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The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 performance variant adds even more to its equipment list, with all examples now getting an electric panoramic sunroof, adaptive high-beam headlights, a Burmester sound system and heated cupholders as standard, among other features.

The AMG performance exhaust system and adaptive dampers are also now included for no additional cost.

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Stepping up to the Mercedes-Maybach GLS brings ambient lighting with a projection of the marque’s logo, plus a choice of new Sodalite Blue metallic and Alpine Grey non-metallic paint finishes.

All receive the updated MBUX infotainment software with three modes – Classic, Sporty and Discreet – that can be set to seven colours, matching the ambient interior lighting.

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The system’s Off-Road mode has been revised to include a camera view of underneath the car – what Mercedes calls a “transparent bonnet” – to show obstructions such as large rocks or deep ruts.

Four engines are offered: a 3.0-litre petrol straight six with 280kW (in the GLS 450), a 4.0-litre petrol V8 with 380kW (in the GLS 580) and a 2.9-litre diesel straight six with 230kW (in the GLS 350d) or 270kW (in the GLS 450d).

The Maybach variant gets the 410kW ‘600’ petrol V8, while the AMG variant gets a 466kW mild-hybrid version.

The revisions to the GLS come as part of a wide-reaching update programme for Mercedes, with many models receiving its upgraded MBUX software.

The entry-level A-Class and B-Class adopted mild-hybrid four-cylinder petrol engines as part of their overhaul, while the GLE SUV went hybrid-only.

All models have been given a subtle styling update, including revised LED lights at the front and rear, plus reworked underbody cladding.


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