2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Changes
The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class receives a mid-cycle refresh with minor touches to the exterior with a more striking radiator grille, updated front and rear bumpers, tail lights, new colors, and more powerful engines. The GLS 63 AMG most notably receives revised suspension tuning for an increased range of comfort and sport handling.
Choosing Your 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
There are three trim levels offered, the GLS 450, GLS 580, and AMG GLS 63 and base prices for the GLS range from $88,150 to $113,150, a notable increase over the 2023 models although significantly more features are now standard. The Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 starts at $147,000 and the Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600, covered separately, starts at $171,150.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Engine Options
The 2024 GLS 450 gains 13 more horsepower, and while its low RPM plateau provides brisk everyday power, the AMG GLS 63 generates significantly more.
In fact, every aspect of the powertrain starting with the engine has been upgraded for greater performance such as the hand-crafted V8, the AMG-tuned transmission, and the all-wheel-drive system that utilizes an electronically locking rear differential. The GLS 580 adopts a “standard fare” turbocharged V8 with a focus on premium comfort and might serve as an alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S580. It gains nearly 30 horsepower for 2024.
All engines utilize a 48-volt mild-hybrid system capable of providing extended engine-off periods and smooth, quick engine restarts, and assist with acceleration.
|Model||Powertrain||Horsepower / Torque||Fuel Economy (EPA Combined)|
|GLS 450||Inline-6 Turbocharged Mild-Hybrid9AT||375 hp / 369 lb-ft||21 mpg|
|GLS 580||V8 Turbocharged Mild-Hybrid||510 hp / 538 lb-ft||16 mpg|
|GLS 63 AMG||V8 Turbocharged Mild-Hybrid||603 hp / 627 lb-ft||16 mpg|
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Fuel Economy
The GLS 450 returns an impressive 21 MPG combined, one better than last year, despite the additional power. The GLS 580 power is eye-opening, however, so is the fuel consumption - scoring two points less than the turbocharged V8 Range Rover. All engines require premium gasoline.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS Towing Capacity
The Mercedes GLS is rated to tow 7,716 pounds (3,500 kilograms).
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Dimensions & Cargo Capacity
The GLS is standard with three rows and can seat six or seven passengers, depending on the second-row configuration. Those seated in the third row will find 34.6 inches of legroom and 50 inches of shoulder room. The GLS is not offered in a longer wheelbase version as is the Cadillac Escalade. The cargo room behind the third row measures 17.4 cubic feet and grows to 42.7 cubic feet and 84.7 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded, respectively.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Safety
The 2024 GLS gains blind-spot detection and a surround-view monitor (with a see-through-hood feature for off-roading) as standard equipment joining adaptive cruise control with lane centering and lane change, evasive steering assist, adaptive high beam assist, and parking sensors.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Technology
All GLS models feature dual 12.3-inch screens with one serving as the digital gauge cluster and the other as an infotainment touchscreen. The infotainment system is the latest that Mercedes offers and includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, HD Radio, Wi-Fi, and navigation with augmented reality.
The GLS 450 also includes a proper premium sound system with Dolby Atmos, sound personalization, 590 watts, nine channels, and 13 speakers, wireless charging, and four USB-C charging ports. A high-end Burmester 3D sound system with 29 speakers, a 1,160-watt amp, and LED illuminated tweeter speakers is offered for $4,550.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class Trims & Prices
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 - MSRP From $88,150Build & Price >
The GLS 450 features a longer standard features list for 2024. In addition to the added safety features, the base model now features a panoramic sunroof and heated and ventilated front seats. A new grille, a revised front and rear bumper, and updated LED tail lights are both subtle and not-so-subtle hints of the vehicle being a 2024 model. Twenty-one-inch wheels, air suspension, power-folding heated mirrors, a power tailgate, proximity entry, illuminated door sills, heated and ventilated front seats with power and memory, power-folding third and second-row seats (also power adjustable), a four-zone climate control system, and 64-color ambient interior lighting are also included.
There are several option packages offered such as the $3,250 AMG Line that features body-colored fender flares, 21-inch AMG wheels, a unique front and rear bumper with lower and unique shapes, a sport flat-bottom steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, upgraded brakes with Mercedes-Benz tagged on the calipers, the $1,100 Acoustic Comfort Package that adds more sound deadening, the $1,750 Exclusive Trim package with its massaging and rapid heating for the front row seats and heating for the second-row seats, and the Warmth and Comfort Package ($1,100) that adds heated first and second-row armrests.
With the Exclusive trim selected, the Pinnacle Trim (for another $3,550) adds a head-up display, air purification with cabin fragrance, and heated and cooled cup holders. The $400 Night Package can be added to the AMG Line Package and brings gloss black exterior trim such as the grille, window surrounds, bumper trim and matte black roof rails. Not to be left out are the $580 second-row power sunshades and $550 power soft-close doors.
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 - MSRP From $113,150Build & Price >
The GLS 580 includes the features of the Pinnacle trim and bright 22-inch wheels and offers several exclusive packages such as the Executive Rear Seat Plus Package for $3,750 which includes heated and ventilated second-row seats with massaging capability, microsuede headrests, second-row wireless charging and a 7-inch tablet to control certain in-vehicle features, the active body-roll control system for $6,500 ← this is what makes the GLS bounce, and the $1,900 Off-Road Package with underbody protection.
2024 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 - MSRP From $147,000Build & Price >
The GLS 63 gains the same notable equipment as the lesser GLS models and wears unique 21-inch wheels, red brake calipers, Nappa leather seats and upper dash panel, and active ride control. The AMG Night Package is offered as is the Executive Rear Seat Plus Package. Carbon ceramic front brakes can be fitted for $5,450.
The GLS 450 provides sufficient performance and luxury out of the box while opting for the acoustic package helps to make the ride even more serene.