The GLS 450 is well equipped from the get-go with LED headlights and taillights, power-folding mirrors with auto-dimming for the driver’s side, 20-inch wheels, proximity entry with a hands-free power tailgate, a sunroof, and roof rails.
Inside, synthetic leather seating surfaces, heated and ventilated power front seats with driver’s position memory, a Nappa leather-wrapped wheel, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, wood trim, a four-zone climate control system, ambient lighting, illuminated door sills collectively set a premium atmosphere that can be even further enhanced with several optional packages and individual features.
The Warmth and Comfort Package adds heated armrests and door panels for the front and second row and rapid heating for the front row seats for $1,900 which must first be selected, along with the $1,620 leather seats, if one wants the multi-contour massaging front seats for $1,100.
Soft-close doors are $550, a head-up display is $1,100, a panoramic sunroof is $1,000, and a five-zone climate control system can be added for $400.
The AMG Line package dresses up the exterior with 21-inch wheels, body-colored fender flares and rocker panels, and unique front and rear fascias, and enhances the interior with a flat-bottom sport steering wheel with matte silver trim and brushed stainless steel pedals.
The AMG Line Exterior Package with the Night Package can be had instead for $4,750 and adds gloss black exterior trim pieces to the front and rear bumpers, grille, window surrounds, mirrors, and wheel inserts, and a matte black finish to the roof rails.
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The GLS 450 would be the go-to choice, even with the availability of the V8. When fitted with the Warmth and Comfort Package and the leather massaging front seats, the GLS has an air of exclusive luxury.