Kapil Sharma might be the most famous comedian in our country. He recently bought a new Mercedes GLS for himself. The GLS is the flagship SUV from Mercedes-Benz. Kapil’s new SUV is finished in white colour and has a custom number plate that says “0009”. The comedian opted for the 400D variant that is priced at Rs. 1.16 Crores ex-showroom.
The 400D comes with a 3.0-litre diesel engine that produces 330 PS of max power and 700 Nm of peak torque. You can also get a petrol engine but it is only offered with the 4505 variant. It gets a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 367 PS of max power and 500 Nm of peak torque. Both the engine comes with a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox that drives all the wheels through the Mercedes’4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.
Mercedes-Benz is also using mild-hybrid technology. The system is able to produce 22 PS and 250 Nm. The punch from the mild-hybrid system come in handy when the driver is overtaking, coasting or when the engine is not in its most efficient state. The mild-hybrid system helps in increasing fuel efficiency and decreasing emissions.
The GLS 450 is priced at Rs. 1.18 Crores ex-showroom. If you want the full Maybach experience then you can get the Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 which is priced at Rs. 2.47 Crores ex-showroom. It comes with an AMG-derived 4.4-litre V8 that has got bi-turbos. The engine produces 557 PS of max power and 730 Nm of peak torque. It also gets a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system and a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Being a luxury SUV, the GLS comes with a lot of comforts and luxurious equipment. There are soft closing doors so the occupant does not have to slam the door to shut it. He or she can softly close the door and they would automatically shut the rest of the way. You get soft pillows on the headrests and Vario seats that look and feel premium. The seats also have a memory function along with seat kinetics.
There is also ambient lighting that gives a premium look to the cabin, especially during nighttime. You also get a Rear Comfort Package Plus which means a removable MBUX rear tablet comes with the SUV that is used to control various functions of the SUV. The centre console is also extended along with the armrest.
The GLS 400D is offered as a 7-seater SUV so you can use it as a family hauler. Mercedes-Benz offers two large screens that take up the space on the dashboard. The driver has a digital instrument cluster that is fully configurable using the steering wheel. Then there is the infotainment system that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You can also control various functions of the SUV by giving voice commands. You can trigger the voice commands by saying “Hey Mercedes”. Moreover, you also get Mercedes’ connected car technology.