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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Performance Specs & Features

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Engines

3.0L V6 Biturbo Engine

Even the base engine in the Mercedes-Benz GLS lineup develops a capable output, with numbers coming in at 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

4.7L V8 Biturbo Engine

The midlevel engine in the GLS lineup, the 4.7L power plant develops a robust output of 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

AMG® 5.5L V8 Biturbo Engine

At the top of the engine lineup is a handcrafted AMG® biturbo V8 that pumps out a staggering 577 hp and 561 lb-ft of roque.

Transmission Options

The first two engine option come with a 9G-TRONIC 9-speed transmission with shift paddles, while the AMG® engine gets an AMG® SPEEDSHIFT® PLUS 7G-TRONIC 7-speed transmission.

Other Performance Features on the GLS SUV

There’s a lot more to performance in the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV than just the engine and transmission options, and you can find it now near San Diego at Mercedes-Benz of El Cajon. You’ll also enjoy incredible traction in a variety of road conditions and other performance features that help increase the utility, response, and efficiency of this premium luxury SUV. Here are just some of the other performance highlights worth taking into consideration:

  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (AWD) system
  • 7,500 pounds of available towing capacity with Class IV trailer hitch
  • ECO-START® system
  • AIRMATIC® suspension
  • Adaptive Damping System (ADS)
  • DYNAMIC SELECT® off-road driving program
  • A variety of AMG® performance upgrades

According to Edmunds, “the GLS rides smoothly over the road, giving drivers and passengers the most serene experience in its class.”

Experience everything the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV has to offer today near Chula Vista at Mercedes-Benz of El Cajon, located just a short drive from La Mesa at 1111 Wagner Drive in El Cajon, CA. Our dealership doors are open seven days a week, stop stop in for a test drive or to chat with our finance team about your loan and lease options. And if you have any questions, you can reach us online or give us a call at (888) 881-6670.

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1111 Wagner Drive El Cajon, CA


Phone: (888) 881-6670

1111 Wagner Drive El Cajon, CA


Phone: (888) 837-5892

1111 Wagner Drive El Cajon, CA
32.8022886 -116.9781382
Mercedes-Benz of El Cajon 32.8022886, -116.9781382.