2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV Exterior and Dimensions

Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV Exterior Design Rating

2022 GLS-Class SUV Exterior

The Mercedes GLS is the largest SUV in the automaker's range, so it naturally makes quite the impression. It has arguably more eye-catching styling than its sedan counterpart, with a very attractive twin-blade grille dominating the front fascia. This is framed by multi-beam LED headlights and LED daytime running lights. The rear gets LED taillights, too, which are joined by a thin strip of chrome. The rear fascia is somewhat bland, but there is a chrome lower bumper plate and dual chrome-accented exhaust outlets. As standard, the wheel arches house 20-inch alloys, but 21-, 22-, and even 23-inch variants are available. If you want your GLS to stand out even more, the AMG Line Package equips it with 21-inch AMG twin five-spoke wheels and AMG body styling. Blacked out accents can be added by way of the AMG Line with Night Package. Another option is an expansive panorama roof, although a power tilt/sliding sunroof is standard.

2022 GLS-Class SUV Exterior Photos

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Standing 205 inches long and 71.8 inches tall, the GLS-Class SUV is certainly not small and will dwarf a midsize crossover when parked alongside one. A total width of 79.9 inches, even with the mirrors folded, makes it tricky to park, but the 123.4-inch wheelbase creates a spacious cabin for passengers and cargo. Despite its imposing dimensions, the GLS is not really made for off-roading, as evidenced by its 7.9-inch ground clearance. This can be raised to 8.5 inches with the suspension set to maximum height, but even then only slightly rough terrain can be conquered.

The currently available GLS 450 weighs in at 5,467 pounds.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV Exterior Dimensions:

Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV TrimsGLS 450 4MATICGLS 580 4MATIC
Max Width77 in.79.9 in.
Length205 in.205.2 in.
Height71.8 in.71.8 in.
Wheelbase123.4 in.123.4 in.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV Weight Information:

Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV TrimsCurb Weight
GLS 450 4MATIC5,412 lbs.
GLS 580 4MATIC5,754 lbs.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV Tires:

Front TireP275/50HR20
Rear TireP275/50HR20
Spare TireCompact

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size20" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size20" x 8.5"

Exterior Colors

Mercedes doesn't skimp when it comes to giving you choices for customizing your new car. The GLS SUV has access to a palette of ten paints, starting with Black and Polar White as no-cost options. For $750, you can upgrade to one of the metallic paints, which comprise Obsidian Black, Mojave Silver, Lunar Blue, Cirrus Silver, Emerald Green, and Selenite Grey. There are only two premium Manufaktur options: Cardinal Red and Diamond White. Both come at a price of $1,750. The optional AMG Line with the Night Package lends the GLS a more sinister appearance with numerous Gloss Black exterior accents.

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