2014 Mercedes GLS

Believe it or not, the BMW X6 has become quite an inspiration for BMW’s biggest competitors. Audi has already announced that they will be producing the Q6 as a competitor for the X6, now it seems that Mercedes has similar plans. Their model X6 competitor will be called the GLS and it’s scheduled to launch sometime in 2014.

The new Mercedes GLS will be built on the same platform as the ML-Class (pictured) and will feature a sporting four-seat interior, with a racier roofline and styling cues from the CLS saloon. The engine line-up will include a turbocharged 3.5L V6 and 4.6L V8 petrol engine, as well as a 3.0L V6 diesel. Of course, there will also be an AMG version that will get a turbocharged 5.5-liter V8.

According to a Mercedes insider quoted by Autocar: "After closely monitoring sales trends, we’ve concluded there is potential for an additional off-road model with a more sporting emphasis than the new M-class."

Source: AutoCar


I think other car manufacturers are threatened to lose their production, so they are now making other versions of BMW X6. Hopefully, Mercedes will also have a big sale just like the BMW.

Well, I really wouldn’t be surprised that everyone is after the BMW X6. That one is certainly looking to be a beast in its class. Now, I wonder how this GLS would fare.

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