2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What’s new for 2017?
For 2017, this vehicle has improved looks on both ends. All of the new models have a new nine-speed automatic transmission (except for the AMG GLS63’s seven-speed transmission) as well as an improved infotainment system. This also has three powertrains from which to choose.
Styles for 2017
All trims of this vehicle have 4MATIC all-wheel drive front dual power headrests. They also have Dynamic Select which is a terrain selector with the following helpful options depending on the driving conditions:
The 2017 Mercedes GLS comes in three different trims.
• AMG GLS63
The GLS450 trim comes with a 362hp twin-turbocharged 3L V6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Also, certain actions can be done from the Mercedes ME smartphone app, such as locking/unlocking the doors. This trim also has the following standard:
• A sunroof
• HD radio
• Infotainment system with an 8-inch screen
• Leatherette upholstery
• Bluetooth for wireless connection of mobile devices
• Two USB ports for mobile device connection
• The comfort of heated front seats
There are also safety features like a rearview camera and crosswind assist.
Next, is the GLS550 trim. Although the transmission is the same, the engine is upgraded to a twin-turbo 4.7L V8 with 449 horse power. The front passenger seats are cooled, massaging, and are 14-way adjustable. It also has:
• Adaptive cruise control
• Helping automatic parking
• A surround sound audio system with 14 speakers
• GPS navigation to help arrive at destinations
The AMG GLS63 trim swaps the transmission for a seven-speed automatic and comes with a 577hp twin-turbo 5.5L V8 engine. Other standard features are:
• Enhanced brakes
• A special steering wheel just for this trim
• The comfort of heated rear seats
• Interior styling just for this trim
• Beneficial adaptive suspension
Its adaptive cruise control can also steer the vehicle to keep a preset distance from a car in front.
How Does it Drive?
The 2017 Mercedes GLS drives very well. The improved suspension gives it a greater feel of control in corners and helps to keep the ride smooth over bumps. Its Dynamic Select feature helps with this as well. Although not the best, it also can be an off-road vehicle.
The gas mileage for the 2017 Mercedes GLS ranges from 19-14 mpg city depending on trim. Likewise, highway gas mileage will range from 22-17 mpg based on trim.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Mercedes-Benz GLS Class invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Mercedes-Benz GLS Class Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.