Venture into tough terrain and the new GLS rises to the challenge. Fitted as standard, 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive works in tandem with the DYNAMIC SELECT Slippery and Off-road modes to handle all but the most difficult conditions.
If you’re really planning to put the GLS through its paces, the optional Off-Road package comes into its own. A centre differential with 100% differential lock maximises traction while a low-range gearbox aids controlled descents and slow, careful driving on uneven surfaces. To adjust the gearing even more precisely, you can use the manual transmission mode.
There’s also an under guard for the engine, plus reinforced panelling along the length of the vehicle. Ride height can be raised by 30mm, 60mm or 90mm, with a corresponding maximum fording depth of 600mm.