What is it? 

When they rebranded the previous gen ‘X166’ GL-class to be called the GLS halfway through its life cycle, the idea was to cement its place in the range as the ‘S-class of SUVs’. However, as it was just a facelift based on older architecture, it wasn’t quite up to the task. However, with the new ‘X167’ GLS’s, there’s a greater chance of the big SUV reaching the limousine’s high bar. That’s because this one was designed from the get-go to be more of a luxury item and a closer relation to its sedan counterpart. Just how does it achieve that, though? Read on.

Massive 21-inch, 315-section rear tyres only add to its tank-like presence.

The GLS isn’t just big, it is a mountain of an SUV. It’s a full 77mm longer than the old car, 60mm of which has gone into the wheelbase, and it’s 22mm wider as well. At full off-road height on its air…

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