Mercedes-Benz Malaysia today unveiled the latest range of Premium SUVs for domestic market. The latest Mercedes-Benz SUV line-ups comprise of the GLC/GLC Coupe, GLE/GLE Coupe, GLS and G-Class.
The newest Mercedes SUV range starts with the anticipated GLC and GLC Coupe variations. Both are premium mid-sized SUVs intended for discerning customers. For a more progressive sporty look, customers can opt for the Coupe version.
With AMG bodystyling and 20-inch AMG Multi-spoke Light-alloy wheels, the GLC possesses an added sporty yet exclusive look. The sports-tuned suspension allows a sportier style of driving without compromising on comfort. Its agility and sportiness are further enhanced by the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive and 9G-TRONIC transmission. On the other hand, the GLC Coupe stands out with the familiar AMG bodystyling, diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and 20-inch AMG light alloy wheels.
The GLC range has a plush cabin with emphasis on intelligent use of space and amenities packaging. Highlights include KEYLESS-GO convenience package, Hands free tailgate, panoramic sliding sunroof, a large boot space of up to 580 liters (expandable to 1,600 liters) and a 40/20/40 split rear bench. The GLC also features a high-end Burmester surround sound system. Loaded with 13 high-performance speakers.
The GLC Coupe receives greater premium offerings such as ARTICO leather seats; AMG sports pedals, AMG floor mats and AMG Sports steering. Combining style and function, technology options include the LED Intelligent Light System headlights which are a standout feature for the sports coupé.
Both GLC and GLC Coupe are equipped with the 9G-TRONIC PLUS, a full 9-speed transmission. In addition, Mercedes-Benz DYNAMIC SELECT allows the driver to select the desired drive mode.
The wide range of the state-of-the art safety and assistance systems, such as LED Intelligent Light System, PRE-SAFE system, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS and Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC are there to provide unsurpassed protection in any situation.
The GLC and GLC Coupe are priced at starting retail value of RM 328,888 and RM 423,888, respectively.
To bring up its status in the premium full-sized SUV segment, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is more than a fitting candidate. The GLE offers no compromises; combining unrivalled luxury, functionality, style and performance in one strikingly designed package, presenting customers with the exclusive privilege of owning an SUV of the highest quality of luxury and refinement.
With the AMG Line exterior, the GLE has an even more dynamic and athletic appearance, with 21-inch 5-twin-spoke AMG alloy wheels on the GLE 400 4MATIC and 20-inch 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels in the GLE 250 d 4MATIC.
The GLE Coupe has elements of a recognizable classic SUV, thanks to its muscular wings, large wheel arches, tyres of up to 22 inches, and also the high belt line and generous ground clearance. The SUV’s striking body and silhouette signal dynamism and agility. The front’s upright sports grille with single louvre, framed by three-dimensionally designed LED Intelligent headlights, is the GLE Coupe’s major feature, along with exhaust system with AMG tailpipe and 22-inch 5 Twin-spoke AMG wheels.
The GLE provides the largest load compartment in the segment. With a generously-sized cabin and even larger luggage space, the GLE is the perfect luxury vehicle for a getaway. Amenities-wise, the rear seat entertainment system with DVD player provides passengers with their very own entertainment options. Two 20.3 cm displays and Kleer wireless headphones ensure brilliant picture and sound quality. In conjunction with COMAND Online, passengers can access the entertainment source of their choice, independently of the other passengers.
Outstanding safety and a high level of driving dynamics both on the road and in terrain are among the other strengths of the premium SUV. Furthermore, the GLE impresses with ground-breaking assistance systems, the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission on the GLE 250 d and the innovative DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic handling control system, which offers extensive drive programs already in basic specification. In addition, the AIRMATIC air suspension with ADS variable damping system guarantees extremely stable driving. The damping system changes its priorities depending on the pre-selected mode. The current handling conditions are detected via a steering angle sensor, four rotation sensors, the driving speed from the ESP signal and the brake pedal switch.
The Driving Assistance Package Plus includes DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot, PRE-SAFE Brake with pedestrian protection, BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and PRE-SAFE PLUS are available in the GLE 400 4MATIC. The Parking package with 360° camera and Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, available in both models guarantees an excellent overview and problem-free manoeuvring into and out of parking spaces. Night-time vision is improved by the LED Intelligent Light System.
Customers will be able to choose from two dynamic and highly capable powertrains with excellent power and efficiency: a petrol-powered GLE 400 4MATIC and a diesel-powered GLE 250 d 4MATIC. The performance-enhanced V6 biturbo engine with an output of 367 hp and 520 Nm from 1400 rpm delivers performance akin to a sports car.
The starting price for the GLE is RM 568,888.00, while the GLE 400 Coupe is RM 630,888 and the GLE 450 AMG Coupe starts from RM 699,888.
Mercedes-Benz GLS: The flagship SUV
The Mercedes-Benz GLS is the S-Class amongst the SUVs. This flagship SUV offers unrivalled luxury, versatility, and driving refinement, setting new standards in the world of the SUV. This full-fledged seven-seater boasts ample spaciousness, while combining luxury with impressive levels of comfort, agile dynamics and best in class safety.
The new GLS reflects harmony and modern luxury to impressive effect. Imposing proportions and dramatic exterior styling emphasize the car’s formidable performance. The GLS 400 features AMG Line exterior, comprising specific front and rear aprons, side running boards, side flaps painted in the vehicle color and 53.3 cm (21-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels. Even more exclusivity is created with the Night package which is available in conjunction with this design and equipment line.
Inside, the cabin is effortlessly stylish and generously equipped. Fine quality materials and finishes feature throughout, while standard tech ranges from CarPlay to a stunning Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround system. The interior obviously has ample space, with comfortable seating for seven adults and an impressive boot capacity of up to 2,300 liters.
The new generation features improved efficiency, extended DYNAMIC SELECT transmission modes, the latest stage of development of the air suspension system AIRMATIC with enhanced damping system ADS, the 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, a host of assistance systems and the latest telematics generation with internet access. Efficiency is further enhanced by the ECO start/stop function.
The GLS 400 4MATIC is powered by a V6 biturbo engine, also featuring direct injection. This engine produces an output of 245 kW (333 hp) and 480 Nm of torque from 1600 rpm, makes do with 8.9 l/100 km (206 g CO2/km).
The GLS has a starting retail value at RM 888,888.
Mercedes-Benz G-Class: Rugged with a purpose
Since it was originally conceived in 1979, the G-Class has undergone an astounding process of evolution as a vehicle to be used primarily in tough off-road terrain. The G-Class today is the top model among luxury-class cross-country vehicles, and has provided the gene pool for the other very successful SUVs built under the Mercedes-Benz brand.
The new Mercedes-AMG G 63 impresses with state-of-the-art drive technology, as well as timeless and unmistakeable design. This is largely attributable to the AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine delivering an output of 420 kW (571 hp) and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission system. This enables the Mercedes-AMG G 63 to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just 5.4 seconds, with a limited top speed of 210 km/h.
Its front fascia is characterized by the AMG radiator grille with duel lamellae and four chrome inserts, as well as prominent bumpers with large air intakes. Another feature that is characteristic for the AMG model is the fender flares. Optional stainless steel running boards and protective strips on the sides containing inserts with a brushed aluminum look complement the exclusive exterior.
Other signs of distinction are the “V8 BITURBO” lettering on the front fenders and the Mercedes-AMG G 63 nameplate on the rear door. Red brake calipers and 21-inch wheels AMG forged wheels painted in matte black round off the expressive exterior.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has an approximate price of RM 1,181,888.