Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Lease Deal
If you simply want the best three-row Mercedes-Benz lease deal on the market, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 should be on your short list. Offering first-class accommodations, the latest technology and a choice of four excellent engines, the GLS is a top contender in the full-size, luxury SUV category.
Whether you are in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or stretched into the different corners of the United States, we guarantee that with our auto brokers, you will drive the best car lease deal home. Below you can find more information on this car lease special to help make your decision easier. We will start with the pros, which include:
- Third row is large enough for adults
- Spirited acceleration with any of the three gasoline engines
- Impressive fuel economy with the diesel engine
- Quiet cabin with high-end trimmings and features.
Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Features
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a large, seven-passenger SUV available in four models: GLS350d, GLS450, GLS550 and AMG GLS 63.
The GLS450’s new transmission is dubbed 9G-Tronic. Its first seven gears sport shorter ratios than all seven speeds in the old transmission. Compared with a 2015 GL450 we tested last year, the GLS 450’s spicier gearing enabled it to reach 60 mph 0.2 second quicker and post snappier 30-to-50-mph and 50-to-70-mph passing times. Some credit for this specific GLS450’s extra zip could be attributed to its lack of optional extras, which made it weigh 207 pounds less than that 2015 GL450.
A straighter line can be drawn between the new transmission and the GLS450’s enhanced fuel economy. The two extra gears, both of which are taller than seventh gear in the old transmission, are responsible for nudging the GLS 450’s EPA highway fuel-economy estimate northward by 1 mpg, to 22 mpg. (The city estimate remains 17 mpg.) We saw a bigger improvement, as the 18 mpg our GLS450 notched over a few hundred miles topped the 2015 version by 2 mpg. Better still, the 9G-Tronic’s tall gearing keeps engine revs low at highway speeds, and it behaves nearly flawlessly in the default Comfort mode, save for a tendency to select too high a gear when downshifting unless the throttle is really booted. There is a Sport mode, but it’s slightly too eager, waking up the transmission as though one of those jitter-inducing energy drinks often found at minimarts were poured into the electronics. Lower gears are feverishly held, even at a steady cruise, and first gear is used when accelerating from a stop (second is used in Comfort mode in the interest of smoothness). If you absolutely have to make it to soccer practice on time, use this setting.
All else being pretty much equal to the GL 450, it’s little wonder that this model’s core competencies carry over. The interior seats up to seven in comfort, and although adults will fit in the third row, those chairs will seem most accommodating to children or teenagers. Air springs are standard, and while this suspension dulls the SUV’s initial responses—there is some body roll in corners—it also makes any road surface feel as if it’s made of memory foam. And despite the body lean, the GLS posted 0.79 g of cornering grip on our skidpad, which is above average for something 72.8 inches tall and weighing nearly 5400 pounds.
The rest of the big Benz’s dynamic qualities are to be expected, with the steering tracking well on the highway but otherwise being numb and with slow, vague responses to driver inputs. The brakes earn similar marks; the pedal feels reassuring after you pass through a brief squishy zone at the top of its travel, but the GLS450’s 186-foot stop from 70 mph is merely okay for this class. Really, though, the only dynamics that matter are the GLS450’s highway manners. We took it on a half-day trip from Ann Arbor to the west side of Michigan and back, and the most grueling part of the journey was the sunburn we got at the beach. Fill the GLS450 with people, cargo (up to 94 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded), or both and you can schlep them far and wide in soft-riding quietude.
All in all, The GLS model beats out the competition. It is beautifully crafted and is sure to turn heads as you cruise through your streets. Do not miss out on this Mercedes-Benz Lease deal with our auto lease brokers at Fast Track Leasing.