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      10-16-2018, 06:47 PM   #1
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      10-16-2018, 07:14 PM   #2
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Wow does that gls interior look awful by comparison
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Wow does that gls interior look awful by comparison
its outgoing generation, so even if we like bmw more than merc, lets wait for couple of months more for new gls gen...and yes, it looks like it came from 1990's
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Updated 2019 GLS interior

That is a pic of the current X166 GLS. 2019 is it's last model year. This is the interior of the updated/new W167 GLE that will also carry over into the 2020 model year X167 GLS that was just shown at the Paris auto show:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbw...5ca8a3bcb0.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbw...534c2fc37c.jpg

Edit: On 2nd look at the steering wheel, dash buttons, and center screen, that pic is from the pre-LCI GL 2013-2015. The interior pic in post 1 is of the currenct (LCI) GLS. Not drastic, but slight differences. Biggest being the steering wheel, COMAND screen/software, and remote start from the app.
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      10-17-2018, 02:41 PM   #6
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That is a pic of the current X166 GLS. 2019 is it's last model year. This is the interior of the updated/new W167 GLE that will also carry over into the 2020 model year X167 GLS that was just shown at the Paris auto show:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbw...5ca8a3bcb0.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mbw...534c2fc37c.jpg
I see. Either way. it is a significant improvement!
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its outgoing generation, so even if we like bmw more than merc, lets wait for couple of months more for new gls gen...and yes, it looks like it came from 1990's
Of course not apples to apples just saying that thing looks like a 2002 s class by comparison ! And I own one (17 gls)

That gle looks fabulous though
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X7 looks more of the limousine model between these two
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my wife has a 18 GLS550 and the biggest advantage i see is that the third row is actually usable for adults
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The X7 has the edge here imo. It's also the newcomer, so somewhat expected (boo G20 3 series). I also have to admit that the non-MSport kit also suits the X7 much better. The MSport is too busy and messy.
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Being that BMW is new to the segment. Do you guys think the company's initial goal is to supplant the GLS in being number one or is it to be a viable option?

I ask this because Merc has been in the segment for quite some time and I ponder to think the longevity and sustainability will be hard to impossible to pass for BMW.

I don't see it as a true rivalry like the:

3 vs C
5 vs E
7 vs S
X5 vs GLE


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its outgoing generation, so even if we like bmw more than merc, lets wait for couple of months more for new gls gen...and yes, it looks like it came from 1990's
Of course not apples to apples just saying that thing looks like a 2002 s class by comparison ! And I own one (17 gls)

That gle looks fabulous though
yes it looks that.. but i believe new gls will have same interior as S class (why not), and although i think merc interior design looks more sleak and elegant than bmw would ever be that way, i still prefer driver oriented bmw cabin, but thats my taste mercedes is always being more classy with elegant look while bmw is more agressive, which should always be like that because it is what they are at the end.. one being very comfortable for long trips (bmw 7 could be for long trips too, but merc is better on that field) and bmw is always known for driving dynamics, stabillity on road and agility that merc will never be like bmw.. simple as that..

as we like to say, bmw is Blondie, merc is Brunette, and everyone has their own taste for.. cars
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Wow does that gls interior look awful by comparison
its outgoing generation, so even if we like bmw more than merc, lets wait for couple of months more for new gls gen...and yes, it looks like it came from 1990's
Looks like a Saab dashboard/cockpit
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the Mercedes looks so soccer mom. The X7 is so much more imposing, composed, and coherent. And honestly, the oversized grill is growing on me. The X7 I think will simply be amazing
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The GLS550 looks nice with its AMG wheels and bumpers.

Can't compared the interiors as the Merc is at the end of its life cycle. That interior has always looked dorky and had cheap plastics littered throughout.
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my wife has a 18 GLS550 and the biggest advantage i see is that the third row is actually usable for adults
Same here. I also prefer the merc exterior design language, and I'll be curious to see the comparison when the new GLS is announced in the coming months.
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Honestly, the merc looks like a minivan compared to the bimmer
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You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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Prefer the X7 over the GLS except for the front view. Just can't get past the grills.
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I'm a BMW fan, but we've really liked our first and second gen GL's(now GLS), which the wife drives. Both of ours had very strong twin turbo V8s. Even the turbo six that is now in the GLS is more powerful. I think BMW will have its hands full charging more for a less powerful SUV that will likely ride a bit more firm than the X7. The GL(450) strikes a nice power/price/ride balance. My only complaint is the bad MB infotainment interface. I'm hoping the strong competition will lead to nice discounts. This segment needed competition.
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Thank you for posting this information. It is very helpful. Will have to go check it out and see for myself rather than just rely on these numbers. I have a GLS 450 and based on just reading the interior specs compared to the GLS (shoulder room, leg room, head room) is disappointing. Strange as the wheelbase and width is bigger than the GLS. I personally can't see myself going to a 2nd and 3rd row that is smaller/tighter than a GLS. Also, not sure how i like the 3rd row windows on the X7. the GLS has a much larger window so the 3rd row does not feel stuffy...have to check out this car in person to address some of my concerns when the GLS lease is up. GLS is a great SUV that can comfortably seat 7 adults and is a very comfortable cruiser for long drives, even the 3L motor is quite powerful. It's only lacking true cargo space when the third row is up. Will be interesting to see what MB does with the new GLS.
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I thought the new 2019 X5 has a towing capacity of 7200lbs?
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Being that BMW is new to the segment. Do you guys think the company's initial goal is to supplant the GLS in being number one or is it to be a viable option?

I ask this because Merc has been in the segment for quite some time and I ponder to think the longevity and sustainability will be hard to impossible to pass for BMW.

I don't see it as a true rivalry like the:

3 vs C
5 vs E
7 vs S
X5 vs GLE


Thoughts?
I've had two GL's concurrently...2010 and 2016. I've been eagerly awaiting the X7 for the same reason a lot of moms have been -- the split 2nd row. This is a game changer, and I've always been amazed that a Mercedes hasn't made this an option.
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