We take a splendid long drive home in Mercedes-Benz’ S-Class of SUVs GLS 580
It’s been a while since we last took the drive from the City of Gold home. So we planned the thousand-mile trip a little differently this time around. Never mind, it’s not clever to take the main road at this time of the year. When they say it’s hell out there, that route pretty much defines the phrase.
GLS 580 WAS THE RIGHT CAR FOR THE TRIP
It’s also important to drive right on a long trip – so what Better for the Long Road than the S-Class of SUVs?
We’d also never seen some of the attractions along the alternative route, so we said what the hell, let’s take the long road home. Best of all, we’d lined the S-Class of SUVs up for the trip. In fact there could be little better than the latest, new for 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4M for our journey.
*Click on the image below to join us on our adventure as published on leading US website MBworld. Refer to the table below for local info and metric data from our tests.
ROAD TESTED: Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4M Engine: 360 kW 700 Nm 4-litre biturbo mild-hybrid petrol V8 Drive: 9-speed automatic AWD TESTED: 0-60 km/h: 2.52 sec 0-100 km/h: 5.11 sec 0-160 km/h: 11.39 sec 400 m: 13.2 sec @ 173 km/h 80-120 km/h: 3.19 sec 120-160 km/h: 4.55 sec CLAIMED: VMax: 250 km/h Fuel: 9.8 l/100km CO2: 224 g/km Warranty/Service: 2y unlimited/5y 100K km LIST PRICE: R2.11M RATED: 9