It takes just two little words from you - "Hey, Mercedes" - to activate the intelligent natural-speech LINGUATRONIC voice control system, which understands almost every word you speak and can even handle indirect language. The air conditioning will respond to "I feel cold" by setting a higher temperature, for example.
In the rush hour, during a long drive at night or on an unfamiliar route, your GLS noticeably takes the strain out of driving, particularly in stressful situations. This is based on a concept that makes every journey in a Mercedes-Benz safer and unique: Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. Because the time you spend behind the wheel is your time. Time for relaxation. Time to replenish your energy. So that, first and foremost, you reach your destination safely, but are also more relaxed when you get there.
The Off-Road Engineering Package offers even better off-road capability at the push of a button. The modified drivetrain characteristics with fully variable all-wheel drive including torque on demand (double-speed) and low range enable maximum traction on unfirm terrain. It additionally features off-road drive programs for easy and difficult terrain and an extended underguard to provide the underbody with the best possible protection in off-road terrain and to keep dirt and moisture away from the engine compartment.