Just a couple days after the first pictures leaked online, a new image of the Mercedes-Benz GLS has leaked before the vehicle’s debut at this month’s Los Angeles Auto Show 2015. Set to replace the GL, the 2016 GLS can be differentiated from its predecessor on a number of visual and mechanical fronts.

Starting with the design, this latest leaked image shows some of the minor visual changes. Some of the most notable are the reshaped headlights which now incorporate LED daytime running lights. Elsewhere, a new lower aluminium lip-spoiler has been fitted as have larger air intakes. It is also believed that the Mercedes-Benz logo adorning the front grille is slightly larger than currently on the GL.

As for the variants which will be offered, it is suggested that the GLS350, GLS450, GLS550 and GLS63 AMG models will all be carried over to this facelifted model. A new model to join the range will be the GLS400 with it pinned to utilise a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine delivering 333 hp and capable of sending the car to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds and a 240 km/h top speed.

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