Mercedes-Benz is working on a mid-cycle refresh for its GLS-Class full-size SUV, and the latest prototypes are for hot AMG versions, specifically the AMG GLS 63.

Our previous photos showed prototypes of the regular GLS-Class and an updated version of the ultra-luxury Maybach GLS-Class.

The current-generation GLS-Class arrived in 2019 as a 2020 model, with the AMG version following a year later. In line with Mercedes tradition, this mid-cycle update should arrive for the 2024 model year, meaning the refreshed range is likely to debut later this year.

The prototypes only show light camouflage gear, which means visual tweaks are minimal. There’s a revised front fascia that incorporates a new interior with lights at both ends.

2024 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 facelift spy shots – Credit: Baldauf

There are no photos of the interior, but according to our photographer, new designs for the infotainment screen and steering wheel are planned.

We should also see updated user interface graphics, and new driver-assist features designed for off-roading and towing, similar to what we saw on Mercedes’ updated 2024 GLE-Class unveiled in January.

No powertrain changes are expected. The current GLS63 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and a mild-hybrid system. That setup is good for 603 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque.

Mercedes plans to focus on its premium models, including the GLS-Class, in the coming years. Buyers can look forward to more personalization options and possible limited-edition models.

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