Mercedes-AMG GLS named the most meaningless SUVAugust 13, 2020
German environmental organization Deutsche Umwlthlife conducted a survey of 18,000 people to find out which car they considered the most environmentally senseless. Its representatives will soon visit Mercedes-Benz to present the “prize”, but whether they will be satisfied with it in Stuttgart is a question.
Five cars took part in the Goldener Geier or Gouden Vier Cup raffle: BMW X7, Range Rover Sport SVR, Audi Q7 PHEV, Volkswagen Amarok and Mercedes-Benz GLS. In the poll, a third of the votes went to the Mercedes GLS with its 4.0-liter V8 engine producing 612 hp. and weighing 2500 kg, specifically the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4Matic +. At the same time, in 2020, an SUV with a length of 5.2 meters became the winner.
Environmental activists were particularly critical of the above figures and yet raised the issue of emissions, which amount to 288 grams of CO2 / km. All of them were in favor of ending the sale of such SUVs.
“These giant SUVs are extremely climate-damaging and not suitable for our cities. Manufacturers are promoting these “climate killers” with huge budgets because they are considered indispensable in “urban lifestyles,” the organization said.
According to autoweek.nl, last year the Gouden Vier went to Nestle for overuse of plastic packaging.
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