The new Mercedes-Benz GL Class is now available in three high performance variants, setting new standards in comfort, dynamics, safety, and elegance in the SUV world.
Mercedes-Benz GL Class offers three powerful enginesThe 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class features a range of engines including the V6 350 BlueTEC, the 500 BlueEfficiency and the 63 AMG. All these engines are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The 350 six cylinder BlueTEC engine delivers 190kw of power at 360 rpm and 620Nm of torque from 1600-2400 rpm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 7.9 seconds reaching a top speed of 220km/h.
Fuel consumption is rated at 7.4 to 8.0-litres/100km with an emissions figure of 209g/km.
The V8 500 BlueEfficiency produces 320kW at 5250rpm and a torque figure of 700Nm from 1800-3500Nm. It sprints from 0-100km/h in 5.4 seconds and has a limited top speed of 250km/h.
Fuel consumption is rated at 11.4 litres/100km with CO2 emissions of 269g/100km.
The AMG 5.5 V8 biturbo produces 410kW of power and a maximum torque figure of 760Nm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes just 4.9 seconds, reaching an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
Fuel consumption is rated at 12.3 litres/100km with CO2 emissions of 288g/km.
The GL will also be offered in six driving modes: Comfort, Auto, Off-road 1 (light off-road terrain and sand), and Offroad 2 (tough off-road and climbing), Winter and Sport.
Exterior Styling Features
On the outside, the front design is dominated by the GL’s typically upright radiator grille with its central star and the clear high-quality design of the headlamps.
The Intelligent Light System headlamps across the range, give a high quality exclusive and innovative impression. The well balanced proportions of the side view, and the long wheelbase also show-off the vehicles on-road emphasis. These details further emphasise the GL-Class as a typical member of the Mercedes Benz SUV family. The daytime running lamps also in LED technology are integrated in a chrome clasp in the bumper and underneath the radiator grille. The large under-body panel also in chrome look, rounds off the self-confident appearance of the front.
Completing the appearance of the full size SUV are the two-piece LED rear lamps which use light wave technology, a large roof spoiler, the bumper with its modern ‘wing design’ and the large chromed area of the under-body panel.
Interior Styling Features
The elegant interior is fitted with high quality materials, including wood or aluminium as well as controls covered in silver-chrome and upholstery in high quality leather. The seating offers plenty of space for seven passengers in a 2-3-2 layout. As a standard feature, the third row of seats can be folded down and up electrically.
As a first for a series SUV model, Mercedes Benz is offering an optional Bang & Olufsen sound system for the GL 63 AMG.
Safety features for the Mercedes-Benz GL Class include adaptable two-stage airbags for the driver and front passenger, driver knee bags, side bags for both front passenger and driver and window bags for all three rows of seats.
For better visibility, the GL is equipped with Bi-Xenon headlamps with Intelligent Light System and new off-road light, adaptive Main Beam Assist or adaptive Night View Assist plus. The optional 360 degree camera is fitted with four cameras which calculate a bird’s eye view of the vehicle and its surrounding area and then relays it together with other views to the large Comand display.
Additionally there are 3 point seat belts for all seven seats. As part of the standard package, there are pyrotechnical inertia reel tensioners and constant belt force-limiters as well as electrically reversible belt reel-in tensioners at the front.
Mercedes-Benz GL Class – PriceView the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
|GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC||R 966 246|
|GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY||R1 106 859|
|GL 63 AMG||R1 669 636|