The Mercedes GL is a big family hauler, but that image can be improved with the help of the Japanese tuner ART.
Dubbed the Mammut, the vehicle becomes a real beast featuring a new front bumper with 6 fog lights, a new aggressive front grill without the Mercedes logo, new side sills, a new roof spoiler with integrated LED brake light strip and a redesigned rear bumper with integrated 4-pipe exhaust system and rear air diffuser. The kit is completed by the widened front and rear fenders and the 22-inch monoART1 light-alloy painted in white. Also, a new suspension kit was installed lowering the vehicle with up to 60 millimetrers.
Press release after the jump.
Dreams of strength and atavistic instincts are conjured up by the distinctive new exterior that A.R.T. developers have given this premium class SUV.
In the front skirt, large-nostriled air inlets, an innovative front-grille and a wider area overall elicit the deserved respect from obervers. A Triple Beam Lamp Set with an additional Xenon high-beam headlight, daylight lamp in LED technology and a dual-function unit for cornerlight and fog lights boost the charisma of the vehicle’s front while providing the driver with that extra passive safety for nighttime driving. The optimally proportioned new broadened front fenders each incorporate an gill.
The modified A.R.T. BiXENON Headlamp System NERO provides the finishing touch to the combative front image of the already powerful vehicle.
In the rear region, the vehicle also impresses with its broadened fenders with gills.
These incorporate red rear LED lights that are automatically activated while any of the doors are open.
An avantgarde 5-part rear frame including an integrated roof spoiler brilliantly enhances the design and provides more passive safety with its wide LED brake light strip.
The A.R.T. rear skirt with an integrated diffuser gives the GL MAMMUT a clear width advantage and, in conjunction with the A.R.T. four-pipe sports exhaust, makes an even more powerful impression on drivers behind. The high-polish hard-chromed 100mm tail pipe with A.R.T. logos embossed in the tailpieces provide the seal of quality. Two stainless-steel high-quality rear mufflers ensure the sound is right.
The exclusive A.R.T. STEPLIGHTS project light across the running boards whatever the light conditions and clearly mark the point of access to the vehicle even when the doors are closed if the key is activated. Then, parallel light-blue beam segments shine out through the filigree openings in the highly polished stainless steel.
The light-blue illuminated Entry Ledges with the A.R.T. logo made from finely polished and brushed stainless steel make for a well-groomed appearance and assist entry into the vehicle.
To get you ahead: The A.R.T. engine performance for CDI versions offers electronic performance optimization of the motor control. It squeezes around another 20% of speed out of those already powerful series engines. Performance optimization will be available soon for the V6 and V8 petrol engines. More performance, better dynamics, especially in the low speed range with lower fuel consumption. Two unbeatable arguments for tuning the performance of your diesel engine: your wallet and ... our environment.
The electronic A.R.T. suspension system for the series Airmatic chassis lowers the vehicle height by 35mm and can be individually adjusted up to 60 mm. All other built-in chassis control functions remain unchanged.
For the wheel concept, A.R.T. proposes its 22-inch monoART1 light-alloy rims for the GL MAMMUT, with a special coating to match the vehicle color.
Matching tire sizes are available in dimensions up to 315/30R22.
The A.R.T. sports steering wheel is ergonomically shaped and accentuated with perforated grips. A fine selection of possible combinations: leather/fine wood, leather/leather, leather/alcantara, or leather/carbon fiber offer multiple variations for the interior design of the GL cockpit. There are no limits to the individualization that is possible.