Mercedes GL-Class

Mercedes GL-Class

  The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a crossover SUV which debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. The SUV was designed to compete with the Audi Q7 and in India it was launched in 2010 with a 3-litre diesel and a 5.4-litre petrol engine

In October 2006, Mercedes-Benz was the first manufacturer to commence a BlueTEC initiative in the passenger car segment which was timed to coincide with the introduction of low-sulphur fuel in the United States of America. The E 320 BlueTEC proved a great success from the outset, and was voted "World Green Car of the Year 2007". As a next step, Mercedes-Benz is now due to offer the R, ML and GL 320 BlueTEC in the USA, the world’s first three diesel cars which not only meet the particularly demanding criteria of the American Bin 5 standard, but also have the potential to fulfil the stringent EU6 standard due in the future - and which therefore considerably better all the current, worldwide exhaust emission standards for diesel passenger cars.

Mercedes R 320 BlueTEC, ML 320 BlueTEC and GL 320 BlueTEC

The muscular V6 diesel engine powering the new BlueTEC models in the GL, M and R-Class shows that a low fuel consumption and very low emissions are also possible for large SUVs. It has an output of 155 kW/211 hp and develops a torque of 540 Nm. Fuel economy is outstanding: the GL 320 BlueTEC, for example, consumes just 9.5 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres (25 mpg). This represents an advantage of around 20 to 40 percent versus a comparable petrol model, and easily makes the Mercedes-Benz GL 320 BlueTEC the most economical full-size SUV in the USA.

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Although the X64 Programm for the Mercedes GL was launched more than one year ago, the German tuner unveiled a little update for the SUV, a new set of LSD doors.

Mercedes GL by ART Tuning

The rest of the kit consists in modified bixenon headlamps system featuring Nero Design, re-designed front spoiler with integrated triple beam lamp set, new side sills, rear spoiler featuring two rear mufflers which ensure that the sound is right. New 18,19,20 or 22 inch alloy wheels are available featuring a special titanium coating.

At the interior we see the A.R.T. stamp when we open the door due to the light-blue illuminated entry ledges. Also alcantara/leather accessories are now available at customer’s choice.

Forbes has listed what they consider are the "Best" SUVs for 2007. For example Cadillac’s overhauled Escalade, which the company introduced in 2006, has the nicest interior of any American automobile. Mercedes-Benz was quick to follow with tough competition for the Escalade: the plush, full-size, $53,000 GL-Class SUV, which saw 19,000 sales in 2006—a better performance than that of Mercedes Mercedes ’ more-affordable R-Class SUV. The GL and the Escalade are among the best SUVs, but 2007’s (...)
Source: Forbes
After the special edition of Program 164 - hot red Ferrari Ferrari for the ML-Class, ART unveiled the X64 Programm for the Mercedes GL-Class. ART updates the engine of the GL-Class so the power grows up with 20%. The GL320 CDI grows up from 224 hp and 376 lbs-ft to 269 hp and 451 lbs-ft. The GL420 CDI from 306 hp and 516 lbs-ft to 367 hp and 619 lbs-ft. The top-model, the GL500 is powered by a 6.1 liter V8 engine with an output of 462 hp (standard 388 hp) and 453 lbs-ft. The 0 to 60 mph (...)
44 hp / 32.4 kW more power and 100 Nm more torque: Those are the two most important performance figures of the BRABUS PowerXtra D8 (III) tuning kit for the two Mercedes models GL 420 CDI and ML 420 CDI. BRABUS offers tuning kits backed by the one-of-a-kind BRABUS Tuning Warranty® of three years up to 100,000 kilometers. The BRABUS PowerXtra D8 (III) power kit unleashes - without compromising safety reserves - the true power inherent in the V8 common-rail turbodiesel engine. With BRABUS (...)
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Mercedes-Benz is continuing its US diesel initiative with the presentation of another concept vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show. The Vision GL 420 BLUETEC demonstrates that, thanks to BLUETEC technology, even large, high-performance SUVs can offer economical fuel consumption and extremely low emissions. Boasting a powerful V8 diesel engine, which develops 216 kW (290 hp) and 700 Nm (515 lb ft) of torque, the anticipated fuel efficiency for the new SUV is just 9.8 litres per 100 kilometres (24 mpg). This impressive combination of high power, torque, fuel economy and operating range ensures that Mercedes-Benz BLUETEC vehicles offer an ideal drive concept for the American market.

A $63000 Mercedes GL450 was submerged in a giant water tank as part of an art project titled “Quiet,” which includes photographs of objects and people submerged in water. It was all done in the name of charity. The mai image, titled “The Sin Sin king Fear,” shows actress and model Eva Mendez in a couture gown swimming in front of the GL450. The SUV was Muller’s only four-wheeled subject. Other photographs show things like money floating in water — a photo titled “First Blood” — and synchronized (...)
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Motor Trend magazine has named the Mercedes-Benz GL450 as its sport utility vehicle of the year for 2007. Powered by a V8 engine with an output of 335 and featuring a seven-speed transmission gearbox, the GL450 was chose from 22 vehicles. "The GL may be a surprise winner for many people," said MacKenzie. "The first full-size sport/utility from Mercedes is not cheap, but it has astonishing technology. It offers a seven-speed automatic transmission and a V-8 engine with 335 (...)
Source: MotorTrend
A lot of news about the latest SUV lately, but have you ever wondered which are the best? CNN has tried to make a selection of the best five luxury SUV. And the nominals are: Best 5 Luxury SUV Mercedes GL450: price - $67820, powertrain - 355-horsepower 4.6-liter V8, 7-speed automatic transmission, highs - Acceleration, ride, quietness, roomy third-row seat, fit and finish, towing capacity, lows - Controls, premium fuel, no rear-view camera Mercedes-Benz R500: price - $62050, (...)
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