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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
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  • Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
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    2017
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    V6
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    362
  • Torque @ RPM:
    369
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    65000 (Est.)
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It has only been two model years since the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GL-Class went on sale, but in addition to a new name, the full-size SUV is getting an updated look inside and out. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS, as it is called starting 2015, has been renamed to create a more coherent naming structure across the lineup (after the GLA, GLC and GLE), and as the name suggests, the GLS will stand as the S-Class of SUVs. No small shoes to fill there.

Even though it will hit dealerships with a new name, the GLS isn’t a brand-new SUV, but a revised version of the second-generation GL-Class. As with most Mercedes-Benz facelifts, updates aren’t massive, but the GSL received just enough features to keep it fresh for a few more years. Besides the revised exterior features, the full-size hauled also gained an overhauled interior and upgraded drivetrains.

The seven-seater will hit U.S. dealerships in 2016 in four engine specs, including a diesel version and a performance-oriented AMG variant.

Updated 11/20/2015: The 2017 Mercedes GLS made its world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and will be put on sale on the North American market in March 2016. Check out the picture gallery for a set of new images taken live on the show’s floor.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

It has only been two model years since the second-generation Mercedes-Benz GL-Class went on sale, but in addition to a new name, the full-size SUV is getting an updated look inside and out. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS, as it is called starting 2015, has been renamed to create a more coherent naming structure across the lineup (after the GLA, GLC and GLE), and as the name suggests, the GLS will stand as the S-Class of SUVs. No small shoes to fill there.

Even though it will hit dealerships with a new name, the GLS isn’t a brand-new SUV, but a revised version of the second-generation GL-Class. As with most Mercedes-Benz facelifts, updates aren’t massive, but the GSL received just enough features to keep it fresh for a few more years. Besides the revised exterior features, the full-size hauled also gained an overhauled interior and upgraded drivetrains.

The seven-seater will hit U.S. dealerships in 2016 in four engine specs, including a diesel version and a performance-oriented AMG variant.

Updated 11/20/2015: The 2017 Mercedes GLS made its world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show and will be put on sale on the North American market in March 2016. Check out the picture gallery for a set of new images taken live on the show’s floor.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS.

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Maybach Could Return as an Uber-Luxury Label for Mercedes Models

Maybach Could Return as an Uber-Luxury Label for Mercedes Models

The relaunch of Maybach apparently isn’t going to be limited to just super-luxury sedans. From the looks of it, Mercedes is planning to set Maybach up as a luxury division similar to how AMG has evolved into the company’s performance division. So prepare yourselves for a more versatile Maybach offering that will even expand into SUVs like the GL-Class.

The news comes by way of Motoring, which reported that Mercedes is already tinkering the idea of using Maybach differently when compared to its previous incarnation. So instead of models being badged as an independent Maybach brand, we could see something akin to Mercedes models being treated to uber-luxurious specifications.

Motoring is reporting that the GL-Class will be the first of Mercedes’ existing models to be given the Maybach treatment. The move is seen by some as the company’s response to the increasing number of luxury SUVs that are either in development or are in discussions to be developed soon.

You hear that Bentley, and Rolls-Royce? That’s Mercedes putting you on notice.

Note: Standard Mercedes GL-Class pictured here.

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2013 Mercedes GL63 AMG B63 Widestar by Brabus

2013 Mercedes GL63 AMG B63 Widestar by Brabus

It looks like large SUVs have received lots of attention from tuners at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, as now the Mercedes GL63 has been transformed into the B63 by Brabus. The kit includes a very cool aerodynamic kit, plus an additional 63 horsepower under the hood.

The SUV’s 5.5-liter Bi-turbo V-8 engine received new mapping for its fuel injection and ignition, plus a moderate increase in boost pressure. As a result the V-8 engine now delivers a total of 620 horsepower and a peak torque of 604 pound-feet. The car will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds and up to a top speed of 174 mph.

To handle all of this extra power, Brabus installed an upgraded control module for the AIRMATIC suspension system, which drops the overall ride height by 30 mm (1.18 inches). Also added in is a Brabus high-performance braking system that combines six-piston calipers on the front and four-piston calipers on the rear with 15.9-by-1.3-inch cross-drilled rotors up front and 15-by-1.3-inch rotors on the rear.

Along with the engine upgrades, the B63 kit features an aerodynamic package that adds striking fender flares front and back, larger air inlets on the front bumper and for the rear a new roof spoiler and a new diffuser. The car will sit on 23-inch forged wheels available in three designs: Monoblock E evo, F and R. These rims are wrapped up with 305/30ZR23 tires from Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama.

For the interior, the new B63 kit adds the finest Mastik leather and Alcantara, stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit Brabus logos, aluminum peripherals (pedals, door pins and shift paddles) and precision upholstery work.

Click past the jump to read Brabus’ press release

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2013 Mercedes GL63 AMG

2013 Mercedes GL63 AMG

Mercedes unveiled the second generation GL-Class at the 2012 New York Auto Show, and now they have also revealed the most powerful version in the line-up: the GL 63 AMG. This new model will go on sale in November 2012.

Next to a very impressive exterior look, the new GL 63 AMG also features an AMG 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that delivers an impressive 557 HP and 560 lbs-ft of torque. The model can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "The new GL 63 AMG completes our performance-oriented all-wheel drive offering. In addition to the ML 63 AMG all-rounder and the recently unveiled, characterful G 63 AMG and G 65 AMG models, the GL 63 AMG places particular emphasis on dynamism and style. Combining the first-rate comfort of the S-Class with the performance of an AMG sports saloon, the GL 63 AMG is unique in its segment."

Updated 11/29/2012: The new generation Mercedes GL 63 AMG made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and with this occasion Mercedes has also unveiled the prices for the U.S. market.

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Brabus Announces a Series of Power Diesel Special Editions

Brabus Announces a Series of Power Diesel Special Editions

While everyone is getting ready for the start of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Brabus has just announced a series of Power Diesel Special Editions. These models are based on the diesel versions of Mercedes E-Class, ML-Class, GL-Class and CLS Shooting Brake.

All models will be equipped with a Brabus D6S Power Diesel engine that delivers a total of 509 pound-feet and, depending on the model, an output of up to 313 horsepower. The E350 CDI Power Diesel Coupe is priced at €58,534 (roughly $75,800 at the current exchange rates) and the CLS 350 CDI Power Diesel is priced at €68,879 ($89,100). Both models deliver an output of 313 horsepower and will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. Along with the power increase, the two models will each receive a stainless-steel sport exhaust system and a set of 19-inch Monoblock F wheels combined with a set of sport springs. The CLS also gets a ride-height-lowering module and an elegant exterior design developed in cooperation with Bottrop.

The ML 350 CDI Power Diesel is priced at €71,121 ($92,000) and the GL 350 CDI Power Diesel comes in at €81,810 ($105,900), and both models pump 310 ponies from their engines. The tuner is also tossing in a stainless-steel sport exhaust system with two tailpipes, and a set of Monoblock wheels sized 20 inches and 22 inches for the two SUVs. For an extra €3,448 ($4,400) Brabus is also offering an exterior upgrade kit.

Read more about these kits in Brabus’ press release after the jump.

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Spy Shots: 2014 Mercedes GLA Begins Testing

It’s been about two years since the buzz surrounding a possible Mercedes baby-SUV began and it’s taken that long for Mercedes to begin testing for their future model. The debut should now be close - we should see it sometime in 2014 - and hopefully, we’ll be getting a better idea as to what this SUV will look like.

The next GLA will be built on the company’s new MFA (Mercedes Front-Wheel Drive Architecture) platform revealed with the new A-Class and B-Class models. It will be offered in both front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions.

At first glance, the body of the GLA looks a lot like the A-Class, but further inspection allowed us to see the much beefier and muscular front end, a coupe-like profile, and a higher ride.

The next Mercedes GLA will be offered with the same engines and transmissions as offered in the A-Class, meaning customers will have to choose between four-cylinder petrol and diesel options.

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Hennessey announces HPE700 Kit For Mercedes AMG 5.5L Biturbo V8

Hennessey announces HPE700 Kit For Mercedes AMG 5.5L Biturbo V8

Hennessey has just released an engine upgrade package specifically for the Mercedes AMG 5.5 liter biturbo V8 engine that will that will take your vehicle from hot to nuclear with just a few additions. The package is called the HPE700 and it increases the engine’s output from the standard 550 HP to an impressive 700 HP - hence the name.

As of right now, this engine powers the CLS63, E63, S63, G63, GL63, ML63, and SL63 AMG. In order to obtain this impressive upgrade, the tuner performed an HPE air induction system modification, HPE engine management calibration, and Dyno tuning. The update will get a 3 Year / 36,000 mile limited warranty. After all these updates, the V8 engine delivers a total of 700 HP at 5200 rpm and a peak torque 800 lbs-ft at 3,800 rpm.

Next to these engine updates, the tuner is also offering carbon fiber trim accessories and a new set of wheels combined with updated suspensions.

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2013 Mercedes GL-Class

2013 Mercedes GL-Class

The Mercedes GL-Class entered production in 2006 and six years later, is still rolling around in its first generation. However, for 2013, Mercedes is launching a new generation of the SUV, with an improved exterior look and new, more fuel efficient engines. The new GL-Class made its world debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show and will go on sale in the U.S. in September 2012.

The new GL-Class has a more powerful and sporty appearance, thanks to its new upright radiator grille with a central star and new headlamps with LED technology. The daytime running lamps also feature LED technology and are integrated in a chrome insert in the bumper, while chrome insertions have been placed under the radiator grille.

The new GL-Class will be offered in three models: GL350 BlueTEC, GL450, and GL550. The base version is powered by a 240 HP V6, while the other two models are powered by V8 engines, with 362 HP and 429 HP.

UPDATE 10/16/2012: Mercedes USA has unveiled a new video featuring a pretty cool overview for their latest GL-Class SUV. Enjoy!

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Spy Shots: Mercedes GL-Class gets stripped of some camouflauge

The Mercedes GL-Class is getting ready to enter its second generation and the closer we get to the official launch date, the more camouflage is stripped away from the SUV’s body. These latest spy shots reveal a new front end with more angular headlights, a redesigned front bumper with larger air intakes, redesigned taillamps, and a new roof spoiler.

As for the engine line-up, the future GL-Class will get both a fuel-efficient 210 HP 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 engine and a 300 HP V6 for the European market, while the US will probably only get a V8 engine. The future GL550 will most likely use a twin-turbo 4.7-liter V8 engine that will deliver somewhere between 400 and 450 HP. It has also been rumored that Mercedes has plans for a hybrid version as well. An optional AMG package will further increase the SUV’s performance.

Expect the new model to be launched at a major show in 2012 with sales on the US market beginning in 2013.

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2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Grand Edition

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Grand Edition

A year after Mercedes introduced a ’Grand Edition’ model for the ML-Class SUV, the German automaker is welcoming their second SUV that has been given the same ’Grand Edition’ badge.

This, of course, is the new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Grand Edition, an intimidating special edition SUV that has been given plenty of new exterior and interior features that emphatically promotes its exclusivity or, in Merc parlance, it’s "Grand Edition-ness".

Similar to the ML-Class Grand Edition, the GL-Class version packs plenty of wonderful new features on both its exterior and interior. All these additions should make up for the fact that despite its designation, the German automaker still opted to keep the powertrains untouched.

That’s a bit of a bummer, if you ask us. But if you’re prepared to let that slide, then all the aesthetic improvements given to the SUV should prove to be enough for this particular special edition GL-Class to warrant some serious attention.

Details after the jump

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2011 Kicherer GL 42 Sport Black

2011 Kicherer GL 42 Sport Black

Mercedes GL-Class is a car that looks amazing in its standard version, but with a few modifications it just became incredible. The work has been made by the German tuner Kicherer who called their package GL 42 Sport Black. The package is based on the GL 420 CDI model and includes a significant power increase, but also impressive exterior and interior package.

The 4,2 liter V8 engine has been tuned to deliver an impressive 380 HP (up from 306 HP) and 663 NM of torque. In order to obtain this power increase the tuner is offering a special PowerConverter that sharpens the electronic gas pedal characteristic curve, causing the heavy vehicle to react even more spontaneously to acceleration commands and enabling powerful acceleration from the very bottom. The two end pipes of the two-pipe sports exhaust system give off a deeply evil roar.

The car is completely covered in matte black exclusive foil, and it sits on a new set of 22" wheels.

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2011 Piecha Design Evorian RS

2011 Piecha Design Evorian RS

We haven’t heard from Piecha Design in quite awhile - 2009 to be exact - since they made over the Mercedes SLK, but it seems they have moved on to the bigger side of Mercedes with a new tuning package for the Mercedes M-Class and GL-Class. Their package is called the Evorian RS and includes impressive exterior and interior updates.

The exterior package of the Evorian RS is defined by impressive LED day headlights integrated into the front spoiler corners, LEDs embedded in the side sills (4 per side), high-gloss chrome aerowings, and a Quadro-4-tube exhaust conversion that includes two chrome-plated double-tube end pieces. The package is finished by 22" dp1-CC Silver light metal wheel rims in three-part style with their high-gloss polished stainless steel bases.

The tuner is also offering a lowering module produced by the H&R undercarriage specialists for vehicles with coil springs to lower the Mercedes Benz brothers by 35 mm at the front and by as much as 50 mm at the rear. This addition adds a little more aggression and sporty appeal to a set of already powerful vehicles.

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Brabus GL63 Biturbo

Brabus GL63 Biturbo

Another Tricked out full size Benz to make its debut at the Dubai International Auto Show is the GL 63 Biturbo from Brabus. This 4x4 SUV is powered by a Brabus built B63 Biturbo 6.3 Liter V8 making 650 HP and propels the modified GL from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.7 seconds and further on to an extraordinary top speed of 186 MPH. The special edition GL63 Biturbo will be built as a limited production vehicle and can be yours starting at around 368,000 Euro.

TheGL63 Biturbo uses AMG’s hand built V8 with four valves per cylinder and then adds a twin turbo setup that consists of a one piece cast exhaust manifold and integrated turbine design. The aerodynamic package consists of a new front apron with larger air inlets, a new rear apron with integrated diffuser and a more pronounced spoiler sitting atop the back hatch. The Brabus GL63 Bitrbo rides on a set of nine spoke wheels measuring 23 inches in diameter while the interior will be custom tailored to the customer’s specifications including materials like soft and breathable Mastik leather and sheik Alcantara to create the ideal driving environment.

Press release after the jump.

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Mercedes GL-Class facelift by BRABUS

Mercedes GL-Class facelift by BRABUS

As we can see Mercedes are becoming a popular target for tuners, and this particular GL Class caught the attention of Brabus. The German tuners will bring this modified SUV to the Essen Motor Show next week adorned with their signature WIDESTAR treatment. The wide body panels are made from Pur-R-Rim plastics and are made to match quite a few of their 21 and 22 inch wheel choices. Although Brabus will leave the high performance variant of the GL pretty much alone, they are offering some serious performance upgrades for the diesel powered versions.

Press release after the jump.

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Carlsson Mercedes GL RS

Carlsson Mercedes GL RS

The German tuning firm Carlsson has just launched a new package for the Mercedes Benz GL SUV called the RS-Kit. The customization program features a lowered hanging front lip spoiler, a larger bolder grill featuring a lot more chrome than came from the factory, a pair of power bulges placed on top of the hood, enough driving lights to illuminate a soccer game, more mesh grills in the side skirts and of course a set of signature Carlsson rolling stock wrapped in high performance rubber.

Never ones to leave well enough alone, the tuners at Carlsson have upgraded the GL500’s output thanks to an optimized engine electronics unit and a high flowing sport air filter. The engine now produces a total of 435 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque. The diesel powered GL 420 CDI has also been tuned to produce a maximum output of 354 HP and the GL 320 CDI has been raised to 269 HP.

If you are looking to add a significant amount of additional muscle, both aesthetically and performance wise, perhaps a Mercedes Benz GL dressed up with Carlsson’s RS-Kit is just what you are looking for to set you apart from ordinary GL drivers.

Press release after the jump.

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2009 Mercedes GL 550

2009 Mercedes GL 550

The Mercedes GL-Class is aimed directly at big car lovers, which means North America is a key demographic. It’s large, luxurious and fast; so we had no trouble adding it to our fleet.

Until 2006 Mercedes SUV line topped out (at least size-wise) with the G-Class. While there is nothing wrong with the G-Wagons, it had two fundamental flaws for the growing SUV market. First, G-Class was originally developed for military use. While Mercedes has done a good job of adapting the off-road vehicle for on-road duty over the last thirty years, it needed to start with a fresh design so that the G-Class would not compromise its loyal fan base of deep-pocked off-roaders. Second is size. There are families that need space for more than five people. The GL-Class is over a foot longer than the G-Class, which means a third row of seating is possible.

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Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse based on the Mercedes-Benz GL 500

Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse based on the Mercedes-Benz GL 500

Mercedes Benz tuners Carlsson have just released the most powerful naturally aspirated GL in the world. The Mercedes GL 500 comes from the factory with a 5.4 liter 48 valve V8 that produces 388 HP. The Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse, benefits from a free flowing exhaust system, ported and polished cylinder heads, more aggressive camshafts and a reprogrammed ECU. All these modifications are worth an additional 70 HP bumping the peak output to 456 HP. Due to the added power the CK55 is able to sprint from 0-60 MPH (0-100 km/hr) in just 5.9 seconds, knocking off just over half a second from the standard GL 500 (6.5 seconds).

Carlsson decided to compliment the powerful SUV with a set of their three-piece forged alloys with a highly polished lip. The massive 23 inch wheels are wrapped in low profile 305/30 rubber. The German tuners have also modified the suspension to go along with the added bling. Using their C-tronic suspension (Carlsson electronic lowering kit) the CK55 lowers the factory Mercedes Benz Airmatic suspension by 40 mm.

The two tone Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse will debut at the Geneva Auto Show and the German aftermarket company plans on a limited run of only 20 units.

Press release after the jump.

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Mercedes-Benz GL 42 Black Line by Kicherer

Mercedes-Benz GL 42 Black Line by Kicherer

A popular trend in Europe is to tune diesel engines. This could be due to the popularity and abundance of these types of motors. But what most people do not recognize is that diesel engines by their nature are capable of swallowing endless amounts of boost because they live on detonation. Oh yeah, and they’re great with torque too.

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ART GL Mammut based on the Mercedes GL

ART GL Mammut based on the Mercedes GL

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.

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Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes GL

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes GL

When you are a F1 superstar you feel the need to become an ordinary guy at least behind the wheels of your every day car. Lewis Hamilton has chosen his every-day car to be a Mercedes GL320 CDI powered by a 3.0-liter V6 common-rail diesel engine, developing 224hp at 3800 rpm, and 510Nm from 1600 rpm – 2800 rpm.

When buying the car Lewis said: "At the track I always drive on the limit, but on public roads I like to relax, kick back and cruise. The GL’s perfect for that – it’s got plenty of space for all my kit, a brilliant sound system, and the high driving position gives me a clear view of the road ahead. It’s just about the most comfortable road car I’ve driven. My GL looks great – metallic black paint with matching leather, privacy glass, and it’s got awesome 21” AMG wheels. But with standard air suspension, it still rides beautifully."

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Mercedes GL500 by Carlsson

Mercedes GL500 by Carlsson

Perhaps when it comes to more power and performance, the GL 500 SUV of Mercedes wouldn’t necessarily be the first choice. Carlsson instead comes out with an impressive new body kit for the big SUV. With 33 mm lower and a full bodykit the giant GL500 has now a sporty sculpted look. A C-Tronic suspension system guarantees the downforce on the car at speeds above 120km/h, ensuring adequate suspension travel and therefore preserving predictable handling characteristics.

With new performance achieved the big SUV can now reach 100km/h in only 6.1 seconds, while the top speed is limited at 248km/h. Such kind of performance, 388 hp V8 requires a special ‘engine kit’ that tunes the power up by over 12%. A special quad-tip exhaust adds an appropriate soundtrack to the new found power. At the interior, the CK50 is finished with a combination of nappa leather, carbon fiber and wood trim at choice and each car can be customized as the buyer desires.

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2008 Mercedes R 320 BlueTEC, ML 320 BlueTEC and GL 320 BlueTEC

2008 Mercedes R 320 BlueTEC, ML 320 BlueTEC and GL 320 BlueTEC

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.

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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Mercedes GL by ART Tuning

Mercedes GL by ART Tuning

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.

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.

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Brabus Widestar

Brabus Widestar

Sporty-dynamic, exclusive and powerful: The three attributes best describe the BRABUS WIDESTAR.

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Top 10 Best SUVs for 2007

Top 10 Best SUVs for 2007

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’ more-affordable R-Class SUV.
The GL and the Escalade are among the best SUVs, but 2007’s (...)

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Art GL-Class

Art GL-Class

After the special edition of Program 164 - hot red 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 sprint is (...)

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2007 Brabus Mercedes GL 420 CDI and ML 420 CDI

2007 Brabus Mercedes GL 420 CDI and ML 420 CDI

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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2007 Mercedes Vision GL 420 Bluetec

2007 Mercedes Vision GL 420 Bluetec

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.

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A $63000 Mercedes GL450 under water in the name of Art

A $63000 Mercedes GL450 under water in the name of Art

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 Sinking 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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2007 Mercedes GL450 SUV of the year

2007 Mercedes GL450 SUV of the year

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 (...)

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Best 5 Luxury SUVs

Best 5 Luxury SUVs

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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2006 Carlsson CK50

2006 Carlsson CK50

The most imposing vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range is the GL Class. Despite its robust nature, this all-terrain vehicle is also distinguished by an ambience that captivates S Class drivers. Now, the impression of luxury given can be refined even more at Carlsson in the southwest German town of Merzig. The GL 500 promises a good combination of long-range ability and excellent performance. As the CK50 by Carlsson, however, it surpasses its standard counterpart by far in terms of power, speed and luxury.

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2006 Brabus GL-Class

2006 Brabus GL-Class

Sporty yet elegant design and engine tuning up to 462 hp / 340 kW: BRABUS now offers an extensive individual program for the new Mercedes GL-Class. All components are covered by the unique BRABUS Tuning Warranty of three years up to 100,000 kilometers.

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Diesel Power for the new GL-Class

Diesel Power for the new GL-Class

The new GL-Class is celebrating its first appearance outside the confines of European exhibition centres on Iceland, a place where this multi-talented vehicle can demonstrate its versatile range of capabilities to particularly good effect. This country, being close to the Arctic Circle, is able to provide a tremendously varied range of conditions within a small area. In the capital city of Reykjavik, the urban qualities of the GL come into their own. The superlatively constructed main (...)

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2007 Mercedes GL-Class

2007 Mercedes GL-Class

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a new highlight in the luxury SUV market segment: the GL-Class. Available in five-and seven-seat cabin layouts, the GL-Class premium off-roader offers excellent handling both on and off-pavement.

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Mercedes SUV to dethrone the Cadillac Escalade?

Mercedes SUV to dethrone the Cadillac Escalade?

The luxury-appointed 2007 Mercedes GL-Class hitting showrooms in May is the first full-size sport utility vehicle in America from a European brand.
The debut of the $55,000-plus SUV with Class IV towing capacity also marks the first time Mercedes will go head-to-head against Cadillac’s best-known modern-day vehicle.
Those statistics, combined with the fact the new GL is based on the unibody architecture of the ML-Class and is being built at the same Tuscaloosa, Ala., assembly plant as (...)

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Sales release of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Sales release of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Mercedes-Benz is entering the market for luxury sports utility vehicles with the GL-Class. Prices for this premium off-roader with the comfort of a deluxe saloon car start at $75643 for the GL 320 CDI.
Customers wishing to buy the multi-talented GL, which can optionally seat up to seven people, are now able to place their orders at the company’s sales and service outlets. The tried-and-trusted V6 diesel in the GL 320 CDI delivers 224 hp, while its ample 376 lbs-ft of torque are on tap (...)

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Mercedes GL-Class Encounters The X-Men

Mercedes GL-Class Encounters The X-Men

The first ML was feautured in Jurassic Park II; the GL450 is going to be in X-men 3.With this kind of product placement, GL will fly off dealer lots.
Movie plot: The X-Men, mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them, are back! This time, with the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, they must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the esurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to (...)

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