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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

2006 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: $103,900

All Australian versions of the will

The GL-Class is perfect for your boat,

Like Mercedes vehicles, the

GL-Class be heavy on the luxe

Stuttgart, One of Germany’s best-known brands, has recently confirmed that the it’s large luxury will arrive in Australia in from $103,900. The big AWD is the spiritual to the G-Class mudslinger, known by its as the Gelaendewagen. The objective of the new Merc SUV is to customers a larger, more and more capable 4WD wagon the M-Class.

If you want the biggest and the the new GL-Class will definitely fit the

More than 5.0 metres and almost 2.0 metres wide the new is spectacularly large, and Mercedes that its brand-new 7-seater off-roader offers excellent both on and off-road while occupants in classic German style with its extremely interior.

The Australian division of has revealed that the diesel-powered V6 GL 320 CDI and GL 500 will be available at market here in November priced at and $146,900 respectively. Pricing has not yet confirmed for the GL 450, which find its place Down in the first quarter of 2007.

As as offering the levels of luxury are typical of a Mercedes, the new GL-Class appeal to those looking for levels of safety, with the becoming the first vehicle in its segment to provide the Pre-Safe system (a pre-emptive system readies the brakes, airbags, and other features to improve in the event of a collision).

All Mercedes GL-Class models be sold as standard with the 7-speed automatic transmission, the oversized vehicles to retain a of fuel efficiency when their heavy mass

The entry level GL 320 CDI delivers of power, while its ample of torque are on tap across a wide of engine speeds. Despite all of power, the engine only 9.8 litres of diesel per 100 kilometers, and is to take the lions share of in Australia.

The GL 500 on the other hand a newly developed 5.5-litre V8 engine with a rated of no less than 285kW. hasn’t released figures on ratings for the larger 5.5-litre V8 in the meaning it’s probably high, despite the use of the 7-speed

While the new 2006 GL-Class be powered by 6- and 8-cylinder petrol and engines, European buyers get another diesel option on top of the (224hp) V6 diesel engine in the GL 320 A new-generation high-performance V8 diesel in the GL 420 CDI be for European consumption, which now has an of 225kW (306hp) and maximum of 700Nm, which will it compete with the Volkswagen 5.0-litre V10 diesel.

In addition to the developed 5.5-litre, 285kW engine in the GL 500, launched in the new S-Class, the second unit in ultra-modern V8 family of engines is its world premiere in the GL-Class. In the GL expected to arrive in Australia in 2007, a 4.6-litre V8 engine away under the car’s metal, developing 250kW and all engines fulfill the stringent EU 4

The arrival of the GL-Class in November allow us to meet additional needs, providing a large vehicle with seven optionally available, said von Sanden, the head of the Mercedes Car in Australia.

The GL-Class combines on and off road capabilities, with the inclusion of Off-road Pro Engineering coupled with AirMatic air added von Sanden, explaining the new GL-Class will be well-equipped to the Australian bush.

The distinctive of the GL-Class looks nothing the old G-Class of old, and more the newer ML-Class, with its styling cues and powerful Mercedes says the car has calm surfaces, powerful, wedge-shaped and striking details that the impression the luxury off-roader is forward even when And as we’ve mentioned earlier, the new is not a small vehicle: it measures in length and 1920mm in width and in height.

But despite the car’s size (and expected tonne kerb weight), says the new GL-Class is an agile with its first line of against tractions loss the 4Matic permanent all-wheel system, which enables the to deliver solid grip in a of conditions, from sealed to wet to dry roads.

Mercedes is pushing the new GL-Class as a option for off road purists, and the price tag may be a little high for the German company is adamant it states that the new vehicle as a genuine off-roader’. The standard Off-Road Pro engineering package enhances the car’s off-road (with reinforcements and various upgrades) and will appeal to drivers who are looking to upgrade, but want to be able to hit the rough without running out of ground

Mercedes says that, dispensed with the ladder design that is more in this vehicle category, it for a unitised steel body. posed new challenges for Mercedes-Benz engineers — on the one hand, the had to retain the typical benefits of a design such as robustness and under tough off-road but on the other hand, the specifications also called for a relatively design and outstanding passive potential on a par with Mercedes-Benz cars.

Taking 4×4 from the G-Class, which is now in its year of production, and will to be marketed alongside the new GL-Class, it what Mercedes thinks attract serious 4×4 These features include the permanent four-wheel drive that takes the power the engine and apportions it to all four and also the standard-fit AirMatic air which can raise and lower the ride height to suit

Getting back to the Off-Road Pro package that will be on all GL models sold in Australia the GL-Class can handle what calls the most extreme terrain. A strong statement, but the word is that the new GL will be a walk the walk, as well as the talk. The Off-Road Pro engineering includes a 2-speed transfer with a low range ratio and 100 differential locks for the transfer and the rear axle.

The engineering package modifies the air suspension as well, designed for the more demanding conditions by the ground clearance to a maximum of 307 where required, and raises the depth to 600 millimetres. Other features such as Downhill Regulation (DSR), hill-start and off-road ABS make the GL-Class like a real 4×4.

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

also some useful aimed at the less adventurous like speed-sensitive power and the ADS (Adaptive Damper System) are fitted as standard, giving the GL-Class relatively nimble characteristics on sealed roads. But it stop there. For those who tow trailers, there’s even a coded ESP system that a Trailer Stabilisation feature can defuse critical driving involving a trailer before become dangerous by precisely the brakes.

Like most luxury product that the market these days, the has been well attended, top-quality materials that provide up to seven passengers a pleasant atmosphere. To start the interior gains good of movement, even on the two full-sized seats in the third row.

And unlike a lot of 7-seat people and SUVs, the GL-Class features operated seats so, if fewer are required, the rear individual can be stowed electrically at the push of a either individually or in tandem to a completely flat load No bending of backs, no reaching and no scrambling about to fix the seating

The hulking SUV from Mercedes has a amount of storage space; the compartment capacity amounts to a litres in the 5-seater version third row of seats impinges on space), and this can be extended to up to 2300 litres of load depending on the seating arrangements. And as most Mercedes-Benz vehicles of the features list is extensive.

The automatic climate control is fitted as standard in the entry-level GL 320 CDI and regulated heating and cooling for all seats, both in the depths of and on those sweltering summer The more expensive GL 450 and GL 500 come the standard-fit multi-zone Thermotronic which offers even climatic comfort.

Other convenience and comfort appointments ARTICO man-made leather combinations in the GL 320 CDI, electrically front seats and a fixed glass roof above the row of seats, providing even illumination in the cabin. The GL-Class full use of the advantages of its unitised not just in off road scenarios, but in regards to safety, as the body optimum strength with lightweight steel design. explains that the result is passive safety.There’s also a of active safety systems, the following:

Adaptive, two-stage airbags for the and front passenger

Sidebags in the and in the middle row of seats as standard

across all three rows of from the A to the D-pillar

Neck-Pro head restraints for the driver and passenger as standard

3-point belts on all seven seats

tensioners and adaptive belt-force for the driver and front passenger, tensioners and belt-force limiters on the seats in the middle row

Perhaps the the important safety feature is the one networks all existing systems something that Mercedes Pre-Safe. It uses sensors in the dynamic handling control such as ABS, BAS (Brake and ESP and optimises the protective function of the and active safety components in collision situations. Mercedes the new GL-Class meets all the requirements of a luxury SUV – and even them on a higher level.

a decent aerodynamics for such a SUV (Cd 0.37), Mercedes is already it’s American-built GL-Class a story. Something like 600 US dollars have been since 2001 in expanding and modernising the North American plant where the GL is built in Alabama. The American-built Mercedes-Benz SUV arrive in Australia in November

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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
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