2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Review

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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Review

rows of seating for the biggest SUV.

By Larry Edsall

T he 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL is the company#39;s SUV, a seven-passenger, full-size utility vehicle. For 2008, a with a larger engine the Mercedes-Benz GL320 diesel and GL450 gasoline models.

and luxurious, the GL-Class full-size SUV is in the United States alongside the mid-size SUV and the R-Class touring The GL is designed to appeal to Mercedes-Benz owners who want the off-road, and 7500-pound towing capabilities come with a full-size SUV with the luxury and safety they have in their Mercedes vehicles.

While their names similar, don#39;t confuse the new with the venerable G-Class or The GL shares nothing in common the utilitarian G-Class. The GL-Class its basic platform with the and R-Class.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is and capable off road yet feels car-like on the road. That feeling comes in part it is built around a unibody instead of traditional body-on-frame Mercedes says the GL is strong to tow a 30-foot boat, a trailer three horses, or a large trailer, but verify tongue and ratings before making

All GL-Class models come a seven-speed automatic transmission and drive. All seat up to seven

Model Lineup

The 2008 GL-Class offers three differentiated primarily by engines and The GL320 CDI uses a 3.0-liter diesel, the GL450 comes a 335-hp V8 engine, and the new GL550 a 382-hp 5.5-liter V8 found in coupes.

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

All GL-Class offerings come a seven-speed automatic transmission, the all-wheel-drive system, and the Airmatic air system. It comes with for seven and with a third row powers up or down at the touch of a

The GL320 CDI and GL450 models are equipped, although not all options are on both models. All models a power driver#39;s seat, power mirrors, heated washer nozzles/lines/reservoir, reading burl walnut trim, and so

Options include Distronic cruise control; a rear-seat system with two screens; Go, which allows the car to be started as as the key is inside the vehicle and locked/unlocked touching the key; Parktronic, uses sonar to detect near the vehicle; a power tailgate; harman/kardon Logic 7 sound system; and DVD-based

The GL550 comes with leather, Parktronic, rear-view premium audio, adaptive headlamps, infrared-reflective glass, steering wheel, heated and middle-row seats, and Adaptive Suspension.

Safety features that standard include eight including side airbags for all outboard first and second-row positions as well as side airbags that protect in all three rows. It comes active front head LATCH tethers for child seats, and three-point safety for all seating positions; make everyone in the vehicle always those seat belts they#39;re your first of defense in a crash.

Active features (to help you avoid a include an Electronic Stability anti-lock brakes with Assist Plus, and four-wheel traction control. Optional features include Parktronic and a camera, each of which can alert the driver obstacles or including children, behind the The last time we checked, the did not come with child on the rear side doors.

• For more information as specs, prices, and photos of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, click 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

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