2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class press release

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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

April 4, 2012. Comfort, elegance, efficiency – the new from Mercedes-Benz demonstrates qualities in all the decisive SUV disciplines.

such as the standard-specification Crosswind the STEER CONTROL steering system, the load recognition and the PREVENTION ASSIST (CPA) active safety. Other new to become optionally available are systems such as Active Keeping Assist and Blind Assist, together with a package incorporating an automatic for entering and exiting parking plus a 360° camera.

excellent driving dynamics and levels of ride comfort both on the road and on difficult – the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class its occupants with the first-class of a luxury saloon. Seven can enjoy an excellent amount of Numerous BlueEFFICIENCY measures increase the energy efficiency: the GL 350 4 MATIC diesel model, for returns 38 mpg on the combined cycle, is around a 20 percent improvement the predecessor whilst also the future exhaust emission in accordance with EU 6. In the case of the 408 hp GL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY petrol model, the consumption has been improved by 18 percent.

Dr Joachim Schmidt, Vice President Mercedes-Benz Sales Marketing, has it spot on he describes the new generation as follows: The new occupies the top position amongst SUVs. With its comprehensive systems it has a pioneering role safety and comfort are concerned, and is on a par an S-Class – even off the track.

Even at first the new GL-Class is recognisable as a characteristic of the Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility family. This new interpretation of the generation impresses with its dynamism and sporty elegance. In the area the hallmark GL upright grille with its central and the clear, high-quality design of the with an LED flare dominate.

The running lamps featuring LED are integrated in a chrome insert in the and beneath the radiator grille the sized chrome-look underguard the self-confident appearance of the front.

its balanced proportions (length of mm, width of 2141 mm and height of mm) and the large wheelbase (measuring mm), the side view the vehicle’s on-road emphasis. At the time the short body at the front and rear, together the high ground clearance, to its off-road suitability. The hallmark-SUV beltline with its high-quality the feature line which dynamically and the chrome edging on the surfaces highlight the vehicle’s superior look.

As part of its standard specification the GL is with attractive 10-spoke light-alloy wheels, and as an option up to 53.3 cm (21 inches) are available. The end with two-piece LED tail featuring fibre optics, a roof spoiler and the bumper in a wing design with a chromed underguard rounds off the appearance of the luxurious full-size

For GL customers who place particular on a sporty, dynamic appearance, an AMG Exterior Sports package is now for the first time. In addition to the front and rear apron, it offers special wheel-arch which span over the cm (21-inch) AMG 5#8209;twin-spoke light-alloy Illuminated aluminium-look running also form part of the as do perforated brake discs and calliper covers with lettering.

Inner values: the offers automotive first

Powerfully dynamic and elegant design, fine materials and crafted details, optimum and a generous amount of space the interior of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class the ambience of wellbeing so characteristic of Trim in various wood or variants, controls in silver and the upholstery with the breathable man-made leather and the stitching in a colour underline the high-quality impression.

The seats offer people a generous amount of and follow the 2-3-2 system. with the predecessor the occupants on all rows of seats have shoulder room, elbow and headroom. As part of the standard the third seat row can be operated Another new feature is the EASY-ENTRY on both sides – available with electric on request – for access to the row of seats.

The centre bench facilitates even higher variability with its manifold options, including a cargo for optimising the luggage compartment, offers a capacity of 680 to 2300

Inside the dashboard continues the emphasis on the vehicle’s width. The instrument cluster with two legible round dials a clear-cut design and a large cm colour display between the tubes featuring photo-realistic stands out, making a impression. Next to it a large, colour screen for the infotainment dominates on the dashboard.

The control and concept impresses with user-friendliness: infotainment, navigation and alike can be intuitively and very operated via the metal Controller on the console. As standard a multifunction wheel in nappa leather steering-wheel gearshift paddles and 12 keys is included on board.

Situated on the centre console, the centre armrest with its palm support there is a stowage compartment, in front of it are the and switches for the off-road programs, for the AIRMATIC air suspension and the COMAND Integrated here are two cup holders can be heated and cooled.

In the door with distinctive stitching the from the dashboard continues, the door openers and seat switches are arranged in the proven fashion. The designo Exclusive is available as an optional extra, and its features are fine designo leather, extensive stitching and a diamond quilting on the seats and lining.

Assistance systems the GL to the top of its market segment

It is all the new assistance which ensure enhanced safety and driver-fitness safety in the new GL-Class. As part of its standard the new GL-Class has some impressive new alongside the usual dynamic control systems ESP®, ABS and the anticipatory safety concept on board for the first time are the PREVENTION ASSIST (CPA) warning system and the ATTENTION drowsiness detection system.

a huge reduction of the burden on the in the limits of what is physically in terms of driving physics are such as the ESP® load and the STEER CONTROL steering system, which supports the with a steering torque on the wheel, for example, in the case of a which is oversteering. One of the new GL’s and highlights is the standard-fit Crosswind which helps the motorist if the car is by strong crosswinds. It does so targeted brake actuations, ensuring an enhanced feeling of

On request safety can be optimised by systems such as the DISTRONIC proximity control, the brake system BAS PLUS and the PRE-SAFE® with an autonomous braking – in certain hazardous which go unnoticed by the driver. available as an option are the Active Keeping Assist, Active Spot Assist and the Speed Assist. The Active Parking with an automatic function for and exiting parking spaces to enhance comfort.

In darkness or visibility is poor, the bi#8209;xenon with the Intelligent Light (ILS) featuring the new off-road the Adaptive Highbeam Assist and the View Assist Plus that the motorist has a sufficient of the road. The optional 360° equipment feature comprises cameras in the front and rear as well as in the exterior mirror The system projects a bird’s-eye of the vehicle and of the area surrounding it the image information, and shows and other views in the generously COMAND display screen.

Passive safety: all-round for seven occupants

Together the electronic crumple zones by the assistance systems and the intelligent construction, the passive occupant systems result in the highest protection potential. Two-stage airbags for the driver and front a kneebag for the driver, sidebags for the and front passenger (combined bags) and window bags all three seat rows are of the standard specification.

The integration of the thorax bags into the folding seat backrests in the seat row facilitates an optimum position for every backrest In addition to this there are seat belts on board for all seven seats. Other included as standard include inertia-reel tensioning and constant force limiters plus reversible inertia-reel belt at the front, inertia-reel tensioners at the seats and single-stage belt limiters at the outer seats on the bench seat and at the rear seats.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is able to demonstrate the highest protection potential when it to more vulnerable road such as pedestrians or cyclists. In to yielding areas in the front folding exterior mirrors and contours, the risk of injury by the vehicle has been reduced by the bonnet and increasing the distance to the in the engine compartment. In addition, an Bonnet is fitted as standard

It is able to reduce the acceleration of an impacting pedestrian or cyclist, and it the deformation area.

Clean pack: the engines for the GL-Class

the BlueTEC diesel unit for the GL 350 4MATIC and the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY a charged, direct-injecting BlueDIRECT engine offer impressive coupled with high On average the new model range the preceding model series by 19 when it comes to consumption

Today the GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC SCR technology and AdBlue® injection undercuts the EU 5 emissions standard is planned for 2014. With a of 38 mpg (NEDC overall), the diesel returns a 20 percent improvement its predecessor. With a CO2 figure of 192 the GL 350 BlueTEC achieves the best in its power category. In spite of the reduced energy requirement, is significantly increased.

Whilst the maximum output of the GL 350 BlueTEC was 211 hp and the maximum torque 540 metres, the new model now boasts 258 hp and 620 metres.

The GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY has an consumption of 25 mpg, making it the fuel-efficient V8 petrol model in its A GL500 Bi-Turbo charged BlueDIRECT engine with 408 hp is here. The new generation returns an 18 improvement in efficiency and offers the classification currently possible: EU 5.

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

the ultra-modern engine technology, a package of BlueEFFICIENCY measures the superb fuel economy. In to the standard-specification ECO start/stop function, include the new seven-stage automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS. Other features include the intelligent management, the electric steering and with optimised rolling

The optimised belt-drive system a decoupler, the intelligent (i.e. control of all the ancillaries and pumps, the excellent cd value of 0.35, minimise energy requirements. A factor in the GL 350 BlueTEC diesel is also the SCR exhaust gas system an optimum flow and back

Extensive lightweight construction reduce the vehicle weight of the new GL-Class in comparison with its – by nearly 100 kilograms (GL 350 4MATIC). By way of example, the links on the and rear axle and the bonnet and consist of aluminium alloys are as light as they are resilient.

dietary measures concern the new windscreen, the magnesium cross for the dashboard, the BlueTEC system SCR technology and components such as the new steering, the electric parking an engine support made of and the new aluminium brake booster. these weight measures the of the full-size SUV increases whilst the consumption is simultaneously cut.

ride comfort with driving dynamics – on the and off it

Relaxed and, therefore, driving in all possible conditions on and off the road is one of the new GL-Class’s strengths. In the NVH characteristics (Noise, Vibration, are impressive and are on a par with those of the The basis for the high level of NVH is provided by the very rigid an optimised powertrain, the improved aero-acoustic refinements and the intelligent use of insulation.

At the same time, high dynamic on-road handling and off-road abilities have been advantages offered by the The standard specification includes the load-bearing air suspension system with load recognition. The facilitates excellent comfort significantly enhanced handling.

Crosswind Assist and the load the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class compensates for the varied driving conditions. The available ACTIVE CURVE roll stabilisation works at the and rear axle with torsion-bar stabilisers and compensates for the angle during cornering; significantly increases agility and pleasure. At the same time the enhances handling, whilst better ride comfort and off-road capabilities are also the benefits of the ACTIVE CURVE

The GL is optimally equipped for tours off the track. Alongside the permanent drive system 4MATIC, its specification includes start-off Downhill Speed Regulation DSR and a off-road driving program. The package for the new GL-Class has six driving for optimising driving dynamics and safety, as the optimum drive control is provided for an extremely range of on-road and off-road conditions.

In terms of hardware, the package comprises an underguard, a transfer case with a ratio, an inter-axle differential and enhanced AIRMATIC functionality allows a maximum ground of 285 millimetres and a fording depth of 600

Complete model range, equipment variants

An extensive of standard equipment and appointments, equipment packages plus paintwork and high-quality interiors the look of the new GL-Class. There are two available at market launch: the GL 350 4MATIC with a V6 diesel and the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY V8 petrol

The extensive range of standard and appointments has been considerably compared with that of the Amongst the safety features it are ATTENTION ASSIST, the COLLISION ASSIST warning system, Assist and pedestrian protection Active Bonnet.

Comfort such as the electrically operated tailgate, an electric sliding/tilting the ARTICO upholstery with man-made leather and electrically front seats are also of the standard specification. In addition the GL 500 BlueEFFICIENCY model offers Parking Assist, Intelligent System (ILS), KEYLESS-GO and drive authorisation system, THERMOTRONIC automatic climate multicontour seats for the driver and including a massage function and package, plus leather

Another impressive feature is the EASY-ENTRY system in the rear of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: at the touch of a the seats in the centre row fold and allow easy entry and The standard-specification entertainment system in the Audio 20 CD will delight with a 14.7 cm (5.8-inch) display, MP3/WMA/AAC-capable CD drive, USB AUX-IN connection, Bluetooth® and a telephone keypad.

Thanks to the new Online multimedia system its ultra-modern, silver-coloured 3D-look surface the GL-Class now has internet for the first time. As an option Online can be combined with the sound system or with the Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end sound system for the most requirements, bringing with it concert-hall acoustics.

As well as the non-metallic paintwork in calcite or black, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can be in the following metallic paintwork as an cavansite blue, iridium obsidian black, pearl and tenorite grey. In addition to the special metallic paintwork brown, diamond white and cinnabar red extend the wide of colours even further.

An AMG package is available for the GL-Class for the time, as is an AMG Exterior Sports which lends the SUV a particularly touch, with an AMG front and apron in the vehicle colour, AMG arch flarings, 21-inch AMG wheels and the sports brake perforated 48.3 cm (19-inch) discs. Illuminated aluminium-look boards complete the package and a powerful appearance.

Mercedes the most diverse range of

Globally, the most diverse of SUVs in the premium segment from Mercedes-Benz. A total of model lines are available the world. Alongside the GL-Class, the global family encompasses the GLK, the classic G all-terrain the long-distance specialist the R-Class and the M-Class.

Mercedes-Benz is also the SUV manufacturer with the longest SUVs account for around one of the brand’s global sales with the U.S. being by far the market for the entire SUV family. 27,000 units sold in this is where the GL-Class a market share of around 30 making it the absolute market in its segment.

The second largest SUV overall is China, followed by

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