Mercedes-Benz GL-Class review | carsguide.com.au

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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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without being aggressive in its the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is immensely

Ewan Kennedy road and reviews the new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class in

An interesting feature of the new vehicle is that 4WDs and SUVs a significantly longer life than cars. This back to the days when were based on light and truck buyers were interested in running costs and than in owning the last in style.

Mercedes-Benz’s big GL-Class is a in point. The upcoming new model we just tested in Germany is a update of the outgoing six-year-old not a totally new vehicle. Amongst things this helps to the new price down and to slow the of depreciation.

Facts that will be by the typically sensible person to the GL-Class.

Those who do want to get and dirty in the dirt can tick the box for the OnOffRoad package which under-run protection for the engine, underfloor panels, power with reduction gears, a differential lock and extended functions. This vehicle has ground clearance of 306 mm and a fording of 600 mm.

Pricing and final equipment will be provided for the Australian closer to the launch date, in June 2013.

Power for the GL 350 BlueTec is provided by a V6 engine; a V8 petrol engine in the GL 500 gives lots more the new GL 63 AMG with V8 Biturbo petrol provides up to 410 kW of power and 1000 1000!) Newton metres for the in a real hurry.

The existing has been retained, but with a few modifications. As a start, 90 kg has been from its weight to assist in in fuel use and emission of CO2. about this in a moment.

the lower weight the body is stiffer than before together with other dampening measures this for a more relaxed interior. The put strong emphasis on comfort and

While the external body are all new, they retain a resemblance to the superseded GL. The result is a wagon that’s imposing being aggressive in its stance.

The off shape means the big Mercedes has always been an immensely genuine seven seater.

interior width and height been squeezed out of the new body. the GL can carry seven adults in comfort it’s probably regarded as a family bus for mum, a couple of teenagers and three children. Just right for a mixed family in Australia.

The GL-Class does have an interior with the latest theme of simplicity and elegance. We like the look and the excellent layout of all the controls.

It goes saying that this has many primary and secondary systems. In addition to the expected ESP and ABS the GL is also fitted with Prevention Assist and the drowsiness Attention Assist. The big wagon can the driver by using Steer in borderline driving situations, for by turning the steering wheel if the is oversteering.

Crosswind Assist keeps the GL in a straight line even in crosswinds. This makes for relaxing driving and we have it in big Benz sedans in Australia.

All our to date has been done on roads, some of them rough back sections. the GL-Class was as quiet as a midsize and it handled bumps and dips ease. While we can’t comment on GL’s behaviour in we feel confident it will our backroads just as competently.

On the the handling is on the soft side and the while competent enough, is slow and easy in its actions. is just right for the typical of a SUV / people mover.

We didn’t get a chance to drive the new AMG GL 63 with sub five second in the zero to 100 km/h dash and we are it’s suspension will be firmed up to suit the revheads.

in Australia very few people buy for genuine off-road use so the emphasis in the model is on the GL-Class being an class people carrier.

GL350 CDI

Price: est. $120,000

Warranty: 3 years/unlimited km

Interval: 12 months/15,000km

Safety: 6 ABS, EBD, EBA, TC

Rating: 5 stars

Engine: V6 turbo-diesel; 195kW/620Nm

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