The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a full-size luxury crossover SUV built by German carmaker Mercedes-Benz since 2006. A three zilandelana, passenger car-7, it slots in addition to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class in the system and is the flagship of the line Mercedes-Benz SUV. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class shares the same unibody architecture Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Most of Mercedes-Benz GL-Class vehicles are assembled at Mercedes-Benz US International Inc, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama except for a small number of early production 2007 model cars which are made in Germany. The first generation (X164) manufactured between 2006 and 2012 and replaced in 2012 by the new generation Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (X166).
2015, the release of the facelifted X166 model the second generation, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class will be renamed to Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class as per the revised domestic brand received. Under this scheme, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV to use the name “GL”, followed by the laying of the model in Mercedes-Benz hierarchy. The “G” is geländewagen (German for off-road vehicle) and refers to the long-running G-Wagen. This was followed by the letter “L” that has a connection with the letter “S” -the GLS equivalent SUV to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class First Generation (X164, 2007-2012)
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (Codename X164) debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. It was released and the time the same as similarly Q7 Audi, for the three German first row, passenger-7 crossover SUV on the market at the time; later the second-generation BMW X5 that has an optional third-row seat increasing the dose until 7. Without Acura MDX, most three-row luxury SUV at the time the body-on-frame vehicles such as the Cadillac Escalade and Lexus LX.
The GL lacks the typical SUV boxy styling and body-on-frame construction of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class in favor of an elongated version and opening the lines of the M-Class’s unibody. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has much fancy equipment and better road manners than bullets and G-Class vehicles. Although GL-Class is designed for the US market, also sold in Europe, albeit far smaller numbers. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class won the 2007 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.
Standard features on the Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec and GL450 include air conditioning with dual-zone climate controls, interior air filter, tilt / telescopic premium leather-wrapped steering wheel radio controls, heated 8-way power front seats, cruise control, six-disc CD Changer, outside-temperature indicator, and universal garage opener. On the facelifted 2010 model, Mercedes-Benz GLS also incorporate new daytime running lights and LED tail lights for better visibility. The “five-spoke wheels come standard with all season tires and chrome beltline new, window trim, and roof Rails and now come standard. A chrome loadsill and front and chrome rear looking skid plates come standard. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class also comes with Airmatic suspension, iron cluster 3D, and 7-way in its power seats are 50/50 third row seats.
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Second Generation (X166, 2012-Present)
New model thicker, more luxurious and full of tech gadgets. While it is great, MB was able to make a new kg Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 100 lighter. Daimler confirms that the new generation is also enough thanks to BlueEFFICIENCY package and petrol and diesel engines. Petrol versions of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 450 GL500 (550 in the USA) are now turbocharged. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (X166) went on sale in September 2012 in the United States. It won the 2013 Motor Trend SUV of the Year.
The standard equipment has improved over the predecessor of the X166’s. It now offers a range of technical appointments: ATTENTION ASSIST, the impact PREVENTION ASSIST, 9 airbag, Crosswind Assist and the protection of pedestrians including Active Bonnet, the self-leveling AIRMATIC suspension, electric easy to pack tailgate. The GL500 (550 in the USA) adds Active Parking Assist, Intelligent Light System, access to the KEYLESS-GO front multicontour seats and memory function. Multimedia standard Audio 20 CD system with USB and Bluetooth interface. The COMAND Online multimedia system is available as an option, featuring 3D menu and access the internet. COMAND Online system can be combined with Bang & olufsen BeoSound surround.
Selected optional features include Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and Speed Limit Assist, DISTRONIC PLUS, the Intelligent Light System (ILS) and the AMG Sport package, including the large 19-inch ventilated and perforated brake discs, 21-inch wheels and a range of AMG Bumpers. An active curve system with active anti-roll bars for roll compensation body established
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 63 AMG
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 63 AMG is powered by AMG hand built M157 engine, which has the same output ML 63 with optional Performance package. As a 557 hp V8, it manages 0-100 km / h sprint in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 km / h. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class features start-stop system and 557 hp transmitted by the gearbox AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-computer. It has three modes: “The success of Control” (start-stop system is operating and speed in this mode it in gear 2), “Sport” and “Manual”.
The model Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AMG is equipped with AMG Ride Control, combined along AIRMATIC and active curve SCHEDULE three modes: “Comfort”, “Sport” and “Sport plus”. The establishment of a working air and reduces vehicle speed higher. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 63 comes with 5-spoke 21-inch wheels (295/40 tires), brakes perforated, adjustable sport seats ARTICO leather, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AMG floor mats, electronic helpers etc.