GL Class: A super-sized luxury SUV that packs refinement

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The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV was unveiled in 2007 as a substitution to the blocky G-Class. It entered the scene as an entirely different SUV, being a fitting present-day definition of an enormous, family-accommodating hybrid. This seven-passenger SUV was manufactured more for highway driving than off-roading. Given the right conditions, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a competent entertainer, typical of Mercedes' hybrids.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Mechanical Features

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class boasts an assortment of engine options, including 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 or a 4.6L gas V8 engines. These are combined with a seven-speed programmed transmission and Benz's 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. The models are known performers with turbochargers that are built on the latest technologies. It has an Airmatic self-levelling air suspension, as well as some of the standard mechanical takeaways that come with all the Mercedes-Benz cars. The horsepower of the GL-Class makes it an amazing performer in the snowy or muddy terrains, but it's not very good for scrambling rocks.

Fuel economy is a concern even in luxury vehicles, which is the benefit of the diesel-controlled GL-Class, whose fuel consumption costs are lower than the gasoline engines.

Mercedes-Benz has done a lot to provide crystal clear rearview options in most of its car models. However, it has to be admitted that the GL-Series doesn’t perform quite well in this area. Its rearward visibility is wanting, making it difficult for the driver to pack or just get a clear view of what’s happening behind.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Interior Features

Like most SUV’s, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has an incredibly comfortable interior that’s fitted with features specifically to make the inside comfy and refreshing. While most of the Mercedes-Benz SUV’s of this category, more or less, look the same on the outside, what really makes the GL-Class beat its lower competitors is its fully equipped interior that combines both sophisticated functions and entertainment. The driver has all the important controls strategically positioned to ensure an easier driving experience. The GL-Class has a programmed atmosphere control, warm engineered leather seats, sunroof, park help, and power-collapsing third-push seats.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Exterior Features and Functions

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Classis what many people look for in SUVs, not appearing too bulky yet big enough for the normal saloon cars. The GL-Class’ power-collapsing outside mirrors make parking very easy. In terms of look, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has an upright grille, a front end that appears a little exaggerated than the GLE-Class, and a rear that almost hits 90 degrees vertical. This class of vehicles was clearly unveiled to compete against some specific releases such as the Land Rover Range Rover and the Cadillac's Escalade.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Series Safety

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Series has high reliability and quite dependable safety measures. This SUV has a rearview camera, collision alert, and a sensor that monitors the stability of the driving. It comes loaded with a surround-camera, both front and rearview parking system, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring.

When buying the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, you may want to pick one of the latest releases, as it gives you all the improvements that have been accomplished on the vehicle. However, if money is a concern, you can choose to take a lower model that would be a lot cheaper yet still have most of the features you’d find in the latest model.