2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

GL350 BlueTEC 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 auto trans

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2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
A plush, seven-seat SUV, the Mercedes-Benz GL is as luxurious as any vehicle in its class. In many ways, this massive SUV is as nice inside as Mercedes-Benz's flagship, the S-class. The top-trim GL550 has standard keyless start, twenty-one-inch wheels, an AMG body kit, and a massive three-pointed star on the grille. The options list includes tech-savvy and creature-comfort items such as a rear-seat DVD system, heated rear seats, radar cruise control, and an off-road package. All GL models ride on an air suspension that is smooth without being floaty. There are three engines: two V-8s and a diesel V-6 that produces more torque than either of the gasoline engines with significantly better fuel economy. Both V-8s offer impressive power, but elsewhere in the Mercedes-Benz lineup they are being replaced with more powerful and more efficient engines. In a year or two, the GL-class will certainly be packing these new powertrains. Regardless, the turbo-diesel would be our first choice were we to buy a GL. Paired with the smart seven-speed automatic transmission, it is responsive and punchy, and from inside the isolated cabin it feels as civilized as a V-8. However, BMW's X5 xDrive35d and Audi's Q7 TDI are more affordable, torquier, and less thirsty. The GL's advantages over those two are its larger cabin and butch looks, if that's your thing.
2013 Mercedes Benz GL63 AMG Front Three Quarters View 2
Each time Mercedes-Benz introduces a new model, it doesn’t take too long before AMG cranks out a harder, faster, and more aggressively styled version. Given that the refreshed 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class debuted just under two months ago at the New York auto show, it's no surprise that the top-spec GL63 AMG model is now making its own debut -- though it is a bit surprising to see Mercedes add an AMG variant to the GL-Class range for the very first time.
2013 Mercedes Benz GL Class Front Three Quarter1
Saying that the SUV embodies the idea that "big is beautiful", Mercedes-Benz marketing executive Dr. Joachim Schmidt said that 2013 GL-Class "May be built like a German castle, but it still has moves like Jagger." And with that, a marching brand entered playing the Maroon 5 hit "Moves Like Jagger."
Mercedes Benz GL Spied AMAG
A reader from Motor Trend recently caught a Mercedes-Benz GL test mule while on vacation in Foley, Alabama. He speculates it could be an AMG version of Benz’s three-row SUV and his photos make a convincing case.
2013 Mercedes Benz GL Spied Left Side View
The Mercedes-Benz GL is aging gracefully, but it’s still in need of some updates to keep shoppers interested. Thankfully, they’re on the way, according to a few spy shots taken by our colleagues at Motor Trend.
2012 Mercedes Benz GL550 4Matic Front View
I am a fan of the Mercedes GL350 Bluetec. The available turbo-diesel engine does a great job moving the relatively large vehicle without using too much fuel and the interior is as nice as any Benz this side of an S-class. Plus the diesel is the cheapest way to get a GL.
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL550 4Matic

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GL350 BlueTEC 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6
17 MPG City | 21 MPG Hwy
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2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class Specifications

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3.0L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
21 MPG
210 hp @ 3400rpm
400 ft lb of torque @ 1600rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 999 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Front Side
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Overall
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NHTSA Rating Rollover
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
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IIHS Roof Strength

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