The German luxury automaker continues to follow its trend to amaze the world with its each new innovation, and this time the company has come out with flying colours with yet another sensational invention christened as Mercedes-Benz GL Class. The car is a full-size luxury crossover SUV built by the company German marque since 2006. The 7-seater crossover SUV slots above its M-Class sibling and is the flagship of the Mercedes-Benz SUV line. The magnificent SUV shares the same unibody architecture with the M-Class. The car is presently exploring the world in its second generation since 2012. Under the hood of this elegant crossover sits a 3.0 litre V6 engine which can churn out a maximum power of 333 hp at 5250-6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 480 Nm at 1600-4000 rpm.
The car hints its dynamism correctly with its awe-inspiring acceleration heights, which allows the car to attain a speed of 100km/h from stand-still in just 6.7 seconds, which is simply astonishing for a 7-seater crossover. One glance at the car could captivate all your senses and leave an indelible impression on your memories. The exterior designers blends all their artistic sense with their aerodynamic knowledge to give the car an impressive sleek, silhouette design which is further accentuated with the stylishness incorporated by the fascinating front grille design, dazzling bi-xenon headlamps and detailed expressive lines on the side body of the car. Just dive into the luxurious cabin of the car and you will surely praise the interior designers for the pleasure interior ambiance worth living in. The authority the driver enjoys with the solemnly ergonomic and intuitive driving controls is beyond imagination. The dynamic crossover from Mercedes-Benz willingly takes the responsibility of the safety of its occupants by enclosing them in a cozy envelop of dependable safety features.
The finely-refined 3.0 litre V6 engine can efficiently deliver a mileage of 10.8 kmpl which is fairly decent for the segment.
The dynamism displayed by GL Class is a result of the powerful engine running under the hood of the car. The well-cultivated power plant i.e. 3.0 litre V6 engine pouring life in the nerves of GL Class churns out a maximum power output of 333 hp at 5250-6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 480 Nm at 1600-4000 rpm.
Mated with the power house is a 7-Speed automatic transmission, that avails you with a nimble response at varied engine speed. One can clock 100 kmph mark from halt in mere 6.7 seconds while clocking a top speed of 240 km/hr.
Everything that complements your sportiness could not be as sporty as this magnificent crossover. The stylishness weaved in the robust front design of the car is indicated by the features like the eye-catching front grille with the 2 expressive horizontal chromed slats and the centre of attraction, the enlarged company's emblem, the bi-xenon headlamps, masculine and stylish bonnet design with bonnet louvers and detailed lines, and the particularly manly and wide front bumper design. The aerodynamics hinted by the silhouette expressive lines on the side body, the large and effective rear spoiler, the uplifted rear bumper design and the new two piece rear lamps with LED fibre-optic cable correctly demonstrates the sportiness poured in the car. The other eye captivating attribute added to the exterior design is the ravishing wheel design of the car.
The sleek, wide and long road-hugging look of GL Class is a product of its exterior dimensions which stand out to be 5120 mm x 1934 mm x 1850 mm (L x W x H).
The exclusive styling of the car is carried within and a plush aura throughout the cabin is reflected. Owing to the precisely and ergonomically crafted driver's cabin with features like the soul intuitive instrument cluster comprising of the 4.5-inch touch-screen colour display and the COMAND system featuring the navigation, entertainment and internet via a convenient central controller and vivid 7-inch in-dash color screen and the leather-wrapped and wooden -trim covered, 4-spoke multifunctional steering wheel. The decoration of wooden trim running from the inlays all over the centre console to the door panels makes the interiors look classy further adding to the interior ambiance.
The enchanting comfort incorporated in the luxurious interiors of the car captivates all your senses within seconds and is worth a lot of praise. The large leather-trimmed seats with detailed stitching and heated, ventilated and electrically adjustable 1st row bucket seats and heated 2nd-row seats have their own gravity zone which bounds you to relax in them. To add to your convenience the 2nd row seats and 3rd row seats can be electrically folded and there are headrests available for all seats and arm rests for front and rear passengers. The interior ambiance is accentuated by the Thermotronic automatic climate control with 3 zones, electric panoramic sliding glass sunroof, ambient interior lighting with 3 colour settings, which can be dimmed seamlessly to suit your individual taste and the two LCD screens to add to the rear passenger entertainment system.
Generous interior of the car settles some nice luggage area, thus making it an ideal vehicle for distant tours. Open the tail gate and you could get decent boot space of 680 litres that can be further enhanced by rear seats packed up.
The dynamic crossover gulps power down the throat gifted to it by the 3.0 litre V6 engine, which burns fuel efficiently to churn out a maximum power of 333 hp at 5250-6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 480 Nm at 1600-4000 rpm. The engine is mated with the driver-adaptive 7G-Tronic automatic transmission which provides butter smooth transitions and in-coordination with the engine catapults the car to establish a speed of 100km/h from rest in just 6.7 seconds.
The luxurious interior cabin is well-fed with technology, which also adds to your entertainment and convenience in the form of a well-configured list of stereo and accessories. The car is equipped with an optional superior quality Harmon Kardon Logic 7 multi-channel surround-sound system 830-watt Audio System speakers that lets you taste the real essence of your favourite genres, the Audio 20 CD/ Radio system and the Command Online system integrated with navigation and internet options all controlled by a 7-inch in-dash colour screen. The two big LCD screens mounted on the seatbacks, capable of playing both DVDs and Blu-ray Discs and having separate ports for plugging in video games or other devices adds to the rear entertainment of the car.
The car correctly defines its flagship and individuality with the dynamically tough and aesthetically spectacular 21-inch 5-twin spoke light alloy wheels. The dimensions printed on the high performance Pirelli P-Zero tyres reads 295/40 R21.
The enthralling dynamism featured by the car needs to be controlled efficiently. This purpose is served by the efficient braking and handling assists added to the car. The powerful crossover is installed with a braking system consisting of perforated disc brakes on front as well as rear wheels assisted by Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist BAS Plus. The car body is supported on the ON&0FFROAD package that gives the driver greater control over the vehicle's handling and the driver can choose between six different pre-set drive programmes by means of a rotary switch. The handling assistance is added by assists like acceleration skid control (ASR), Cross wind assist and Electronic Stability Program.
The car body pampers and cocoons its passengers with a caring envelop of dependable and functional safety features. Starting from the braking assist added by the Antilock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist BAS Plus to the other assistance added by the acceleration skid control (ASR), Active Cross wind assist, Electronic Stability Program, optional Active Curve Control, DISTRONIC PLUS, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Pre-Safe braking, parking assist and optional Night View Assist. The car is poured in with more safety by the advanced multistage driver and front-passenger airbags, side and curtain airbags, and forward collision warning.