2013 Mercedes-Benz GL is to be offered in three models: the GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC with V6 diesel engine, the V8 petrol-engined GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, and the high-performance GL 63 AMG variant with V8 biturbo petrol engine. In addition, the standard equipment of the new GL Class is now further enhanced.

The luxury vehicles can be use for both on- and off-road and now include an extended range of standard equipment: electric sliding sunroof, electrically operated EASY-PACK tailgate, EASY ENTRY system for convenient access to the third row of seats from both sides, high-insulation windscreen or electromechanical steering.

In the interior, can be found the following standard equipment: colour screen with photo-realistic display and dashboard finished in ARTICO man-made leather.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC

Furthermore, the new Mercedes-Benz SUV vehicle has as a standard safety features the COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST collision warning system and ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system. One of the new GL's innovations and highlights is the standard-fit Crosswind Assist, which helps the driver by targeted brake actuation if the vehicle is affected by sudden crosswinds.

Moreover, the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY adds to these safety features the Active Parking Assist including PARKTRONIC, the Intelligent Light System, the KEYLESS-GO access and drive authorisation system, 3-zone THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control and multicontour leather seats for driver and front passenger including massage function.

More importantly however are the new added engines which deliver better performance with increased output and torque, while at the same time enabling a reduction in consumption levels. As a result, the 190 kW (258 hp) GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC achieves an NEDC consumption of 7.4 l/100 km, the V8 petrol model, the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, produces 320 kW (435 hp) and has torque levels of 700 Nm while consuming just 11.3 l/100 km (NEDC).

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL prices:

  • GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC                            €60,900 (€72,471)
  • GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY           €79,500 (€94,605)
  • GL 63 AMG                                                        €109,500 (€130,305)

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Source: Mercedes-Benz