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Mercs have always been enchanting to the businessmen and those who wish to stand out in a crowd. But what about those, who like to stay away from crowds and enjoy the Off-road life. This though seems to have entered the minds of Mercedes' mind too as they have launched the all new GL Class to make their bid in the SUV segment. The GL class redefines luxury in the SUV Segment. We take the chance and slip into one of these machines to find out what it's all about.

Engine
Under the hood of the Mercedes Benz GL Class is a powerful V6, 3 litres, 2987 cc, GL 350 CDI Blue Efficiency engine which is loaded with off-road pro-engineering package and delivers a great performance on any road condition. The engine produces a massive 224 Bhp at 3800 rpm and has a maximum torque output of 510 Nm as early as between 1600 and 2800 rpm. The engine can go from 0-100 kmph in 9.5 seconds and mark a top speed of 210 kmph. The intelligent automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC in G Class is responsive and very adaptive.

Design And Comfort
Overall length, width & height is 5099 mm, 1920 mm & 1840 mm respectively while the ground clearance of all new Mercedes Benz GL Class is 307mm and wheelbase is around 3075mm. The GL has loads of chrome elements throughout its design, from the roof rails to the chrome fog lamp surrounds. The grill and bumpers are attractive. In the rear the attractive bumpers with integrated twin-pipe exhaust system is further enhanced with its new daytime driving lights and LED tail lights. The new age designer alloy wheels are also a visual delight.

Interiors
Every aspect of the generously dimensioned interior of the GL-Class is designed to offer passengers the highest degree of comfort and make every journey as pleasant as possible. The optional ambient lighting is one of its unique highlights, which, along with the luminous surfaces on the dashboard, lit by LEDs, creates a pleasant ambience; making night drives a unique experience. The tube-style design of the instrument cluster complements the new seats. For added elegance opt for rich wood trim elements and match that with two-tone upholstery. There are 3 rows of seats which can seat 7 people comfortably. The rear seats can be folded automatically for luggage space. Mercedes' own Command APS multimedia system is standard with unbelievable options leading up to dual screens behind front head restraints. Automatic climate control, guidance systems and all the tech you need is fitted into this luxury SUV.

Ride And Handling
The ride is superbly good .The all wheel drive is available and the drive is assisted by innovative 4MATIC system. Combined with the electronic traction control system, 4ETS it enables controlled braking of spinning wheels, and, as a consequence, increases the drive torque at the wheels offering good traction, allowing plenty of power to be planted on the road when moving off and when accelerating, especially on poor road surfaces. The steering is speed sensitive and quick. The SUV also packs a host of attractive features like Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) in its Off-road package.
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Safety
Off-roading is a dangerous affair and Mercedes have ensured that the passengers are protected all the time. Features like ABS and ESP are only standard but Mercedes also included trailer stabilization technology which boosts control. Airbags, active head restraints and seatbelts are all top notch and their functions are controlled by the Pre-safe system which automatically determines any condition of emergency.

Mercedes GL Class Price, Variants And Color
There are two models available; the executive variant is priced at Rs. 66, 52,000 while the luxury variant is priced at Rs. 71, 65,000. Itís available in six colours, Calcite White, Obsidian Black, Carneol Red, Iridium Silver, Palladium Silver and Sanidine Beige.

Mercedes GL Class Mileage
A perfect SUV with automatic settings, Mercedes GL Class fetches an average mileage of 9-12 km/l on both executive and luxury variants.

Technical Specifications of Mercedes GL Class
Overview
Model GL Class
Body Type SUV
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 7
Fuel Capacity 100/13
Dimensions
Length 5099mm
Width 1920mm
Height 1840 mm
Wheelbase 3075mm
Ground Clearance 307mm
Minimum Turning Radius NA
Weight
Kerb Weight 2505
Engine
Type GL 350 CDI Blue Efficiency engine
Number Of Cylinders 6
Displacement 2987 cc
Transmission 4MATIC
Max. Power 224 Bhp at 3800rpm
Max. Torque 510 @ 1600 - 2800
Suspension
Front Suspension Airmatic
Rear Suspension Airmatic
Brake
Front Disc
Rear Disc
Steering Type Speed-sensitive Rack and Pinion
Tyre Size Front tyres - 275/55 R 19 Rear tyres - 275/55 R 19

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