2013 MercedesBenz GL350 Bluetec review notes Autoweek

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 review notes

The 2013 GL350 Bluetec has the added of suspension tuning. from mode to comfort mode, it is through any terrain.

The base for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 comes in around $63,305. add-on’s our tester reached

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EXECUTIVE EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: Our Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec is loaded up with just every doodad in the Mercedes so you have to take that account when considering the price.

Of all the available GLs, diesel model is clearly for the and serious GL buyer. There’s of poke in the low end for pulling into or for towing, ample upper end to run and smooth on the freeway, and virtually no of diesel-ness other than the and the fuel filler (which is with a handy AdBlue neck for the treatment tank As much as both gas-powered were equally strong or this one does the same with less fuss and producing my observed nearly 22 mpg of city/highway driving.

What’s to like about GL, or any GL, for that matter? First there’s the buttery smoothness in ride mode, but that to make the steering seem a on the light and nonresponsive side. up Sport doesn’t hurt the too much while providing support for the big body and chassis. I drive or ride in this for hundreds and hundreds of miles.

Electronic nannies aren’t our favorites, and Mercedes spreads on in thick layers on this big But for the most part, as electronics go, are good ones. The active control remains class-leading a little abrupt on some in this diesel version gas models — wonder the lane-departure warning and nudge is and functional, and the driver awareness is truly like having an on the dashboard, keeping track of driving actions and letting you when you ought to just a little break. I actually got real-world experience with the driving home late at over the weekend, when the picked up on my drowsiness, alerted visual and audio warnings, me to seek out a rest stop for a nap. While I might reached that decision on my it was helpful to have a little encouragement to not “press on” regardless as I we all too often are inclined to do.

Mercedes hit a home run with GL — especially this model. It ought to be on the consideration for anyone buying in the luxury SUV

NEWS EDITOR GREG The Bluetec Bruiser of the GL-class is comfortable, powerful and opulent. The is stunning. I’d argue it’s It sure seems like than $34k inaccessories is grandeur. Shouldn’t some of stuff come standard?


Get past that, and it’s an rig. The cabin is flat-out It’s probably one of the nicest short of Bentley and Rolls-Royce The seats, done up in Designo are handsome, and really almost material from the door (clad in a diamond quilted to the dashboard is gorgeous. Strangely, I had a time finding the perfect position, though that’s and fixable with more time.

The power is strong on the low Diesel punch can be stealthy and and it can also kick you in the pants. engine can do both. As eye-popping as the is, the 240-hp engine is fairly That’s offset by the monster 455 of torque, which is surprisingly I really didn’t have to stomp on the throttle, but I’m sure on the highway the Bluetec boost get your blood pumping.

The GL is a huge ute. And it was comforting and during a wet, chilly It is indeed nice to have amenity and an elevated road as plumes of spray shoot up traffic while you fight for position. Really, this is a vehicle. I think it’s a too pricey, but it is loaded. And it it’s one beast.

2013 Mercedes-Benz Bluetec

Mercedes-Benz G 350 CDI Base

Base Price:

As-Tested Price: $97,895

Drivetrain: 3.0-liter turbocharged V6; AWD, seven-speed automatic

240 hp @ 3,600 rpm, 455 lb-ft @ rpm

Curb Weight: 5,467 lb

Economy (EPA City/Highway/Combined): mpg

AW Observed Fuel Economy: mpg

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