2008 MercedesBenz GL 320 CDI Review | The Truth About Cars

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Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI

2008 Mercedes-Benz GL 320 CDI Review

I into Los Angeles with of driving something powerful; I had of some mighty motor six liters or more. Anything the letters AMG on the back would suited me just fine. I was staring at a gigantic Mercedes GL 320 That’s CDI as in diesel. I reckoned it was to be a long drive to San Diego. I wrong.

Walking around the GL class, I struggled to find The SUV’s descending belt and downwards sloping swage create a forward facing shape– which does an job of hiding the GL’s massive It’s a Midwest corn SUV; the closer you get, the amazed you are at its size. But the overall is squared off and blunt, even The GL’s snout– complete bootylicious big Benz badge– the beast from invisibility on the brand and design level.

I climbed up the side of the beast, myself behind the wheel and looking for the CB radio, finding the usual Mercedes COMAND The view from the driver’s is certainly commanding– as long as viewing angle doesn’t dip than 30 degrees below the Beneath that, all things are small children, motorcycles,

The GL320’s materials quality up to Range Rover’s tough but the assembly is outstanding. The ‘Bama-built looks and feels built to (as in longevity, not relative traffic Less enjoyably, the not-so-cheap range of adjustments and toys quite limited, and the sound quality and functionality had me searching for my On the positive side, the GL’s space utilization and practicality– seat flips, cupholders, etc.– is ideal for a large with a gaggle of messy

Including the conjunction, the big Benz’ experience can be summed up in three imperious and impervious. Straight driving is dreamy and plush, no vibrations to speak of. Other that… the GL 320’s limited rules-out quick and aggressive changes; every move careful planning. Fortunately, I was required to turn twice in 100 so I didn’t have much to experience the pleasures of helming the tower of Benz.

The GL 320 CDI’s steering was a tad vague at the ahead and the brakes oddly but the dynamics were wholly with the rest of the driving I wasn’t bothered about the stoppers’ performance in a panic I felt I could pretty run over or through anything crossed my path without (save in a legal and moral Cruising along serenely, of a dreadnought class vehicle, I understood why these giant SUV the American interstates.

And if perchance I to Big Bear, I felt confident the GL 320 handle anything nature my way. Like most owners/drivers, I’ve seen the What more do you want? One off-road handling and traction recalibration? Done. Seventy-five pounds of towing capacity? owners of the world rejoice!

Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI

The GL 320 CDI’s diesel engine’s is extremely well suited to the mellow mission. Although the GL 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 powerplant only 215hp, the oil-burning SUV like a tsunami. It accumulates relentlessly, surfing on a never-ending of torque (398 lb-ft @ – 2,800 rpm). The truck had power to indulge every whim with calm while tree stumps in fear.

Given the GL’s pound curb weight and the braking pillow-cum-pedal, I had to temper my enthusiasm, lest I evoke train metaphors. Pricing for leviathan starts in the mid $50k’s, but makes its way into the $70k’s.

And speaking of money– or at least correctness– anyone who purchases a SUV must, at some point, the mileage issue. The BlueTec powering the GL 320 CDI offers a great to the well-heeled, environmentally-conscience SUV driver. I 23 mpg at a steady state 80mph. In EPA the GL320 CDI represents a 30 percent over its gas-equivalent.

At last, the of the German-engineered modern diesel are making their way to the US of A, erasing all of the Detroit’s abortive efforts in the These next gen diesels significant fuel saving, and outstanding drivability. And now that finally getting great the price of the fuel has rendered gains moot, and obviated contemplation of the diesel engine’s premium.

But don’t let this hinder consideration of a diesel-powered truck or If you appreciate torquey smooth the GL320 CDI’s diesel is the best thing to a powerful, expensive, CO2-belching V12.

Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI
Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI

Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI


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