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Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI

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2008 GL320 CDI

Episode 2727

diesel and images of black grease, noise, and air pollution come to mind for most Well, Mercedes-Benz is a brand at work to eliminate those all while boosting fuel with its BlueTec diesels. And does this approach more sense than in sport utility vehicles. But can BlueTec make this 7-passenger GL-Class SUV socially

Hot button phrases like SUV’ and ‘premium luxury’ are considered fighting words to cut from a greener cloth. But clean diesel technology is the largest and most gas-guzzling more fuel efficient and case in point, the 2008 GL320 CDI.

Government Fuel Economy for this 7-passenger V6 turbocharged SUV are 18 city/24 highway. That the gas-V8 GL450 by about We achieved an impressive 23.8 in real world driving. Its Impact Score of 19.7 of oil consumed per year is still but also much improved.

while the 2008 GL320 CDI far less smog-forming nitrogen than older light diesels, it’s still not enough to meet the strict of California and the Northeast. So, late year, Mercedes-Benz will BlueTec versions of the GL, ML, and R-Class Blue Tec’s urea-injection take clean-diesel technology to the level, and will be 50-state

With a 600 mile+ range, the GL powertrain consist of Mercedes’ generation common-rail direct turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V6. It 215 horsepower and a truck-worthy 398 pound-feet of That’s more low-end than the 450’s gas V8, so a 7,500 towing capacity remains.

The 320 shares the 450’s 7-speed transmission which allows for gear change by steering controls.

Also the same is the 4MATIC single-speed all-wheel-drive with four-wheel traction Hill-Start Assist and Downhill Regulation are also included for all-terrain prowess. Track delivered 0 to 60 runs of 8.1 seconds, the quarter-mile at 16.3 seconds at 85 Both results are slower the 450 we tested last year, but above average for a full-size The 320’s diesel delivers a big hit right off the line. From power builds smooth and with quick, seamless

The GL’s unit body is supported by an Airmatic height suspension with double-wishbones up and a four-link geometry in the rear. Stability Program is naturally all making our two-and-a-half-ton tester nimble for its class. There is no top-heavy feeling. And, more steering feedback be great, the GL stays well-planted and through the cones with

Brakes are four-wheel discs standard ABS and Brake Assist We gauged fade-free stops of 129 from 60 to 0 as stable and solid.

the GL wears an aggressive and modern similar to the smaller M-Class. Up is a big bold grille and power-dome flanked by available bi-zenon headlights.

The tall, slab-sided profile is by a long 121.1 inch That’s 5 inches longer a Chevy Tahoe. Though alloy wheels are optional, our rode atop standard 18

Beyond the GL’s doors, long wheelbase provides an 3-row cabin that is with luxury, but also has an air of that is clearly influenced by

Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI

The upscale IP is headlined by large, gauges, and is trimmed with Maple. Our GL’s plush were wrapped in fine leather with heat, and the sky can open up through optional sunroofs.

Indeed the sky is the limit as to and convenience with available automatic climate control, stereo, and DVD navigation with activation and backup camera. As most features are controlled by complicated COMAND interface

The roomy second row offers an rear seat DVD system two headrest screens.

The power-folding third-row bench provides room for larger children. all seats folded down, is a very smart 83.3 feet of cargo space.

is also smart about its pricing. The GL320 CDI starts at That’s $2,500 less the gas GL450. But, be warned, can push it up to the lofty $67,855 of our rig.

While the 2008 GL320 CDI is not the ultimate big green advanced diesel technology is it and other full-size SUV’s environmentally acceptable. That’s news for the big families, and trailer that need these big Plus, with 50-state on the way, that acceptance is to grow.

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Engine: Diesel V6

Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI
Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI
Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI
Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI
Mercedes-Benz GL320 GDI

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