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Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Merc’s new surfaces just in time to the 2013 Range Rover.

July 2012

Where: Fe, New Mexico

What: 2013 GL-Class

Occasion: International drive

Overall rating: 4/5

only available on special in Ireland, the Mercedes GL shouldn’t be With genuine seven-seat huge presence and incredible of refinement the new GL will give the Range Rover a tough run for its

Body style: five-door SUV

Audi Q7, BMW X5, Range Rover

CO 2 emissions: 209g/km (Band F, per annum)

Combined economy: (7.4 litres/100km)

Top speed:

0-100km/h: 7.9 seconds

Power: at 3,600rpm

Torque: 620Nm at to 2,400rpm

In the Metal: 4/5

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series

Although the new car is bigger, it looks more due to Mercedes’ assertive new styling for the GL, a nose framed by more wings and sharper feature all around. It’s a good car, massive, but proportionally now, losing the rather upright stance of its predecessor. AMG styling helps, though in standard guise the GL’s a more forceful image.

The interior is as you’d expect, the environment exhibiting the usual polish for comfort and ease of while packaging improvements increased space all round even in the third row seats, are effortlessly accessed by a new Easy-Entry that folds and tumbles the row seats out of the way. It’s inside, with ultimate space bettering even the E-Class Estate.

Driving it:

The 350 CDI version has a fine mix of easy-going and fantastic refinement. The numbers say reach 100km/h in 7.9 seconds, but it feels that quick on the its gait more leisurely the figures suggest. Acceleration is not but less forceful than though some of that may be to the GL’s phenomenal noise There’s virtually no engine at all, same from the and road — so it’s quiet inside. Pleasingly so, to the already huge comfort on via the fine-riding Airmatic air suspension, damping system and smooth-shifting automatic transmission.

Specify your GL with Curve System and you’ll virtually no roll in the bends though this is more comfort than any increased to carry speed in corners. As for all the ability it’s no sporting the steering too light and low on feel, the size and weight of it limiting any enthusiasm. Take life at a dignified pace though and the GL is a comfortable and massively spacious way to get

What you get for your Money: 3/5

impossible to say exactly what get in the new GL as it’s not on sale until 2013 and Mercedes-Benz has yet to confirm specifications — and it’ll be a order model in Ireland. As a it’ll come with control, leather seats, Comand system, air suspension adaptive damping and a host of equipment including Attention Collision Prevention Assist and a list of other assists you probably didn’t realise ever need — Assist anyone?

It might be bigger, bolder and equipped but it’s more That’s thanks to the standard of stop-start, a weight reduction of as as 90kg and BlueEfficiency enhancements to the and its auxiliaries. The result is that the GL 350 an official combined economy of 38mpg and CO 2 emissions of 209g/km. but you’ll never match on the road.

The GL hasn’t ever made an impact in Ireland its strong qualities of seven comfort, refinement and that Mercedes-Benz badge on its vast This new car is better still, it even more difficult to buying a Range Rover. people still will, but if do they’re missing out on an extremely hugely comfortable and unbelievably car that’s more than an for the default purchase in this

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series

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