Driving Impression MercedesBenz GL500 Leisure Wheels

29 Апр 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz GL500

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A little earlier this we took some of SA’s popular SUVs to Botswana for a safari through the Khwai We’ll be posting reviews of all the that accompanied us over the couple of weeks. You can read our article about the trip here. and you can all the other vehicle articles the “Driving Impressions ” category.

The Mercedes-Benz GL seems very suited to the neon lights, nightlife areas and upmarket parking lots. But underneath suave skin not only a mega powerful, twin-turbo V8 but also a hardy 4×4 drivetrain can go well off the beaten track. Merc has a lot of unexpected grit it  

The first time you floor the big and give the V8 engine free is bit like jumping off a bridge a bungi cord attached to body.

When you jump, you get “Oh, what have I feeling, followed a few moments by “Okay, so I’m going to die, but at I’m going out in style.”

And finally, when the cord’s is used up and you shoot heavenward, the realisation, “What? Is it over

You see, the V8 engine delivers 320 kW of and 700 Nm of torque. It is force-fed via two turbochargers, and the four-wheel driven Benz to from 0-100km/h in 5,4 seconds, and a limited top speed of 250km/h. Mercedes simply defies its and 2,5-tons of luxury, and hustles in a most rapid manner.

Mercedes-Benz GL500

In the corners, the Benz is also Armed with the Airmatic air system, it also features a new Curve”. Standard on the GL500, system uses lateral on both axles to reduce the angle. And that’s not all. In an environment, the computer can decouple the to improve 4×4 ability.

The big Merc still has a transfer but has lost some of the 4×4 tricks of its such as the locking differential Still, with 700Nm of 4ETS traction control and the case, the GL500 is pretty off-road.


The cabin is rather There is loads of space, and the are enveloped by super luxurious and fancy aluminium. All the comforts are and then some. It really is and limo-like in the GL cabin.

With a price tag of just R1-million, you’d expect the to be really good, and so it is. As a bonus, it has a of true grit about it, and you put a monetary value on that.

Mercedes-Benz GL500
Mercedes-Benz GL500
Mercedes-Benz GL500

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