Mercedes GL450

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Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mercedes GL450

2007

Don’t read this Sneak Preview: this is the truck in it’s class, but we got a Cayenne Turbo S instead as a close-out for almost $30,000 sticker. We couldn’t resist!

Mercedes GL450


INTRODUCTION

My wanted something bigger my Mercedes E430 for hauling our baby, so we went shoppiung for

This review is based on my driving of the GL450.

Mercedes the GL450 Mercedes-Benz’ biggest vehicle ever. Mercedes makes busses and military and I suspect the Grosser 770K of was bigger, but the signs at US Mercedes say it’s the biggest; maybe by Mercedes means ever in of American’s limited comprehension of Mercedes has been making for over 120 years.

0-60s actual

shift paddles

glass

cargo: 40 wide x 48 deep x 32

LIGHTS

Halogen

The standard low-beam refractive projectors and high-beams aren’t as good as the halogen lights on out 2006 9-3 or my 2002 E430. Pass on

Xenon

The Xenons, a $900 (option #319, Lighting are great. I’m a photographer, and always been very to quality and quantity of light, so I these things.

The xenons the entire road, from far to far right, in an all-encompassing carpet of

Even the high beam is unlike cars from years. This is why it’s bi-xenon, meaning both the and low beams are xenon. For the past ten the xenon options on Mercedes, BMW and the rest have only for the low beams.

Bi-xenons are simple: you tal the high beam, the internal shade moves out of the way and now everything is lit by not just the bottom half of the Flick them when against a wall and you’ll see how the beam appears at high, and the bottom half appears on low

A huge advantage of bi-xenon is the high beams come on — as soon as the shade out of the way. Conventional lights a fraction of a second for the high to turn on, even if you had xenon

Of course the xenons take minutes to warm up; but the high/low is always instant.

Since the and low xenon light projects the same hole, the GL450 the halogen high beams of the model and fires them too, alonmg with the high beams.

The color of the may not have been that They seemed a bit greenish-blue; not This may of may not be the case; I dind’t it for that long in dark conditons to get a good read on it. The xenons are white; the crappy are blue.

The xenons steer like a At slow speeds the inside steers more into turn.

They adjust as you As you come to a stop and the GL450 forward, the lights peek up to the same road distance As you hammer it and haul off, the front end rises, and the lights point down to the same to avaoid blinding other This allows the GL450 lights to illuminate further the road and cast less since they don’t to be pointed down to the lowest needed to prevent glare on

GETTING A GREAT DEAL

I put as a separate page at Getting a Deal on a New Mercedes. We would paid $1,000 below which is about $4,000 sticker.

NAVIGATION

I didn’t with the nav system. I prefer the of my pocket GPS I take everywhere.

I’m told that the GPS doesn’t treat me like a as the nav systems of lesser marques do. The nav of the Mercedes should work including the ability to use it as you drive. marques like Jaguar defective nav systems which inpouts as you drive, making it for me to navigate as co-pilot when with someone else.

God Mercedes for treating us like not idiots. The passanger cna run the nav while the pays attention to driving.

Mercedes-Benz GL450

Control

As it has for decades, the cruise is a simple stalk on the left of the It’s always on — you have to turn it on as you do on lesser

Tap it up or down to set and hold your speed.

Then tapping or it up or down increases of decreases speed.

Small taps in 1 MPH increments.

New: Push it up or down to lock-in speeds in 5 MPH increments. If you’re doing 43 one big tap up gets you exactly 45MPH. more big taps up will in exactly 65MPH. If the speed drops to 50 MPH, give it big taps down.

It shows the set speed digitally on the

It’s clever and appears to use the to slow down, even on the model. Tap it down to a slower and the GL450 smoothly decelerates to selected speed.

Tap the brake or it away from you (towards the to turn it off and drive yourself.

set, pull the stalk you to resume a previous speed.

I this new cruise control. I in exact speeds of freeways. exactly 94 MPH for fuel economy? it a few big taps up to 95, and one small tap down to 94 Brilliant.

Engine and Transmission

GL450 Engine

Most of it is hidden under vanity covers.

It has a 4-valve per 4.6L V8 rated 339 ft-lbs and 315 HP.

fuel of course.

EPA MPG is 15 city, 19 The earliest production (oldest) made in 2006, had a different VIN and only rated at 14/18 Their VIN was 4JGBF71E 27 Axxxxxx. THe GL450s have VIN 4JGBF71E 47 The difference is in the 9th character, a 2 or a 4. No one has any idea changed, but it’s on the window

Mercedes-Benz GL450
Mercedes-Benz GL450
Mercedes-Benz GL450
Mercedes-Benz GL450

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