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Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series

Mercedes GL 350 CDI Test Drive

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Car tested: 2011 GL350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY

Price OTR Rs. 86,70,278/-

The GL Class was mainly for the American market, no prizes for to that considering the humongous of this vehicle and American for large sized cars. made in 2006, it was first at the 2006 North American Auto Show. Though the GL was seen as a replacement for the G Wagon, Benz decided to keep the G in its classic avatar and the GL was sold as a 7-seater version to the M Class. We the Mercedes GL-Class and find out if really matters.

Exteriors – The has a aggressive stance with looks. The front grille the 3 pointed star and large assembly houses the projector On either side of the air dam is the daytime LED lights, which look in chrome surrounds. Side come integrated with the rear view mirrors the hood gets vents for air The roof is outlined by roof with a sunroof in the middle.

the side profile, this SUV goes on and on and on. 5 spoke alloy highlight the side profile and the and rear fenders outline the looks.

The rear looks subtle chrome inserts here and giving a premium feel. exhaust is again surrounded by and reflectors are placed at the lower end of the Rear glass area is in proportion to the size of the vehicle.

To highlight the size, i have the GL next to a Hyundai Getz. The looks like a toy next to the

Interiors – With size on its the GL is as spacious as it looks from the Leather covered dash beige interiors is captivating. built quality is well and the GL follows the same cues accurate fit and finish. The front offer electric adjustment lumbar support. Surprisingly, seats are omitted from the of of goodies. Front seats are and have good all around support and thigh support.

window switches are easily All the windows get the auto up/down

The middle row on the other hand average thigh support but well as far as the legroom and headroom is It can comfortably seat three

The last row is ideal for kids as is bare minimum. For a SUV of this one does expect two adults to sit The last row seats can be electrically to make more room in the Two sets of buttons are provided, one in the and one near the c pillar on the drivers

MID screen serves as the display for the camera. In case you manually off the audio system and slot reverse, the display wont up until you switch it on again. it should come on automatically the car goes into reverse However, even with the off, the beeps will you if you get too close to the object behind.

space is small but as mentioned the row can be folded to make more 12 V charging point is provided in the corner. Under the boot a 165/90/19 space saver.

space can be enhanced further by the middle row seats.

Air conditioning is as with all Mercedes cars and zone climate control is for the front seats. The middle row a vent on the center console and on the roof. The last row gets only on the roof. Airmatic can adjusted by turning the know left). Sound quality is with the rear seats individual LCD screens. Bluetooth can be used to pair your with the car. Parking can be toggled on/off as per the requirement, it turns out to be of nuisance value in driving conditions wherein walk brushing the car and the system a headache beeping away to

The last row windows can be electrically to about this much to some air.

Ride, and Braking – The GL comes with 19 inch alloys and Dunlop tyres. In the city, one can keep the in the comfort mode and in this the GL will absorb most of the on the road and give you a composed quality. In the sports mode, the stiffens up and gives you an punch in the department. Weighing about kgs, there is a fair of bodyroll but considering the size of machine, handling is fair.

In conditions, the ground clearance can be (courtesy of Airmatic Suspension) to it does not scrape its belly. For Airmatic suspension uses air struts instead of regular The height can be increased in 3 increments, on the type of terrain (inclination The smart thing is that you hit flat ground and speed up, the GL automatically reduce its ride

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series

The GL is also equipped with DSR Speed Regilation), which can be by the flick of a button on the centre Downhill speed can be regulated 6 – 18 kmph. This feature is useful while getting and will prevent you from down too fast. Again, you are on a flat surface the DSR will disengage.

All wheel drive or in Merc speak along airmatic suspension with 4 independent suspension bolted a subframe (at the rear) with differentials ensures you will sail past the toughest of

We were particularly impressed by the characteristics of this giant. At any dab the brake pedal gently and you be amazed by the minimum braking The pressure sensitive brake does its job without too much no sponginess in the feel of the pedal at ABS, ESP and all four disc aid in achieving such a phenomenal performance.

Performance – Powered by a 3 ltr, V6 the GL produces 224 bhp of power at 3800 rpm and 510 nm of at 1600 rpm. The same delivers an exhilarating performance in the E 350 but its the of this mighty SUV (2.5 which plays spoilsport the power to weight ratio. power is adequate and this SUV certainly better than the R we tested a few weeks ago. In the rev limiter driving the GL crossed the 0 – 100 in 10.56 seconds.

Mated to engine is the 7G tonic gearbox is slick and effective but does time between shifts. shifts provided for the spirited but the gearbox functions best in the D Engine refinement deserves a mention.

Even with a centre of gravity, this SUV planted at high speeds and one has the to push further. Any no point one a hint of instability. This can be to the fact that the car lowers by 15 mm it crosses 140 kmph, and again once the speed comes the 140 mark. The GL can hit 200 kmph, with the 160 coming in easy and the next 40 some effort from the On our test, the GL delivered a mileage of 8 kmpl.

Conclusion – The Mercedes GL-Class is and fits in perfectly for a highway with its size compromising in the city. Its delivers a decent but at this price, one does more punch from the Apart from this, is really nothing to complain Its built quality, interior off road capabilities and above the ‘Star” on its grille make it an prospect and the goodies it comes you have to consider the GL Class as a SUV.

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* Serious Off Roading Capability

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