MercedesBenz GL 350 CDI 2013 | Cars Review | Premium luxury…

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Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI 2013 | Cars | Premium luxury SUVs | India

The second generation GL 350 is more luxury and power at a price.

Mercedes-Benz first the GL in 2010 and when brought to it was already towards the end of its life It had started to look dated and as a import had a steep price tag Rs 90 lakh). Now, the carmaker has the GL 350 and this seven-seater is now assembled allowing for a more affordable Rs lakh price.

The GL gets a three-pointed star on the massive up front. And this new GL’s is a lot softer and has a lot more detailing to it its predecessor. The chrome strip runs along the bottom of the bumper is one of the touches aimed to the behemoth look premium. The sloping roof disguises the profile to some extent, but really helps the looks is the AMG kit that the initial batch of GLs come with.

The kit includes front and rear and gorgeous 21-inch wheels with massive road

Based on the current car’s this GL is 21mm longer, wider and 10mm taller, at 2455kg, is 50kg lighter the previous car.

The car gets air and comes with huge brakes. It also gets assisted power steering as to the previously use hydraulically assisted steering. There’s a new steering system which adds corrective steering inputs if, the vehicle is oversteering.

Also is the crosswind assist, which the brakes to keep the car stable driving in strong crosswinds.

time around, Merc offering the optional off-road kit differentials and a low-ratio transfer There is a special off-road for the ESP and hill descent control as though.The GL’s cabin is Mercedes fare. The entire (similar to the M-class) has been up to speed and now looks far fresher and than before.

The column-mounted selector leaves space in the console for very easily cupholders. And, of course, plenty of underlying solidness and to everything in here. We’ve been fans of Merc’s system, which is not quite as to use as BMW’s i-Drive or Audi’s

The screen has old-school fonts and through the various menus as simplified as we would like.

The selling point, though, is its cabin; very few rivals can seven in as much comfort. good space up front and in the middle row, but it’s the row that is properly spacious, to the fundamentally upright shape of the It also helps that the is bright and airy because of the glass area.

As for boot with all rows up, there’s space that expands to a 2,300 litres with all down. A neat feature is the folding third row that flat into the boot In launch edition spec, you get of kit too, like electric adjust, three-zone climate a panoramic roof and a navigation that’s integrated into the system.

In its latest state of the tried and tested 2987cc V6 that resides in the GL 350 CDI is really It now has 258bhp at 3600rpm and a stump-pulling of torque from 1600rpm as to the old GL’s 224bhp and 52kgm. an engine that makes work of the sheer weight, as is from the 8.9sec 0-100kph

This GL has as much accelerative as you’ll ever need for driving, and the impression is of a car that has a of grunt for whatever situation you be in. It’s an effortless cruiser and a quick one at that. Because of its size, you don’t realise how you are going a feeling that’s by the smooth shifts of the seven-speed automatic.

We loved how this had the answer for any situation it is responsive in traffic and, because got so much more torque before, throttle response is and, crucially, it has much step-off thrust than the car. If anything, the gearbox is a bit to respond to downshifts, a typical of Merc’s 7G-Tronic transmission. also a very quiet at idle there’s just the of noises and absolutely no vibration.

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series

And, when you stretch it, you do hear is the pleasant hum of a cultured V6.

most Mercs, the GL has a pillowy and it’s clearly been set up for However, the ride is not as flat and as we would have liked, was a big disappointment. Sharp edges the GL off guard and send a shimmy the body shell. The low-profile are partly responsible for corrupting the but the combination of a 2.5-tonne kerb high centre of gravity and dampers is what gives the GL its composure.

You need to really use the damper settings to get the best out of the dynamics. At low speeds on lumpy you need to be in Comfort mode Sport feels too firm, and you’re driving on a winding you have to go to Sport because just too wallowy otherwise. best not to corner too hard in the GL it rolls alarmingly, and the almost levels of roadholding and agility in a BMW X5 remain beyond the capabilities of Merc.

The silver lining is the light which may not have the best but is accurate and weighs up quite to give you a sense of confidence at maximum speed. The brakes are really powerful and have bite.

In the confines of the city, it can be a handful. The sheer length and width can make it a bit of a squeeze tighter spots. Still, the big area and square sides it easy to judge where its lie.

Owners will appreciate the Park Assist similar to the one first seen on the VW It will steer the

car into a slot if it decides the space is big leaving throttle and braking with the driver. But remember, is a long vehicle and will out of most standard parking

Despite its massive weight, the GL to return some decent figures. In the city, thanks to the Eco and stop-start system, the GL managed while on the highway it gave The large 100-litre fuel gives the Merc a very range of 850km.

The GL is a great for those who are looking to travel in and in ultimate luxury. It’s got all the bits retained from the car and the best part is now, it with a much more price tag.

Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI AT Special Series


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