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Mercedes-Benz GL 350 review

Passenger is not an issue inside, with all rows of seats offering space for adults.


Column-mounted Slow suspension height-change

USB location.

Something this big almost have an ensuite in fact I think it’s than some of the studio in Sydney’s inner-eastern suburbs.

who has ridden a tandem bike no one on the back seat will some idea of what like to drive the GL Mercedes-Benz This is a BIG bit of US-built German SUV and if and seats are what you need, the GL ample of both.

We’re the GL 350 CDI Luxury model, which the uprated turbodiesel 195kW/620Nm V6 to its considerable girth a little than previously, thanks to 30 kiloWatts and 90 more Newton-metres.

With a six-figure pricetag the value is something of a misnomer, but in terms it’s a half-decent

The $131,490 start price a long features list as you would expect — mirrors inside and out, active headlights, ambient electric front seats memory, leather trim, and rear climate control, alloys (up from 19in on the 350CDI), satellite navigation, a CD/DVD player, parking front and rear, a reversing an electrically-operated rear bootlid, bi-xenon headlights, LED running and lights.

The test behemoth was the optional Premium and Vision Premium — which $4600 to the bottom line puts heated and ventilated seats and the Distronic active control on the features list.

The Package — a $4900 up in the asking price — the impressive Harman Kardon 7 surround sound system, entry and start, a sunroof, rear vent windows and bi-folding front sun visors.

The GL’s updated V6 engine on an already-strong package — the direct-injection V6 is equipped with injectors and delivers reasonable almost like a petrol — albeit it with torque.

The 620Nm is on offer 1600 through to 2400rpm not the widest rev-range but peak arrives at 3800rpm. The all-wheel system can be left to its own devices or the has the option of locking the centre and differentials, as well as access to low at the push of a button.

Ride is adjustable — up to a useful maximum in the highest off-road — although the system a little slower than of its opposition.

There’s not much in the way of when it comes to this — long, tall, and brawny of stance, the GL seven-seater is in an elephantine manner.

Passenger is not an issue inside, with all rows of seats offering space for adults, although the third row would best be to the rugrats for a long journey.

The third row does take of the depth from the bootspace, but still a decent load if not as cavernous as the exterior would

The three-pointed star brings an of high levels of safety and the GL disappoint. There’s stability (including the trailer stabilising anti-lock brakes, the Presafe preparation system, eight (dual front, 1st and 2nd row side and full length curtain active front head and a tyre pressure warning are among the safety features

Combining a wide range of into one machine — the fundamental principle behind an SUV and the for their growing popularity.

The GL range is part people-mover, off-roader, part prestige car and it all of these jobs with ease. Granted, it’s not to chase down a sportscar but the GL like it can cover all manner of without serious concern.

There’s a reason why people to drive these things the feeling of complete security regardless of the road conditions with the auto mode on the suspension being the most setting for occupant comfort and the control.

Sport mode manfully to fight bodyroll but too brittle for the passengers, while mode goes a little too far in the direction, becoming somewhat The turbodiesel V6 is impressive, although the travel throttle pedal a big prod to get things underway at more than a leisurely once into the meaty of the engine’s outputs, the big Benz forward with gusto.

The is well looked after, active cruise control, controls for most of the information and which includes the Bluetooth and the integrated iPod, tucked out of in the glovebox (perhaps the centre might be a more convenient

One bugbear is the stalk for the automatic — while it frees up centre console storage but it’s too easy to flick it by something that would quite some time which to become familiar.

The suspension dawdles a bit when ride heights, but once up, the pushbutton low-range and centre and diff locks engaged, the big clambers over mud and slippery without complaint, even on the rubber.

The side steps are a little — thanks to the wheelbase perhaps — but seven people to a remote would be easily achieved.

The of the Mercedes-Benz range is a capable and all-rounder, but those faint-of-heart may be optioning up a few more proximity until they get used to the

Kid-carting, towing and prestige are well covered by the big Benz in the same manner as the Range and Lexus opposition, the GL will (if the balance can sustain the damage go a long way off the beaten track.

Unlike the new Range Rover it’s weight is not as well from the driver, who is always of its girth.

Mercedes-Benz GL 350

Price: (as tested $140,990)

Warranty: 3 unlimited km

Service Interval: or 12-months

Economy: 9.2 l/100km, on 12.2l/100km; 242g/km CO2

Safety eight airbags, ABS, ESP.

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