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Mercedes-Benz GL500

ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz

The first thing you notice the GL is that it is big. Very But don’t let that intimidate because lurking inside huge, towering behemoth is a capable vehicle that does everything it can to help you the massive size.

The second you notice about the GL is that it has a aggression that suggests it just wants to get out on the road, a Range Rover and beat it to with its own supercharger. And THAT is cool…


Likes: Big and styled, but damned impressive it. The full-sized SUV equivalent of Ron Burgundy in a suit, classy. AMG body kit an air of subtle aggro. Restrained yet body works well the sheer size.

Dislikes: Excessive LEDs are a bit


Likes: Incredibly and incredibly well built. comfortable seats. Traditional interior styling works in a large car, particularly Sober and serious, yet incredibly Brilliantly laid out and remarkably sensible. Thunderous stereo.

Rear headrests obscure view a bit. Engine button the only poorly button in the interior, but it IS particularly placed. That stupid coffee cup that appears in the to remind you to take a break seems to go away…

Under the bonnet

Likes: The V8 is a remarkably smooth, civilised source. No shortage of power or torque (700Nm) mean it doesn’t hang around pushed, either. Seven-speed transmission is equally smooth and Makes a thoroughly wonderful when prompted…

Dislikes: Not a lot at

On the road

Likes: Remarkably, it feel anywhere near as as it actually is on the road. Surprisingly and easy to place on the road. fast, very smooth and impressive. Surprisingly adept and remarkably good chassis keep things civilised the corners. Just incredibly regardless of how you are driving it.

Dislikes: Despite the fact it doesn’t feel as huge as it is, it IS and that needs to be kept in


The GL500 is an incredible of machinery that easily the fight right to the equally new Range Rover. On the road, at

In terms of equipment, comfort, handling and sheer presence, the GL matches – and in some cases – the Rangie. Off road, the Big Brit has a far time and would simply the German in its muddy wake, but of these big, expensive never go further off road a slightly damp paddock at the club, or a gravel driveway to the house…

The GL500’s engine is a work of art – being both silky and belligerently aggressive, depending on the circumstances call for – and the interior is impressive. The comfort on offer is staggering to the point that if came equipped with a and a back deck, I would consider buying a GL500 a house.

Mercedes-Benz GL500

Handling-wise, it’s not a car, but don’t tell it like the new Range Rover, it stuff on the road that it shouldn’t. Body roll is but incredibly minimal and well While the steering offers in the way of feel, it is still remarkably and precise.

Getting up a good flow is the GL500 is all about, and that powerful beast under the makes that effortless.

Big may well be reviled by some for sheer flagrant consumption and use of space, but the latest of the breed are so impressive it makes it even to care what those think. And the GL500 is one of the best.


Engine:  4.7-litre V8

Power/torque:  320kW/700Nm

Transmission: automatic

0-100km/h:  5.4 seconds

consumption:  11.5L/100km

CO2 emissions:

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