Road Test MercedesBenz GL500 | The National

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Mercedes Benz gl 500 road test

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Surely I’m not the only one who the current range of Mercedes-Benz cars bewildering. There are a number of models and variations so when I was offered a GL 500 for a few days, I had to do a search for images on the internet to me exactly what one of those is. I be sure, until seeing whether or not I’d driven one

As it turns out, I haven’t. different to the G-Class, the GLK-Class, the M, ML and all the the GL is, perhaps, a natural rival to Cayenne, BMW’s X5 or the new Range It’s a gargantuan SUV with prestige and heaps of attitude and presence that happens to be a dab in the rough stuff, too. If you to seat seven people in and comfort while travelling at a ludicrous rate of knots, the ability to traverse the desert on the you need look no further this Merc.

At more than five long, this is a vehicle for roads in many parts of the but here it seems to make sense. Apart, that is, it comes to the tricky art of finding a enough parking space. gigantic. And it weighs 2.5 tonnes when unladen, so it’s not for with much of an environmental Mercedes-Benz, however, has made latest generation of GL some 18 per more economical than its as well as visually more I can’t think of a more full-size SUV than this and it sell in our region on that alone.

Inside the GL, occupants are treated to levels of refinement. It’s luxurious, intelligently laid out and well crafted, to a point it could be considered a bargain. At until you start ticking at the options list. My car has had the lot thrown at it, a Bang Olufsen sound that looks like been lifted from an Martin Vanquish, and night display. It all combines to give a of absolute well-being, like inside an ultra-modern, five-star room that can obliterate anything else it shares space with.

Something weighs so much should not be to shift with such With 700Nm of twist from just 1,800rpm, this thing shifts supercar ease. Simply dab the and it surges forward with effortless speed, while the big V8 its voice just enough to a stupid grin to your It’s easily enough to slake the thirst of all but the most speed freaks, but there’s an more potent AMG nut job available if you do need locking up. For the rest of us, is certainly enough for most

The GL must be one of the most impossible-to-crash on the market today. We’re to Mercedes-Benz loading its cars tech to make our journeys but the list of driver assist here is deeply impressive despite my previous misgivings these nanny-state devices, in the GL most welcome. Because, a car is as large as this, you need all the you can get to keep it scratch-free while on the Standard kit includes Collision Assist, which applies the if the car senses you’re about to end another vehicle and, to with keeping in a straight during severe sandstorms, Assist will gently the appropriate wheels to make you don’t get blown across the Handy when your car is as as some houses.

Optional extras include a camera, which is a massive when parking, as it effectively you a birdseye view of your making squeezing into the spots an absolute doddle.

seven seats on board, is first-class travel for all the family, but if you extra load space easily sorted, too, up to 2,300 litres of Ikea-friendly available should the need But, unlike some seven-seat cars out there, you can on this one to keep all occupants in safety, even when on the third row. Seriously, doesn’t get much more than this, which is when you have small in the back.

Mercedes Benz gl 500 road test


Try as I might, I cannot find any glaring enough with the GL 500 to me recommending it. A friend of mine, experiencing this very car, even managed to get a night’s sleep in it and, had it not for its lack of a shower cubicle, he have considered giving up his to live in it. SUVs might not be thing, but this one merits attention — it’s impressive on every level and all the car you could ever need.

Base price Dh366,565

Turbocharged 4.6L V8

Gearbox automatic

Power 435hp @

Mercedes Benz gl 500 road test
Mercedes Benz gl 500 road test

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