2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: You Have Arrived

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Whether you consider arriving as actually showing up at the event you planned or you consider it when you are able to buy that luxury SUV that you have dreamed about for several years, when you are able to purchase the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class of luxury SUV you have certainly arrived.  Pull up at the lake and everyone will stop and stare at this high powered beautifully crafted brute that offers up a great deal of strong capabilities along with all the power you could ever want.  Don’t just look like you have arrived, actually do it with an awesome SUV that makes a statement wherever you go.

How does this SUV make a statement?  This is a big bulky beast of an SUV that has a few softened lines that turn it into an elegant but brutish beauty.  With a large front grill, a somewhat boxy shape, and a great look the GL-Class is tall, offering a presence you can love.  Sitting up on a large set of tires and star-shaped mag-style wheels, the GL-Class looms large and makes a huge statement for you to really be able to puff your chest out with pride.

If you do decide to invite some friends into your new GL-Class SUV, and you certainly will want to do just that, they will be treated to a pampering and spacious cabin.  There is plenty of legroom in all three rows and some cargo space behind the third row.  The front shows off with a great control center that is top of the line and simply gorgeous.  When you do kick everyone out of the GL and fold down the seats you get a full 93.8 cubic feet of cargo space to load it up with some stuff to bring home and have a great weekend project.

Alright, you have shown off your new GL, but are you going to be able to keep boasting when the vehicle starts and you get going?  You should be able to with no problem at all.  Even at the base model which is one of the few diesel powered base models on the market today.  The GL350 BlueTEC is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine which is attached to the seven-speed automatic transmission which is the only transmission offered on the GL-Class.  This gives you 240 horsepower and 455 lb.-ft. of torque along with a 19 city/26 hwy mpg.

The GL450 comes in with a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 that carries in 362 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque and a fuel mileage of 17 city/21 hwy mpg.  The GL550 offers the 4.6-liter twin turbocharged V8 which has 429 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque along with a fuel mileage of 13 city/18 hwy mpg.  At the top of the lineup the GL63 AMG comes in with a 5.5-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine which produces 550 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft. of torque along with a 13 city/17 hwy mpg.  Even at the large size of this SUV these gas powered engines can make the run to sixty mph in less than six seconds, which shows a massive amount of power.

At the base model the GL is well-equipped offering heated front seats, dual zone climate control, a sunroof, a power tailgate, power folding third row of seats, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, the mbrace2 system, crosswind stabilization and the driver alert system.  The options come in with the premium Harman/Kardon sound system, soft close doors, a heated wood and leather steering wheel, a night vision assist system, blind spot monitoring, a navigation system, tri-zone climate control, the On/Off Road package with a two-speed transfer case, a six-mode drive selector and underbody protection.

The tightened suspension and comfortable ride will give you a ride that feels a lot like a large sedan instead of a bulky SUV.  With a quiet cabin that is full of fantastic features the GL-Class makes a great SUV for you to drive and show off.  You can certainly enjoy the looks of admiration and desire that are part of owning the GL-Class.  This will be the SUV you want to drive every single day in order to have a great drive in the lap of luxury even for your daily commute.  No doubt you will want to take this beauty out for a great drive on any road.

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