The New Mercedes Benz GL-Class - First Class On and Off The Road

Mercedes Benz GL-Class

Mercedes Benz GL-Class

First class on and off the road

Mercedes Benz has unveiled a new highlight in the luxury Sports Utility Vehicle market segment: the GL-Class. The seven-seat premium off-roader offers excellent handling both on and off-road and pampers occupants with its extremely spacious accommodation with the comfort of a luxury saloon. The GL-Class sets another milestone with PRE-SAFE, the comprehensive safety system, a first in this market segment.

With its poised, assured presence, the GL-Class leaves you in no doubt about its aspirations to conquer this competitive market segment. The distinctive, striking design exudes power and exclusivity. Calm body surfaces, powerful, wedge-shaped features and striking details give the impression the luxury off-roader is surging forward even when stationary. The spacious body (length 5088 mm, width 1920 mm, height 1840 mm) is beautifully proportioned.

Superlative comfort whatever the conditions

The welcoming interior with its top-quality materials provides passengers with that typical Mercedes feel-good atmosphere, with more than ample space for up to seven passengers. The GL-Class offers superb comfort on board - whether you’re just popping into town, cruising hundreds of miles or negotiating rough terrain. Occupants still enjoy good freedom of movement even on the two full-sized individual seats in the third row of seats. The distance to the middle row of seats is 815 mm, with 979 mm headroom for passengers. If you need fewer seats, the rear individual seats can be stowed electrically at the push of a button, either individually or in tandem to provide a completely flat load surface. In the five-seater version, luggage compartment capacity is 1240 litres - an impressive benchmark value in the class. The GL-Class can provide up to 2300 litres of load capacity, with the load compartment measuring 2128 mm in length. In line with the wide range of applications handled by the versatile all-rounder, the automatic climate control system fitted as standard in the GL 320 CDI provides consistent temperature for all seven seats both in the depths of winter and on those sweltering summer days. The versions with V8 engines such as the GL 420 CDI, GL 450 and GL 500 come with the standard-fit multi-zone luxury climate control system, which offers even more climatic comfort. Other standard-fit convenience and comfort appointments include ARTICO man-made and leather upholstery combinations, electrically adjustable front seats and a fixed rear glass roof above the third row of seats.

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Published 10 December 2005 Melanie Carter

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