2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class - Road Test Specs

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Sedan

(4.7L V8 AWD 7-speed Automatic)
Vehicle
Model year2007
MakeMercedes-Benz
ModelGL450
StyleSUV
Base MSRP$54,900
As-tested MSRP$63,005
Drivetrain
Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4663cc (285 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.7
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)335@6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)339@2,700
Transmission type7-speed automatic
Chassis
Suspension, frontDouble control arm, air springs, gas shocks, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearFour link, air springs, gas shocks, stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-sensitive power rack and pinion
Tire brandContinental
Tire model4x4 Contact
Tire typeall season
Tire size, front265/60R18
Tire size, rear265/60R18
Wheel size18 X 8.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFour wheel disc w/ABS
Brakes, rearventilated disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.2
0-60 mph (sec.)6.7
0-75 mph (sec.)9.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.1 @ 91.6
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32.3
60-0 mph (ft.)126.6
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)59.00
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).69
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.6
@ Full throttle (dB)72.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.6
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsAll runs made in "D." No brake torque. Shifts come slightly before indicated redline.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsLong, soft pedal travel. Reasonable effectiveness despite lame feel.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsProgressive understeer until ESP kicks in, then you just stay on the throttle. In the slalom the quickest runs were made with smooth inputs to avoid stability control intervention.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)400
Temperature (°F)59
Wind (mph, direction)4.6
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 City 18 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.4
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,249
Length (in.)200.3
Width (in.)75.6
Height (in.)72.4
Wheelbase (in.)121.1
Track, front (in.)65.0
Track, rear (in.)65.1
Turning circle (ft.)39.7
Legroom, front (in.)43.0
Legroom, rear (in.)40.0
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)34.2
Headroom, front (in.)40.1
Headroom, rear (in.)40.6
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)38.2
Shoulder room, front (in.)58.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.9
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)50.5
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)83.3
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion4 years/50,000 miles
Roadside assistanceUnlimited mileage
Free scheduled maintenanceNone
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake Assist Plus
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionN/A
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemStandard
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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