2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class - Road Test Specs

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Sedan

(4.7L V8 AWD 7-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
Base MSRP$54,900
As-tested MSRP$63,005


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


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


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion4 years/50,000 miles
Roadside assistanceUnlimited mileage
Free scheduled maintenanceNone


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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