The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered in the following submodels: Diesel, GL 63 AMG, SUV. Available styles include GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A), and GL 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (4.7L 8cyl Turbo 7A). GL-Class models are available with a 3.0 l-liter gas engine or a 3.0 l-liter diesel engine or a 4.7 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 429 hp, depending on engine type. The 2016 GL-Class comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed shiftable automatic. The 2016 GL-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle GL450 4MATIC 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A)
Review This is one of the finest SUV's available being beat only by Land Rover Range Rover Diesel which lists for about 25-30k more. The GL's acceleration is sluggish and is much less nimble than my X-5 diesel. The GL offers more space than the BMW and has excellent fuel economy given its size. The premium package excludes adaptive xenon headlights and 3 zone climate control which is ridiculous. The standard halogen lights are anemic at best so it is imperative to order any Mercedes with xenon lamps. Do not purchase a Mercedes without upgraded headlights! Another bad call by the manufacturer was not to include as a standard feature 3 zone climate in a vehicle with a third row. Make certain your GL has 3 zone climate control otherwise you can be certain the third row will be very uncomfortable in summer months or warmer climates. My car included the rear seat entertainment package. The operation of this package is by remote controls so is beyond my four year olds ability rendering it useless. Furthermore the rear monitors can only be operated from the rear seats. Skip this package an I-pad is a much better choice. There is only one USB port in this car. Mercedes seems to lag behind its US competitors in amenities and technology. The car has many attributes and is the most practical SUV currently being marketed. Until something better in its class comes to market this still is a hard car to beat.
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