2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Sport Utility
Benefits of Driving a 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Sport Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a step larger and roomier than most other luxury crossovers as it has three rows of usable seating, but it does compete directly with a set of vehicles that includes the Audi Q7 and Infiniti QX56, as well as the Cadillac Escalade. Among these, the GL-Class stands out for being less truck-like in look and feel, with a more refined ride. The set of luxury features on offer in the GL is also stronger than most in this class, with some of the same advanced-tech items that wow in Mercedes' S-Class flagship.
What's new for 2013?
The full-size Mercedes-Benz GL-Class sport-utility vehicle gets a complete redesign for 2013, with new, more fuel-efficient turbocharged engines, additional advanced safety features and even more luxurious cabin appointments than before.
- Tough yet luxurious styling
- brawny engines
- fuel-efficient BlueTec diesel
- smooth ride
- three usable rows of seating
- leading-edge safety-tech features
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered in three different models: the GL 350 BlueTec, the GL 450 and the GL 550. Engines are the key difference between the three; GL 350 BlueTec models come with a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 engine making 240 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, while GL 450 models include a 4.6L bi-turbo gasoline V8 making 362 hp and 406 lb-ft. GL 550 models include a higher-output version making 429 hp and 516 lb-ft.