Mercedes Benz GL Class SUV Review and Specs – The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL is Mercedes-Benz’s biggest SUV, a three-row luxury bus aimed squarely at Americans. In Fact, the GL is built right here in America, where it sells very well. It shares its platform and assembly line with the two-row M-Class SUV, offering similar powertrain choices and features.
Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation GLK-Class is in the final phases of its development, and it looks like the popular small SUV will sport a very handsome new look. As the latest spy shots confirm, the new GLK will be slightly larger than the model it replaces. This is in order to make room for the smaller 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class.
Mercedes Benz GL Class SUV Review
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC is powered by a 240-horsepower turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine. The 2015 GL450 has a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 362 horsepower, which is the same power output as the 2014 GL450’s 4.7-liter V8 engine. However, the new engine gets three more miles per gallon in the city and seven more on the highway than the old engine. The GL550 carries over its twin-turbocharged 429-horsepower 4.7-liter V8 engine, while a 550-horsepower twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine comes with the GL63 AMG. All models have a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The base 2015 GL350 BlueTEC earns an EPA-estimated 19/26 mpg city/highway. GL450 models return 17/21 mpg.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class seats seven and comes standard with leatherette upholstery, front seats that are heated and eight-way power-adjustable, a leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, a power liftgate, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, HD Radio, smartphone app integration, a USB port and a 7-inch display screen. Options include leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a 13-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound audio system, satellite radio, navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system. Blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic braking, parallel parking assist, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system and automatic collision notification are also available. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class starts at $63,600.
Mercedes Benz GL Class SUV Specs
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