Mercedes GL 2012, S-Class SUV is updated

The Hall of New York becomes the silent witness to the renewal of a model designed by and for the U.S. market, but we can also enjoy in this our old continent. In 2006 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes GL as proposed to the alternative of long-wheelbase seven-seater on the ML. His skills do not leave jackets to hide their SUV nature, and purpose that has been proposed since its launch six years ago to compete in the segment of high-end large SUV.

The Mercedes-Benz GL is now receiving a second generation that has grown in every way, to offer greater comfort and has been updated with more efficient mechanical and all a waste of security systems. In this way Mercedes-Benz has claimed that this new generation can be regarded as the S-Class SUV, also for elegance and luxury.

Despite the growth experienced in much of its dimensions, the Mercedes GL 2012 has been achieved thanks to its lightweight aluminum weight saving close to 100 kilograms.

A Euro VI diesel and petrol V8 for the new Mercedes GL

This behemoth of 5.12 meters long has achieved the Euro VI emission standards, with a highly efficient diesel mechanic named GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC equipped with a system for reducing nitrogen oxides (NOx). Its consumption is 7.4 litres/100 approved kilometers, with an output of 258 hp at 3,800 rpm, figures very similar to the Porsche Cayenne Diesel also just premiered in the U.S..

The alternative fuel will be the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY, motor vee eight-cylinder and 408 horsepower which stands as the most powerful and fast. The sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.9 seconds practiced and reaches 250 km / h electronically limited. Consumption rises to 11.3 liters per 100 kilometers, a figure that improved and is still 18% lower than that offered by his predecessor.

Mercedes GL: practical, comfortable and safe

The seating arrangement should allow adults to travel comfortably seven passengers in three rows of 2-3-2 seating. The central bench has a system to facilitate access to the two additional seats can be configured optionally with electric on both sides. The total cargo space of 680 liters and 2,300 liters if the middle row folds.

Among the security devices that include integrated PRE-SAFE system that tries to prevent a collision or at least reduce its impact by acting ESP, ASR and ABS. Among the most interesting innovations is also the system to Crosswind Assist compensates for lateral wind to keep track and provide greater stability and security to the driver. Absence of see how it works seems a very useful system for a vehicle of its size and height.

As for the Mercedes GL dynamism integrated Airmatic suspension system, hill start assistant and speed downhill slope. Additionally there will be an optional package called ON & OFFROAD SUV including specific driving programs to move by road and by field. This package improves the Airmatic suspension to increase ground clearance to 285 mm.

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