The Mercedes Benz GL Class full size luxury sport utility vehicle premiered in 2007. The seven passenger GL Class is currently available as the GL320 CDI or the GL450.
The expertly engineered GL Class has 3 rows of seats and comfortably seats 7 adults. Although the GL Class is large in size, the performance resembles that of a smaller vehicle, delivering quick acceleration and extremely responsive handling. Both the GL320 CDI and the GL450 are capable of handling inclement weather conditions with ease and provide a luxuriously smooth riding driving experience under normal circumstances. The G Class was designed for occasional off road use and frequent highway use where the need to transport seven passengers is often necessary. Although cargo space is also more than ample behind the rear seat, if you do not frequently need to transport a multitude of passengers and move or tow larger items you might want to look into a smaller SUV, like the Mercedes Benz M Class, and save on fuel- something as grand as the G Class does have high fuel costs associated with it.
If you are in need of room for seven and must have the Mercedes Benz GL with its unassuming exterior, superb handling and luxuriously refined interior but wish you did not have to empty your pockets at the gas pumps, you are not alone. Mercedes once again responds to public desires with the GL320 CDI. This all wheel drive, 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 engine runs on diesel fuel and delivers more miles to the gallon than can be obtained with regular gasoline while the V6 still delivers a respectable 215 horsepower.
The second model in the 2007 Mercedes Benz GL Class lineup is the GL450, which also comes equipped with all wheel drive that does not require human intervention. Its 4.7 liter V8 engine is undeniably quick and delivers an impressive 335 horsepower- yet the cabin is exceptionally quiet on the highway.
Push button shift lever controls are conveniently located on the steering wheel column in both the GL450 and the GL320 CDI. A variety of well-appointed and lavish amenities that complement the GL Class and suit all discriminating tastes and driving styles, along with an inspiring and eye appealing design with room for seven promises to more than satisfy the most discerning luxury SUV buyer-or passenger.