2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has a look that is appreciated by most drivers, as it is very unique. Even though there aren’t that many changes done to this year’s model, the GL-Class is better than ever with some minor adjustments made.




Full Review

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is seen pretty rarely on the road, and that’s only because of one reason, because of the incredibly high price. Even though the GL-Class is worth every penny Mercedes-Benz is asking, it is still very expensive for most car buyers. The combination of a beautifully designed exterior and interior, amazing safety features, and great overall performance is what makes the GL-Class have that prestige.

The exterior of the GL-Class looks as luxurious-looking and durable as ever. The overall shape of it is like a curvy box. The grille is designed with horizontal metal bars inside of it, and accompanying the grille is the Mercedes-Benz logo placed in the centre. The headlights are off to the sides of the grille and are powered by LED lighting. There is also a strip of lighting underneath the main light, which is also powered by LED lighting. This strip of light gives the SUV an attractive look at night. The fog lights are located under the headlights and are also powered by LED lighting. The rear view of the SUV hasn’t changed much. The cargo door still opens vertically and is accompanied by the Mercedes-Benz logo in the centre.

The interior looks great, especially since it is a great complement to the exterior designing. The centre console is very well-organized as all the functions and buttons on it are placed in a clearly visible position for drivers. For the most part, the layout of the centre console is similar to most other Mercedes-Benz models. The centre console is accompanied by the infotainment system and display screen. The display screen is a visual representation of the audio, climate control, navigation system, vehicle alerts, and Bluetooth. Also, since there is another screen near the speedometer, drivers don’t even have to look at an angle to see all these features, they are all right there in front of them. The material used for the dashboard and seats are very good quality, as it looks and feels very comforting. Another convenient feature offered to drivers is an analog located near the armrest which controls majority of the features in the SUV. In terms of space, Mercedes-Benz offers more than enough leg and headroom for both drivers and passengers.

Under the hood, Mercedes-Benz offers a couple of engines. The first being a 3.0-litre V6 BlueTEC turbodiesel engine which is able to produce 240 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque. The second is a 4.6-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which is able to produce 429 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. In terms of fuel efficiency, the first engine is able to drive 100 kilometres in the city with about 12.4 litres and 9.1 litres on the highway. The second is able to drive 100 kilometres in the city with about 18.0 litres and 13.1 litres on the highway.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz G-Glass is a great option to go for. Other than the ridiculously high price and the poor fuel efficiency, drivers will absolutely love this SUV and appreciate even the little things Mercedes-Benz offers. 

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
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Rating: 8.5 / 10



Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC$79,700 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
GL 450 4MATIC$80,800 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
GL 550 4MATIC$102,300 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
GL 63 AMG$130,200 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

January 03, 2017 thru January 31, 2017
Cash
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC$79,700$0$0
GL 450 4MATIC$80,800$0$0
GL 550 4MATIC$102,300$0$0
GL 63 AMG$130,200$0$0
Finance
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%4.90%N/AN/A
GL 450 4MATIC$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%4.90%N/AN/A
GL 550 4MATIC$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%4.90%N/AN/A
GL 63 AMG$0$03.90%3.90%3.90%3.90%4.90%N/AN/A
Lease
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GL 450 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GL 550 4MATIC$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GL 63 AMG$0$0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

General Specs

Engine 3.0000 L
Horsepower @RPM240
Fuel TypeDiesel
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Passenger7
Drive Train4X4 Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

The GL350 uses a 3.0-liter V6 BlueTEC turbodiesel engine with 455 lb-ft of torque and an EPA highway fuel-economy rating of 26 mpg. The GL450 has a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that can launch it to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, while the GL550 employs a 4.6-liter twin-turbo V8 that can make the same sprint in a mere 5.5 seconds. The GL63 AMG has a hand-built 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes an enviable 550 horsepower. GL-Class models have 4Matic all-wheel drive standard, and all engine choices are connected to a smooth 7-speed automatic transmission.

Read more at Kelly Blue Book.

Interiors and Special Features:

The 2016 GL-Class seats seven passengers in three rows with good legroom for all occupants. Cargo space behind the third row is somewhat limited, but folding the second and third rows down opens up the cargo capacity to a generous 93.8 cubic feet. Fit and finish of the interior is impeccable, with soft-touch surfaces and lots of well-done wood and metal trim. Standard equipment includes MB-Tex, which is very much like leather, with real leather an option. The seats themselves are terrific for long hauls, and outward vision is good except to the rear, so the blind-spot monitoring system is a wise choice.

Read more at Kelly Blue Book.

Safety features:

Standard safety features on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, automatic crosswind stabilization, trailer stability assist, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a driver knee airbag, active front head restraints, a forward collision warning system and a driver attention/drowsiness monitor. Also standard are a rearview camera and the mbrace2 communications system that includes automatic collision notification, an SOS button, stolen vehicle location, geo-fencing, alarm notification and remote door lock/unlock. A five-year subscription to mbrace is standard on all GL-Class models, with optional subscription upgrades available that include perks like a 24-hour personal VIP service.

Read more at Edmunds.


Audio

Antenna
Rear audio control
6-disc DVD changer in dashboard
8 speakers
Audio system with 6 CDs, AM/FM radio, digital radio, satellite radio and digital media card (reads MP3 format) and colour screen
Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
Diversity antenna

Body Exterior

Body side moulding
Trailer towing preparation
Chrome/bright trim around side windows, on side of body and on bumpers

Brakes

Electronic brake distribution
Electronic hand brake
4 disc brakes (4 ventilated)
ABS
Brake assist with preview
Hill holder
Brake assist system

Bumpers

Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Cargo area cover
Load restraint: hooks

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 2,075.00

Convenience

Cargo area light
Text to speech / speech to text
Apps control
Built-in Apps
WiFi network
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
110V power supply
DVD
Internet connection
Voice activating system; includes radio, phone and naviagtion system
Coming home device
SmartKey smart key: ; includes memory seat
Garage door opener
Entertainment display screen located in front ; includes DVD 8.0
HDD navigation system: 3D and voice info with traffic info ; includes 8.0-in. colour screen
4 passenger assist handles
PARKTRONIC front radar & camera parking distance sensors, PARKTRONIC rear radar & camera parking distance sensors, side camera parking distance sensors
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Front and rear reading lights
Cigar lighter in front seats
Cruise control
Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position and steering wheel position
Power liftgate
Remote control trunk/hatch release
1 12V in cargo area, front and rear
Surround view
Internal Hard Drive : 40.00 GB storage
Parking assistance: Fully automatic for rear parking
Front and rear ashtray

Dimensions

Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 2,300 and all seats in place: 295
Cargo area dimensions: length (mm): 500 and width between arches (mm): 1,026
4X4 specifics: approach angle (degrees): 33.0 and departure angle (degrees): 27.0
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 5,120, overall width (mm): 1,934, overall height (mm): 1,850, ground clearance (mm): 277, wheelbase (mm): 3,075, front track (mm): 1,655, rear track (mm): 1,675 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 12,400
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,004, rear headroom (mm): 1,015, front leg room (mm): 1,024, rear leg room (mm): 1,003, front shoulder room (mm): 1,486, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,481, 988, 889 and 1,283

Doors

Body colour exterior door handles
Rear door: lifting gate
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged

Engine

Engine: 3.0L BlueTEC V 6 DOHC with VVT
Turbocharged
Emissions data: CO2: 6,469 kg/yr
Nitrogen oxide reduction system:

Engine Performance

Performance: maximum speed (km/h): 210 and acceleration 0-100 km/h (secs): 8.4
Power: 240 hp @ 3,600 rpm; 455 ft lb of torque @ 1,600 rpm
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 13.6 ; highway= 10.0 ; combined= 12.0 ;

Fuel

Fuel: diesel
Fuel tank: 100 litre capacity
Fuel system: diesel common rail

Instrumentation

Service interval indicator
Multi-function display screen 8.0 and 2
Main dashboard display
Tachometer
External temperature
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Compass
Low tire pressure monitor displays pressure

Interior Trim

Luxury trim: alloy/leather on shifter, wood/woodgrain on center floor console, wood/woodgrain on doors, wood/woodgrain on dashboard and none
Carpet floor mats
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment, carpet in load area and none
Floor mats

Lights

Directional headlight control with dusk sensor active high beam
LED brake lights, side indicator lights, day time running lights and rear lights
Daytime running lights
Door entry light
Rear fog lights
Headlights: Bi-Xenon with projector beam lens Bi-Xenon
Front fog lights

Locks

Anti-theft protection includes: anti-lift
Immobilizer
Remote keyless power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking
Anti-theft protection

Paint

Metallic paint

Roof

Power glass sunroof ; includes tilting function, sliding function, sunshade and one-touch opening
Roof rails chrome/silver

Safety

LATCH
Third row seat belts for driver and passenger
Rear seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver, rear seat belts with pre-tensioners for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats, 2 height adjustable head restraints for 3rd row seats
Front side airbags
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Driver knee airbags
All three rows protected by curtain airbags
PRE-SAFE collision warning systemfeatures: seat belt activation, brake assist, 0 km/h min speed activation and visual/acoustic warning
Lane departure warning
Trailer stability program
Airbags 7
Blind Spot Assist overtaking sensor

Seats

Front seat centre armrest
Seat upholstery: main seat material
Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : heated, bucket with 5 power adjustments ; details: memorized height, 2-way electric and memorized tilt
Rear seats: power split-folding split bench with seating for three split ; details: manual recline
Third row seats: remote, power, split-folding split bench with seating for two fold flat to floor
Rear seat centre armrest
Seating: 7 passengers

Service

Intermediate service 15,000 and 9,321
Intermediate service 15,000

Steering

Heated alloy & leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes power adjustment, height adjustment, telescopic adjustment and easy entry
Vehicle speed proportional power steering type

Storage

Storage box trunk
Cupholders in front row, rear seats and 3rd row seats
Full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console

Suspension

Interactive front and rear suspension levelling
AIRMATIC independent front wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and air springs, AIRMATIC independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and air springs
Driver selectable responsive suspensionfeatures: electronic-control

Transmission

Electronic Stability Program (ESP) stability control
Electronic traction control
3.270:1 axle ratio
4MATIC full-time 4WD drive with descent control
Transmission: 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. paddle shifters
Roll stability control
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)

Ventilation

Air conditioning with automatic control, dual-zone
Passenger seat secondary ventilation controls
Ventilation system with cabin filter, automatic recirculation and active carbon filter

Version

Data completeness
Powertrain type : combustion
Date introduced:
Trim level:
Version information 30 Jul 2015
5-door SUV

Visibility

Power electrically foldable mirrors
Remote control operation of opening rear ¼ windows
Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Tinted glass
Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe and rain sensor
Privacy glass on rear and rear side
High pressure headlight cleaners
Front and rear power windows with 2 express
Heated washer
Laminated side windows
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows
Driver door mirror: auto-dimming, heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights, passenger door mirror: auto-dimming, heated, body colour, power adjustable with automatic tilting for reverse and indicator lights
Electrically foldable mirrors

Warranty

Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 48, 80,000 and 49,710
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM 48, 80,000 and 49,710
Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ Unlimited km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km

Weights

Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 3,250, published curb weight (kg): 2,455, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 3,402, payload allowance (kg): 795, Manufacturer’s own, 3,250 and 3,402

Wheels

Rear axle
Front and rear all-season tires 275/50/H
Front and rear alloy wheels: 20"x 8.5"
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim

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