Mercedes Benz, the luxury car manufacturer of Germany, is back with a resolution to simply rule the Indian auto market. Mercedes has always been famous for its luxury sedan cars in the country. But now Mercedes Benz is eyeing India as a good market for SUV’s and with a vision to capture the tag of best SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle), the company have unveiled their latest GL class model, Mercedes Benz GL 500. The mammoth crossover is definitely above all when it comes to its huge muscular body. The luxurious and extremely spacious interiors give the user true value for their money.
The all new Mercedes Benz GL 500 will be one of the biggest SUV’s launched in India and with the trend of touring on an all time high in the country, the crossover is sure to gain success. The 4X4 will be giving a tough competition to Audi Q series, BMW X series and Land Rover Discovery 3. The fight will be worth watching as all the competitors are from world renowned brands. The all new Mercedes Benz GL 500 is all about contemporary and muscular styling, comfortable interiors and powerful engine. It is one of the best known SUV ever produced around the globe.
Engine & Specifications
The crossover is equipped with power packed V6, 3L, 2987 cc, GL 350 CDI Blue Efficiency engine which is capable of producing ultimate power of 224 bhp at 3800 rpm and peak torque of 510Nm at 1600-2800 rpm. The Mercedes Benz GL 500 comes with a engine which is made up of aluminium and forged steel making it the lightest powerhouse in its category.
The smooth shifting of gears along with higher torque gives the driver a pleasing experience while driving.
The GL 500 has got stimulating and sharp looks which insists onlookers to know the name of the car. The brawny crossover is bestowed with classic head lamps, chrome plated radiator grille and stretching out bonnet. The giant 20-inch 5-spoke light alloy wheels, three point star badges and wheel arch extensions makes the car even more elegant. The presence of 3 louvre radiator grille, with Mercedes logo proudly sitting on it, boosts the overall appearance of the GL 500.
If you thought that was enough for an SUV, hold on, hop inside the car and you will come to know how sophisticated the luxury can be. The spacious elite interiors, with every thing neatly poised at right areas, speak for themselves. COMAND APS, a multifaceted computer system, controls most of the Mercedes Benz GL 500’s interior features. Ample comfort is offered in the crossover with comfortable seats having Nappa leather covering.
Comfort and Convenience
The comfort level in the all new Mercedes Benz GL 500 offers class with dignity. The car offers cocoon of comfort for its occupants along with a never ending list of convenient features. Some unique features include reversing camera controlled by the latest COMAND APS system. Other features include, GPS satellite navigation, integrated Harman Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system, MP3, WMA and AAC file compatibility, bluetooth, hands free communication and the list goes on.
Other imperative features consist of multi-contour backrests for driver and front passenger. Head rests are kept standard for all seats.
Mercedes Benz GL 500 comes loaded with safety features which include side air bag for front and rear, day night rear view mirror, rear seat belts, centrally mounted fuel tank, engine check warning, power door locks, central locking, rear defogger, Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), driver air bags , passenger air bags, engine Immobilizer, traction control and child safety locks.
The luxurious yet fast GL 500 offers a decent mileage of 9 Kmpl on city roads while 12 Kmpl on highways.
The all new cross country Mercedes Benz GL 500 can be proudly tagged as the best performer in its segment thanks to the powerful engine. Built to break the barriers of speed and comfort, the tough SUV can attain a speed from 0-100 Kmph in unbelievable 6.5 seconds. Mercedes have pulled their socks well up to battle the worst road conditions with their GL 500 model. The smooth shifting of gears and superior suspension system offers great speed with smooth and comfortable drive.
The crossover is tagged in the price bracket of Rs 67.19 lakh to Rs 80.90 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).
Apart from high pricing than its competitors, the champion SUV from Mercedes Benz stable doesn’t have any drawback. Something’s in the world are just made to rule.
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