Mercedes-Benz GL SUV swallows the Suburban and Excursion
|   Thursday, April 04, 2013
The new GL SUV from Mercedes Benz has been released into the market. The central topic of discussion in the world of big SUVs so far has been two releases from Ford and Chevrolet, the Excursion and the Suburban respectively. While the Ford Excursion is now extinct, the Chevrolet Suburban has seen a drastic fall in sales. So the massive SUV from Mercedes, the GL or as they are referring to the car, the Big Benz Baby, is now the best and biggest SUV in the market.


Both the Suburban from Chevrolet and the Excursion from Ford has a length of 5.4 metres. The new GL SUV from Mercedes Benz is slightly smaller than that at 5.1 metres. Still the dimensions of the car are pretty impressive. The car weighs in at a whooping 2400 kilograms. The car also has three rows of seat. In one word, the car is massive, and has outgrown any possible competition.

Despite of its huge dimensions, when the car catches some speed, it does not feel so massive. The car is capable of getting up to impressive high speeds, thanks to the wonderful design of the car and the even more powerful engine.

Most of the massiveness of the car has been well disguised under the intricate design of it. The exterior of the car has been thrown into folds and bulges and contours with such fluidity that the car looks sporty rather than massive. It is a soothing site for the sore eye after seeing all the other big SUVs available in the market. Interesting design features such as a tailgate that is sculpted or a spoiler proves to be very useful in driving the eye away from the bulky dimensions of the car. The dynamic design of the headlight and the blunt look of the grill are a deadly combination in terms of looks.

There are many standard features included in the car. One of them is the all wheel drive to increase the performance and the ease of handling of the car. An adjustable air suspension is yet another added feature, though not entirely unique. The car also has very sight lines, making it easier for the driver to note the fenders and bumpers.

Coming to the engine of this huge car, the car packs a mighty V8 under its hood.ome other varieties have an equally powerful V6 hidden in the hood. The V8 with a capacity of 4.6 litres and a horsepower of 362 is quite powerful and it runs on diesel.

Besides being powerful, the engine is also very fuel efficient. The engine gives a mileage of 14 miles per gallon or 16.8 litres per 100 kilometres on city roads and 19 miles per gallon or 12.2 litres per 100 km on the highways.

The price of the new Mercedes Benz GL starts at $63,050. Considering all the features of the car, it can be said that the car falls in a affordable price range and is fit for all the different sectors of the society.
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