The 2013 GL-Class is a 4-door, 7-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the GL350... More Info BlueTEC to the GL63 AMG.
Upon introduction, the GL350 BlueTEC is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 240-horsepower, turbo, diesel engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. The GL63 AMG is equipped with a standard 5.5-liter, V8, 550-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 13-mpg in the city and 17-mpg on the highway. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. hide
About Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
The 2013 GL-Class is a 4-door, 7-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the GL350 BlueTEC to the GL63 AMG.
Upon introduction, the GL350 BlueTEC is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 240-horsepower, turbo, diesel engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. The GL63 AMG is equipped with a standard 5.5-liter, V8, 550-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 13-mpg in the city and 17-mpg on the highway. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.
Pros need to make more available
Cons dealers need to put more pressure on M.B. to get cars
Purchased as New
my second 550 needs chrome roof rack and better rims the access to the third row seating could be improved
Pros Freshened Interior, Updated Electronics, Roaring Fast
Cons Harsh Ride, Lack of Storage, Confusing,
Purchased as New
I was so excited to order the 2013 GL550 I may have went overboard with the options. I have had two prior GL550's, Escalade and Range Rover (Fiull Size). At this point its equipped much like a top of the line CL at MSRP was $98K.
Designo leather is beautiful, as is the new dash, diamond paint,upgraded cameras and parking assist. It's a beautiful automobile, sure to turn heads!
Ride is still very harsh, with a GVWR of 6400# this is a big truck. Gas mileage is tough, especially as a primary car (although if you can afford a $98K car you shouldn't complain about gas costs in public, and what do you expect for 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds). There is a definate lack of interior storage.
Unfortunatley MB is selling GL450 to Hertz, which takes away much of the exclusivity of the brand, and the GL line....MoreHide
Pros The best production SUV one can buy.
Cons Ridiculously high price for a SUV.
Purchased as New
As a previous GL450 owner, I could not resist test driving the second gen GL.
I think I shouldn't have done that because taking a GL550 with every option out for a spin is more addictive than a first hit of heroin.
The cradling of comfort and luxury, the power and the whole over package of the car makes it a pretty much irresistible.
Winning Motor Trends SUV of the year didn't sway my opinion on getting it as I am a Mercedes fanboi (this one makes it my 6th one).
Aside from all my bias, drive one for yourself and see what you think.
Oh. If you do get it. Hint and half: get the extended warranty. The $5000 price tag saved me almost $20k out of warranty repairs....MoreHide
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