Another star car we got to experience during the Fascination Mercedes – Leh, Ladakh 2011 event, was the GL500 4MATIC. Just like the GL350 CDI, GL500 too is loaded with features which will allow you and your family to experience this wonderful car comfortably on most of the terrains.
In Ladakh, as shown in the images here, GL500 went almost anywhere. Anywhere you want to go, the GL500 will take you, be it climbing hills with high gradients or cruising through path filled with stones or crossing streams or even rivers to an extent.
Powered by a V8 petrol engine with a capacity of 5461 cc, GL500 generates 388 bhp @ 6,000 rpm and 530 Nm @ 2,800 – 4,800 rpm. Mercedes Benz GL500 has a topspeed of 240 kmph and accelerates from 0-100 kmph in just 9.5 seconds.
The other difference we noticed while driving the GL500 is that the car remained stable at higher speeds, unlike the GL350 CDI. The interiors too were refined like for eg, built in surround system from Harman/Kardon Logic7. Other features include COMAND APS with linguatronics, a central system that controls most of the gadgets, electronically adjustable seats just like the GL350, seats and dashboard made of Nappa leather, infotainment system with GPS and multimedia capabilities.
Safety features are similar to the ones in GL350. GL500 has a 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission and has 20” alloys, button operated opening and closing of tailgate, rear seat infotainment system, rear air conditioning vents, easy entry into the third row seats, sliding glass roof, ambient lighting, and panaroma sunroof for the rear. Mercedes Benz GL500 comes with a price tag of Rs. 79.4 lacs (ex-showroom Pune).
To read the review on GL350 CDI in Leh, click here.
To read the review on G55 AMG in Leh, click here.