Mercedes Benz India did not reveal how many of the GL 350 CDI Launch Edition are already booked, but they did reveal that “most” of them are already pre-booked. The Launch Edition which was launched in New Delhi a few hours ago, in the presence of tennis legend, Boris Becker.
Mercedes Benz GL Class is a full size SUV with 7 seats and three rows. It is available with 21 inch light weight 5 twin spoke alloys, AMG body kit with front and rear apron in body-colors, 360 surround camera, two piece tail light, sunroof for all three rows, ParkTronic, COMAND, 7 inch color display with internet browser and GPS, Attention assist, Crosswind assist, aluminum finish running boards with LED illumination, and safety features like DSR, ESP, 4ETS, AIRMATIC, etc
Power is delivered via state of the art 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission to the 4MATIC all wheel drive system. Engine option on offer in India, is the 3.0L V6 diesel, that delivers 260 PS @3600 rpm and 619 Nm of torque at 1600-2400 rpm. This engine is 14.8% more efficient than the older version and delivers 34 PS more power. Top speed is at 220 kmph, while 0-100 kmph is achieved in 7.9 seconds.
Dimensions of 2013 GL Class stand at 5120x1934x1840 (LxWXH), this is increased by 32x4x10 respectively compared to the old model. (All figures are in mm) Boot space too is impressive at 630-1252-2300 liters, depending on the seat rows you lower.
At the launch, Boris Becker said, “It is my pleasure to be part of the GL Class launch in India. It is a true blue SUV and the ultimate machine for offroading. My association with Mercedes Benz goes back to two decades. I enjoy going off-roading with my family and I believe that the GL Class is the perfect companion for these tracks.”