Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's Manuals

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is an all-wheel drive SUV of the K3 class with the factory index X166. The debut of the second generation of the model took place in April 2012 at the New York Auto Show.

Even a cursory inspection of the novelty is enough to see the difference between the second generation GL-Class and its predecessor. Designers have revised a lot, but optics stand out most effectively against the background of all exterior changes. However, even more positive emotions are caused by a completely new interior of the SUV. The “charged” modification of the GL 63 AMG, in turn, is outwardly distinguished by enlarged air intakes, other bumpers, more formidable exhaust pipes and original 21-inch rims. The cabin also has a different steering wheel and sports seats with well-developed lateral support.

It would be naive to assume that Mercedes-Benz limited itself to only design new clothes for the GL, leaving the technical part of the SUV unattended. Compared to the first generation, the second has become larger. The car is 5120 mm long, 2441 mm wide and 1850 mm high. At the same time, the wheelbase remained the same. But the GL dropped as much as 100 kg of “extra” weight. In this regard, the Germans did not reinvent the wheel by putting the SUV on an aluminum diet. So, the suspension elements, wings, and hood are now made of “winged metal” in the GL. In addition, the car received a new, lighter windshield, not as heavy as before, electric power steering, as well as magnesium front panel mounts.

Mercedes-Benz does not skimp on completing its cars with additional equipment, but the second-generation GL-Class is equipped with only the most necessary equipment. Air suspension, all-round cameras, lane keeping track, blind spot monitoring and more are offered at an additional cost. The only exception is the GL 63 AMG version, which includes almost everything as standard equipment, including the Ride Control active suspension, which provides not only comfort on any surface, but also excellent cross-country ability.

In the engine range of the second generation Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, there are three powertrains – a 4.7-liter twin-turbo petrol, a 5.5-liter V8 and a 3-liter diesel engine with a V-shaped arrangement of six cylinders. In the GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC version, the diesel engine produces 255 hp. With. power and 620 Nm of torque, while the modification of the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY has 429 “horses” and 700 Nm. In the latter case, the SUV needs only 5.4 seconds to accelerate to 100 km/h. Only the “charged” version of the GL 63 AMG is capable of picking up speed faster. She needs 4.9 seconds, however, the “heart” of such a car is larger – a 5.5-liter V8 is capable of delivering 550 hp. With. power and 760 Nm of torque, while “eating” 12.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle. Such a motor works, as, indeed, all the others, only with a seven-band “automatic” 7G-Tronic Plus.