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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2006 Road Test

Sat, 01 Jul 2006

UK GL 320CDI V6 4MATIC £51,675
UK GL 420CDI V8 4MATIC £63,075
GL450 petrol V8 4MATIC N/A in UK
UK GL500 petrol V8 4MATIC £65,720

(Comparison European Prices based on ex-factory Euro prices, converted at 1.4 Euros/£1, plus 17.5% VAT, not including delivery. These are for 5-seaters. UK GLs are all 7-seaters.)

GL 320CDI V6 4MATIC at least £45,321, guess £50,000
GL 420CDI V8 4MATIC at least £57,490, guess £62,500
GL450 petrol V8 4MATIC at least £56,147, guess £60,500
GL500 petrol V8 4MATIC at least £62,988, guess £68,000

(American price example: GL450 $58,000 pre tax and delivery, $63,000 to typical spec.)

Available in UK from September 2006.

www.drivethedeal.com price at 20-11-06:-

Mercedes GL320 CDi 5dr Tip Auto £50472 saving £1203

You can hire a Mercedes GL320CDI from www.guysalmon.com

(Unlike the ML63AMG, Mercedes says there will not be an AMG version of the GL. But, of course, there will be if enough rich people ask for it.)

Standard Equipment GL320CDI:

7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission with DIRECT SELECT steering wheel gearshift rockers and steering wheel column selector,
4MATIC permanent 4-wheel drive,
AIRMATIC air suspension with Adaptive Damping System,
Cruise control with Speedtronic variable speed limiter,
ARTICO man-made leather upholstery,
10 way electrically adjustable drivers seat with lumbar support,
Adaptive front airbags for driver and front passenger,
Sidebags for driver and front passenger,
Windowbags for passengers in all seat rows,
Audio 20 radio with CD player and eight speakers,
Bird’s eye poplar wood interior trim,
Dynamic handling systems ESP, BAS, 4ETS, DSR and ABS with special off-road ABS mode,
EASY-PACK load compartment cover and safety net,
Headlamp Assist,
ISOFIX child seat attachment points in second and third seat rows,
Off-Road Pro off-road package including “shift on the move” low range, multi-disc centre and rear diff locks (with up to 100% locking action), modified AIRMATIC (max ground clearance 307mm, max fording depth 600mm), additional underguard, manual mode for 7GTRONIC,
Rear panoramic sunroof over 3rd seat row,
THERMATIC automatic climate control,
Three point seatbelts on all seats,
Driver and front passenger belts with adaptive tensioners and force limiters, belts on outer centre-row seats with tensioners and force limiters, third row seats with pensioners,
Tyre pressure loss warning system,
Windscreen wiper/washer system with rain sensor,
18” alloy wheels with 265/60 R18 tyres.

Extra Equipment on GL420CDI and GL450:

8J x 19 alloy wheels with 275/55 R19 tyres,
Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors,
Burr walnut interior trim,
Heated front seats,
Multicontour seats with memory function for driver and front passenger.
Electrically adjustable head restraints and steering column,
Multi-zone THERMOTRONIC air conditioning.

Additional Extra Equipment on GL500:

Bi-xenon headlamps with Active Light System, cornering light function and high-pressure cleaning system,
Heated second row seats,
Light Birchwood interior trim,
Nappa leather upholstery,
Remote control electrohydraulic EASY-PACK tailgate

Optional Equipment (where not fitted as standard):

Additional rear air-conditioning unit

Chrome package of stainless steel underguard front and rear, high gloss chrome-look roof rails and cross-bar,

COMMAND APS with integrated radio, CD.DVD player, DVD navigation, telephone operation and off-road menu combinable with TV tuner and reversing camera

DISTRONINC proximity control

External spare wheel carrier

Heated multifunctional leather steering wheel


LINGUATRONIC voice control system

PRE-SAFE accident anticipation system

Rear seat entertainment system with 7” LCD monitors in backs of front head restraints, audio/video DVD player, TV tuner, remote control and connection for games consoles or digital camera

Sidebags for second seat row

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Warranty: standard Mercedes UK 3 year warranty.

More at www.mercedes-benz.co.uk


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