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The new Mercedes GL (X166) is becoming popular in Russia

Official presentation of the second generation mercedes-benz gl was held at the 2012 new York auto show. The car has caused an increased interest not only in the quality of the new model, but as a new development from a recognized leader in global automobile production. The first generation of GL on the market is from 2006 and still enjoy steady demand.


The front catches the eye of a huge valchiavenna the trapezoidal grille. It is decorated with two impressive horizontal spars, and the emblem of the automaker. Compact xenon headlights augmented complex curvilinear tape LEDs. The bumper is full of ducts and aerodynamic elements, and in its lower part embedded functional aluminum diffuser.

Profile mercedes gl corresponds to the classic silhouette of a large SUV. A flat roof, long hood, stamping along the entire length of the doors, giving the body a General dynamic appearance. For perfect fit and protection of the threshold has a large bandwagon. The entire length of the roof mounted chrome roof rails.

 Front Mercedes Benz gl

On the back of the crossover immediately attracts the attention of the optics in the bigger lights, lavishly decorated with LEDs, using fiber optic technology. Impressive tailgate equipped with electric. From the bottom of the body is installed with protective bumper diffuser.

The dimensions of the body of the new mercedes benz gl class are impressive:

The car comes in various embodiments, body color - black, white calcite, beige pearl, white diamond, silver, iridium, brown citrine, blue cavansite, grey tenoric. The painting is very good - just painted allocates seven layers!

 Profile Mercedes Benz gl


Interior Mercedes YF impressive finishes of aluminum, wood and different types of leather: Exclusive Nappa - naturalnych, breathable artificial leather - ARTICO and classic leather. Multicontour seats driver and front passenger are equipped with electric drive, memory settings and headrests with built-in monitors. On the second row of seats will be able to freely accommodate up to three adult passengers. If required for a comfortable fit all range may be shifted to the third row seats. All second-row seats are equipped with electric drive. If you take them back, it is possible to increase the standard 680 liter of the trunk to 2300 L. In the gallery with no less can comfortably fit two adults.

On the dashboard mounted screen on-Board computer, information devices, made in classic style chetyrehspitsevy steering wheel, dotted with numerous buttons, the joystick controls the automatic transmission. The stylish center console are:

Upon customer request, the roof can be equipped with a huge panoramic sunroof

 Interior Mercedes Benz gl


For Russian consumers new mercedes gl class is offered in four different versions:

All models of Mercedes GL equipped with one form of the automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS, all-wheel drive transmission ’s 4Matic",  fully independent double-wishbone front and multi-link (rear) suspension «AirMatic" and "On and Off road", which includes 6 modes differential lock:

 The engine of Mercedes Benz gl

The opinion of the owners

The most realistic picture of any car by checking out the reviews of owners. The first lucky owners of this car, the vast majority of them unanimously noted the high quality running machine. The full comfort of driving, and from the drive. Especially high marked ride and auto instant reaction to the slightest movement of the steering wheel. Many owners like high-torque engines and, as a consequence, great dynamics. Highly appreciated by the users and the security level of the car.

In principle, the merc GL is quite heavy, and not quite straight roads in our country with lots of potholes and pits can lead to failure of the vehicle chassis, the first repair may be required after 50 000 mileage. On the other hand the reviews of many drivers show that the reason probably lies in an Assembly defect in Chinese factories, the benefit of the main defects identified during the warranty period. In fairness it should be noted that post-warranty repair of Mercedes GL is expensive.

 The rear of the Mercedes Benz gl

Models & prices

Basic Mercedes Benz gl are presented in the list below.

System of active and passive safety

Electrical equipment

Prices for the Mercedes gl depend on the model and spec. So the cost of the car with the engine GL 350 BlueTEC starts at 3 660 000, with the engine GL 400 3 650 000 rubles, with the engine GL 500 5 000 000 and motor GL 63 AMG 7 100 000.