2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class  -  $54,275


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $54,275
Base Invoice: $50,537
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4MATIC 4dr 3.0L CDI
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: GL320 CDI SUV
Transmission: 7-speed automatic drive-adaptive transmission
Engine: 3.0L CDI DOHC 24-valve V6 diesel engine w/variable nozzle turbocharger

Model Highlights

For 2007, Mercedes-Benz rounded out their family-oriented array by introducing the seven-seat GL-Class, and for 2008 the manufacturer adds the higher-performance GL550 to the lineup, with its 5.5L V8 and 21-inch wheels.

The 4.7L V8 found in the GL450 is a derivative of the four-valve-per-cylinder engine that first appeared in the S550. In the GL, it makes 335 horsepower and 339 ft-lbs. of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission helps the GL450 sprint to 60 mph in only 7.4 seconds.

The GL320 CDI starts at $53,000, $2,500 less than the GL450, and was introduced late during the 2007 model year. While it only makes 215 horsepower, the 3.2L V6 diesel engine makes a whopping 398 lb-ft or torque. It will banish all your old ideas of what a diesel engine is like, too: it's quiet, has no noticeable odor, and offers a tidal wave of torque.

The GL550, starting at $76,975, improves the powertrain lineup with Mercedes-Benz' impressive 5.5L V8. Outside, 21-inch wheels and more aggressive styling for the front grille and fender flares are standard. Rounding out the remainder of the GL550's $21,475 base price differential is much of the GL450's optional equipment list, including trailer stability assist, an adaptive damping system, sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, power liftgate, leather upholstery, heated rear seats, burl walnut trim, the Parktronic system with rearview camera, hand-free communication and voice-recognition capabilities, and more.

The interior of all three will look familiar to M-Class owners, but there are a few surprises. The middle row of seats is split 60/40, and tumbles on the passenger side for access to the third row. The third row has a reasonable amount of legroom, which makes the GL-Class versatile as both a cargo and a people hauler. One of the neatest features on the vehicle is the two buttons in the rear cargo area that raise or lower either third seatback electrically. Total cargo space with both rows folded is a voluminous 83.8 cubic feet.

Plenty of protection is built into the GL-Class models. Besides a very strong roll cage body, passive safety items include permanent four-wheel-drive, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes, an electronic stability program, traction control and eight air bags.

The GL-Class comes standard with all the power accessories you'd expect, along with dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a 6-disc CD changer and a multi-function leather steering wheel. Bird's-eye maple trim (burl walnut on the GL550), eight-way power and heated front seats and HomeLink add to the SUV's luxurious feel.

On the GL320 and GL430, optional rear park assist, running boards, xenon lights, harman/kardon audio, tri-zone climate control, leather seats, and a rear entertainment system ensure that the GL can be configured to just about any taste.

Aside from the size of the family the vehicle can accommodate, what separates the GL-Class from the M-Class is the air-adjustable suspension. Besides being able to raise and lower the GL-Class, you can also choose between a comfort and sport setting that produces an easily noticeable change in ride. It also automatically levels the front and rear end as the weight of the load varies.


Model News

New for 2008, the GL550 adds Mercedes-Benz' impressive 5.5L V8 engine to the GL-Class. These vehicles are built alongside--and share many parts with--the M and R-Classes. Due in part to its unibody construction, the GL-Class offers nearly the same agility as smaller SUVs, only it carries a gigantic 83.3 cubic feet of cargo space. All models feature automatic four-wheel-drive and a smooth seven-speed automatic transmission.


Value Writeup

The 2008 GL-Class is the large basketball-team-sized SUV in the Mercedes-Benz stable, making M-B a serious contender in the full-size luxury sport utility segment. The GL320 CDI has a state-of-the-art diesel engine. Besides offering enormous reserves of torque and making the GL320 CDI one of the only seven-passenger SUVs that can boast a highway fuel economy rating of 24 mpg, it is quiet, doesn't smell, and satisfies emissions requirements. The GL450 V8 is also a remarkable vehicle for family hauling adventures, with loads of luxury features and room, as well as 335 horsepower. But if even that's not enough, the GL550 kicks out 382 horses to drive its massive 21-inch aluminum wheels, and most of the goodies that are optional on the lesser GL-Class are standard on the GL550.


Pros

As nimble as a much smaller vehicle; available with two powerful gas V8s or a modern diesel; luxurious, reliable, safe, and stylish.


Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
475.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
633.60 mi

Engine Type
Diesel V6

Displacement
3.0L/182.3

Fuel System
CDI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 3800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 1600 - 2800

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
143 ft³

Front Head Room
40.1 in

Front Leg Room
43.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Second Head Room
40.6 in

Second Leg Room
40.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.9 in

Third Head Room
38.2 in

Third Leg Room
34.0 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.5 in

Wheelbase
121.1 in

Length, Overall
200.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.0 in

Height, Overall
72.4 - 75.6 in

Track Width, Front
65.0 in

Track Width, Rear
65.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension) in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
83.8 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
51.5 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
18.9 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
40.4 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
31.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
14.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
5296 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
7500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
750 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Spring-Struts

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Spring-Struts

Front Tire Size
P265/60R18

Rear Tire Size
P265/60R18

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.4 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V242000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 02, 2008

Component
TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected
52740

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING 52,740 MY 2006-2008 GL AND ML CLASS VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FLEX-N-GATE TRAILER HITCH. SOME OF THE WELD SEAMS CONNECTING THE TRAILER HITCH RECEIVER TO THE ATTACHMENT BAR USED TO SECURE THE TRAILER HITCH TO THE BODY FRAME DO NOT MEET PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS.

Consequence
THIS MAY RESULT IN THE TRAILE RHITCH RECEIVER SEPOARATING FROM THE ATTACHMENT BAR, CREATING A ROAD HAZARD WHICH MAY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH. THE TRAILER HITCH MUST NOT BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE UNTIL IT HAS BEEN REPAIRED.

DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE TRAILER HITCH. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2008. OWENRS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008050004. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

3.0L CDI DOHC 24-valve V6 diesel engine w/variable nozzle turbocharger

7-speed automatic drive-adaptive transmission-inc: driver-selectable Comfort mode, Touch Shift

Electronically controlled air intake throttling

4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)

4-wheel drive w/downhill speed regulation, hill-start assist

Electronic stability program

4-wheel air suspension-inc: spring-struts, automatic passenger & load weight compensation, height adjustable

Independent double wishbone high-strength forged aluminum-alloy upper arms & cast iron lower arms front suspension-inc: anti-dive geometry

Independent 4-arm multi-link high-strength forged aluminum-alloy upper arms rear suspension-inc: anti-squat geometry, alignment control

Front/rear stabilizer bar

P265/60R18 all-season tires

18" aluminum wheels

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering w/integrated hydraulic damper

Pwr front 2-piston & rear 1-piston ventilated disc brakes

Anti-lock braking system w/brake assist

Electronic brake force distribution

Dual square polished stainless-steel exhaust tips

Tinted 3rd row glass sunroof w/sunshade

Black protective-coated roof rails

Silver grille

Halogen headlamps w/high-impact polycarbonate lenses, driver-selectable light- sensing headlamps, automatic lamp substitution

Halogen front foglamps

Single red rear foglamp

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps w/auto-on

Pwr heated mirrors w/auto-dimming driver mirror

Rear privacy glass

Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated nozzles, lines & reservoir

Intermittent rear wiper w/washer

Hydraulically assisted liftgate closing feature

8-way pwr front heated bucket seats-inc: active head restraints, adjustable driver lumbar

2nd row 60/40-split & flat-folding seat w/easy-entry passenger side seat cushions, individual adjustable head restraints

3rd row split & flat-folding pwr seats, individual adjustable head restraints

1st/2nd/3rd row carpeted floor mats

MB-Tex upholstery

Center console w/rear 12V pwr outlets

Brown birdseye maple trim

Pwr tilt/telescopic leather steering wheel w/audio controls, fingertip shift buttons

Electronic instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, digital odometer & Touch Shift gear modes, fuel gauge, quartz clock

Multifunction displays in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, maintenance system, oil level check, digital speedometer, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings, cruise control, touch shift gear & shift mode selection, audio status

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders

Tire-pressure warning system

1st & 2nd row pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down

SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking

SmartKey infrared remote-inc: tailgate open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective door unlock

Cruise control

Integrated (3) button garage door control compatible w/HomeLink

Alarm system

Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm notification

COMAND cockpit management & data system-inc: AM/FM/Weatherband radio, vehicle- speed-sensitive volume, glovebox mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 capabilities, (8) speakers

Glovebox w/auxiliary input jack

Dual-zone automatic climate control-inc: electrostatic dust & pollen filter, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, rear air vents w/controls

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time & driving speed & exterior temp

(6) cup & (2) bottle holders

12-volt pwr outlets located in ashtray & cargo area side panel

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Night security illumination

Front/rear reading lights

Retractable cargo cover

City 18/hwy 24 (3.0L engine/7-speed auto trans)

Anti-lock braking system w/brake assist

Driver & front passenger adaptive dual-stage airbags w/front passenger occupant classification system

Front passenger occupant detection system

1st & 2nd row side-impact airbags

Side-impact air curtains for all outboard seating positions

Active front seat belts w/automatic height adjustable shoulder belts

Seat belt pretensioners

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Child safety rear door locks

Electronic traction system

Electronic stability program

4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps w/auto-on

 
MB-TEX SEATS
$0

 
LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$710

 
P1 PREMIUM PKG
$6,400

 
P2 PREMIUM PKG
$8,600

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING PKG
$2,100

 
HEATING PKG
$895

 
19" WHEEL PKG
$1,520

 
TRI-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
$990

 
DISTRONIC
$2,200

 
VOICE RECOGNITION
$510

 
TRAILER HITCH
$510

 
RUNNING BOARDS
$510

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT
$2,670

 
KEYLESS GO
$1,110

 
WHEEL LOCKING BOLTS
$89

 
TUBULAR STEEL SIDE STEP BARS
$1,090

 
CHROME TUBULAR STEEL GRILLE GUARD
$830

 
CARGO AREA TRAY & CARGO BOX
$160

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,250

 
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT
$375

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$550

 
CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$85

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