2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class  -  $59,075


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $59,075
Base Invoice: $55,001
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4MATIC 4dr 3.0L BlueTEC
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: GL320 BlueTEC SUV
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged V6 BlueTEC diesel engine

Pros

Full-size, 7-passenger luxury SUV; new BlueTEC diesel engine for better mileage and 50-state emissions compliance; bigger on the inside than it seems from the outside


Model Highlights

The GL-Class came to be in 2007 in the form of the GL450, and was based on the decades-old squared-off G-Class SUV. The GL-Class has most of the off-road capabilities of the military-style G-wagon, plus third-row seating, more creature comforts, and 500 more pounds of towing capability. The GL-Class has grown from one model to three, including an ultra-luxury edition and a low-emissions diesel.

The big news for 2009 is the turbocharged GL320 BlueTEC 3-liter V6 diesel engine. It puts out 210 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, and is still capable of 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. The BlueTEC achieves 50-state emissions certification by cleaning the diesel emissions at the rear of the car using a combination of particulate filters and a urea additive Mercedes-Benz calls "AdBlue."

The GL450 (starting at $59,200) has a 4.6L V8 mounted longitudinally, with 335 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. The GL550 (starting at $81,300) has a 5.5L V8 with 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. All three models have a 7-speed automatic transmission, full-time 4-wheel drive, electronic brake assist, adaptive variable suspension, stability control, traction control, tire pressure monitoring and automatic load leveling.

Many of the features that are standard on the GL550 are options on the two other variants, such as leather seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, navigation system and electronic parking aid. All GL-Class models have airbags all around, the PRE-SAFE system, keyless entry, alarm system and vehicle theft tracking.

The GL320 and GL450 have an 8-speaker CD/MP3 stereo, birdseye maple trim, and halogen headlights. The GL550 upgrades these to standard harmon/kardon 11-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with Sirius satellite radio, burl walnut trim and adaptive bi-xenon lights.

Only the GL320 and GL450 have packaged options available. The Heating Package, for example, adds heated rear seats and steering wheel -- both of which are standard on the GL550. The Premium packages for the GL320 and GL450 add options such as bi-xenon headlights, a backup camera and 3-zone climate control. There's also a GL Appearance package to add a little extra exterior style to these two models. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is an option for all three GL-Class models.

The options list for the GL550 is pretty short, as it already comes standard with all of the options available for the GL320 and GL450. Active ventilated front seats are available as is birch trim instead of walnut, and premium Nappa leather upholstery.


Model News

Mercedes-Benz upgraded last year's CDI diesel engine to the GL320 BlueTEC V6 diesel, which scrubs the emissions as well as delivering better fuel economy. All three GL versions get Mercedes-Benz' PRE-SAFE system, which anticipates collisions and takes steps to protect the passenger.


Value Writeup

The GL series comes in three trim levels: the GL320 with the BlueTEC V6 diesel engine; the GL450 with a 4.6L V8; and the GL550 with a 5.5L V8 with appearance touches such as 21" AMG alloy wheels and a huge Mercedes-Benz medallion on the grille. Each model has 4-wheel drive, a 7,500-lb towing capacity, a 7-speed transmission, and the PRE-SAFE system.


Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
448.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
607.20 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6

Displacement
3.0L/182

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 1600 - 2400

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

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
143.0 ft³

Front Head Room
40.1 in

Front Leg Room
40.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Second Head Room
40.6 in

Second Leg Room
39.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.9 in

Third Head Room
38.2 in

Third Leg Room
34.2 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.5 in

Wheelbase
121.1 in

Length, Overall
200.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.4 in

Height, Overall
72.4 - 75.6 in

Track Width, Front
65.0 in

Track Width, Rear
65.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.8 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
5313 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
4-wheel Airmatic

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Airmatic

Front Tire Size
P275/50R20

Rear Tire Size
P275/50R20

Front Wheel Size
20 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.7 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 0.87 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
16V081000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 11, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
711,266

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet, 2009-2011 ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG, 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG, 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic, 2007-2008 SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG, 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe, 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet, 2005 C230 Kompressor and C320, 2006-2007 C230, 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 C300 and C300 4Matic, 2010-2012 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged V6 BlueTEC diesel engine

7-speed automatic transmission -inc: Direct Select, driver-adaptive shift logic

4-wheel drive

Independent double control arm front suspension

Independent 4-link rear suspension

4-wheel air suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bar

Front/rear gas shocks

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes

Dual square polished stainless-steel exhaust tips

20" x 8.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P275/50R20 all-season run-flat tires

Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/sunshade

3rd row fixed panorama sunroof w/sunshade

Black roof rails

Automatic headlamps

Front foglamps

Single red rear foglamp

Pwr heated signal mirrors

Rear privacy glass

Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer system

Intermittent rear wiper w/washer

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, MP3 capability, auxiliary audio input, in-dash SD memory card reader, Bluetooth interface

MB-Tex seat trim

8-way pwr heated front bucket seats -inc: 4-way pwr driver lumbar, active head restraints

2nd row 60/40-split seats w/adjustable head restraints

3rd row pwr split-folding seats w/adjustable head restraints

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel w/shift paddles

Steering wheel audio controls

Electronic instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, gear/mode selection

Multi-function display -inc: trip meter, outside temp, maintenance system, oil-level check, audio features, vehicle reminder & message indicator, programmable settings, trip computer, mobile phone book

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

Tire pressure monitor

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

Pwr rear quarter windows

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, door lock/unlock

Touch turn signals (flashes (3) times w/1-touch)

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

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

Cruise control

Pwr liftgate w/close assist

Anti-theft alarm w/remote panic feature

Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: charcoal-activated dust & pollen filter

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff

(6) cup & (2) bottle holders

12-volt pwr outlets -inc: ashtray, rear center console, cargo area

Brown birdseye maple trim

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Net pockets on front seatbacks & front RH footwell

Lighting -inc: programmable delayed-fadeout courtesy lamps, (6) reading lamps, illuminated cargo area, entrance lamps for all doors, night security illumination

Carpeted cargo area floor mounted tie-down hooks

Retractable cargo cover

Anti-lock braking system w/brake assist

Electronic stability program -inc: 4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS), downhill speed regulation (DSR), hill-start assist

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps

PRE-SAFE predictive occupant-protection system

Front dual-stage airbags -inc: adaptive passenger airbag, passenger occupant classification system

1st & 2nd row side-impact airbags

Driver knee airbag

Side-impact air curtains for all outboard seating positions

Active front seat belts w/automatic height adjustable shoulder belts

3-point seat belts -inc: outboard emergency tensioning device, front adaptive belt force limiters, front height-adjustable

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Child safety rear door locks

 
BLACK
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
VERDE BROOK METALLIC
$720

 
BAROLO RED METALLIC
$720

 
PEWTER METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
SAND BEIGE METALLIC
$720

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CASHMERE, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM 1 PKG
$6,600

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$8,650

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING PKG
$2,130

 
HEATING PKG
$820

 
GL APPEARANCE PKG
$1,200

 
CLASS IV TRAILER HITCH
$530

 
ADAPTIVE DAMPING SYSTEM (ADS II)
$750

 
WHEEL LOCKING BOLTS
$89

 
MATTE BLACK ROOF CROSSBARS
$300

 
CHROME ROOF CROSSBARS
$300

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM RUBBER-STUDDED RUNNING BOARDS
$650

 
SIDE STEP BARS
$1,090

 
CHROME GRILLE GUARD
$810

 
CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$85

 
MULTI-SOURCE DUAL-SCREEN REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,850

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM PREP
$150

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$570

 
CARGO TRAY
$160

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