2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class  -  $61,825


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $61,825
Base Invoice: $57,559
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4MATIC 4dr GL 350 BlueTEC
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: GL 350 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; efficient diesel engine available; luxurious, expansive interior


Model News

There are no significant changes to the GL-Class for 2011. Base MSRP are up about $1,000 over last year.


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 retains much of the off-road capabilities of the military-style G-wagon, but adds 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.

Mercedes-Benz' BlueTEC 3.0L V6 diesel engine puts out 210 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. 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 has a 4.6L V8 making 335 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. The GL550 features a 5.5L V8 that produces 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 GLs have airbags all around, the PRE-SAFE system, keyless entry, alarm system and vehicle theft tracking.

The GL350 and GL450 both have an 8-speaker CD/MP3 stereo and halogen headlights. The GL550 upgrades these to standard harman/kardon 11-speaker CD/MP3 stereo with SIRIUS satellite radio, burl walnut trim and adaptive headlights.

Premium packages, available on the GL350 and GL450 bring popular options to the lower trims. The Premium packages, for example, add an auto-dimming mirror, COMAND navigation system, a stereo with hard disk drive, power-folding mirrors, a power-liftgate and SIRIUS satellite radio. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is an option for all three GLs.

The options list for the GL550 is pretty short, as it already comes standard with all of the options available for the GL350 and GL450. Active ventilated front seats are available as are rear heated seats, heated steering wheel and Parktronic park-assist and blind spot assist. Birch trim is available over walnut and a chrome trim package.


Value Writeup

The GL-Class series comes in three trim levels: the GL350 with the BlueTEC V6 diesel engine which gives it extraordinary fuel-efficiency for an SUV this size. The GL450 comes with a 4.6L V8, and the GL550 with a 5.5L V8, giving it extraordinary pulling capability as well 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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.1

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 MPG

Cruising Range - City
448.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
554.40 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6

Displacement
3.0L/182

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
400 @ 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)
3.42/2.23

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

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 in

Track Width, Front
65.0 in

Track Width, Rear
65.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.9 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
5423 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.
600 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Control arm w/stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link w/wtabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Airmatic

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
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)
3.6

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 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 0.9 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

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V540000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 29, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:FUEL FILTER

Potential Number of Units Affected
2297

Summary
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 M-CLASS, MODEL W164, GL-CLASS, MODEL X164, E-CLASS, MODEL W212, R-CLASS, AND MODEL V251VEHICLES. THE O-RING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY LUBRICATED IN ALL CASES. LACK OF LUBRICATION CAN LEAD TO LEAKAGE OF THE FUEL FILTER.

Consequence
DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ON ROADS AND MAKING THOSE ROADS SLIPPERY, INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V496000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected
6,872

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ USA (MBUSA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 VEHICLES INCLUDING E-CLASS (212 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 2010 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011, R-CLASS (251 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2010 THROUGH APRIL 2011, ML-CLASS (W164 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, GL-CLASS (X164 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 S-CLASS (221 PLATFORM) VEHICLES. THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER MAY LEAK FROM THE AREA AROUND THE HEATING COMPONENT.

Consequence
DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ONTO THE HIGHWAY AND CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

MBUSA WILL CONTACT OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ USA AT 1-800-367-6372.

OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .

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

4MATIC all-wheel drive

Stainless steel front/rear skid plates

Independent double wishbone front suspension

Independent 4-arm multi-link rear suspension

AIRMATIC self-leveling air suspension w/adjustable height

Front/rear stabilizer bar

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes

Dual chrome exhaust tips

20" x 8.5" twin 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P275/50R20 all-season run-flat tires

Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/sunshade -inc: 1-touch open/close

3rd-row fixed sunroof w/sunshade

Chrome roof rails

Chrome trim -inc: window beltline, rear bumper load sill

Automatic headlamps -inc: twilight sensor & programmable locator lighting

Front foglamps

Single red rear foglamp

Exterior pwr mirrors

Rear privacy glass

Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer system

Intermittent rear wiper w/washer

AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer -inc: MP3 capability, auxiliary audio input, in-dash SD memory card reader

COMAND cockpit management & data system

MB-Tex seat trim

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

Heated front seats

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

3rd row pwr 50/50-split flat-folding seats w/adjustable head restraints

Front/rear floor mats

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

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

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

Mercedes-benz mbrace

Integrated (3) button garage door opener

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm w/remote panic feature

Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: dust filter

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff

(6) cup & (2) bottle holders

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

Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Carpeted cargo area floor mounted tie-down hooks

Retractable cargo cover

Anti-lock braking system w/brake assist

Electronic stability program

Driver-programmable daytime running lamps

PRE-SAFE predictive occupant-protection system -inc: NECK-PRO head restraints

POST-SAFE accident response -inc: auto door unlock, engine/fuel cutoff

Steel-reinforced cabin -inc: front & rear crumple zones

Front dual-stage airbags -inc: occupant classification system

1st & 2nd row side-impact airbags

Driver knee airbag

1st, 2nd, & 3rd row window curtain airbags

Active front seat belts w/automatic height adjustable shoulder belts

Front & rear outboard seatbelts -inc: pre-tensioners & force limiters

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
BLACK
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
VERDE BROOK METALLIC
$720

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$1,515

 
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
$4,280

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$6,330

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING PKG
$1,930

 
LIGHTING PKG
$985

 
CHROME ACCESSORY PKG
$225

 
CLASS IV TRAILER HITCH
$550

 
CHROME ROOF CROSSBARS
$320

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM RUBBER-STUDDED RUNNING BOARDS
$670

 
ILLUMINATED KIT FOR RUNNING BOARDS
$650

 
(4) CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$90

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,950

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM PREP
$170

 
HEATED & ACTIVE VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
$570

 
HEATED REAR SEATS
$620

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$600

 
WOOD & LEATHER-WRAPPED MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$590

 
HEATED MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$225

 
3-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$1,450

 
CARGO TRAY W/BOX
$160

 
PARKTRONIC
$800

 
BLIND SPOT ASSIST
$600


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