2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class  -  $66,125


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $66,125
Base Invoice: $61,561
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: 4MATIC 4dr GL450
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: GL450 SUV
Transmission: Transmission: 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 3.0L V6 Bi-Turbo with Direct Injection

Pros

Tough, yet luxurious styling; brawny engines; fuel-efficient BlueTec diesel; smooth ride; three rows of seating; leading-edge safety-tech features


Model Highlights

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered in four different models: the GL350 BlueTec, the GL450, the GL550 and the GL63 AMG. Engines are the key difference between the four: GL350 BlueTec models come with a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 engine that makes 240 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, while GL450 models include a new 3.0 turbocharged gasoline V6 making 362 hp and 369 lb-ft. GL550 models include a 4.6L V8 rated at 429 hp and 516 lb-ft, while the GL63 AMG gets a 5.5L bi-turbo V8 making 550 hp.

The BlueTec diesel engine is one of the stars of the lineup, as it manages more low-rpm torque -- what matters for towing and full loads -- than the GL450 V6. Yet with EPA fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city and 26 highway, this 7-passenger SUV is just as efficient as some much smaller crossovers. It's also 50-state certified, thanks to a system that injects a urea solution Mercedes-Benz calls "AdBlue" into the exhaust flow. The new V6 delivers the same power as the 4.6L V8 it replaces while also improving fuel economy. And the big V8 is smooth and high revving, with a thick piston-crown design to handle the extra power. In addition, both the V6 and V8 gasoline engines now feature stop-start technology to aid overall economy.

Throughout the lineup, the GL-Class has a 7-speed automatic transmission that teams with 4MATIC 4-wheel drive and has been optimized for better mileage and durability plus responsiveness and refinement. In each case, it makes the most of engine power for passing or strong acceleration, yet it's smooth and unobtrusive during relaxed driving.

The GL-Class is Mercedes-Benz's own alternative to the truck-like G-Class and it therefore offers a more car-like driving and ownership experience. The front seats in the GL-Class can be equipped with heating, ventilation and multi-contour functions that not only massage you but give you added support in corners. The GL-Class has second-row seats that are adult-sized and have a power-operated access feature to make it easier to reach the third row, which is split 50/50 and can be flipped forward -- as can the second row.

A height-adjustable AIRMATIC suspension system is included in all GL models, and it helps soak up road shocks while keeping the body level. Electromechanical rack-and-pinion steering with speed-dependent power assist brings a confident feel both at high speeds and trail speeds. Meanwhile, the GL-Class retains its truck-caliber abilities, with excellent towing capability as well as off-road chops--when you check the right option boxes. With the On & Offroad Package, the GL-Class gets additional underfloor paneling, a dual-range transmission, and underrun protection for the engine, as well as a version of the AIRMATIC suspension that allows more ground clearance -- up to 12 inches, with a water-fording depth of 23.6 inches.

The latest version of Mercedes-Benz' COMAND screen-based interface is part of the instrument panel of every new GL-Class. COMAND manages entertainment and includes HD Radio, Bluetooth hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio streaming, while an iPod interface, satellite radio and enhanced voice control are available. A hard-drive navigation system is optional and it can incorporate real-time Sirius traffic information and Zagat restaurant ratings. A rear-seat entertainment system is also optional and includes two 8-inch screens plus wireless headphones and a DVD player, while the top entertainment possibility is a Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround-sound system with 830 watts and 14 speakers.

The GL-Class is also loaded with active-safety features. Attention Assist looks for signs that the driver may be drowsy, while Collision Prevention Assist warns the driver of a possible collision and primes the brakes. Active Parking Assist is also available and helps automatically steer the vehicle into a spot while the driver controls acceleration and braking. Other optional active-safety features include Active Lane Keeping Assist, an Active Curve System and a 360-degree Surround View camera system. A Panorama Roof is also available. Many of these options are grouped in packages and two Premium Packages add hard-drive navigation, memory front seats, interior ambient lighting, illuminated door sills and audio upgrades. Three-zone climate control, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and stylish real woodgrain trims are also on the options list.


Model News

The big change for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is in the GL450's engine compartment, where a new turbocharged 3.0L V6 replaces the previous 4.6L V8. The new engine produces 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, right on par with the engine it replaces but also more fuel efficient, with stop-start technology that helps it achieve 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.


Value Writeup

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a step larger and roomier than most other luxury crossovers as it has three rows of usable seating, but it does compete directly with a set of vehicles that includes the Audi Q7 and INFINITI QX56, as well as the Cadillac Escalade. Among these, the GL-Class stands out for being less truck-like in look and feel, with a more refined ride. The set of luxury features on offer in the GL-Class is also stronger than most in this class, with some of the same advanced-tech items that wow in Mercedes-Benz' S-Class flagship.

The fuel-efficient, clean-diesel GL350 BlueTec is a major highlight. It manages to get up to 26 mpg yet with no serious penalty in performance.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.4 (Est)

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Axle Type - Front
Independent

Axle Type - Rear
Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.46

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.46

Front Tire Size
P275/55HR19

Rear Tire Size
P275/55HR19

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.7 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26.4 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
7165.00 lbs

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
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement
3.0 L/183

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1800

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

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

Transfer Case Power Take Off
No

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180

Engine Oil Cooler
None

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
7

Front Head Room
41.2 in

Front Leg Room
40.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Second Head Room
40 in

Second Leg Room
38.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.3 in

Third Head Room
38.9 in

Third Leg Room
35 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.5 in

Wheelbase
121.1 in

Length, Overall
201.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
84.3 in

Height, Overall
72.8 in

Track Width, Front
64.8 in

Track Width, Rear
65.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.5 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
84.1 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
52.4 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
19.7 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
93.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
49.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
16 ft³

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
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V900000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 13, 2016

Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Potential Number of Units Affected
48

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 GL350 4Matic Blutec, GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic, ML250 Blutec, ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML400 4Matic and 2015-2016 GL63 AMG 4Matic vehicles manufactured September 29, 2014 through March 27, 2015. The affected vehicles have axle bolts on the front and/or rear drive axle carriers that may not have been assembled correctly. As a result, the remaining bolts may fracture.

Consequence
If any of the remaining front or rear axle bolts fracture, the vehicle may be unstable, reducing the handling capability and increasing the risk of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle carrier bolts, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
SEP 28, 2014 to MAR 26, 2015

Engine: 3.0L V6 Bi-Turbo with Direct Injection

Transmission: 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-Speed Automatic

3.46 Axle Ratio

GVWR: 7165 lbs

Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Full-Time 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive

95-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

180 Amp Alternator

Towing w/Trailer Sway Control

1764# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

26.4 Gal. Fuel Tank

Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust

Permanent Locking Hubs

Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Air Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Wheels: 19" x 8.5J Twin 5-Spoke

Tires: P275/55R19 AS

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Lip Spoiler

Chrome Grille

Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Roof Rack Rails Only

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Rear Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Radio: AM/FM In-Dash DVD/CD Player -inc: 8-speaker audio system w/automatic speed sensitive volume adjustment, auxiliary input jack in glove box and COMAND system w/7.0" high-resolution display

Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Weatherband, DVD-Audio and External Memory Control

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power adjustable front seats and 4-way driver power lumbar support

60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Front Cigar Lighter(s)

Ashtray

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Compass

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Homelink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Headliner/Pillar Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents and Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

MB-Tex Upholstery

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Roll-Up Cargo Cover

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof

Tracker System

Smart Device Integration

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Power Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

mbrace2 Emergency S.O.S

PRE-SAFE Forward Collision

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver Knee Airbag

Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks

First Aid Kit

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

 
WHEELS: 19" X 8.5J TWIN 5-SPOKE
$0

 
WHEELS: 20" TWIN 5-SPOKE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
POLAR WHITE
$0

 
CINNABAR RED METALLIC
$720

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
STEEL GRAY METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
DAKOTA BROWN METALLIC
$720

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
DIAMOND SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$1,515

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
ALMOND BEIGE, MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
GRAY, MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$1,620

 
ALMOND BEIGE, LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$1,620

 
GRAY, LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$1,620

 
AUBURN BROWN/BLACK, LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$1,620

 
ALMOND BEIGE/BLACK, LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$1,620

 
GRAY/BLACK, LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$1,620

 
ON/OFF-ROAD PACKAGE
$1,800

 
PREMIUM I
$4,410

 
LIGHTING PACKAGE
$1,390

 
APPEARANCE PACKAGE
$1,340

 
LANE TRACKING PACKAGE
$875

 
PARKING ASSIST PACKAGE
$1,290

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
$2,800

 
ACCESSORY CHROME PACKAGE
$225

 
DESIGNO AUBURN BROWN LEATHER PACKAGE
$4,800

 
DESIGNO BLACK LEATHER PACKAGE
$4,800

 
DESIGNO PORCELAIN LEATHER PACKAGE
$4,800

 
TRAILER HITCH
$575

 
ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM
$3,700

 
TIRES: P275/50R20 AS RUN-FLAT
$0

 
PANORAMA SUNROOF
$1,090

 
ILLUMINATED RUNNING BOARDS
$670

 
BANG & OLUFSEN SOUND SYSTEM
$5,800

 
HARMAN/KARDON LOGIC 7 SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
$850

 
HEATED & VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
$570

 
MULTI-CONTOUR DRIVER/PASSENGER SEATS W/MASSAGE
$1,100

 
HEATED REAR SEATS
$620

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT
$1,950

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT PRE-WIRING
$170

 
POWER EASY ENTRY
$400

 
DESIGNO WOOD/LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
HEATED MULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$250

 
WOOD/LEATHER MULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$590

 
3-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$1,450

 
BLACK HEADLINER
$100

 
ANTHRACITE POPLAR WOOD TRIM
$160

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
PARKTRONIC W/ACTIVE PARKING ASSIST
$970

 
REAR SUNSHADES
$380

 
POWER CLOSING ASSIST DOORS
$550

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250

 
ADAPTIVE DAMPING SYSTEM
$800

 
2ND SEAT ROW PASS-THROUGH
$160

 
HEATED WINDSHIELD WASHER RESERVOIR
$105

 
TIRES: RUN-FLAT
$405

 
BROWN SATIN ASH WOOD TRIM
$160

 
MB-TEX WRAPPED LOWER DASHBOARD
$350

 
REAR SIDE AIRBAGS
$420

 
NIGHT VIEW ASSIST PLUS
$1,780

 
SPLITVIEW
$1,000

 
LOCKABLE REAR STORAGE COMPARTMENT
$150

 
WHEEL LOCKING BOLTS
$0

 
ILLUMINATED STAR
$0


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