The Mercedes Class GL X166, unveiled for the first time at the 2012 New York Auto Show, is once again starring in a video. The German SUV will be available at launch with a six-cylinder 3.0-litre 350 BlueTEC engine, with 258 hp and 620 Nm, which allows it to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of 220 km/h. Alternatively it comes with the GL500 4.6-litre Bi-turbo V8 engine with 408 hp and 600 Nm that covers the 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, reaching 250 km/h.
The wheelbase of the new GL is the same as the original (3,075 mm) but while the length increases from 5,099 to 5,120 mm, the width decreases from 2,170 to 2,141 mm. The car is also more rigid and resistant to torsion despite losing around 100 kg of weight, compared to the previous version. This reduction was made possible thanks to the extensive use of aluminum and magnesium.
The GL includes a full package of safety features: Collision Prevention Assist, that in combination with Bas Plus brake assist system and Pre-Safe Brake, determine the distance between the GL and the vehicle in front and brakes, preventing accidents or collision.