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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Overview

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes standard with 19-inch twin 5-spoke wheels

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a 7-passenger luxury SUV with a starting MSRP of $64,450. Besides offering a high-tech and luxurious interior, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class also offers a diverse selection of efficient and powerful engines. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class competes in the same segment as the Lexus LX, Infiniti QX80, and Cadillac Escalade.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL SUV comes in four trim levels: GL350 BlueTEC, GL450 4MATIC, GL550 4MATIC, and AMG GL63.


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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

What’s new for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class?

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class now comes standard with five years of mbrace service and Cinnabar Red Metallic has been eliminated as an exterior color option.

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a full-size SUV

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Exterior

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class features a powerful and athletic exterior design, which comes complete with creases in the doors. It also comes with aluminum roof rails. Standard features on the GL-Class include LED daytime running lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, and a sunroof. Exterior color options for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class include Black, Steel Grey Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Polar White, Diamond Silver Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, and Obsidian Black Metallic.

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Exterior available on the 2016 Mercedes GL350 BlueTEC SUV

  • Front skid plate, 19-inch twin 5-spoke wheels, Aluminum roof rails, Deep-tinted privacy glass, LED daytime running lights

Exterior available on the 2016 Mercedes GL450 4MATIC SUV

  • Front skid plate, 19-inch wheels, Aluminum roof rails, LED daytime running lights, Privacy glass

Exterior available on the 2016 Mercedes GL550 4MATIC SUV

  • Sport lower body styling, 21-inch wheels, LED daytime running lamps and taillamps, Aluminum roof rails, Bi-Xenon headlamps

Exterior available on the 2016 Mercedes AMG GL63 SUV

  • AMG body styling, 21-inch AMG wheels, LED daytime running lights, Privacy glass, Aluminum roof rails

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class features LED daytime running lights

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Performance

Each trim level of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class features its own unique engine:

  • The GL350 BlueTec comes equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine good for 240 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque.
  • The GL450 packs a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine rated a 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
  • The GL550 features a 4.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that’s capable of 429 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.
  • The GL63 AMG is loaded with a 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which pumps out a whopping 550 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque.

Every GL-Class model comes matched with a seven-speed automatic transmission with 4MATIC all-wheel drive.

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There are four different trim levels available for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Efficiency

Fuel efficiency for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz differs with each trim level:

  • The GL350 BlueTech with its 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 engine yield an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
  • The GL450 with its 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine yield an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
  • The GL550 with its 4.6-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine yield an EPA-estimated 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway.
  • The GL63 AMG with its 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine yield an EPA-estimated 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes standard with a 26.4 gallon fuel tank.

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes with vast amounts of cargo space

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Interior

The interior of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class provides seating for seven people and the second and third rows can also fold down to create more than 93 cubic feet of available storage space. While this SUV does in fact come standard with MB-Tex vinyl upholstery, it is also available with diamond-quilted premium leather seating surfaces. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class also offers the choice between four types of authentic wood trims. Furthermore, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes standard with a rearview camera and a 6 disc CD/DVD changer.

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Interior available on the 2016 Mercedes GL350 BlueTEC SUV

  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, Premium interior lighting, Heated front seats, Eucalyptus wood trim, MB-TEX upholstery, Power liftgate, Dual-zone climate control

Interior available on the 2016 Mercedes GL450 4MATIC SUV

  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, Premium interior lighting, Heated front seats, Eucalyptus wood trim, MB-TEX upholstery, Power liftgate, Dual-zone climate control

Interior available on the 2016 Mercedes GL550 4MATIC SUV

  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof, Illuminated running boards, Wood- and leather-trim multifunction steering wheel, Premium interior lighting with ambient settings, Top-stitched dashboard trim, Burl Walnut interior wood trim, Privacy glass, Leather upholstery with heated seating

Interior available on the 2016 Mercedes AMG GL63 SUV

  • AMG sport steering wheel, Panorama roof, Illuminated running boards, AMG instrumentation, Premium interior lighting, Multicolor ambient lighting, Illuminated front door sills, Topstitched dashboard trim, Burl Walnut wood trim, Black DINAMICA headliner, Three-zone climate control, Heated seating, ‘designo’ leather upholstery, Auto-dimming rearview mirror

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL=Class features a starting MSRP of $64,550

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2016 Mercdedes-Benz GL-Class Safety

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes standard with a driver attention/drowsiness monitor, forward collision warning system, and antilock brakes. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class also features a Surround View System, which utilizes four cameras positioned around the vehicle to create a 360-degree view that helps drivers reduce or avoid collisions.

Standard Safety Features

  • Collision Prevention Assist
  • 11-way airbag protection
  • Attention Assist
  • Pre-Safe
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Crosswind stabilization
  • Rearview camera
  • Advanced Body Structure
  • Adaptive Braking (with Brake Assist)
  • Electronic Stability Program
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Antitheft alarm

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