Vital Stats

Engine:
Twin-Turbo 4.6L V8
Power:
362 HP / 406 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed Auto
0-60 Time:
6.2 Seconds
Top Speed:
130 MPH
Drivetrain:
All-Wheel Drive
Curb Weight:
5,401 LBS
Seating:
2+3+2
Cargo:
49.4 / 93.8 CU-FT
MPG:
14 City / 19 HWY
Honing The Arrow's Luxury Leviathan



It's a wonder luxury SUVs survived the mass extinction event of the 2007-2009 recession at all. As investment accounts withered on the vine and fuel prices comfortably boiled past the underside of $5.00 per gallon in some places, chicken-little minded Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator owners couldn't have tossed their keys any quicker if you'd told them the fobs were hewn from chunks of raw BPA by pro-choice Iraqi gay-rights activists. Those shining symbols of status and accomplishment transmuted into social millstones overnight, and used car lots quickly piled up with row after row of models boasting 22-inch wheels and seating for seven.

But the full-size luxury SUV and its brethren didn't vanish from the face of the Earth. Far from it. Clever product planners and marketing managers quickly worked to repackage everything buyers loved about their oil-field-sucking family haulers into new, modestly more efficient and socially acceptable packages. Thus began the reign of the crossover. Mercedes-Benz became something of an artisan in this field, and its efforts have been well rewarded. Last year, the company sold more light trucks alone than it did all of its models combined in 2005.

At the top of that high-riding food chain is the GL-Class. The mammoth utility services the company's youngest average buyer at 48 years old and recently eclipsed the aforementioned Escalade as the most popular full-size luxury SUV in the States. For 2013, the GL has grown in every measurable dimension, offers subtly more fuel-efficient drivetrain options and a rash of standard and available technology, all supported by a miracle-working air-ride suspension. The changes are enough to put the GL that much farther ahead of the ancient Cadillac, but the recipe isn't perfect.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 side view2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 front view2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 rear view

The GL-Class serves up design elements lifted from siblings like the ever-attractive CLS.

According to Mercedes-Benz, the GL450 soaks up a full 60 percent of total GL-Class purchases, with the remainder divvied equally between the GL350 Bluetec and GL550. As such, we spent the majority of our time with the volume bruiser. All told, engineers stretched the second-generation SUV by one inch fore and aft as well as side to side. The 2013 model also sits half an inch taller than its predecessor, though designers have done a smart job of disguising the machine's considerable heft. Up front, the GL450 wears a familiar interpretation of the automaker's vertical front fascia. The two-bar grille is dominated by a Silver Arrow emblem roughly large enough to signal neighboring galaxies, and a mesh lower grille and chrome faux skid plate treatment help break up the front valance nicely.

LED daytime running lights are tucked into the lower bumper while projector-beam headlamp arrays sweep discretely into the front fenders. Step to the vehicle's side and the 2013 GL-Class serves up additional design elements lifted from siblings like the ever-attractive CLS. With a bold body line situated just below the door handles and an aggressive up-kick in the rear flank, the GL avoids any threat of being slab-sided. Blacked-out B and C pillars give the SUV's greenhouse a flying canopy, while a forward-canted D pillar offers up a few sharp angles juxtaposed to the hauler's otherwise organic lines. Splashes of chrome from the roof rails and window trim help add a little flare, as do the brushed-metal of the running boards.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 headlight2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 wheel2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 taillight2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 rear fascia

The GL simply doesn't look as big as it is, despite boasting a 121.1-inch wheelbase.

The 2013 GL does lose a bit of its design precision toward the rear, however. While the LED taillamps are attractive enough, the bulging bumper cover gives the model a distinctly crossover profile. Down low, the integrated exhaust tips are well executed and help break up the plastic. If the GL conveys its size anywhere, it's viewed from the stern. With a tall, frameless rear window, the model can't help but look monolithic. If anything, that's a comment on how excellently designers have managed to proportion the SUV's exterior. On the road, the GL simply doesn't look as big as it is, despite boasting a 121.1-inch wheelbase. That's 5.6 inches more space between the wheels than the Cadillac Escalade, despite the fact that the Cadillac is over an inch longer from stem to stern.

That stretched wheelbase, wider body and taller roof translates into a cavernous cabin. All told, the GL delivers 143.6 cubic feet of cabin volume, with up to 93.8 cubes of cargo area with both rear seat rows stowed. Speaking of sending the back seats packing, the second and third rows are now mechanized, which means getting the second-row buckets to stow is as simple as mashing a button. The same goes for the way-back bench as well.

Autoblog Short Cuts: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Compared to Audi MMI or Cadillac CUE, COMAND is beginning to look more than a little rusty.

Escalade buyers will enjoy an additional 15.9 cubic feet of cargo area, but only without the third-row option. Throw the back bench into the mix, and the chrome-plated Caddy sees its figures fall to Mercedes-Benz territory. Step away from the numbers a bit, however, and the 2013 GL450 easily outclasses its competition inside. With an upholstered dash that boasts fine double stitching, attractive leather options and absurdly adjustable front bucket seats, the GL-Class is a few millennia ahead of its ancient American rival indoors. That's not to say all is well in the Silver Arrow kingdom. We found the front seats to be a bit too stiff for long stints in the saddle, and the COMAND infotainment interface is starting to show some grey hairs.

The seven-inch LCD screen lacks a touch interface, and the old console-mounted dial-and-button system can be clunky and distracting. Menu options are far from intuitive and the navigation renderings look lifted straight from 2005. Compared to the Audi MMI or Cadillac CUE systems, COMAND is beginning to look more than a little rusty. That said, the Escalade still soldiers on with GM's last-generation navigation at the moment, though the next chapter in the SUV's evolution is right around the corner. Buyers will likely see the top-tier Escalade bow with CUE next year for the all-new 2014 model. When that happens, Mercedes-Benz should be worried.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 interior2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 front seats2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 rear seats2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 rear cargo area

The optional Airmatic system can increase ground clearance by a staggering four inches.

The 2013 GL-Class comes with 4Matic all-wheel drive as standard equipment, though buyers can choose from three engine options. Mercedes-Benz says the vast majority of buyers will wind up going home with twin-turbocharged, direct-injection 4.6-liter V8 in the GL450. The engine delivers 362 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, which is more than adequate enough to kick the ridiculously heavy SUV down the highway. Official estimates put the run to 60 miles per hour in the 6.2-second range thanks in part to the seven-speed automatic transmission. The Environmental Protection Agency hasn't released official mileage figures just yet, though Mercedes-Benz estimates the combination is good for 14 miles per gallon city and 19 mpg highway. Those numbers aren't outstanding, but they aren't horrible for a vehicle that tips the scales at 5,401 pounds.

Engineers have worked hard to mask the machine's mass, but outstanding acceleration aside, the seven-passenger behemoth feels heavy from behind the wheel. Each GL comes standard with the Mercedes-Benz Airmatic air ride suspension, which does an excellent job of mitigating body roll and soaking up imperfections in the road surface. Our test route took us down a heavily washboarded dirt road, and the GL450 absorbed the worst of the undulations at speeds up to 50 mph. The design also allows the driver to select a ride height for any given situation, and the optional $2,800 off-road package lets the Airmatic system increase ground clearance by a staggering four inches. Expect to find additional skid plates and two locking differentials as part of the kit.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 engine

Like most modern SUVs, the 2013 GL is equipped with an arsenal of driver aids designed to keep the machine on course in any situation. Engineers rolled in a new crosswind stabilization system that senses strong gusts and uses brake application to countersteer the vehicle without driver input. Buyers may also opt for a $2,800 Driver Assistance package that includes a pre-collision warning system and active braking to slow the GL before an accident occurs. In addition, the pack rolls in Blind Spot Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist. While we've found the latter system to be novel on other Mercedes-Benz products, it feels heavy-handed on the GL. Get too close to the lines on the road, and the SUV will nosedive as the brakes coerce the machine back on course.

The GL-Class is based on a unibody chassis borrowed from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Speaking of brakes, the GL has some impressive stoppers on hand. On GL450 and GL550 models, 14.8-inch ventilated and perforated rotors handle dissipating heat, while 13.6-inch pieces pull similar duty out back. Even so, the pedal lacks a positive bite on first application, requiring the driver to dig deeper to come to a full halt. From behind the wheel, the GL can't help but feel like a big crossover, thanks largely to the fact that more than any other "SUV" on the road, this beast cozies up the line between the two segments. With a unibody chassis borrowed from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the machine's off-road pretentions are the only thing standing between it and full-on crossoverdom.

That impression is underscored by the vehicle's electro-mechanical power steering system. As in other applications, the setup is speed sensitive, offering single-finger steering at low speeds and firming up once the GL gathers its momentum. Even at a highway clip, inputs feel on the numb side, though we doubt buyers in this class will care. Those looking for a luxury SUV are likely to be more content with all the dynamics of a soft-driving crossover backed by the muscular V8 under the GL450's hood.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 rear 3/4 view

The current-generation GL has fought tooth and nail to best the Escalade at its own game on its home court. Mercedes-Benz reports the company managed to sell 25,139 GL-Class units last year, thereby becoming the most popular luxury SUV in the U.S. in the process. This new generation will only coax more buyers behind the wheel, and that's saying something given the leviathan's price tag. Technically, Mercedes-Benz will ask $63,900 for the GL450, plus a $950 destination fee. That cash will buy you standard equipment like heated eight-way power adjustable seats, dual-zone climate control, Attention Assist and Collision Prevention Assist on top of a slew of other mechanical and comfort equipment. It's worth noting, however, that Collision Prevention Assist won't actually engage the brakes to avoid an impact without the $2,800 Driver Assistance package.

Its price puts the GL at a disadvantage against the Jurassic Escalade.

And here's where the story turns unfortunate for the 2013 GL-Class. Our tester came loaded with $25,225 worth of options for a final as-tested price of $90,030 with destination. Keep in mind, this isn't the powerful GL550 or the fire-breathing GL63 AMG. While the base GL450 is nicely equipped, taking advantage of three-zone climate control, the expansive available technology, special exterior colors and interior options will quickly swell the bottom line. While this is nothing new when it comes to German manufacturers, it certainly puts the GL at a disadvantage against the Jurassic Escalade it just dethroned. Buyers can slide $82,495 across the table for a top-trim four-wheel-drive Escalade Platinum.

Make no mistake, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is built to coddle, and it does so with more interior room than ever before, genuinely attractive exterior styling and a drivetrain that's only exceeded in refinement by the SUV's suspension. Buyers who found lots to love in the previous generation will discover this newest iteration a welcome sight so long as the crossover specter doesn't scare them off.


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      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think this has to be the worst article on AB in a long time. Seriously, using homophobic references in ANY article is just plain wrong. Seriously. Zach is not one of the better writers on AB. I'd rather have Chris Shunk back, he actually had quite a few good articles.
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        In fact, with Jeff Glucker gone I'd go as far as to say Zach is the worst writer we have here.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
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        Aussie Aspie
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Justin Campanale
        Are you for real?? You may want to read that first paragraph again, because it's anything but homophobic. It's just referring to the conservative politics (pro-life, anti-gay, pro war in Iraq, fear BPA plastics may give their children Autism etc) of those most likely to buy the Escalade and Navigator. BPA by pro-choice Iraqi gay-rights activists
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      We love our older GL450, though the gas mileage is terrible...averaging 15mpg on 50/50 city highway. The diesel would definitely be the only engine to go for, at least averaging 20+mpg would be nice. Another problem I have with the car is the "standard" features...where is the standard Xenon headlights or leather interior? At $90k for the GL450 that is way too expensive...I think the Bluetec is the best value here.
      brgnumber1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Besides the terrible and offensive writing, the MB appeals to those looking for big, luxury SUVs and have lots of disposable income. The 1%. Just don't get that nasty brown color.
      Dexter Morgan
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you guys are going to take a video of the car being reviewed may I suggest a few pointers? 1. Please do not provide misinformation. The power third row is not "new" for 2013. This has been a standard feature on the GL since its inception in 2007. Also, 2. Whilst reviewing a $ 90K+ automobile, it would be nice to see a video of something more exciting than the fold down mechanism of the rear seats. Things that come to mind are the new bi-turbo engine, or the standard collision prevention tech etc. I tell you, the quality of reviews here is getting progressively worse by the month!
        KY
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dexter Morgan
        I have to disagree with you unfortunately. I always complain that reviewer do reviews that have nothing to do with the car. When reviewing a sportscar, you drive it hard, when reviewing a luxury car, you also show how comfortable, smooth and quite it is and when reviewing a 7 seater, you show the rear seat. There are so many reviews out there that review this car lately and non of them show how much third row leg room there are. Seriously? Reviewing a 7 seater and not a single photo showing how much rear leg room? At least this review is better than others because it din't keep emphasise on how light the steering is and how lame it drive because frankly no one will do spirited driving through the canyon with 5 kids in the back.
      Brett
      • 2 Years Ago
      "As investment accounts withered on the vine and fuel prices comfortably boiled past the underside of $5.00 per gallon in some places, chicken-little minded Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator owners couldn't have tossed their keys any quicker if you'd told them the fobs were hewn from chunks of raw BPA by pro-choice Iraqi gay-rights activists" Was this the funniest thing I've read in months? Yes. Yes it was. I read it out loud and my sister, who doesn't care for cars in the slightest, laughed for about 3 minutes. Good writing right there...
      Lopez
      • 2 Years Ago
      hewn from chunks of raw BPA by pro-choice Iraqi gay-rights activists. Not funny.
        A P
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lopez
        I agree.......what a lame attempt to be funny. Where do they get these loser editors?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lopez
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          A P
          • 2 Years Ago
          Jeeese, I guess. Paging MR Lou Zher.....your writing job is here......
      A P
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just looked at the MB website and for SIXTY TWO FREAKING THOUSAND $ you dont even get leather seats....that is a 2K option! Funny that the clueless boob that wrote this drivel did not see fit to talk about what a rip off that is. WOW he sure wrote this with his nose to the computer and his butt in the air.
        ChrisTT
        • 2 Years Ago
        @A P
        So go ahead and buy your bargain Caddy boat. This car is in another universe compared to the Escalade full stop. People who can't see and feel that don't know what they're talking about.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ChrisTT
          @ SVX That's because it is a Tahoe in drag. Nothing more, nothing less. That is NOT a compliment.
      A P
      • 2 Years Ago
      OK OK we get the Caddy is getting old, but how many times did your German overseers demand you compare the MB with the Caddy? AB is just the worst type of paid-for yellow journalism.
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @A P
        Shut up. You comment on absolutely EVERY European car article about how crappy all European cars are and you always claim that the Germans pay AB to promote their products or some ****. The funny thing is, I NEVER see you on any other article other than the German car ones. It appears that you don't like any cars, but you have some kind of hatred for all European cars. It is obvious that you are just trolling for replies. A troll never says anything positive. EG. Johnny Ng was last seen talking trash about how the Lexus ES is better than the Aston Rapide, but come the Lexus pages, and lil' Johnny is nowhere to be found. Seriously, think about what you're doing. Think it over. This kind of behavior is what only someone with a sociopathic condition would exhibit. You are seriously one of the worst commenters on here along with Johnny Ng, desinerd1, and ___I___/mary.keana/Spies1/aaromn_mt (the Honda employee with multiple logins)
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          "Why should I stop telling the truth about how AB and other online mags have become just one long ad for German cars. " 1)Well, I'm sorry if you don't like German cars, but just because the auto mags and AB praise German cars doesn't mean that they are paid by the Germans or the other **** you make up. Did it ever occur to you that maybe it's just because some certain German cars are....well....good? Besides, not every article praises German cars. AB was harsh on the decontented Jetta and also harsh (unfairly) on the new Passat. 2) I am not an employee of any German automaker;absolutely NO relation to any of the automakers. I just promote the vehicles which I like and ignore/post a negative comment on vehicles I don't like. Just like 90% of Autobloggers. It just happens that I enjoy the driing experience and upscale interior quality in German vehicles, having owned German (VW, BMW, Audi, Porsche), British (Land Rover, Mini [though it's actually German]), Japanese (Acura, Subaru), and American (Dodge) cars. If this gets your panties in a hunch, feel free to leave AB, or at least skip over my comments. No one's stopping you. 3) Your articles often have questionable credibility. Just like when you trolled on the Jetta diesel's page, claiming how diesels are "dirty", then posted an article that was from 2005, before diesel technology had advanced enough to make the cars cleaner. Or when you claimed that 70% of Germans are overweight. ANYONE who has been to Germany recently knows that this is not true, although there seem to be a growing number of European fatties, though the actual number is pretty insignificant as opposed to Germany's entire population. Besides, your website which you cited was not a credible one. Make it CNN or something, and you have some credibility. More often than not, you just full rants out of your ass. Look at this article for example. You made a lot of comments that are questionable in validity, put did you cite any website/source? No. 4) Just because you get voted down a lot doesn't mean that AB has "shills". Maybe it's just because some people don't agree with your opinion. Did you ever consider that, crybaby? 5) I have yet to see you in any page on this forum other than a European car page. You praise GM, yet do I see you ever go on any GM pages? No. This kind of behavior fits the behavior of a sociopth. You like to argue, and you just stop can't stop arguing, especially if it causes some people to get angry at you.
          A P
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          KY, I am not a GM lover at all....I am far from it. I just hate articles like this that are obvious puff pieces that go after a soft target....every heard of a straw man? Well this is it. Boobs and lemmings just get pissed when their BS is blown away by facts.....get over yourself.
          A P
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          No :) Why should I stop telling the truth about how AB and other online mags have become just one long ad for German cars. This article is a great example of poor writing and blatant ass kissing. Everybody else reading this article can somehow see it....but you cant? I comment when and where I want and I can care less what you think. It seems to me you are an employee of some ad agency that works for the Euros. I also comment on the horrible America bashing that goes on here sometimes...I like making fools of the boobs that think Americans are fat and dumb. Like when I posted a link to an article showing that Germans are fatter than Americans. That I actually back up most of what I say with FACTS (links to articles that show what I am saying is correct) pisses the lemming off because they just nod their heads whenever some boob on here pukes out a bunch of BS, and are stunned to find out they are wrong. A great example of stupid statements is the idiot that thinks the MB V8 "crushes" the Caddy small block......when the Cad engine has more HP, is simpler and less expensive to operate and maintain. When that fact is pointed out, the lemmings run away and downvote. It is laughable how some think just because something is European, it is better. Do us all a favor and YOU shut up. Quit with the propaganda, Herr Goebbels.
          KY
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Touche. I always wonder what GM feed them to become like this. In their automotive world, there are nothing other than GM. NOTHING. Everything GM make is right and beautiful and world class and the best and every other car manufactures make are ugly, boring, shitty, overpriced car. Did you benefit from GM? Did they pay you or give you free cars? Do you know how much tax they owe the US government which is indirectly your money? Do you know how many of their cars are build outside America and not benefiting you and your country? Do you know that cars that you guys bash all the time like camry/accord etc are more america than america cars? If GM is really that good, why haven't they taken over the world yet? Why are Toyota and VW still selling cars? Why is Cadillac only goes on sale in 37 countries out of 200 in this world? That is less than 20% of the world. What are they afraid of if they are that good. Admittedly everyone here have their own favourite cars/brands but we appreciate other brands too. We welcome them because they post a challenge and make this whole automotive industry interesting. What fun is there when you're driving a corvette if everyone else is driving the exact same car? Would you still rear AB if ever single review is on corvette? and if it's not for the GTR, your godly corvette will probably have 350hp and take 10 minutes around nurburgring. So yea. Do what Justin just told you to.
        BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
        • 2 Years Ago
        @A P
        I'd say Zach Bowman is responsible for 90% of Autoblog's shenanigans.
          A P
          • 2 Years Ago
          @BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
          I bet he gets a free MB oven mitt for every butt kissing article he writes for them.
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        A P
        • 2 Years Ago
        The Germans make sure that no American or Asian car gets too much praise at AB. Those advertizing $ have a lot a power at a rag like this.
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @A P
          How about you give some evidence for your claims instead of talking out of your as like you always do? I don't even like MB.
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        KY
        • 2 Years Ago
        I love this car more and if I have the money, I will buy a GL but LX570, despite being trolled because it's a lexus, have better rear quarter design when looked from the side. The 1st gen GL is the worst. They tone it down in this gen but still wired sometimes. View them side by side and you will know what I mean.
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are you sure that engine is turbo-charged? 362 hp? uhh...
        mkM3
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        Yeah, amazingly enough it is correct. Last generation, there was a naturally aspirated 4.6L for the 450, and naturally aspirated 5.5L for the GL550. But now, since they are only using one displacement V8 (not counting AMG) which makes over 400hp itself, in order to keep the GL450 model around for this generation, Mercedes simply gave it a detuned version of that 4.7L turbocharged V8. I think at some point Mercedes will introduce a turbocharged V6 that will make as much power as this detuned turbo V8. Maybe at that time they will replace the engine in the GL450. But frankly it is a bit strange that they single out this one model in the lineup to get a "450" trim to begin with.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mkM3
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          KaiserWilhelm
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mkM3
          That is just stupid. It's like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        Yeah, I had to read that a couple of times. I'm wondering how little boost those turbos are pushing out to only give it 362hp? The non-turbo version was putting out 335hp previously. I just don't get it. At least BMW's 4.4L turbo V8 is putting out 400hp (which still seems a bit low). Maybe they just like to say their engines are turbocharged even if they aren't that much more powerful than the non-turbo versions?
        A P
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        The 403HP simple and reliable small block in the Caddy makes the complicated MB unit look stupid....but then again the SVT 5.8 makes the AMG units looks stupid as well.
        Justin Campanale
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        MB engines have always had crappy displacement to hp ratios. EG. an NA 4.6s should be able to top 450 hp, but MB barely manages that with a TWIN TURBO 4.6 (Audi's 4.2 makes around 350)
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          Have always? Correct me if I'm wrong, but most of their AMG engines were some of the highest NA HP engines available. The SLS has the worlds highest horsepower NA V8.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          @ Justin Campanale Your numbers are off. If you are trying to quote the C63's output, it has been detuned and HEAVILY detuned.
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Justin Campanale
          I agree that the SLS AMG is an exception, but in general MB has a worse displacement to hp ratio than its competition. EG 5.5 in E AMG < M5's 4.4 MB gets 450 out of 6.2, Mustang has similar hp with 5.0, and Audi and BMW do it with
        BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        They're trying to achieve efficiency not big HP, we all know what MB is capable of in terms of power
        Vinuuz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @KaiserWilhelm
        Indeed.. 6 cylinder turbos are doing 350 bhp nowadays. and this is a v8 turbo?
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Vinuuz
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          KaiserWilhelm
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Vinuuz
          Benz's AMG motors crap on BMW's new turbo-v8's, so much more torque!
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Vinuuz
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          • 2 Years Ago
          @Vinuuz
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          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Vinuuz
          @ SVX pearlie Law of diminishing returns. Come on, I honestly think someone has stolen your login. You used to make intelligent and researched comments.
      Aventador1
      • 2 Years Ago
      We bought a brand new 2011 GL350 that turned out being a lemon. The trauma it created in dealing with MBUSA was so nerve wracking that we will never consider buying another Mercedes again. So when ever I see GL class, I cringe. Initially I thought and believed the Mercedes Benz ad that says "the best or nothing"...now I know what that means..."they are not THE BEST and i want NOTHING to do with them"
        sjmoo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Aventador1
        Unfortunately, most of the German brands are an absolute nightmare to deal with if you get a lemon. Believe it or not VW/Audi is actually far worse than Daimler, which is kind of ironic because they have so many more lemon-claims than Daimler or BMW. Nevertheless I feel for you. Getting a lemon is a horrible experience and definitely sours one's impression of a brand forever. My family had a similar experience with Audi. As much as I know they have improved, I just don't think I could ever bring myself to buy another one.
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