Touring Michigan's Wine Country In The Biggest Of Benzes Mercedes-Benz builds a beautiful GL-Class SUV with top-spec luxury amenities that is perfectly suited for the daily driving needs of a dad or a mom (68-percent dads, according to 2011 figures) and with what we can only believe is a very nice 362-horsepower V8 engine. What the company sent our way, however, was a heavily blinged, huge-wheeled, 429-horsepower pleasure wagon that is just as well-suited to creating babies as toting them around, should your amorous instincts be triggered by the pimp-level of your whip. The GL550 is the ... Read More
- Turbo 4.5L V8
- 429 HP / 516 LB-FT
- 7-Speed Auto
- $100,115 (as tested)
It's been a while since we heard anything about the long-time-coming partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin. But while we got a good look at what's inside Aston's new One-77 supercar, reports indicate that if we'd taken a peek under the Lagonda concept's skirt we would have seen the familiar parts of the Mercedes GL-Class sport-ute.According to ...
Motor Trend has gone and named the 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 its SUV of the Year. We apologize if you were waiting with baited breath for the December issue of MT to arrive because you like to find these things out for yourself, but if that's the case then we can't help you. The GL450 beat out 22 other SUVs including such contenders as the new Acura RDX and ...
Brabus may have beaten them to the punch by a few weeks, but you knew nothing was going to keep the engineers at Carlsson from getting their mitts on the big, bold Mercedes GL-Class SUV. The Carlsson CK50 begins life as a Euro-market GL 500 (currently, we only have the GL 450 here in the States). The base car is no slouch, dishing out some 388 horsepower, ...
Click to enlargeBrabus is at it again. The latest vehicle that has been touched by its witchcraft is the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV. Thanks to the automaker's GL marketing campaign, we know that it has the approximate cargo capacity of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, resists impacts as if it's the last son of Krypton, and we figure that it's probably ...
The National Advertising Division of the Council for Better Business Bureaus has publicly stated that Mercedes-Benz should remove a commercial for its GL-Class full-size SUV that shows the vehicle ramming a crash sled and repelling it. Despite the fact that the ad in question contains a disclaimer tag at the bottom of the screen that states actual side ...
New models fired up sales for premium brands Mercedes and BMW in March, as the battle for teutonic bragging rights in the luxury segment kicked into high gear. BMW group sales hit a record 144,316 units in March, up 13.5 percent, buoyed by double-digit growth in the U.S. and Germany, and solid gains in the hot Chinese market. Meanwhile, Mercedes Car Group ...