Call it a guilty pleasure; I love ridiculously fast SUVs. I sort of went head-over-heels for the new 2014 Range Rover Sport that I recently tested, and prior to that experience, I put some serious miles on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG pictured here. You probably don't realize this, but the GL63…

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class - GL450 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC (Base)
GL450 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC (Base)
3.0L V-6
17 City / 21 HWY
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class - GL550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC (Base)
GL550 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC (Base)
4.7L V-8
13 City / 18 HWY
2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class - GL350 BlueTEC 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC (Base)
GL350 BlueTEC 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC (Base)
3.0L V-6
19 City / 26 HWY
Mercedes invests $1.3 billion to expand Alabama factory

Mercedes-Benz is making a big investment in its Tuscaloosa, AL, factory to expand SUV production.
Nine Safest Cars on the Road

Nine models ended up clocking zero deaths. None. Nada. Last time the IIHS conducted this study 2008 there were no vehicles that had zero deaths.
Daimler CEO Zetsche answers 'Most likely' to question of a Maybach SUV

When Auto Express asked Dieter Zetsche about getting the Mercedes-Benz reimagined Maybach sub-brand into the premium SUV game, the Daimler CEO replied "Most likely."

For Sale

2015 Mercedes-Benz GL
$78,888 / 17,586 miles / CA
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL
$39,999 / 56,584 miles / CA
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL
$62,941 / 15,700 miles / CA
Texas Armoring chief literally stands behind his product

There are ways to test armor plating. You test the components under laboratory conditions, install them on a vehicle, test them some more, maybe put in some dummies to make sure occupants would be safe from harm under real-world conditions. But the Texas Armoring Corporation and its CEO take a different approach.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG
We borrow the bonkers Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG for a week, and report back on how the other half lives. Fast, rich family types apply within.
Mercedes-Benz recalling 6,800 diesel models

Nearly 7,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles are being recalled for potentially leaky fuel filters. Included under the recall are diesel (read: Bluetec) versions of the 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class, as well as the 2012 S-Class.
Mercedes-Benz issues recall over leaking fuel filters

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery