2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4MATIC 4dr GL350 BlueTECDiesel FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 19
Hwy: 19
$63,600.00
4MATIC 4dr GL450Gasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 17
Hwy: 17
$65,200.00
4MATIC 4dr GL550Gasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 13
Hwy: 13
$89,950.00
4MATIC 4dr GL63 AMGGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 13
Hwy: 13
$119,450.00

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
All Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $65,200.00
Invoice: $60,636.00
Hwy MPG: 21 mpg
City MPG: 17 mpg

Pros

Tough, yet luxurious styling; brawny engines; fuel-efficient BlueTec diesel; smooth ride; three rows of seating; leading-edge safety-tech features

Model Highlights

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered in four different models: the GL350 BlueTec, the GL450, the GL550 and the GL63 AMG. Engines are the key difference between the four: GL350 BlueTec models come with a 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 engine that makes 240 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque, while GL450 models include a new 3.0 turbocharged gasoline V6 making 362 hp and 369 lb-ft. GL550 models include a 4.6L V8 rated at 429 hp and 516 lb-ft, while the GL63 AMG gets a 5.5L bi-turbo V8 making 550 hp.

The BlueTec diesel engine is one of the stars of the lineup, as it manages more low-rpm torque -- what matters for towing and full loads -- than the GL450 V6. Yet with EPA fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg city and 26 highway, this 7-passenger SUV is just as efficient as some much smaller crossovers. It's also 50-state certified, thanks to a system that injects a urea solution Mercedes-Benz calls "AdBlue" into the exhaust flow. The new V6 delivers the same power as the 4.6L V8 it replaces while also improving fuel economy. And the big V8 is smooth and high revving, with a thick piston-crown design to handle the extra power. In addition, both the V6 and V8 gasoline engines now feature stop-start technology to aid overall economy.

Throughout the lineup, the GL-Class has a 7-speed automatic transmission that teams with 4MATIC 4-wheel drive and has been optimized for better mileage and durability plus responsiveness and refinement. In each case, it makes the most of engine power for passing or strong acceleration, yet it's smooth and unobtrusive during relaxed driving.

The GL-Class is Mercedes-Benz's own alternative to the truck-like G-Class and it therefore offers a more car-like driving and ownership experience. The front seats in the GL-Class can be equipped with heating, ventilation and multi-contour functions that not only massage you but give you added support in corners. The GL-Class has second-row seats that are adult-sized and have a power-operated access feature to make it easier to reach the third row, which is split 50/50 and can be flipped forward -- as can the second row.

A height-adjustable AIRMATIC suspension system is included in all GL models, and it helps soak up road shocks while keeping the body level. Electromechanical rack-and-pinion steering with speed-dependent power assist brings a confident feel both at high speeds and trail speeds. Meanwhile, the GL-Class retains its truck-caliber abilities, with excellent towing capability as well as off-road chops--when you check the right option boxes. With the On & Offroad Package, the GL-Class gets additional underfloor paneling, a dual-range transmission, and underrun protection for the engine, as well as a version of the AIRMATIC suspension that allows more ground clearance -- up to 12 inches, with a water-fording depth of 23.6 inches.

The latest version of Mercedes-Benz' COMAND screen-based interface is part of the instrument panel of every new GL-Class. COMAND manages entertainment and includes HD Radio, Bluetooth hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio streaming, while an iPod interface, satellite radio and enhanced voice control are available. A hard-drive navigation system is optional and it can incorporate real-time Sirius traffic information and Zagat restaurant ratings. A rear-seat entertainment system is also optional and includes two 8-inch screens plus wireless headphones and a DVD player, while the top entertainment possibility is a Harman/Kardon Logic7 surround-sound system with 830 watts and 14 speakers.

The GL-Class is also loaded with active-safety features. Attention Assist looks for signs that the driver may be drowsy, while Collision Prevention Assist warns the driver of a possible collision and primes the brakes. Active Parking Assist is also available and helps automatically steer the vehicle into a spot while the driver controls acceleration and braking. Other optional active-safety features include Active Lane Keeping Assist, an Active Curve System and a 360-degree Surround View camera system. A Panorama Roof is also available. Many of these options are grouped in packages and two Premium Packages add hard-drive navigation, memory front seats, interior ambient lighting, illuminated door sills and audio upgrades. Three-zone climate control, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and stylish real woodgrain trims are also on the options list.

Model News

The big change for the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is in the GL450's engine compartment, where a new turbocharged 3.0L V6 replaces the previous 4.6L V8. The new engine produces 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, right on par with the engine it replaces but also more fuel efficient, with stop-start technology that helps it achieve 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Value Writeup

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a step larger and roomier than most other luxury crossovers as it has three rows of usable seating, but it does compete directly with a set of vehicles that includes the Audi Q7 and INFINITI QX56, as well as the Cadillac Escalade. Among these, the GL-Class stands out for being less truck-like in look and feel, with a more refined ride. The set of luxury features on offer in the GL-Class is also stronger than most in this class, with some of the same advanced-tech items that wow in Mercedes-Benz' S-Class flagship.

The fuel-efficient, clean-diesel GL350 BlueTec is a major highlight. It manages to get up to 26 mpg yet with no serious penalty in performance.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Palladium Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (792)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Polar White

Manufacturers Code: (149)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Dakota Brown Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (796)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Iridium Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (775)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Steel Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (755)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Diamond White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (799)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Diamond Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (988)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Cinnabar Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (151)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Black

Manufacturers Code: (040)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Obsidian Black Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (197)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black
 

Lunar Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (890)

  • Almond Beige
  • Auburn Brown/Black
  • Almond Beige/Black
  • Gray
  • Gray/Black
  • Almond Beige
  • Black
  • Gray
  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year9.4 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A

Chassis

Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - FrontN/A
Gross Axle Wt Rating - RearN/A
Curb Weight - FrontN/A
Curb Weight - RearN/A
Option Weight - Front0.00 lbs
Option Weight - Rear0.00 lbs
Reserve Axle Capacity - FrontN/A
Reserve Axle Capacity - RearN/A
As Spec'd Curb WeightN/A
As Spec'd PayloadN/A
Maximum Payload CapacityN/A
Gross Combined Wt RatingN/A
Gross Axle Weight RatingN/A
Curb WeightN/A
Reserve Axle CapacityN/A
Total Option Weight0.00 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating7165.00 lbs
Trailering
Frame
Frame TypeN/A
Sect Modulus Rails OnlyN/A
Frame RBMN/A
Frame StrengthN/A
Frame ThicknessN/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontDouble Wishbone
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Spring Capacity - FrontN/A
Spring Capacity - RearN/A
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearIndependent
Axle Capacity - FrontN/A
Axle Capacity - RearN/A
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front3.46
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.46
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP275/55HR19
Rear Tire SizeP275/55HR19
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Front Tire CapacityN/A
Rear Tire CapacityN/A
Spare Tire CapacityN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - FrontN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - RearN/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - SpareN/A
Wheels
Front Wheel Size19 X 8.5 in
Rear Wheel Size19 X 8.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On CenterN/A
Steering Ratio (:1), At LockN/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb40.7 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.8 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.6 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx26.4 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A
Fuel Tank LocationMidship
Aux Fuel Tank LocationMidship

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Trans Type7
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.37
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.42
Clutch SizeN/A
Trans Power Take OffN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)N/A
Transfer Case ModelN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), HighN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), LowN/A
Transfer Case Power Take OffNo
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.73
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy21 MPG
Cruising Range - City448.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City17 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined19 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy554.40 mi
Engine
Engine TypeTwin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement3.0 L/183
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM362 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM369 @ 1800
Engine Oil CoolerNone
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (3rd)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)180
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity7
Front Head Room41.2 in
Front Leg Room40.3 in
Front Shoulder Room58.5 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room40 in
Second Leg Room38.5 in
Second Shoulder Room58.3 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Third Head Room38.9 in
Third Leg Room35 in
Third Shoulder Room50.5 in
Third Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase121.1 in
Length, Overall w/rear bumperN/A
Length, Overall201.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors84.3 in
Height, Overall72.8 in
Track Width, Front64.8 in
Track Width, Rear65.5 in
Overhang, FrontN/A
Overhang, Rear w/o bumperN/A
Front Bumper to Back of CabN/A
Cab to AxleN/A
Cab to End of FrameN/A
Ground to Top of Load FloorN/A
Ground to Top of FrameN/A
Frame Width, RearN/A
Ground Clearance, FrontN/A
Ground Clearance, RearN/A
Min Ground Clearance8.5 in
Body Length0.00 ft
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cab to BodyN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 184.1 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 252.4 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 319.7 in
Cargo Box Width @ Top, RearN/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ FloorN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Tailgate WidthN/A
Cargo VolumeN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 193.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 249.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 316 ft³
Ext'd Cab Cargo VolumeN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V900000

Mfg's Report Date:
DEC 13, 2016

Component:
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
48

Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015 GL350 4Matic Blutec, GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic, ML250 Blutec, ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML400 4Matic and 2015-2016 GL63 AMG 4Matic vehicles manufactured September 29, 2014 through March 27, 2015. The affected vehicles have axle bolts on the front and/or rear drive axle carriers that may not have been assembled correctly. As a result, the remaining bolts may fracture.

Consequence:
If any of the remaining front or rear axle bolts fracture, the vehicle may be unstable, reducing the handling capability and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the axle carrier bolts, free of charge. The recall is began February 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture:
SEP 28, 2014 to MAR 26, 2015


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