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Press Release :

Comfort, safety, elegance, efficiency – the new GL-Class from Mercedes-Benz demonstrates leadership qualities in all the decisive SUV disciplines. Innovations such as the standard-specification Crosswind Assist, the STEER CONTROL steering assistance system, the load recognition and the COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (CPA) increase the active safety. Other new features to become available are assistance systems such as Active Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist, together with a parking package incorporating an automatic function for entering and exiting parking spaces, plus a 360° camera. With excellent driving dynamics and high levels of ride comfort – both on the road and on difficult terrain – the GL-Class pampers its occupants with the first-class comfort of a luxury saloon. Up to seven passengers enjoy an excellent amount of space. Numerous BlueEFFICIENCY measures significantly increase the energy efficiency: the GL 350 BlueTEC 4 MATIC diesel model, for instance, consumes 7.4 litres of diesel per hundred kilometres, which is around 20 percent less than the predecessor, whilst also undercutting the future exhaust emission regulations in accordance with EU 6. In the case of the 300 kW (408 hp) GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY petrol model, the fuel consumption falls by about 18 percent.

Dr Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Mercedes-Benz Cars, Sales & Marketing, has it spot on when he describes the new generation as follows: “The new GL-Class occupies the top position amongst the luxury SUVs. With its comprehensive assistance systems it has a pioneering role where safety and comfort are concerned, and is on a par with an S-Class – even off the beaten track.” Even at first glance the 2012 GL-Class is recognisable as a characteristic representative of the Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility Vehicle family. This new interpretation of the first generation impresses with its powerful dynamism and sporty elegance. In the front area the hallmark GL upright radiator grille with its central star and the clear, high-quality design of the headlamps with an LED flare dominate. The daytime running lamps featuring LED technology are integrated in a chrome insert in the bumper, and beneath the radiator grille the generously sized chrome-look underguard completes the self-confident appearance of the front.

With its balanced proportions (a length of 5120 mm, width of 2141 mm and height of 1850 mm) and the large wheelbase (measuring 3075 mm), the side view underlines the vehicle’s on-road emphasis. At the same time the short body overhangs at the front and rear, together with the large ground clearance, point to its off-road suitability. The hallmark-SUV high beltline with its high-quality trim, the feature line which rises dynamically and the chrome edging on the window surfaces highlight the vehicle’s effortlessly superior look. As part of its standard specification the GL is shod with attractive 10-spoke 18‑inch light-alloy wheels, and as an option wheels up to 53.3 cm (21 inches) are available. The tail end with two-piece LED tail lights featuring fibre optics, a large roof spoiler and the bumper in a contemporary “wing design” with a generously chromed underguard rounds off the befitting appearance of the luxurious full-size SUV.

For GL customers who place particular importance on a sporty, dynamic appearance, an extensive AMG Exterior Sports package is now available for the first time. In addition to the hallmark-AMG front and rear apron, it also offers special wheel-arch flarings, which span over the 53.3 cm (21-inch) AMG 5‑twin-spoke light-alloy wheels. Illuminated aluminium-look running boards also form part of the scope of supply, as do perforated brake discs and brake calliper covers with Mercedes-Benz lettering.

Inner values: the GL-Class offers automotive first class

Powerfully dynamic and elegant interior design, fine materials and lovingly crafted details, optimum ergonomics and a generous amount of space – the interior of the GL-Class oozes the ambience of wellbeing so characteristic of Mercedes-Benz. Generously sized trim in various wood or aluminium variants, controls in silver chrome and the upholstery with the breathable ARTICO man-made leather and the stitching in a contrasting colour underline the high-quality overall impression. The seats offer seven people a generous amount of space and follow the 2-3-2 system. Compared with the predecessor the occupants on all three rows of seats have more shoulder room, elbow room and headroom. As part of the standard specification the third seat row can be operated electrically. Another new feature is the EASY-ENTRY system on both sides – also available with electric operation on request – for access to the third row of seats. The centre bench seat facilitates even higher interior variability with its manifold adjustment options, including a cargo setting for optimising the luggage compartment, which offers a capacity of 680 to 2300 litres.

In the interior the dashboard continues the visual emphasis on the vehicle’s width. The modern instrument cluster with two easily legible round dials with a clear-cut design and a large 11.4 cm colour display between the instrument tubes featuring photo-realistic representation stands out, making a high-quality impression. Next to it a large, central colour screen for the infotainment system dominates on the dashboard. The control and display concept impresses with excellent user-friendliness: infotainment, navigation and communication alike can be intuitively and very easily operated via the metal Controller on the centre console. As standard a multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather with steering-wheel gearshift paddles and 12 function keys is included on board.

Situated on the centre console, beneath the centre armrest with its integral palm support there is a generous stowage compartment, in front of it the Controllers and switches for the off-road programs, for example, the AIRMATIC air suspension and the COMAND system. Integrated here are two cup holders which can be heated and cooled as an option and which can be covered with a high-quality retractable wooden cover. In the door lining with distinctive stitching the trim from the dashboard continues, whilst the door openers and seat adjustment switches are arranged in the proven Mercedes fashion. The designo Exclusive package is available as an optional extra, and amongst its features are fine designo nappa leather, extensive stitching and a exclusive diamond quilting on the seats and door lining.

Assistance systems take the GL to the top of its market segment

It is above all the numerous assistance systems which ensure enhanced handling safety and driver-fitness safety in the new GL-Class. As part of its standard specification the new GL-Class has some impressive new features alongside the usual dynamic handling control systems ESP®, ASR, ABS and the anticipatory safety concept PRE-SAFE®: on board for the first time are the COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (CPA) collision warning system and the ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system. Ensuring a huge reduction of the burden on the driver in the limits of what is physically possible in terms of driving physics are systems such as the ESP® load recognition and the STEER CONTROL steering assistance system, which supports the driver with a steering torque on the steering wheel, for example, in the case of a vehicle which is oversteering. One of the new GL’s innovations and highlights is the standard-fit Crosswind Assist, which helps the motorist if the car is affected by strong crosswinds. It does so through targeted brake actuations, therefore ensuring an enhanced feeling of safety.

On request safety can be optimised by systems such as the DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control, the brake assist system BAS PLUS and the PRE-SAFE® Brake with an autonomous braking function – in certain hazardous situations which go unnoticed by the driver. Also available as an option are the Active Lane Keeping Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist and the Speed Limit Assist. The Active Parking Assist with an automatic function for entering and exiting parking spaces serves to enhance comfort. In darkness or when visibility is poor, the bi‑xenon headlamps with the Intelligent Light System (ILS) featuring the new off-road light, the Adaptive Highbeam Assist and the Night View Assist Plus ensure that the motorist has a sufficient view of the road. The optional 360° camera equipment feature comprises four cameras in the front and rear area as well as in the exterior mirror housings. The system control projects a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle and of the area surrounding it from the image information, and shows them and other views in the generously sized COMAND display.

Passive safety: all-round protection for seven occupants

Together with the “electronic crumple zones” formed by the assistance systems and the intelligent body construction, the passive occupant protection systems result in the highest possible protection potential. Two-stage adaptive airbags for the driver and front passenger, a kneebag for the driver, sidebags for the driver and front passenger (combined thorax/pelvisbags) and windowbags above all three seat rows are part of the standard specification. The integration of the optional thorax bags into the tilt-adjustable folding seat backrests in the centre seat row facilitates an optimum airbag position for every backrest setting. In addition to this there are 3-point seat belts on board – for all seven seats. Other items included as standard include pyrotechnic inertia-reel tensioning and constant belt force limiters plus electrically reversible inertia-reel belt tensioners at the front, inertia-reel tensioners at the outer seats and single-stage belt force limiters at the outer seats on the centre bench seat and at the rear single seats.

The GL-Class is also able to demonstrate the highest possible protection potential when it comes to more vulnerable road users such as pedestrians or cyclists. In addition to yielding areas in the front section, folding exterior mirrors and smooth contours, the risk of injury caused by the vehicle has been reduced by adjusting the bonnet and increasing the distance to the components in the engine compartment. In addition, an active bonnet is fitted as standard equipment. It is able to reduce the acceleration forces of an impacting pedestrian or cyclist, and it increases the deformation area.

Clean power pack: the engines for the GL-Class

Both the BlueTEC diesel unit for the GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC and the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY with a charged, direct-injecting BlueDIRECT petrol engine offer impressive performance coupled with high efficiency. On average the new model range undercuts the preceding model series by 19 percent when it comes to consumption figures.

The key data* at a glance:

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[TD]kW/hp at rpm[/TD]

[TD]Nm from rpm[/TD]

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[TD]Vmax km/h[/TD]

[TD]l/100 km NEDC combined[/TD]

[TD]CO2 g/km[/TD]

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[TD]GL 350

BlueTEC 4MATIC[/TD]

[TD]6[/TD]

[TD]2987[/TD]

[TD]190/258 3800[/TD]

[TD]620 1600-2400[/TD]

[TD]7.9[/TD]

[TD]220[/TD]

[TD]7.4-8.0[/TD]

[TD]192-209[/TD]

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[TD]GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY[/TD]

[TD]8[/TD]

[TD]4663[/TD]

[TD]300/408 5000-5750[/TD]

[TD]600 1600-4750[/TD]

[TD]5.9[/TD]

[TD]250[/TD]

[TD]11.3-11.6[/TD]

[TD]262-269[/TD]

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* Provisional figures for the international model range which may vary from country to country

Today the GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC with SCR technology and AdBlue®injection already undercuts the EU 5 emissions standard which is planned for 2014. With a consumption of 7.4-8.0 l/100 km (NEDC overall), the diesel model consumes 20 percent less than its predecessor, with the range per tank of fuel standing at 1280 kilometres. With a CO2 figure of 192 g per kilometre the GL 350 BlueTEC achieves the best value in its power category. In spite of the considerably reduced energy requirement, performance is significantly increased. Whilst the maximum output of the first-generation GL 350 BlueTEC was 155 kW (211 hp) and the maximum torque 540 newton metres, the new model now boasts 190 kW (258 hp) and 620 newton metres.

The GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY has an NEDC consumption of 11.3-11.6 l/ 100 km, making it the most fuel-efficient V8 petrol model in its class. A charged 4.6-litre BlueDIRECT engine with 300 kW (408 hp) is used here. The new generation consumes an average of 18 percent less fuel and offers the best classification currently possible: EU 5.

Alongside the ultra-modern engine technology, a comprehensive package of BlueEFFICIENCY measures supports the superb fuel economy. In addition to the standard-specification ECO start/stop function, these include the new seven-stage automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS. Other consumption-reducing features include the intelligent alternator management, the electric steering and tyres with optimised rolling resistance. The optimised belt-drive system with a decoupler, the intelligent (i.e. on-demand) control of all the ancillaries and pumps, plus the excellent cd value of 0.35, also minimise energy requirements. A decisive factor in the GL 350 BlueTEC diesel model is also the SCR exhaust gas system with an optimum flow and back pressure.

Extensive lightweight construction measures reduce the vehicle weight of the new GL-Class in comparison with its predecessor – by nearly 100 kilograms (GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC). By way of example, the links on the front and rear axle and the bonnet and wings consist of aluminium alloys which are as light as they are resilient. Further dietary measures concern the new acoustic windscreen, the magnesium cross member for the dashboard, the BlueTEC system with SCR technology and components such as the new electric steering, the electric parking brake, an engine support made of plastic and the new aluminium brake booster. Through these weight measures the agility of the full-size SUV increases whilst the fuel consumption is simultaneously cut.

S-Class ride comfort with pioneering driving dynamics – on the road and off it

Relaxed and, therefore, safe driving in all possible conditions both on and

off the road is one of the new GL-Class’s strengths. In particular the NVH characteristics (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) are impressive and are on a par with those of the S-Class. The basis for the high level of NVH comfort is provided by the very rigid body, an optimised powertrain, the improved chassis, aero-acoustic refinements and the intelligent use of new-style insulation. At the same time, high agility, dynamic on-road handling and superb off-road abilities have always been advantages offered by the GL-Class. The standard specification includes the fully load-bearing air suspension system AIRMATIC with load recognition. The AIRMATIC facilitates excellent comfort with significantly enhanced handling. For example, with the Crosswind Assist and the load recognition it compensates for the most varied driving conditions. The optionally available ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM roll stabilisation works at the front and rear axle with active torsion-bar stabilisers and compensates for the roll angle during cornering; this significantly increases agility and driving pleasure. At the same time the system enhances handling, whilst even better ride comfort and extended off-road capabilities are also amongst the benefits of the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM.

The GL is optimally equipped for tours off the beaten track. Alongside the permanent all-wheel drive system 4MATIC, its standard specification includes start-off assist, Downhill Speed Regulation DSR and a special off-road driving program. The ON&OFFROAD package for the new GL-Class has six driving programs for optimising driving dynamics and handling safety, as the optimum drive system control is provided for an extremely wide range of on-road and off-road operating conditions. In terms of “hardware”, the ON&OFFROAD package comprises an underguard, a two-stage transfer case with a low-range ratio, an inter-axle differential lock and enhanced AIRMATIC functionality that allows a maximum ground clearance of 285 millimetres and a fording depth of 600 millimetres.

Complete model range, impressive equipment variants

An extensive range of standard equipment and appointments, individual equipment packages plus attractive paintwork and high-quality interiors characterise the look of the new GL-Class. There are two models available at market launch: the GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC with a V6 diesel engine and the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY V8 petrol version.

The extensive range of standard equipment and appointments has been considerably enhanced compared with that of the predecessor. Amongst the safety features it offers are ATTENTION ASSIST, the COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST warning system, Crosswind Assist and pedestrian protection with an active bonnet. Comfort details such as the electrically operated EASY-PACK tailgate, an electric sliding/tilting roof, the ARTICO upholstery with perforated man-made leather and electrically adjustable front seats are also part of the standard specification. In addition the GL 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY model offers Active Parking Assist, the Intelligent Light System (ILS), the KEYLESS-GO access and drive authorisation system, the 3-zone THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, multicontour seats for the driver and passenger including a massage function and Memory package, plus leather appointments. Another impressive feature is the novel EASY-ENTRY system in the rear compartment of the GL-Class: at the touch of a button the seats in the centre row fold down and allow easy entry and exit. The standard-specification entertainment headquarters in the GL-Class Audio 20 CD will delight drivers with a 14.7 cm (5.8-inch) colour display, MP3/WMA/AAC-capable CD drive, USB interface, AUX-IN connection, Bluetooth® interface and a telephone keypad. Thanks to the new COMAND Online multimedia system with its ultra-modern, silver-coloured 3D-look menu surface the GL-Class now has internet access for the first time. As an option the COMAND Online can be combined with the harman/kardon sound system or with the Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system for the most discerning requirements, bringing with it stunning concert-hall acoustics.

As well as the standard-fit non-metallic paintwork in calcite white or black, the GL-Class can be ordered in the following metallic paintwork as an option: cavansite blue, iridium silver, obsidian black, pearl beige and tenorite grey. In addition to these the special metallic paintwork citrine brown, diamond white metallic BRIGHT and cinnabar red extend the wide selection of colours yet further. An AMG Sports package is available for the GL-Class for the first time, as is an AMG Exterior Sports package, which lends the SUV a particularly sporty touch, with an AMG front and rear apron in the vehicle colour, AMG wheel arch flarings, AMG 53.3 cm (21-inch) light-alloy wheels and the sports brake with perforated 48.3 cm (19-inch) brake discs. Illuminated aluminium-look running boards round off the package and the powerful appearance.

Mercedes offers the most diverse range of SUVs

The widest range of SUV vehicles is available from Mercedes-Benz. A total of five model series are available to choose from in this global growth-oriented market. Alongside the first-class SUV that is the GL-Class, the GLK compact character model, the off-road classic the “G”, the R-Class long-distance saloon and the best-selling M-Class complete the successful family. What’s more, Mercedes-Benz is the manufacturer of premium SUVs boasting the longest heritage. SUVs account for around one fifth of Mercedes-Benz’s global sales. The biggest market by far for the entire SUV family is the USA. This is where 27,000 GL-Class vehicles were sold in 2011, representing a market share of some 30 percent and making this model the undisputed market leader in its segment. The second largest market for the off-road vehicles as a whole is China, followed by Germany.

Mercedes-Benz

Press Release :

Luxury and refinement, striking design, maximum safety and the dynamism so typical of the brand: the new high-performance SUV, the GL 63 AMG, combines compelling technologies with an extensive range of standard equipment and pure ride comfort for up to seven passengers. Effortless superiority comes courtesy of the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine, which develops a peak output of 410 kW (557 hp) and maximum torque of 760 Nm. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM roll stabilisation provides high-level driving dynamics and the comfort one would expect from the Mercedes brand.

Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: "The new GL 63 AMG completes our performance-oriented all-wheel drive offering. In addition to the ML 63 AMG all-rounder and the recently unveiled, characterful G 63 AMG and G 65 AMG models, the GL 63 AMG places particular emphasis on dynamism and style. Combining the first-rate comfort of the S-Class with the performance of an AMG sports saloon, the GL 63 AMG is unique in its segment.

"Creating the perfect basis for characteristic AMG performance and a superior driving experience: the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine. A look at the technical data provides some powerful arguments. Peak output of 410 kW (557 hp) and maximum torque of 760 Nm result in first-class performance. The GL 63 AMG manages the 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds and its top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited). NEDC fuel consumption comes in at 12.3 litres per 100 kilometres (288 g CO2/km).

The AMG M 157 eight-cylinder engine features an innovative, high-tech power package including spray-guided direct petrol injection, piezo injectors, biturbo charging, air/water intercooling, all-aluminium crankcase, a four-valve-per-cylinder design with variable camshaft adjustment, plus alternator management and the ECO start/stop system.

The key data at a glance:

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[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]98.0 x 90.5 mm[/TD]

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[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]Max. torque[/TD]

[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]760 Nm at 2000-5000 rpm[/TD]

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[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]Engine weight (dry)[/TD]

[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]204 kg[/TD]

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[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]Fuel consumption, NEDC combined[/TD]

[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]12.3 l/100 km[/TD]

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[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]CO2 emissions[/TD]

[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]288 g/km[/TD]

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[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]4.9 s[/TD]

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[TD=class: cmaTDSolid, width: 235]Top speed[/TD]

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* electronically limited.

Power is transmitted to all four permanently driven wheels by the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC. Featuring three modes and an automatic double-declutching function for downshifting, this seven-speed automatic transmission offers a fascinatingly broad scope of variability. In "Controlled Efficiency" © mode the ECO start/stop function is active, shutting down the eight-cylinder engine as soon as the vehicle comes to a standstill. "C" also stands for a gentle accelerator and transmission characteristic with early gear changes; start-up generally takes place in second gear here. A green "ECO" symbol in the AMG instrument cluster indicates to the driver that the ECO start/stop function is active.

In the Sport (S) and Manual (M) driving programmes the ECO start/stop function is inactive and the engine-transmission combination displays far greater agility with more spontaneous responses. A brief and exactly defined retardation of ignition and injection during upshifting at full load additionally provides for shorter shift times and an acoustic experience.

Enhanced efficiency and driving dynamics

To enhance efficiency, the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission incorporates a fuel-economy converter with centrifugal pendulum, bearings designed for reduced friction loss and a transmission-oil thermal management system. Friction loss-minimised axle gears, electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, an optimised belt drive, and demand-responsive control of all ancillary units and pumps also help to reduce fuel consumption.

Mercedes-AMG deploys a specially designed transfer case for the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive, which distributes the drive power to the front and rear axle at a ratio of 40:60 in the interests of dynamic handling. As if that were not enough, the AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension with AIRMATIC package – consisting of air suspension, special damper struts, automatic level control and Adaptive Damping System (ADS) – is combined with the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM for active roll stabilisation. This system, which comes as standard and is specific to AMG, employs active anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles to reduce the body's roll angle during cornering. Apart from enhanced agility and driving pleasure, the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM has the additional effect of increasing handling stability and therefore safety, particularly at higher speeds.

Roll stabilisation, damping and suspension adapt automatically to the prevailing driving situation, offering both optimum ride comfort and maximum stability. The GL 63 AMG driver is able to choose at the push of a button between the three suspension modes "Comfort", "Sport" and "Sport plus". The fully load-bearing air suspension system is speed-sensitive, lowering the body at higher speeds in order to minimise drag while increasing driving stability.

The AMG-specific elastokinematics at the front axle and the more robustly designed rear axle stabiliser bar are responsible for improved steering precision. The enhanced drive train delivers the best possible power transmission and hallmark Mercedes reliability. The 4ETS electronic traction control system which features as standard provides for optimised grip when friction coefficients vary.

AMG speed-sensitive sports steering, AMG high-performance braking system

Electromechanical AMG speed-sensitive sports steering features variable power assistance which responds in accordance with the chosen suspension mode. It also helps to save fuel, as the steering assist function only requires energy when the driver actually moves the steering wheel. The GL 63 AMG comes as standard with 5-spoke light-alloy wheels in format 10 x 21, painted titanium grey and with a high-sheen finish, fitted with tyres in size 295/40 R 21. The AMG high-performance braking system provides for the shortest possible braking distances and high fade resistance with ventilated and perforated brake discs all-round in size 390 x 36 millimetres (front) and 345 x 26 millimetres (rear).

Performance-oriented design with masculine features

Striking, masculine, unmistakeable: these attributes describe the design of the GL 63 AMG. Mercedes-AMG has enhanced the main stylistic features of the new GL – powerful dynamism and sporty elegance – using specific elements that emphasise the top V8 model's exceptional performance. The typically upright GL radiator grille with its central Mercedes star is adorned with high-gloss slats painted in black. AMG styling elements include the front apron with its large openings that ensure an effective air flow for the cooling modules. The bottom air intake takes the form of a typical AMG stylised "A" with a gap under the fine black fin through which air can flow optimally to the cooling modules – the perfect blend of design and high-tech. The trim insert in matt silver chrome installed under it creates a sense of width and coordinates optimally with the borders of the LED daytime running lamps in the side air openings.

The AMG front apron elegantly merges into the exclusive wheel-arch flaring. In order to accommodate the large 53.3 cm (21-inch) AMG light-alloy wheels with the wide-base 295 tyres, the flaring widens the vehicle by 22 millimetres on each side. From the side, observers will notice the V8 BITURBO logos on the wings and illuminated running boards with an aluminium finish. The rear wheel-arch flaring blends into the AMG rear apron which is again adorned with a striking trim insert in matt silver chrome and the suggestion of black air openings. Creating both a visual and acoustic highlight are the two chrome-plated, exposed twin tailpipes of the AMG sports exhaust system.

Exclusivity and dynamism dominate in the interior

Great attention to detail, excellent ergonomics and a generous amount of space available – exclusivity and dynamism also dominate in the interior of the GL 63 AMG. All seven seats in the high-performance SUV are covered in high-quality leather, as is the centre armrest. Electrically adjustable AMG sports seats feature double topstitching in a contrasting colour and AMG badges on the front seat backrests and outer rear seat backrests. The dashboard, armrests and door panelling come in ARTICO man-made leather with double topstitching. As part of the optional designo Exclusive package, these components can be covered in high-quality designo leather.

The AMG Performance 4-spoke steering wheel with perforated leather in the grip area, flattened bottom section on the steering wheel rim and aluminium shift paddles ensures optimal vehicle control. Four round instruments on the AMG instrument cluster provide the driver with information. The central colour TFT monitor incorporates the AMG welcome logo and AMG main menu.

Other standard equipment of the GL 63 AMG includes:

  • AMG door sill panels in stainless steel
  • AMG floor mats
  • AMG sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs
  • Active Parking Assist
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • Bi-xenon headlamps
  • Audio 20 CD radio with Bluetooth® and USB interface
  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
  • Electric EASY-ENTRY system in the rear compartment
  • Electrically operated EASY-PACK tailgate
  • Electric glass tilt/sliding sunroof
  • Intelligent Light System (ILS) with new off-road lighting
  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Multicontour seats for driver and front passenger including a massage function and Memory package
  • Crosswind Assist
  • THERMATIC 3-zone automatic climate control

Exclusive optional extras are available from the AMG Performance Studio:

  • 5-twin-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels (10 x 21 format) painted in titanium grey with a high-sheen finish, fitted with 295/40 R 21 tyres
  • AMG Performance steering wheel with DINAMICA microfibre in the grip area
  • Brake callipers, painted red

The designo Exclusive package allows the exclusive feel and perceived quality to be enhanced further. This comprises:

  • AMG sports seats in front and bench seats in the second and third rows in designo leather
  • Upper and lower section of the dashboard, centre console, beltlines, door panelling, door centre panels and armrests in the doors in designo leather
  • designo metal badges in the backrests of the front seats and the outer rear seats
  • Velour floor mats with designo metal badges and edging in designo black leather

Additional optional extras (selection):

  • 360° camera
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Trailer coupling with electric unlocking
  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG high-end surround sound system
  • Becker® MAP PILOT
  • Brake Assist BAS PLUS
  • DISTRONIC PLUS
  • Electrically operated EASY PACK tailgate
  • Speed Limit Assist
  • PRE-SAFE® Brake

The market launch of the new Mercedes-Benz GL 63 AMG is scheduled for November 2012.

Mercedes-Benz

Topic Spies : freccina19rossaiy0.gifMercedes GL II (Spy)

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Modello Precedente : freccina19rossaiy0.gifMercedes GL I Facelift 2009

Eccerto, l' AMG Pack gli calza a pennello :disp2: .

Imho, messo su così, risulta un bel passo indietro rispetto al precedente. Aspetto di vederlo in allestimento normale.

Edited by Touareg 2.5

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A parte l'assurdità del paraurti posteriore, sembra tutto sommato piacevole a vedersi, soprattutto in questo colore.

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Ovviamente non potevano esimersi dall'appiccicare il solito pataccone cromato, nevvero? :roll:

In un allestimento leggermente meno tamarro potrebbe dire la sua, peccato che il montante posteriore sia rovinato dalla divergenza tra andamento del lunotto e del 3° vetro, come in tutte le MB recenti.

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vero, il lunotto è troppo verticale, in ogni caso rende farlocco il montante C, quasi come avessero fatto una versione +2 in stile QQ o ford

Anteriormente non è nemmeno malaccio, certo avesse un po' meno patacche cromate il bestione migliorerebbe.

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vero, il lunotto è troppo verticale, in ogni caso rende farlocco il montante C, quasi come avessero fatto una versione +2 in stile QQ

Da qui la mia denominazione Qashqai + ∞ :mrgreen:

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paradossalmente il culo di frìmon lo trovo più coerente :pen: ok.. bannatemi :lol:

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