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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL350 BlueTec 4MATIC

At a Glance

Pricing $63,900 - $116,925
Drive Types AWD
Engines 3.0l V6 D, 4.7l V8, 5.5l V8 T
Transmissions A7
Fuel Economy 13-19 (city), 18-26 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 51*

Overview Information

The GL-Class is a larger luxury SUV from Mercedes-Benz. With three rows of seating and larger dimensions, the GL slots above the M-Class in the Mercedes lineup. The GL range includes three all-wheel-drive models with alphanumeric designations corresponding to their powertrain. The GL450 is powered by a 362-bhp V8 engine. Output increases to 429-bhp in the GL550 V8 model. The GL line also includes a diesel model, the GL350 BlueTec. In terms of legroom and cargo volume, the GL-Class is on par with other vehicles segment.

What Changed:

The second generation GL-Class joins the Mercedes lineup for the 2013 model year. The 2013 model wears modestly updated styling and matches nearly every dimension of the outgoing model. The GL retains the same three model designations, but power increases for all three powertrains. The GL350 BlueTEC equips a 3.0l diesel V6 rated at 240-bhp (+30). The GL450 and GL550 both equip a 4.7l V8 engine rated at 362-bhp (+27) in the GL450 and 429-bhp (+47) in the GL550. All-wheel-drive and a seven speed automatic are standard on all three models.

Official Word:

The high-performance GL63 AMG sport utility is making its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public from November 30 to December 9, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The latest model to join the award-winning newgeneration GL-Class family, the 2013 GL63 AMG features a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine that produces a breath-taking 550 horsepower and 560 lb.-ft of torque and a raised top speed of 174mph as well as...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
GL350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 3.0l V6 D (240-bhp) A7 AWD 19/26/22 40 TBD
GL350 BlueTEC 4MATIC leather 3.0l V6 D (240-bhp) A7 AWD 19/26/22 40 TBD
GL450 4MATIC 4.7l V8 (362-bhp) A7 AWD 14/19/16 44 $63,900
GL450 4MATIC leather 4.7l V8 (362-bhp) A7 AWD 14/19/16 44 $65,520
GL550 4MATIC 4.7l V8 (429-bhp) A7 AWD 13/18/15 51 $86,900
GL63 AMG 5.5l V8 T (550-bhp) A7 AWD $116,925