There are a lot of large, seven-passenger SUVs available, but there are a scarce few that live up to the standards of a luxury automobile. At the top of that sparse list is the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, which has been a shining example of what a large, luxury SUV should be for years. While impressive by nature, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is even more stunning in its current iteration with a more fuel-efficient, yet equally powerful turbocharged V-6 taking the place of the standard V-8. While the third row of SUVs is typically snug on space and best fit for children, the GL-Class has no problem accommodating adults in its rear seat. Even with a vehicle full of adults and a trailer being towed, the GL-Class will provide plenty of vigor from any of its four engine options. It's more than versatile, it's the truest definition of what a large luxury SUV can become behind the innovation of Mercedes-Benz.
Throughout the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class family, there are four engines that range from a BlueTEC diesel to handcrafted AMG biturbo V-8. No matter which is under the hood, the GL-Class promises the enthusiasm and handling of a much smaller vehicle with the power you've come to expect from a luxury utility model.
You probably don't associate a vehicle the size of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class with efficiency, but with a number of advances for the new generation, you might start. Each GL-class model is equipped with Start/Stop technology while the GL450 4MATIC now houses a biturbo V-6 rather than a V-8.
Interior technology can serve a number of purposes, but Mercedes-Benz puts a specific focus on safety. A suite of of optional safety features includes autonomous braking functionality, a series of alert systems, and visual aids to help drivers be completely aware of their surroundings.