Mercedes-Benz unveils new SUV
Dubai, April 5, 2012
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its new SUV, the GL-Class featuring innovations such as crosswind assist, steering assistance system, load recognition and the collision prevention assist (CPA) to enhance 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-degree camera as well as space for up to seven passengers.
Numerous BlueEfficiency measures significantly increase the energy efficiency: the 300 kW (408 hp) GL 500 4MATIC BlueEfficiency petrol model, the fuel consumption falls by about 18 per cent.
Frank Bernthaler, director, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Middle East & Levant, said: “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.
The SUV has a length of 5120 mm, width of 2141 mm and height of 1850 mm and a large wheelbase measuring 3075 mm.
The short body overhangs at the front and rear, together with the large ground clearance, point to its off-road suitability.
For GL customers who place particular importance on a sporty, dynamic appearance, an extensive AMG Exterior Sports package is available for the first time.
The new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class will be available across the Middle East in the fourth quarter of 2012. – TradeArabia News Service