Press kit: The new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Jan 08, 2006
Model range and equipment:* A complete range
The new GL-Class comprises four powerful models. Extensive standard specification ensures safety, comfort and a high level of practicality for everyday driving. This starts with the 165 kW/224 hp GL 320 CDI, whose equipment includes:
  • "ARTICO" man-made leather up-holstery combination in grey, black or beige
  • 1/3:2/3 split-folding rear bench seat bench, folds to create a flat load surface
  • 10-way electrically adjustable front seats, driver's seat with lumbar support
  • 12-volt sockets in dashboard, at centre seat row and in luggage compartment
  • 5-spoke alloy wheels with 265/60 R 18 tyres
  • 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Adaptive front airbags for driver and front passenger, sidebags for driver and front passenger, windowbags for passengers in all seat rows
  • AIRMATIC air suspension with Adaptive Damping System (ADS)
  • Audio 20 radio with CD player and eight loudspeakers
  • Bird's-eye poplar wood interior trim
  • Black roof rails
  • Bumpers, side rub strips and exterior mirrors and door handles body-coloured with chrome inserts
  • Compass
  • Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter
  • DIRECT SELECT steering-wheel gearshift buttons and steering-column gear selector
  • Dynamic handling systems ESP®, BAS, 4-ETS, DSR and ABS (with special off-road ABS mode)
  • EASY-PACK load compartment cover and safety net
  • Eight load-securing rings in load compartment
  • Electrically adjustable heated exte-rior mirrors, body-coloured, with integrated indicator repeaters and ambient lighting
  • Entry/exit lights in doors, reflector in tailgate
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Front armrest with twin compartments and ventilation for rear passengers
  • Green-tinted windows all round
  • Headlamp Assist
  • Instrument cluster with two tubular dials and multifunction display
  • ISOFIX child seat attachment points in second and third seat rows
  • Lockable and illuminated glove compartment
  • Locking system comprising electronic key with infrared remote control and electronic immobiliser
  • Luggage nets on front seat backs and in front passenger footwell
  • Multifunction leather steering wheel
  • OFF-ROAD PRO package with "shift-on-the-move" low range, multi-disc centre and rear differential locks (with up to 100% locking action), modified AIRMATIC (max. ground clearance 307 mm, max. fording depth 600 mm), additional underguard, manual mode for 7G-TRONIC.
  • Permanent all-wheel drive
  • Power windows (4)
  • Rear panoramic sunroof over third seat row
  • Speed-sensitive power steering
  • Stainless-steel scratch guard on rear bumper
  • Steering column manually adjustable for reach and height
  • Stowage space under load floor (if vehicle is equipped with Tirefit)
  • Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirror on both sides
  • THERMATIC automatic climate control
  • Three-point seat belts on all seats, driver and front passenger belts with adaptive tensioners and force limiters, belts on outer centre-row seats with tensioners and force limiters, third-row seats with tensioners
  • TIREFIT (optional: no-cost emergency spare wheel)
  • Two cup holders per seat row
  • Tyre pressure loss warning system
  • Windscreen wiper/washer system with rain sensor
The standard specification of the 225kW/306 hp V8-engined GL 420 CDI and the 250 kW/340 hp V8 petrol-engined GL 450 also includes:
  • 8.5 J x 19 light-alloy wheels with 275/55 R 19 tyres
  • Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors
  • Burr walnut wood interior trim
  • Heated front seats
  • Multicontour seats with memory function for driver and front passenger, also with electrically adjustable head restraints and electrically adjustable steering column
  • Multi-zone THERMOTRONIC
Additional standard specification on top-of-the-line 5.5-litre V8 GL 500 (285 kW/388 hp):
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with Active Light System, cornering light function and high-pressure cleaning system
  • Heated second-row seats
  • "Light birch" wood interior trim
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Remote-control electrohydraulic EASY-PACK tailgate
Optional equipment available for all models includes:
  • Sidebags for second seat row
  • DISTRONIC proximity control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • COMAND APS with integrated radio, CD/DVD player, DVD navigation, telephone operation and off-road menu, combinable with TV tuner and reversing camera
  • Rear-seat entertainment system with 7-inch LCD monitors in the back of the front head restraints, audio/video DVD player, TV tuner, remote control and connection for games consoles or digital camera
  • LINGUATRONIC voice control system
  • Additional rear air conditioning unit
  • Heated multifunction leather steering wheel
  • External spare wheel carrier
  • Chrome package: stainless-steel underguard front and rear, high-gloss chrome-look roof rails and cross bar
*Selected items only
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