There’s a new special edition of the Mercedes GL available now, called the Grand Edition, which comes with distinctive styling features and upgraded equipments.
You can clearly notice this model is different than the standard GL thanks to its new dark-tinted headlamps, a radiator grille with black, high-gloss louvres and a redesigned front bumper with integrated LED daytime running lamps. The other clue is the new light alloy wheels in himalayas grey metallic. It also comes with metallic paint finishes, heat-insulating and infrared-reflecting laminated glass all round, aluminium-look running boards with rubber studs, and separated exhaust tailpipe trim.
Designer touches continue inside where you are greeted with two-tone leather upholstery – black/porcelain or black/maroon or nappa leather as an option – for all seven seats, door centre panels, armrests and dashboard instrument panel with double-lapped felling, as well as trim and a wood/leather steering wheel in black ash.
Other highlights of the interior include comfort headrests for the driver and front passenger, ambient lighting, roof liner in black designo fabric, velour floor mats with contrasting stitching and “Grand Edition” lettering, “Grand Edition” badge on the centre console, sports pedals in brushed stainless steel with rubber studs and door sill panels in stainless steel.
Mercedes GL Grand Edition can be had with all of the engines in the range, including GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC V6 diesel with 155 kW (211 hp) and maximum torque of 540 Newton metres, GL 350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY petrol V6 with 195 kW (265 hp) and torque of 620 Newton metres, or the 5.5-litre V8 engine in the GL 500 with 285 kW (388 hp) and delivers 530 Newton metres of torque. Although it makes no sense, but you can go for the GL 450 4.6 liter V8 and get 250 kW (340 hp) and maximum torque of 460 Newton metres.
As for the tech stuff, this being a Mercedes it’s got the lot. 4MATIC all-wheel drive, AIRMATIC air suspension, accurate Direct-Steer system and the Adaptive Damping System ADS, Off-Road ABS, Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) and Hill-Start Assist,… they’re all there.
It’s a great and stylish SUV then. It’s just a bit pricey! GL 350 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY 80,206 euros – GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 81,396 euros – GL 450 4MATIC 91,868 euros – GL 500 4MATIC 99,127 euros.
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