Mercedes Benz UK confirmed prices and specifications of the new 2013 GL in the British market, where the big SUV is available as GL350 BlueTEC AMG Sport and GL63 AMG. Prices start from £59,465 for the diesel one, and £91,680 for the full-fat AMG model.
The GL350 BlueTEC offers 258 hp and 620 Nm of torque, and accelerates to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds before achieving a top speed of 137 mph. It also does 35.3 mpg.
Standard kit on this model include Intelligent Light System with bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights; AMG bodystyling; 21” AMG light-alloy wheels; privacy glass; an electric glass sunroof; AirMATIC air suspension; Parktronic with Active Park Assist; and COMAND Online with media interface and DAB digital radio tuner.
The GL63 AMG has 557 hp and 760 Nm of torque, and does 23 mpg. It achieves 0-62 mph in just 4.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 155 mph.
Standard features include 21” AMG five-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels in Titanium Grey; AMG high-performance braking system; Active Curve System with AirMATIC, which compensates the roll angle of the vehicle body when driving round bends; and an AMG sports exhaust system with two chromed twin tailpipes.
And now the options list, where things can get a little scary. I mean there is a designo leather package on the list that costs nearly 7 grand!
Parking Package with a 360° camera (£675); panoramic sliding sunroof with interior sun blind (£920); On- & Off-Road Package, which gives the driver a choice of six programmes to adapt the vehicle configuration to the current surface (£1,985 GL 350 BlueTEC AMG Sport only); designo Exclusive leather upholstery (£6,845 for GL 350 BlueTEC AMG Sport and £4,645 for GL 63 AMG); and Driving Assistance Package that includes Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane-Keeping Assist and Distronic Plus with Pre-Safe®Brake (£2,350).