Mercedes-Benz India today launched the most premium SUV in Indian market- the New GL 350 CDI BlueEfficiency. Powered by a three litre V6 diesel powerplant, the new GL is able to churn out 510 Nm of max torque and achieves the 0 to 100 figure in 9.5 seconds. The top speed claimed by the company is 210km/hr and consumes 10 litres of petrol per kilometer.
Dr Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. along with Mr. Chandravadan Bhandari and Mr. Deven Bhandari, Directors, B. U. Bhandari Motors Pvt. Ltd. at the launch of two new variants of the New GL 350 CDI BlueEfficiency (Luxury & Executive edition) in Pune
The new GL- Class is equipped with an off- road pro- engineering package, 7 G- Tronic gearbox, a 4Matic Permanent all- wheel drive, Electrically folding third row of seats, panoramic sunroof and a host of other entertainment and luxury features. There is also the AIRMATIC air suspension, the precise speed-sensitive power steering and the ADS Adaptive Damper System fitted as standard. The new SUV also dons special off-road features such as Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR), hill-start assist and off-road ABS to assist the GL-Class driver off road.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Wilfried Aulbur, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said “The GL-Class is clearly head-and-shoulders above competition and sets benchmarks in areas of luxury, safety and performance. It is built for ensuring extraordinary performance both on and off the road. In its segment the GL-Class is largest SUV and the only one that offers full size third row seats with independent with AC vents. Its on-road poise, muscular appeal and attractive 19” alloys coupled with a enhanced ground clearance of 307mm- the best in its segment, makes the GL-Class a very attractive proposition, while BlueEFFICIENCY tag is a statement of its environmental compatibility.”
The new GL- Class is positioned with two varaints- the GL Executive and the GL Luxury priced at Rs. 63.57 lakhs and Rs. 68.48 lakhs respectively.