That the new Mercedes GL Class is headed to India is a well known fact. Mercedes -Benz India recently launched the social media campaign for the new GL Class on its Facebook page and this means that the car might be launched in just a matter of few days.
The new Mercedes GL Class is looking all set to become the first car to be launched by the Indian subsidiary of the popular premium car maker in India this year. The upcoming new gen GL Class was internationally launched in April last year and replaced the earlier generation which was first seen in 2006.
Regulars here would remember that we reported in detail when the pics of new Mercedes GL Class, which was spotted testing in India, surfaced on web world. The new car, unlike the model it will replace, will be assembled at Mercedes’ Chakan manufacturing plant. However, as with most new Mercs of recent times, the first few batches of the car will be imported in to India as via CBU route.
Mercedes India has kick started a Facebook contest to promote the upcoming GL Class. In this contest, the participants are required to correctly answer some questions to win a chance to meet tennis star Boris Becker. The winners might also win a chance to get his/her child admitted at Becker’s tennis clinic in Bengaluru. The company says, “Meet Boris Becker and witness the grace of the GL Class”.
Powering the India spec Mercedes GL Class will be a 3.0 litre diesel engine which has a max power output of 255 bhp and a peak torque figure of 632Nm. The motor is mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox.