Mercedes will launch new SUVs for 2014. The Mercedes-Benz car manufacturer has plans to bring on the market top rated SUVs in the luxury SUV, compact SUV, and small SUV categories.
The biggest from all the Mercedes SUVs is the 2014 GL-Class. The car is a 3 row, 7 seats SUV built by Mercedes in their distinct style with an impeccable precision. The SUV is maybe the best SUV 2014 with its very good structural integrity. 2014 GL-Class is a very quiet car and its suspension can deal as well with paved and non paved road surfaces. It is a powerful car, being able to tow a trailer up to 7,500 pounds. It has a very good ground clearance and all wheel drive. The car can come equipped with any of the four available engine options.
The car gives the possibility to fold the second and third rows to open cargo space up to 93.8 cubic feet. The interior is finished in an impeccable manner, with metal and wood trims, and soft touch surfaces. The standard models use MB-Tex, a material that looks like leather. Real leather is optional.
The exterior has a rugged design with a definite presence. It definitely looks as a Mercedes SUV, expressing confidence, style and luxury.
The base 2014 Mercedes GL-Class model comes very well-equipped. The car has heated front seats, power-folding third-row seats, power tailgate, Bluetooth audio streaming, dual-zone climate control, sunroof, rearview camera and a 6-disc CD/DVD changer audio system. with. The car features the mbrace2 system that allows you to lock unlock your car and check on your vehicle from a computer or Smartphone. The safety features include systems that monitor for driver drowsiness or an impending collision and crosswind stabilization.
Optional extras for the GL-Class can be stand alone options of can come in the form of packages. You can choose a package that includes a premium sound system and soft-close doors. Additional features include blind-spot monitoring, night-vision assist system, 3-zone climate control, and navigation system.
The GL350 features a 3.0-liter engine with V6 Blue TEC turbo diesel technology that can provide 455 lb-ft of torque and 240 horsepower. The highway fuel consume is of 26 mpg. The GL450 features a twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8 engine that can provide 362 horsepower. The GL550 has another more powerful version of the V8 engine that can accelerate the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in around 5.5 seconds. The GL63 AMG features a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that is hand-built and can provide an impressive 550 horsepower. All the GL-Class models feature standard all-wheel drive and 7-speed automatic transmission.
The pros for the GL SUV are the full size SUV dimensions, a quite drive, the powerful engines, good road and off road qualities, and the stylish finishing. Even the basic GL350 model with its Blue Tec V6 Diesel engine can deliver 240 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque and that is already plenty of power. The fuel consume is not very high for the size of this SUV and the power of its engine. The surround view system as optional feature is an interesting choice. The four cameras can work together to help the driver to park the GL-Class SUV easier. It is the first Mercedes car to feature this high tech system.
The only con against the Mercedes GL-Class SUV is the high price that might be double than for other suitable full size SUVs.