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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
Pricing
Invoice Price
$83,075
$57,260
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,300
$61,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1505 / month
$1026 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.6
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8.8
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TCC's Bottom Line With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 12 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 39.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 143.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.9 58.3
Third Leg Room (in) - 34.2
Third Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Third Head Room (in) - 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 192.0 200.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 72.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.8 65.1
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.1 78.3
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 65.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 14.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.6 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 59.7 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA 18.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.6 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 18.6
Tires
Front Tire Size P275/40WR20 P275/50R20
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P315/35WR20 P275/50R20
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 7500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5324 5512
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.0 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 10.0 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 555 @ 6000 210 @ 3400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 500 @ 1500-5650 400 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.4L/268 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.38
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name BMW X6 M Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.3 11.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 2
 
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