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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door *Ltd Avail*
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 14 20 $56,218 $60,750
4WD 4-Door 14 20 $59,082 $63,850
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,218
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,750
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1013 / month
$1040 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If a need still exists for full-size luxury SUVs, it'll be fulfilled by civilized utes like the Infiniti QX56. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in) 36.4 38.9
Front Hip Room (in) 59.2 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 60.5 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 41.0 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 41.2
Second Hip Room (in) 58.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.8 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 28.3 35.0
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) 48.8 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.5 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 39.6 40.3
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 143.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 9.2 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 208.3 201.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 75.8 72.8
Liftover Height (in) 34.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.9 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 121.1 121.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9 84.3
Track Width, Front (in) 67.5 64.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.6 16.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.1 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 49.6 49.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.2 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 95.1 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 20.2 19.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.78 x 0.79 13.6 x 0.9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.78 x 1.18 13.8 x 1.3
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.0 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 43.3 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.7 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.6 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 19.7 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A -
Rear Tire Size P275/60HR20 P275/55R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A -
Front Tire Size P275/60HR20 P275/55R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A -
Spare Tire Size P275/60HR20 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8500 7500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 850 600
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7300 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3615 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2825 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14300 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4495 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2765 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 5467
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.0 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 400 @ 5800 240 @ 3600
Engine Type Gas V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 413 @ 4000 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.6L/339 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.170 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.412 1.37
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.864 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.887 4.34
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.775 0.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.027 1.92
Trans Type 7 7
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.46
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Infiniti QX56 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code NA -
Suspension
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Self-Leveling Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 2.937 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Air Springs
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.5 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 4
 
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