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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $57,260 $61,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $58,190 $62,570
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $79,329 $85,300
4WD 4-Door HSE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door HSE 12 18 $72,277 $79,425
4WD 4-Door HSE LUX 12 18 $72,277 $79,425
4WD 4-Door SC 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
4WD 4-Door SC Automaticbiography Ultimate Edition 12 18 $86,286 $94,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,260
$72,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,570
$79,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1026 / month
$1324 / month
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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. It can't rightly be called a value, but the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover delivers a truckload of ability and exclusivity along with its admittedly huge Monroney.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.5 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 143.0 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.4
Third Leg Room (in) 34.2 -
Second Head Room (in) 40.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity 7 5
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 60.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 38.9
Third Head Room (in) 38.2 -
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.4 73.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.1 64.0
Wheelbase (in) 121.1 113.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.3 80.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 9.1
Length, Overall (in) 200.7 195.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 51.5 42.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 31.4 39.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 83.8 60.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 83.3 74.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 18.9 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 14.3 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.4 40.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.3 14.1 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.9 13.9 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 27.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P275/50R20 255/55HR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P275/50R20 255/55HR19
Spare Tire Size NA 255/55HR19
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 770
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7500 7716
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5512 5697
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 19 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 19 x 8
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 19 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 400 @ 1600-2400 380 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 5.0L/305
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 3400 385 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 14
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - 2.93
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Land Rover Range Rover
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/lower arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.3 13.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 1
 
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