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