The new generation GL-Class from Mercedes-Benz is the S-Class of its SUVs. Of course, it isn't loaded with features like the S, but this is one of the most feature loaded SUVs, which one will find. The GL-Class follows the new Mercedes Benz design DNA that makes it look contemporary and voguish.

The GL-Class has new interior styling, and the instrument panel design is contemporary. The GL-Class gets a screen at the centre, with rectangular air-vents on its side. Climate control is located below the music system and Mercedes-Benz calls its air-con as THERMOTRONIC, as can have different temperatures in different zones. The GL-Class comes loaded with all the bells and whistles I will expect in a luxury SUV.

The space offered in the GL-Class is good in the first two rows, while the third is sufficient for kids. Even the tailgate is electrically operated. The EASY-ENTRY system makes it easy to climb into the third row of seats from both sides. The backrests and seats in the second row of seats can be divided separately in a ratio of 40:60 and folded down with little effort. The release handles for unlatching the backrests and bench seats are located on the side of the respective outer seat in the second row of seats.

The GL-Class now has better power to weight ratio, despite the same engine and the drivability has always been good. The GL-Class comes with only one diesel engine option, the 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 258 bhp at 3600 rpm and a peak torque of 619 Nm at 1600-2400 rpm. This is highly refined engine with low NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels. The other engine option is the 5.5-litre V8 turbo engine, which is just mind-boggling. This is the AMG spec GL-Class.


1) GL 350 CDI

2) GL 63 AMG

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
183.67 Lakhs Get on road price
Variants Ex-Showroom Price
79.94 Lakhs Get on road price


Fuel Type DIESEL
Engine CC 3498
Power 272 BHP
Torque 36 @ 2400 - 5000 (kgm@rpm)
No Of Cylinders 6
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 1735

Our Verdict

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is definitely an upscale luxury SUV that is classy, rugged yet comfortable and has great off-roading abilities. Its neat ride dimensions and comfortable seating are further additives. The design and interiors are eternal and wholesome. Quality is just exceptional is a highly sought-after luxury SUV. Its pluses include the great spacing, the features, gear and quality. The latest version has changed a little but looks a whole lot smarter. It has a persuasive quality about it and even though it is expensive, if you are angling towards it, then it makes for a great buy.